O'Neill School of Irish Dance

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Help our Dancers get to Dublin for the World Irish Dance Championships 2017

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Dancers at the O'Neill School of Irish Dance are a dedicated and committed group of children from 4 years up. The dancers are passionate and along with their parents sacrifice time and money to compete in this sport.

Although the competitions are intense the dancers delight in catching up with old friends, creating new friendships, dancing alongside team mates and bettering their dancing.

Our teachers are the best! We have four teachers that are amazing. Three work full time and one is mum of a young son. They teach up to 6 days per week for the love of the dance and their dancers.

Parents are also a big part of the dance school. They do everything for the children and always will. Taking their children to practices up to 5 x times a week, fundraising, organising competitions and more.

This year O'Neill School of Irish Dance have set themselves a goal to put Christchurch, New Zealand on the World Irish Dancing Map. In 2017, our intention is to take teams of dancers to compete at the World Championship in Dublin, Ireland and we need help to achieve this.

More about us

The O'Neill School Of Irish Dance was founded in 1988 by Sean and Cathy O'Neill both of whom were successful competitive dancers before taking up teaching.

They have been joined by teachers Lynley Bowler and Tammie Cookson to teach dancers from beginners (which can start at 4 years) through to adults.

Latest donations

  • Rod Thomson

    Rod Thomson on 17 Oct 2016



  • Louise Frampton

    Louise Frampton on 29 Jul 2016


    My share of the money from Seán's concert.


  • Kerry

    Kerry on 15 May 2016


    Good luck and have fun :)


  • Todd W

    Todd W on 05 May 2016



  • Jo Lowry

    Jo Lowry on 19 Apr 2016


    Just checking out how it works. I'm gonna ask donation to my friends and ex-students for support.


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