Copyright © 2011, Butler Fearon O'Connor School of Irish Dance . All rights reserved. Contact: BFOCdance@gmail.com

 
 

Studio Locations

Ontario, Canada

Northern California

Southern California

 

About BFOC

Our Philosophy

The Butler-Fearon-O’Connor School of Irish Dance is one of the top Irish dance schools in the world.  Founded in 2003 as a result of a merge between the world-famous Butler-Fearon School of Canada and California, and the O’Connor-Kennedy School in California, it has quickly become the premier school in the Western US and in eastern Canada, as well as internationally.  The directors of the school are Rose Fearon, ADCRG, Vincent O’Connor, SDCRG and Kathleen O’Connor, ADCRG.  

Students in the Butler-Fearon-O’Connor School have won numerous titles, including Western US Region, Eastern Canadian Region, North American, Australian, Great Britain, All-Scotland, All-Ireland, and World Champion.  Several senior dancers with the school have toured with or are currently touring with shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

The school was named the No.1 dance school in North America by Irish Dancing and Culture Magazine for 2005. 

In the US, the school has locations throughout Southern California and in Northern California.  In Ontario, Canada, classes are located throughout the greater Toronto area, including Brampton and Hamilton, and Milton.

Classes are offered for all levels of dancers, from very beginner to championship.  We offer a variety of instruction from certified teachers in all locations, and strive to make each child the very best Irish dancer that they can be. 

We invite you join our school today, and become a champion of tomorrow.

 

Our goal at the Butler-Fearon-O'Connor School is to teach Irish dance to the best of your child's ability, and most importantly to make it a wonderful and memorable experience. We want you to enjoy coming to classes, going to competitions and giving performances. The skills taught in Irish dance go beyond dance skills and have proven to be invaluable many years later to so many people.We believe that one of our greatest assets is the diversity of our teaching staff.  Although each teacher is the primary instructor in their own studios, all teachers travel among the various locations to teach all of the students in the school. Bringing a different perspective and approach to the students, each teacher relies on their own strengths to further develop the abilities and talents of the dancers.With relatively small class sizes, students receive personal attention from the teachers each class, and focus on proper form and technique, as well as stamina, flexibility and presentation.

Our Goal at BFOC

Our goal here is to teach Irish dance to the best of your child's ability, and most importantly to make it a wonderful and memorable experience. We want you to enjoy coming to classes, going to competitions and giving performances. The skills taught in Irish dance go beyond dance skills and have proven to be invaluable many years later to so many people.

Meet Our Teachers

 

Performances

Butler-Fearon-O'Connor Dancers are available for performances for your business or social event, large or small. Butler-Fearon-O'Connor has custom built dance shows for private parties, weddings, corporate events and meetings, and community functions, of all sizes.
 

Our dancers range in all ages and levels. We arrange each dance performance to fit your financial needs and wishes. Various show length, type of dance and number of dancers can all be arranged as needed.

 

Please contact us to book BFOC for a performance!

Contact Information:

 

Southern California:     BFOCdance@gmail.com

                                        (661) 400-0505

Northern California:     PVOCsf@gmail.com

                                        (415) 401-6015

Ontario, Canada:           KevinKathy@cogeco.com

                                         (905) 875-8058

 

