Summer Camp for SLIA STUDENTS

SLIA Summer Camp 2020


We are all very disappointed not to be able to host summer camp at SLIA this June, but the teachers have put together a comprehensive online camp to cater for all of our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday students.


Zoom will be alive with Irish music, song and dance from students and teachers all around St. Louis as well as some highly acclaimed guest performers, instructors and some old favorites, too.


All students will have the opportunity to take music, song and dance classes. Every lunchtime we will have Irish language lessons along with a guest performer to play/sing/dance and talk to the kids. We encourage everyone (parents too!) to watch these performances and to learn from some Irish music stars. Throughout camp we will also have some fun activities, games and daily themes to keep everyone entertained!


Now for the details:



The second and third weeks of June, Monday-Friday (June 8 through June 19th)



Primary students: 9am-11am (plus lunchtime performance 12-1pm)

Junior camp: 9am-2.30pm

Senior camp: 9am-2.30pm


*Teachers will confirm whether students are in primary/junior/senior class for the purposes of camp

*Exact times per child may vary depending on their instrument and whether or not they dance.

*Exact schedules will be personalized per child upon signing up.


Required Materials:

Computer or iPad, headphones, SLIA book, your instrument, and dancing shoes (if you have them already). If you need a book or whistle, please order from Kim Elliott and plan to collect them when you return your costume. To pay, please use the SLIA venmo or paypal that you use for tuition. Books are $20 and whistles are $10.



Primary camp - $75 per week

Junior camp - $125 per week

Senior camp - $125 per week (Music camp only - $100)



Please make checks payable to:

St Louis Irish Arts Inc

7480 Whitehaven Dr

St. Louis, MO 63123


Or Venmo Helen Gannon



Click the link below for online registration for camp.

SLIA Summer Camp


Because there is quite a bit of organizing involved to make sure everyone has the right zoom codes for their specific groups, the deadline to register for camp is Friday, June 5.



Eileen Gannon, Eimear Arkins, Kevin Buckley, Shannon Flecke, Fernando Marcos,

Griffin Reed, Zohra Coday, Robert Ryan


Guest Performers/Instructors:

Brenda Castles - Concertina & Singing

Shane Farrell - Banjo & Fiddle

Sarah Hale - Flute

Joey Abarta & Jaclyn O’Reilly - Uilleann Pipes & Dance

Shannon Kelly - Harp

Grainne Hambly - Harp & Concertina

Colin Farrell - Fiddle/Whistle



Kim Elliott will be at SLIA to collect all costumes (green jumpers, green dresses, black velvet dresses, concert gowns, summer skirts, and rented / borrowed solo dresses) on Saturday, May 30th between 10am and 1pm and on Tuesday, June 2nd between 4pm and 7pm. Simply drive through the school parking lot and we will remove the dress bags and other items you need to drop off.  If you are in need of a new whistle or music book for camp, please reply to this email and you may pick up those items at the same time.