The Teelin Irish Dance Company is an advanced level performance team comprised of students auditioned from the Teelin School of Irish Dance. Being a member of company requires significant commitment, probably best comparable to the commitment required of a travel soccer team. (Note: Many students in company also participate in Irish dance competitions, but the Teelin Irish Dance Company is a performance team, NOT a competition team.)
Each year, as the Teelin School of Irish Dance grows and develops, the Teelin Irish Dance Company also evolves. Company dancers must excel in four areas: excellent dance technique, excellent stage presence, reliability, and a positive attitude, which includes excellent team spirit. (Excellent team spirit means that dancers are required to exude considerate behavior; prima donna attitudes or behaviors are not tolerated.)
Auditions for Teelin Irish Dance Company are held in late spring, if there are any openings. Positions are limited, and openings vary each year. Auditions are open to advanced level Teelin dancers (or intermediate level with great potential) who share a passion for performing and perfection, and exhibit strong treble reel skills and a good work ethic.
Each dancer invited to the Teelin Irish Dance Company is required to sign a contract accepting a position on their assigned team, to purchase certain costumes, and to commit to a rigorous schedule of rehearsals and performances in addition to their upper level dance classes at Teelin School, including a mandatory Company Summer Camp.
There is a password-protected section of the website specifically for members of Teelin Irish Dance Company. Dancers who are considering auditioning are welcome to review this section of the website. To request access, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.