Our Achievements

15  World Championships Solos Titles
  • Kathy Irvine 2*

  • Michaela Hinds 7

  • Marnie Smith

  • Emily Penner

  • Olivia Griffin

  • Ian Gott

  • Brian Perry-Carrera

  • Robert McAleese

 11 All Ireland Championship Titles
  • Michaela Hinds 4

  • Brian Perry-Carrera 3

  • Emily Penner

  • Olivia Griffin

  • Karl Callaghan

  • Liam Grant

8 All Scotland Championship Titles
  • Michaela Hinds 2

  • Emily Penner

  • Brian Perry-Carrera 

  • Corinne Gallibois

  • Claire Gallibois

  • Ian Mc Leod

  • Camille Slaght

14 Great Britain Championship Titles
  • Michaela Hinds 4

  • Emily Penner 2

  • Tori Lopez 2

  • Brian Perry-Carrera 2

  • Karl Callaghan

  • Liam Grant

  • Olivia Griffin

  • Ian Gott

 4 British Nationals Championship Titles
  • Emily Penner

  • Claire Gallibois

  • Patrick Grant

  • Robert McAleese

61 North American Solo Championship Titles
  • Michaela Hinds 9

  • Brian Perry Carrera 5

  • Lorcan Balfe 5

  • Corinne Gallibois 4

  • Nate Schutte 3

  • Emily Penner 3

  • Marnie Smith 3

  • Patrick Grant 3

  • Maya Coyne 3

  • Patrick Barnett 2

  • Alanna Callaghan 2

  • Olivia Griffin 2

  • Liam Grant 2

  • Regan Matsukane 2

  • Megan Itchimoto 2

  • Marnie Smith 2

  • Tori Lopez

  • Claire Gallibois

  • Maggie Whibbs

  • Deirdre Smith

  • Carly Reger

  • Laura Pastor

  • Mikaela Barriere

  • Tara Rochester

  • Robert McAleese

1 Australia International Championship Title
  • Olivia Griffin

239 Regional Championship Titles
  • Michaela Hinds 11

  • Lorcan Balfe 11

  • Patrick Grant 11

  • Emily Penner 8

  • Nate Schutte 6

  • Brian Perry-Carrera 6

  • Avery Mc Nair 6

  • Olivia Griffin 5

  • Marnie Smith 5

  • Joey Rougas 5

  • Claire Gallibois 5

  • Nick Andison 4

  • Brett Richter 4

  • Ashley Davidson 4

  • Deirdre Miller 4

  • Robert Mc Aleese 4

  • Ian Mc Leod 4

  • Tara Rochester 4

  • Maggie Whibbs 4

  • Corinne Gallibois 4

  • Liam Grant 4

  • Maya Coyne 4

  • Deirdre Smith 4

  • Kian Paliani 4

  • Haley Thorne 3

  • Mikaela Barriere 3

  • Laura Pastor 3

  • Regan Matsukane 3

  • Sarah Campeau 3

  • Jaylene Kehoe 3

  • Carley Reger 3

  • Melanie Kane 3

  • Claire Gormley 3

  • Maggie Schutte 2

  • Aoife Wey 2

  • Angie Oswald 2

  • Mica Dowe 2

  • Erin-Louise Reynolds 2

  • Hannah Labrie-Smith 2

  • Emily MacConnell 2

  • Alanna Callaghan 2

  • Maeve Smith 2

  • Tyler Graupp 2

  • Spencer McMurray 2

  • Eoghan Briggs 2

  • Sinéad Irvine 2

  • Karl Callaghan 1

  • Ashley Carpentier 1

  • Meghan Matsukane 1

  • Page Hillis 1

  • Terri Ann Nohilly 1

  • Erica Muscat 1

  • Nick Shank 1

  • Jordanna Kehoe 1

  • Angela Bachmann 1

  • Laura Mc Cabe 1

  • Caitlin Marini 1

  • Amy Chitilian 1

  • Caitlin Webster 1

  • Shannon Rushe 1

  • Ian Gott 1

  • Vanessa Genise 1

  • Bobby Clark 1

  • Megan Ichimoto1

  • Devin Byrne 1

  • Cian Gavin 1

  • Tori Lopez 3

  • Samantha Dennie 2

  • Patrick Barnett 2

  • Grace Metcalfe 2

  • Michael Thurin 2

  • Keelan Paliani 2

  • Allison O'Leary 2

  • Meghan Haughey 2

  • Erin Rosson 2

  • Taylor Kane 2

  • Livi Marks 2

  • Amy Webber 1

  • Christopher Johnson 1

  • Jillian Mc Dermott 1

  • Triona Reaney-Brown 1

  • Madeleine Follis 1

  • Chelsea O'Connor-Rea 1

  • Brynn Parker 1

  • Camille Slaught 1

  • Emily Sax 1

  • Shane Reidy 1

  • Annabelle Noone 1

  • Enda Keane 1

Butler Fearon O'Connor Teams

 

We had two teams dance at the World Championships 2009.

We came home with 

16 team world medals!

2006 Mixed Junior Team

National Champions

2005 Mixed Junior Team

Western US Champions

*Kathy Irvine won the Worlds as a dancer under the direction of

  Rose Fearon at time was Butler-Fearon School.