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October 22, 2018 - 5:01pm

Press release:

The Harvester 56 Theater Dance Academy, a Batavia-based nonprofit educational institution, is conducting its first fall fundraising initiative.

This school of 20 local dance students will be selling just 300 raffle tickets to community members this month to raise funds to add mirrors and dance mats and other necessary equipment for the school that’s now in its second year and is the only studio in Genesee County that offers Irish dance. 

Raffle tickets available at the Harvester 56 Theater or contact us through our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Havester56TheaterDanceAcademy

List of Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: 2-night NYC stay for 4 includes admissions to American Museum of Natural History, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!;
  • 2-night Niagara Falls USA for 2 with admissions to Old Fort Niagara, Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum and 2 Niagara Falls USA Encounter Passes that include Cave of the Winds, Niagara Adventure Theater, Aquarium of Niagara and the Scenic Trolley;
  • 1-night stay for 2 at Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn with an appetizer and craft beverages;
  • 1-night stay for 4 at Palm Island Indoor Waterpark with waterpark admissions;
  • 1-night stay for 2 at The Hotel at Batavia Downs with breakfast;
  • 4-admissions to Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises;
  • 4-admissions to a Fall Foliage excursion at the Medina Railroad Museum;
  • 4-admissions to Genesee Country Village & Museum;
  • 4-admissions to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Safari;
  • $100 “Dine Around Town” -- includes Alex’s Place, Eli Fish Brewing Co., Settler’s Restaurant, Batavia’s Original Pizzeria and Eden Café.

Cost is $20 per ticket, cash or check (payable to Batavia Players).

All prizes valid for 2019 Season, only 300 tickets being sold locally.

Winners will be placed back in for grand prize drawing. Winners will be announced on Facebook Live on Saturday, Dec.15th, at 3 p.m. at www.facebook.com/Havester56TheaterDanceAcademy and then posted online at: www.bataviaplayers.org/dance.html

About The Harvester 56 Theater Dance Academy 

Founded in 2017, The Harvester 56 Theater Dance Academy provides quality dance instruction at an affordable price. Classes are taught by professionally trained instructors in a fun and relaxed environment at Robert Morris School, 80 Union St., Batavia.

We offer classes for students in kindergarten through adult, beginner to advanced. Competition team is available. We are the ONLY school in Genesee County offering IRISH DANCE.  

Its mission: To provide a safe, respected and quality dance program that is designed to be student oriented, parent supported and staffed with excellence.

Its goal: To establish a group of young dancers that will participate in dance performances, theater productions, as well as attempt to learn different types of movement and dance techniques at an affordable rate.

March 10, 2010 - 10:46am
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, arts, events, music, Irish dance, irish music.
Event Date and Time: 
March 19, 2010 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Genesee Chorale's "Irish Celebration" concert will be performed at Batavia Middle School on 96 Ross St. at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 19.

The concert will feature following performers:

Mitzie Collins, hammered dulcimer

Roxanne Ziegler, harp

Glenda dove, flute

Jim Kimball and the Geneseo String Band

McMahon School of Dance

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, and $18 for families.

February 11, 2009 - 3:16pm

Batavia’s Irish Afternoon

Fundraiser

 

 

Batavia’s Irish Afternoon celebration will be held in the Genesee Community College Forum from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29.  This afternoon of family-oriented fun will feature dancing by the award-winning McMahon School of Irish Dance.  The musical entertainment will be provided by Step In Time.  Attendees will be treated to delectable desserts, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Additional fun will be offered in the form of Chinese auctions and 50/50 raffles. 

Tickets cost $10. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

The event will benefit the non-profit McMahon School of Irish Dance Parents’ Group, which will use the funds for dancers’travel and performance expenses.

For Information or to buy tickets, contact (585) 813-8701 or (585) 343-3220

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August 4, 2008 - 4:41pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in entertainment, McMahon, Irish dance.

Congratulations are in order — again — for everybody's favorite Irish dancers: the young ladies and gentlemen of the McMahon School of Irish Dance.

On July 12, dancers from the McMahon School of Irish Dance competed at this year’s Rochester Feis (pronounced fesh), along with 1200 others from schools in the United States and Canada.  Long hours of practice paid off for the McMahon dancers, who brought home 60 medals, including 17 first place awards.

Binghamton will host the Southern Tier Feis in a couple weeks on August 16. In the meantime, The Batavian hopes to get over to the McMahon dance studio here in Batavia to capture some of the action on video, so be sure to check back with us for that.

Visit the McMahon School's Web site for more information about enrolling in classes or learning more about the art and sport of Irish dance.

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