HELP US REACH OUR $5000 GOAL!

We are halfway there!   We have $2500 from an anonymous donor.  Help us bring over the Devanes for MAD week!

MAD Week will be held: July 7-11, 2014

MAD Week (CCE) is a 501c3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  

WHY IS MAD WEEK BRINGING OVER TEACHERS FROM CONNEMARA?

Although the East Coast has a strong traditional dance community, we are not the origin of the tradition.   MAD Week (in it's music program, and now in it's dance program) recognizes the importance of connecting our community with tradition bearers- practitioners from the regions in which the dance originated and is practiced- so that it remain one tradition with much depth and subtlety, rather than splinter into different traditions.   

This year, we are bringing over sean-nos dance teachers from Ireland, the Devane Brothers of Carna.   Back to back Oireachtas winners, and 2nd generation sean-nos dancers, these brothers will no doubt bring much to the dance students of MAD week.  

They will be teaching beginning and advanced sean-nos classes, private lessons and will be the center of the teachers' symposium on Sunday afternoon.  

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? 

$3000- 2 Round trip tickets on Aer Lingus

$2000- Teaching fees for the week

Additional funds raised- Directly into a the scholarship fund for young dancers to participate in MAD

CAN I GET A RECEIPT FOR MY TAXES?
Yes.  If you would like an additional receipt, you can contact Mitch at jmitchellf@yahoo.com or donate through the CCE Website (it will generate a tax receipt at checkout) by clicking 

WHAT IS OFFERED IN THE DANCE PROGRAM?

MAD Week began as a fiddle camp, then expanded to include various instruments, and the began offering dance 6 years ago with a single sean-nos class in the morning, and a single set dance class in the afternoon. 

Now, MAD Week offers: 

  • a full range of instruments, at varying levels (flute, whistle, harp, fiddle, piano, bodhran, ceili drums, song, language, concertina, accordion)
  • multiple levels of sean-nos and set dancing
  • Clare battering
  • old style step dance
  • flatfooting 
  • private lessons for our full time dance students
  • a symposium for sean-nos dance teachers

CAN I ATTEND MAD WEEK?

YES!  Go to http://ccepotomac.org to register