McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance

Irish dancing lessons for children and adults in Shirley The McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance was founded by qualified teacher Charlotte Haynes TCRG.

Prior to setting up the classes in Southampton, Charlotte continued dancing and teaching in Singapore and was actively involved in the St Patrick's Society of Singapore. Charlotte is now running classes for children and adults of all abilities in Shirley. Having found a fantastic venue based near Shirley Road Charlotte looks forward to offering a fun and challenging class promoting traditional Iri

Operating as usual

23/12/2021

Merry Christmas to all our dancers, their families and our followers of this page. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿซ
Thanks for all your support during another strange year of Irish dance - looking forward to a new year of fun, laughter and learning! ๐Ÿคžโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜„

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 27/11/2021

Well done to some of our dancers who performed at a display recently - our first since March 2020! Lovely to be back out there showing off their talents to people locally. Get in touch if you would like us to perform at an event for you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š
Kay Lee Yuk Cheung

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 27/11/2021

Congratulations to Keira & Alice who attended the Ceim Oir Feis recently in High Wycombe. Alice came 1st in her Primary Reel Under 8 & placed in her other dancers and this is only her 2nd Feis having most of her lessons on zoom in the last year! A big well done to Keira as this was her first ever Feis only starting in May, she danced on โ€œthe big stageโ€ and placed 7th in Under 5 - well done girls, keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ’œ Kay Lee Yuk Cheung

17/10/2021

Congratulations to Brookeโ€™s Mum and Dad Carly & Karl who finally got to get married on 2nd October 2021, postponed twice due to covid. Brooke surprised her Mum during the evening reception doing a 2 hand routine with Isabelle! ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ

Congratulations to Brookeโ€™s Mum and Dad Carly & Karl who finally got to get married on 2nd October 2021, postponed twice due to covid. Brooke surprised her Mum during the evening reception doing a 2 hand routine with Isabelle! ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 18/09/2021

Some of our girls had an amazing time watching the brilliant Riverdance in Southampton this week and Monica was delighted to bump into some of the cast afterwards! Great for the cast to be back in the theatre after so long and what an inspiration to all ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 18/09/2021

Hope you had a lovely birthday Megan Loughlin! And now James loved having you as his keyworker at nursery and still calls you โ€œmy Meganโ€!!

09/08/2021

Riverdance UK Tour 2021 begins August 27th!

Looking forward to our class night out in September to see Riverdance at The Mayflower, Southampton โ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโ˜˜๏ธ

01/08/2021

โ€ผ๏ธSpaces are filling up fast - book your childโ€™s place todayโ€ผ๏ธ
Great opportunity to try a new hobby in the holidays! For boys and girls aged 4+. ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃโ˜˜๏ธ

๐ŸŒžSUMMER IRISH DANCE WORKSHOPS๐ŸŒž
Open to ALL ages and levels - NEW BEGINNERS welcome too! Reserve your place today!

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 28/07/2021

Well done to Isla, Monica and Lilia passing their recent grade exams held in Chichester and thanks to the Manning School of Irish dance for inviting us to join them ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

27/07/2021

โ€œMovie Nightโ€ for our last class before we take a break for a couple of weeks. A well earned treat after spending so many weeks learning via zoom this year and sticking with it! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿงƒ๐ŸŽฅ

โ€œMovie Nightโ€ for our last class before we take a break for a couple of weeks. A well earned treat after spending so many weeks learning via zoom this year and sticking with it! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿงƒ๐ŸŽฅ

27/07/2021

SPRINGHILL SCHOOL IRISH DANCE CLUB IS BACK!
Mon & Tues 3.30pm-4.30pm wef 13 September.
It's been a long wait since March 2020 but we are delighted to be returning in September. Mondays are for Years 1 & 2 and Tuesdays are for Years 3, 4, 5, & 6. Boys and girls welcome to come and learn a new skill at this fun and energetic dance class. REGISTER by emailing [email protected] or comment below for more info. PLEASE SHARE TO PARENTS OF SPRINGHILL SCHOOL - thank you!

