"Love it! Casey is great with the students
and really goes the extra mile to personalize the experience for the kids. My daughter loves the classes and practices at home and says she wants to be a champion like Casey!"
Our mission is #trainingchampions. As a competitive school, we focus on drawing the lessons learned through competition, rather than the results themselves.
Costello Irish Dance was founded in 2015 and we're the only Quebec school west of Montreal. We keep our class sizes small with a maximum of 12 dancers in Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. From the time an individual begins to learn Irish dance in our school and right up until their last competition, the focus is on refining the basic technique to create a strong foundation for continuous growth.
Our coaches are all fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and put your dancer's safety first.
We are here for dancers and families who:
Thrive in a disciplined environment
Believe in the benefits of competition
Focus on learning
Love to sweat
We are not here for dancers and families who:
Find more excuses to not practice than reasons to practice
Focus on the progress of others, rather than their own
Gossip and/or bully
“Happiness is the joy you feel while striving towards your potential.” - Ancient Greek definition of 'happiness'
Our dancers are trained to see everything as an opportunity. We believe this sets them up to maximize their potential, ultimately achieving the common goal we all share in life: happiness.
Recent Awards and Accomplishments:
2019 Jim Beauchamp Community Spirit Award - Hudson Parade
2019 Best Celtic Dancing Unit - Montreal St. Patrick's Parade
6-Time Eastern Canadian Regional Team Champions
3rd Place at 2018 Eastern Canadian Regional Solo Championships
Top Canadian Team at the 2019 World Irish Dance Championships - Under 10 8-Hand
Casey Costello, TCRG and Coach
Casey began his dance career over 25 years ago. In solos, he won four Eastern Canadian Championship titles, placed 3rd in North America, and finished 8th in the World. In teams, he led his team to win fifteen Eastern Canadian Championship titles and to place 3rd at both the North American and World Championships.
Casey founded Costello Irish Dance in September 2015 to share his passion with the next generation of competitors in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area. By combining his creative training in dance, his formal education in science, and his respect for youthful ambition, Casey creates a well-rounded experience for every dancer in the school.
In August 2021, Casey was the recipient of Irish Dancing Magazine's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was among a select group of 23 certified teachers worldwide to receive the award and the only teacher in Canada to do so.
Casey is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Kevin Paquette, Assistant Coach
Kevin joined Costello Irish Dance after 11 years of competing with hopes of allowing others to experience life through dance as he has. He found his niche at age 8 and quickly discovered that what he was learning would last a lifetime. In solos, he placed 3rd in Eastern Canada, 15th in North America and 22nd at the World Championships; he was also part of 2 separate repeat Eastern Canadian Champion teams and placed 5th in North America and the World.
After graduating from McGill University in Education, Kevin is pursuing a Masters degree at University of Ottawa to further his strength as an educator. He would not have been able to achieve such a high standard without the dedication and work ethic he learned through dance.
His love for the sport and passion for teaching add to his excitement about coaching at Costello Irish Dance alongside some of the best.
Kevin is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Rachel Feldman, Assistant Coach
Rachel joined Costello Irish Dance after over 10 years of competitive experience. Having competed in the Championship level at feiseanna and Regional and North American Oireachtasi, Rachel believes in the benefits that competition can bring to a dancer's life.
A graduate from Université de Montréal with an M.Sc. and McGill University with a B.Sc., she applies a detailed approach to technical training.
Rachel joined Costello Irish Dance in Fall 2019 and has been training dancers to achieve new heights ever since.
Rachel is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Programs & Pricing
plus applicable taxes
This program introduces Irish dance in a fun way to kids 3 - 4 years old. Classes take place once per week and are 30 minutes long.
Program not offered in 2021-2022.
The Bronze Program introduces competitive Irish dance to Beginners who are 4 years old and up. Dancers learn 3 soft shoe choreographies: Reel, Light Jig, and Slip Jig.
Fall session: $255
Winter session: $350
Summer session: $130
Full year (includes camp): $825
Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Students begin to learn traditional hard shoe dances while venturing into contemporary soft shoe choreography. Dancers compete at the Advanced Beginner or Novice levels. Students in Silver train 3 hours per week.
Fall session: $550
Winter session: $790
Summer session: $240
Full year (includes camp): $1500
Thursday 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Sundays 10:00 - 11:30 am
The program introduces dancers to contemporary hard shoe,
while continuing to advance in soft shoe. Dancers compete at the Prizewinner or Preliminary Championship levels. Students in Gold train
6 hours per week.
Fall session: $885
Winter session: $1260
Summer session: $380
Full year (includes camp): $2250
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Diamond Program is for those who want to take it to the next level.
Dancers competing at the Championship level must register in this program.
Fall session: $995
Winter session: $1420
Summer session: $425
Full year (includes camp): $2500
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Dancers are moulded from ambitious individuals. We consistently develop and tailor our classes to each individual so that every person, regardless of how they learn, will have the resources necessary to thrive in this sport.
Schedule - Winter 2022
1850 Rue des Loisirs, Local 123
Saint-Lazare, Quebec J7T 3B4