The Cummins School participates in many different events throughout the year.
October- Dancers, teachers and parents strap on their ghillies (or sneakers) to join the fundraising walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Our Dancers for Diabetes team has participated since 2011.
November- Many dancers will compete in the regional championships called the Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas (O-rock-tas). This event is held over Thanksgiving weekend in downtown Philadelphia.
December- The Cummins School Christmas Gala is usually held the second Saturday of December. This popular dinner and recital showcases the dancers in special choreography.
January- Applebee's pancake fundraiser. Join the dancers, teachers and parents at a delicious pancake breakfast to help raise money for costumes and equipment. The date and location are announced each year.
February- Get your adult teams ready to compete for the Golden Ghillies at our annual Trivia Night! Held at the North Penn VFW in Glenside, this evening helps to raise money for our dancers that travel to major competitions.
March- St. Patrick's Day (month)! Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade is the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day. Many shows are scheduled the entire month. Visit our St. Patrick's Day picture gallery.
April- Cummins School Feis at the Beach is usually the 3rd Saturday of April at the Wildwood Convention Center.
Qualifying dancers will attend the World Irish Dancing Championships held in different locations in the UK or North America the week of Easter.
May- Irish Night at the Phillies. Dancers have the chance to dance on the field before the game. The date varies each year.
Starting in 2014, the Cummins dancers and families will be joining "Tuned in for Tiernan" team in the Hear We Go 5K run/walk to benefit the Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital's programs for hearing services and hearing conservation.
June- Penn's Landing Irish Festival is the first Sunday of the month.
Summer Click Off and new beginner camp starts after school ends. Dancers will learn new steps, perfect old ones and make fun crafts. Dates for 2014 are June 17-19 at the VFW.
Reel Around the Sun camp- More extensive work on solo steps. Dates for 2014 are June 23-26 at the Irish Center.
July- Qualifying dancers attend the North American Irish Dance Competition in different areas of North America over the July 4th week.
Ceili Camp is held in the evenings during July. Dancers learn several different different group dances and perform a show for the parents on the last day. Dates for 2014 are July 21-24 at the Irish Center.