Teelin Events

Teelin is dedicated to developing a family friendly environment with a strong sense of community by hosting events that promote Irish culture through dance and music. Teelin sponsors many events throughout the year to achieve this mission, and would like to invite your family to participate fully.

Our Teelin events would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in becoming more involved, there are many different ways to volunteer throughout the year, whether by networking or organizing or working a shift at an event. Please browse the Teelin website, and keep an eye out for volunteer announcements in the Teelin Updates & Reminders emails.  We’re glad that you’re part of the Teelin Family… thank you!

Here is a brief description of several annual Teelin events.  (Note that some pages may display information from last year’s event, until ready to be updated for the current year, so be sure to note the year of the date listed on the web page.)

Teelin Feis

The Teelin “No Fancy Stuff” Feis (pronounced “fesh”) is a sanctioned competition, open to Irish dance competitors from any CLRG-registered school, and also including a traditional Irish music competition and soda bread competition. This is a HUGE event (over 900 competitors entered), and is simply not possible without an enormous amount of volunteer power. Teelin Families are the BEST volunteers ever, and our school is very blessed by the enthusiasm and support that made this event possible in its inaugural year!!! To learn more about the Teelin Feis, please visit this link to the Teelin Feis…. and to learn more about Irish dance competitions, please visit the About Competitions page of our school website.

Teelin Beginner Feis

This is an introduction to Irish dance competitions for our Beginner, Beginner II and Level 1 students. Read more…

Teelin Irish Dance Company Stage Show

Teelin Irish Dance Company returns to the Weinberg Center for the Arts, in Frederick, Maryland, for a production showcasing audience favorites from the past decade. This show celebrates Irish culture with locally renowned musicians while dancers perform traditional steps with an innovative style. See the reason that Director Maureen Gately has earned numerous choreography awards, including the Individual Artist award for Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). You won’t want to miss this show! Visit The Show page of our website for ticket information…

(Note that The Show is a performance by a cast of auditioned Company Dancers and guest artists, including some professional dancers. It does not include performances by Teelin School classes.)

Baltimore Parade

ALL Teelin students are encouraged to participate in the Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Parents are also welcome to learn the Teelin Parade Dance in class with their children and to participate in the parade. Participants need to wear any RED Teelin shirt, sweatshirt or jacket offered. (See the Teelin Gear page of our website.) Enjoy the exhilaration of dancing for a mile down Charles Street! Visit the Baltimore Parade page of our website for more information…

Teelin Party

This is a purely social opportunity… head to the pub after the parade, stay for as long as you like, and enjoy the company of your Teelin friends! Food and drink are “on your own tab”. Visit the Post-Parade Party page of our website for more information…

Teelin Spring Show

The Teelin Spring Show is an opportunity to present dances from each of the classes at Teelin School of Irish Dance and from the Teelin Irish Dance Company. There will be two shows (on the same day), and each class is scheduled to perform in ONE of the shows.

IMPORTANT: Any student unable to perform in the Spring Show must inform Teelin administration in writing by December 1, 2014. After December 1, 2014, the costume fee is non-refundable. Costume information and additional resources for each class will be published as it becomes available on this password-protected page of the school website – Spring Show Resources.

Visit the Spring Show page of our website for more information…

Birthday Parties

Interested in hosting your child’s birthday party at Teelin? Read more…