SPRINGHILL SCHOOL IRISH DANCE CLUB IS BACK!
Mon & Tues 3.30pm-4.30pm wef 13 September.
It's been a long wait since March 2020 but we are delighted to be returning in September. Mondays are for Years 1 & 2 and Tuesdays are for Years 3, 4, 5, & 6. Boys and girls welcome to come and learn a new skill at this fun and energetic dance class. REGISTER by emailing [email protected] or comment below for more info. PLEASE SHARE TO PARENTS OF SPRINGHILL SCHOOL - thank you!

Photos from Maskers Theatre Company's post 20/07/2021

Good luck to our very own Katherine Evans who is performing in this (see the photos below). She is a lady of many talents! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽญ

17/07/2021

Good luck to Isla, Monica and Lilia taking their Grade Exams in
Chichester today! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

13/07/2021

Celebrating Lilia and Aliceโ€™s results at class tonight! Well done girls - keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

Celebrating Lilia and Aliceโ€™s results at class tonight! Well done girls - keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

11/07/2021

Well done to Lilia for picking up another set of medals at the Feis this weekend despite the competition running 2 hours late and not starting until 7.15pm! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

Well done to Lilia for picking up another set of medals at the Feis this weekend despite the competition running 2 hours late and not starting until 7.15pm! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

11/07/2021

Well done to Alice who did really well at the Feis this weekend in Kings Langley moving up a grade in 3 of her dances at her first ever Feis! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

10/07/2021

Good luck to Isla and Lilia this evening at the Seamus & Marie Moore Memorial Feis!

10/07/2021

Good luck to Alice competing in her first open Feis today!

01/07/2021

๐ŸŒžSUMMER IRISH DANCE WORKSHOPS๐ŸŒž
Open to ALL ages and levels - NEW BEGINNERS welcome too! Reserve your place today!

๐ŸŒžSUMMER IRISH DANCE WORKSHOPS๐ŸŒž
Open to ALL ages and levels - NEW BEGINNERS welcome too! Reserve your place today!

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 27/06/2021

๐ŸŒŸWELL DONE BROOKE๐ŸŒŸ Fab results in the Under 16 competition! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 27/06/2021

๐ŸŒŸWELL DONE ERIN & MARTHA๐ŸŒŸ
Great results in the Under 8 competition! Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ…

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 27/06/2021

๐ŸŒŸWELL DONE MONICA! ๐ŸŒŸ
Placed in all her dances in Under 11 and moves up to the next grade in 5 of her dances! ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰
Not bad for only your 3rd Feis! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 26/06/2021

๐ŸŒŸ WELL DONE ISABELLE, ISLA & LUCY!๐ŸŒŸ
All placed in the Over 12โ€™s & Under 14โ€™s at the Solent Feis ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

26/06/2021

First set of results in from the Solent Feis this weekendโ€ฆ..๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’œ WELL DONE LILIA! ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒŸ
Despite all those testing weeks on Zoom which you really didnโ€™t like you stuck with it and now look at you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†

First set of results in from the Solent Feis this weekendโ€ฆ..๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’œ WELL DONE LILIA! ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒŸ
Despite all those testing weeks on Zoom which you really didnโ€™t like you stuck with it and now look at you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†

24/06/2021

Our girls giving it one final push at class tonight ready for the Solent Feis this weekend! #competitiontime #practicemakesperfect #teamwork #postlockdownfeis #wishusluck ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

Our girls giving it one final push at class tonight ready for the Solent Feis this weekend! #competitiontime #practicemakesperfect #teamwork #postlockdownfeis #wishusluck ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

23/06/2021

๐ŸŒŸ Introducing our stars of the future! ๐ŸŒŸ
Welcome to Keira & Elise both aged 5 who started with us in April and May and are already loving their dancing! Keep it up girls! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒŸ Introducing our stars of the future! ๐ŸŒŸ
Welcome to Keira & Elise both aged 5 who started with us in April and May and are already loving their dancing! Keep it up girls! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 23/06/2021

