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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 1:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 5:00pm

Jim Rouse Theater
(on the campus of Wilde Lake High School)
5460 Trumpeter Road
Columbia, MD 21044
JRT website / theater rules

Tickets – General Admission Seating (doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime)

$17 Adults
$12  Children 10&Under
$30 for an Adult attending both the 1pm & 5pm shows
$10 for Teelin Students to sit in the student section for only one act of a show

If the shows are not sold out in advance, tickets will be on sale at the Box Office one hour prior to each show.


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

What costume will my dancer wear in the Spring Show?
A summary of student costumes and class performance information is available at this link (password-protected, access for Teelin families only).

IMPORTANT: There will be a “Costumes in Classes Week” (like a dress rehearsal) in all classes except the competition classes the week of Apr 24-28.

In which show is my class performing? In Act 1 or Act 2 of that show?
View the 2017 Spring Show Set List to find answers to these questions.

Special Rehearsals/SignUps
The following rehearsals are scheduled outside of class time for “specialty” pieces…

Let’s hear it for the boys! Face it, there are many more girls in Irish dance than there are boys. So we like to take the opportunity at the Teelin Spring Show to celebrate our talented boys.
Rehearsal: Saturday, Apr 29, 1:15-2:00pm
Please sign up at this link – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA9A822A64-teelin10

Dancers who are “all-Prizewinner” are invited to perform in the Prizewinner Dance in the Teelin Spring Show.
Rehearsals: Saturday, Apr 29, 12noon-1:15pm
Please sign up at this link – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ba9a822a64-prizewinner3

All Teelin Champions are invited to perform the Parade of Champions in the Teelin Spring Show.
Rehearsal: Saturday, Apr 29, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Please sign up at this link – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ba9a822a64-parade4

HONOR ROLL DANCE (both shows)
Dancers who qualified for the World Championships and/or have been podium placers at Oireachtas or majors this year will perform in the Honor Roll dance in the Teelin Spring Show. (No signup required.)
Rehearsal: Saturday, Apr 29, 4:00-5:00pm

When is the Dress Rehearsal?
Dress Rehearsals will be held at the Jim Rouse Theater on Saturday, May 6. Some rehearsals will also be held Sunday morning, too. Please review this 2-page document – Dress Rehearsal Schedule

How can I get tickets to the Teelin Spring Show?
Tickets will be on sale in the studio, and also at the door if the shows are not sold out.

• Mon, Apr 24 – 5:00-7:00pm
• Tue, Apr 25 – 4:30-6:30pm
• Wed, Apr 26 – 4:30-6:30pm
• Thur, Apr 27 – 4:30-7:00pm
• Mon, May 1 – 5:00-7:00pm
• Tue, May 2 – 4:30-6:30pm
• Wed, May 3 – 4:30-6:30pm
• Thur, May 4 – 4:30-7:00pm

Volunteer SignUp form to help with ticket sales… thank you!

IMPORTANT: Our shows have sold out in years past. Do not wait to get your tickets. Ticket sales are in the studio only this year, payable by cash or check. We are not using an online ticket service.

If the shows are not sold out, tickets will also be available from the Box Office on the day of the show. Seating is general admission, $17 Adults, $12 Children 10&Under, $30 for adults attending both shows (1pm & 5pm), and $10 for Teelin Students to sit in the student section for only one act of a show. All seats require tickets.

How can I help?
Thanks for asking!  ;-)

A parent volunteer from each Beginner, Beg II, Level 1, Level 2 or 3, and AB/N or N/PW Teelin class is needed to assist backstage. The job entails coming to the Dress Rehearsal, and also staying backstage for the show on Saturday. This person does NOT need to purchase a ticket. They WILL be able to see their child’s dance performance either from the side stage or by going into the audience. Each “class parent” will be asked to keep the class together, help young dancers with costume and shoe issues, line them up to go on stage, and make sure that their parent/guardian picks them up when finished.

Follow this link to assist as a Backstage Class Parent –

Additional volunteers are needed to assist with other aspects of the Spring Show, including Will Call Window, Concessions, Flower Sales, and Merchandise.

Follow this link to volunteer for theatre assistance –

Teelin relies heavily on volunteers for big events like the Spring Show, and we are extremely grateful for your assistance…. THANK YOU!!!

Baked goods, whether they are homemade or store bought, are always a nice addition to the concessions table at a show! Anyone willing to donate individually wrapped snacks for the bake sale, please bring your individually wrapped items to drop them off at the bake sale table before your show begins. Thank you!

Will the Teelin Spring Show be filmed?
Yes. Each show will be professionally filmed, and will be available for purchase.

Can my dancer watch the show?
Any student planning to watch part of the show from the audience must purchase a student ticket. All seats in the theater require tickets. Therefore…

Yes, your dancer may watch the show but only the half of the show that they are not performing in. So if your dancer is in Act 1, during intermission they may leave backstage and watch Act 2. If your dancer is in Act 2, they can watch Act 1 and then come backstage during intermission and then perform in Act 2.

There will be a “Student Section” with reserved seating for dancers who are only watching one Act of the show. (Must be at least 7; younger dancers asked to sit with parents.)

Are professional pictures taken?
Professional pictures will NOT be offered. Our experience has been that offering pictures during the dress rehearsal takes a lot of time and coordination and often puts the dress rehearsal off schedule. Parents are encouraged to take a class photo with your own camera during the “Costumes in Classes” week.

On the day of the show, when do I need to be at the theater and what besides costume & shoes do I need to bring?
Here are general guidelines, and more information will be sent by email as the event nears…

1:00pm Show – Dancers should arrive by 12noon.
5:00pm Show – Dancers should arrive by 4:00pm.

IMPORTANT: The theater is very strict about no food in the dressing rooms or anywhere backstage, not even small snacks. Water will be provided for dancers backstage.

For dancers who are performing in both shows, you may bring a snack or light meal in a cooler or other container separate from your dance bag and clearly marked with your name. Upon arrival, drop this off at the tables on Main Street.

Young dancers are encouraged to bring an activity for backstage down time.


As always, if you have any questions, please ask!