NEW for 2019!

New for 2019, The MAD Week Teen Program offers 10 musicians and 10 dancers the unique opportunity to work with traditional music through the medium of performance.  

The final 8-10 minute piece will be documented by a professional videographer, and uploaded to YouTube. There will also be opportunities to perform this piece throughout the year, including the MAD week Friday showcase and the Irish Embassy Open House.


9-10 Music/Dance separated rehearsals

10-11:30 Master classes (Separated by music or dance) with Liz Carroll, Liz Knowles, Brian Conway, Gearoid O’ hAllmuhrain, Sandy Silva, Kate Spanos, Billy McComiskey, Alicia Guinn, and Elizabeth MacDonald.

11:30-12 Play/lead the kids Céilí

12-1 Lunch/elective time

1-3:00 Music and dance collaboration and staging

3:00-4:00 Sessions


Is this open to all levels of player or dancer?

Yes, however, students will be included in the piece with the skills they have when entering the program.

What if my child wants to do both music and dance?

There is an opportunity to take a focused workshop in the area of their choice in the morning, and they may choose an area of their choice in the afternoon. For the performance aspect, they must choose 1 area of focus.

What if my child plays 2 instruments? or dances 2 styles?

They will have plenty of opportunities to share their skills in each discipline.



Full access to the MAD Teens program, including morning class of choice and afternoon sessions

Access to daily sessions & lunchtime electives

Video of the finished piece

Performance opportunities throughout the year