Aliceโ€™s turn this week to practice her hair โ€œFeis lookโ€ getting ready for her very first open Feis in a couple of weeks! Alice started with us via the Springhill after school club and adapted really well to learning online via Zoom before joining our Freemantle class - sheโ€™s even encouraged her little sister Keira to join us too! Well done Alice! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 15/06/2021

Hair and makeup practice at class tonight for the feis next weekendโ€ฆitโ€™s been a long time since these girls were at a live Feis!

15/06/2021

Boys welcome to join us age 4+! Who said dancing is just for girls?! This guy is an inspiration to us all! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

This guy has just sailed through one of the most gruelling fitness, strength and mental endurance tests to win โ€œSAS Who Dares Winsโ€. The trainers could not believe that he didnโ€™t have a military background and military training.

What was his background and training?โ€ฆโ€ฆ.

IRISH DANCING!!!!!

The discipline and strict regime from years of Irish dancing class followed by training with and performing in Lord of the Dance around the World has made him physically and mentally stronger than the rest.

Who said boys donโ€™t dance??

Thank you Connor Smyth for inspiring lads that love to dance around the World.

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 28/05/2021

Celebrations at class this week - Online Feis results for Isla, Lucy, Alice, Lilia and Martha and well done to Isla and Lilia for their live Feis results from Essex too. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ

23/05/2021

Well done to Lilia! 7th out of 20 dancers at her first live Feis in 17 months! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ

Well done to Lilia! 7th out of 20 dancers at her first live Feis in 17 months! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance's post 22/05/2021

Fab results for Isla! Three 1stโ€™s, a 2nd and 2 3rdโ€™s - it was worth the journey and the early start! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

21/05/2021

Good luck to Isla & Lilia competing at the John Flanagan Memorial Feis in Essex this weekend - their first face to face Feis since December 2019! All those weeks of learning new steps on zoom finally paying off and you get to compete again - do your best and donโ€™t forget to smile! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

Good luck to Isla & Lilia competing at the John Flanagan Memorial Feis in Essex this weekend - their first face to face Feis since December 2019! All those weeks of learning new steps on zoom finally paying off and you get to compete again - do your best and donโ€™t forget to smile! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

17/05/2021

ADULTS welcome to join our classes too - free taster session so come and give Irish a try! FREE registration fee (usually ยฃ20) if you join in May or June.

๐Ÿ“ข ๐ŸŒŸ Excited that we can finally get back to classes in the hall again - book you or your childโ€™s free taster session today! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

13/05/2021

๐ŸŒŸGRADE EXAM RESULTS! ๐ŸŒŸ
Well done to Isla for achieving Grade 4, Monica passing Grade 3 and Alice for passing Grade 1 & 2 in their recent grade exams in Oxford. Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ‘โœ…๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒŸGRADE EXAM RESULTS! ๐ŸŒŸ
Well done to Isla for achieving Grade 4, Monica passing Grade 3 and Alice for passing Grade 1 & 2 in their recent grade exams in Oxford. Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ‘โœ…๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š

Our Story

The McDonnell-Haynes School of Irish Dance was founded by qualified teacher Charlotte Haynes TCRG. Prior to setting up the classes in Southampton, Charlotte continued dancing and teaching in Singapore and was actively involved in the St Patrick's Society of Singapore. Charlotte is now running classes for children and adults for all abilities. Having found a fantastic venue based near Shirley Road, the school offers a fun and challenging class promoting traditional Irish culture through dance and music. The basic techniques are taught and the love of dance encouraged in a fun and energetic way.

As dancers progress they can take part in public displays and school competitions and shows. Dancing for a certified member school, dancers are eligible to compete in Irish feisenna if they wish. At all times, fun, enjoyment, confidence, performing and an appreciation of this dance form is promoted. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street
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Tuesday 4:30pm - 6pm
Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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