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Please click below for information on the 2015 Dance Camps with open status granted by An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha.
Please click on the link below to access the final timetable for the British Nationals 2015
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 28th-31st January 2016 in London.
Closing date for applications, September 30th 2015.
Venue details to be confirmed shorlty. For further information regarding availability and registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha and a number of persons registered with An Coimisiún have received emails in relation to the above matter.
The objective of An Coimisiún is to preserve and promote Irish Dancing, including step dancing, céilí dancing and other team dancing, and also to promote the use of the Irish Language.
An Coimisiún does not and will not make any comment on national or international political matters.
An Coimisiún will not be making any further comment on the matter.
Please click on the following to access link for the DAYS ONLY Timetable for Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2015
Oireachtas Rince na hEireann Syllabus 2015
Please click on the following link the access the syllabus and entry forms for the 2015 British National Championships,
Grade Examiner Seminar & Assessment
VENUE: RADISSON DUBLIN AIRPORT
Saturday October 3rd 2015
Eligibility for application:
ADCRGs, who are qualified and registered, 7 years or more, (3 years uninterrupted ADCRG registration) with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, prior to the closing date, closing date 1st July 2015.
Candidates must undertake an assessment.
A required standard must be achieved to be successful at this assessment.
A fee is applicable.
Application forms available:
Please click on the below to access the timetable for Craobhacha Rince Naisiunta na hEireann
The passing has occurred of Mary O Sullivan sister of Anna O Sullivan SDCRG and Aunt of Deirdre O Sullivan-Toolan TCRG and Theresa O Sullivan TCRG.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis
The arrangements are stated below
Mary O'Sullivan's arrangements.
Wake: Monday 7-9
Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9
Hodder's Funeral Home
899 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704
Funeral Mass: Wednesday 10am
St. Paul's RC Church
602 McLean Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10705
Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla
Maureen Lynch Greene of Boston Massachusetts formerly of Glasgow, Scotland passed away in October 2014.
Maureen was mother to Maureen Greene O'Leary BG, Boston Massachusetts USA.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílís.
Please click on the below to access the invitation to adudicate at Oireachtas Rince Uladh
Please follow the link below to access the NAIDC 2016 invitation to adjudicate
Please click on the link below to access the 2015 invitation to adjudicate at Oireachtas Rince na hEireann
Please click on the below link to access the 2016 ADCRG invitation for the 2016 Australian Irish Dance Championships
Please click on the below link to access the 2016 invitation to adjudicate at the Western Region Oireachtas 2016
Oireachtas Rince na hEireann will take place from the 24th October until 31st October 2015
Venue: INEC, Killarney Co. Kerry.
Artificial Carriage Aids (4.3 in CLRG Rule Book) 4.3.3 In order to comply with health and safety measures, all dancers lining up side stage prior to any round at any competition will be required to perform the simple exercise of raising their arms to shoulder level unhindered. If unable to do this by the time of their rotation due to costume stitching or arm attachments, these competitors will not be permitted to perform. Effective immediately. Note: This rule above appears in the 2014 World syllabus and will be enforced at the 2014 World Championships.
Costume Rules (4.4 in CLRG Rule Book) 4.4.9. All forms of dance school identification, be it by sign, shape, colour-piece, logo or symbol be banned from all solo costumes worn by any competitor in any competition. AMENDMENT: 'Initials' and 'name' will be added to this rule, effective January 1, 2015.
Make-up Rules (4.5 in CLRG Rule Book) 4.5.2 Make-up (including false eyelashes) is not permitted for dancers, in either solo or team competitions, up to and including the Under 10 age group (POINT OF CLARIFICATION) For the purposes of this rule the term "make up" includes tinted moisturiser and any artificial tanning products. An Coimisiún hopes that teachers and parents will interpret and apply this rule in the spirit in which it is intended.] . Effective March 1, 2014.
The full list of costume rules can be found by selecting the following link. http://www.clrg.ie/admin/downloads/Costume%20Rules%20Updated%20February%2018th%202014.pdf
Please click on the following link to access the details regarding the Grade Examiner Seminar being held in Phoenix, Thursday September 17th 2015.
The above document can also be found in the download section of our website.
Please click on this link to view the timetable for the Grade Examiner Seminar
Please carefully read through the eligibility for application section of the attached to ensure that you meet all of the criteria prior to contacting Claire for the application form.
Please direct all enquiries to email@example.com
The new edition of Ár Rince Céilí (2014) book and DVD are now available for purchase for €30 (P&P included). Book and DVD can purchased as part of the full exam pack (which also includes set dance CD, exam papers etc) for €60 (P&P included). For ordering and further queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are taking ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations prior to September 2015 the new edition of Ár Rince Céilí will not be part of the examination syllabus. The current edition of Ár Rince Fóirne will be officially part of the syllabus for all ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations until September 2015.
Aaron Crosbie - Southern England
Aidan Comerford - Midlands
Andrea Field - North West
Leona McCarron-Brayne - Midlands
Lisa Waites - Southern England
Damien O'Kane - Munster
Darina Corrigan-White - Ulster
Jackie Scanlan - Munster
Martina Miskelly - Ulster
Patricia O'Connor-Keaney - Connacht
Rest of World
Julie Showalter - Mid America USA
Margaret Cleary - Western USA
Mark Adams - Victoria Australia
Matthew Martin - Mid Atlantic USA
Russell Beaton - Southern USA
CHANGE OF VENUE: Feile Rince Uladh, 24th & 25th January 2015 , Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations have been confirmed for the 17th-20th September 2015 in the Arizona Grand Hotel, Phoenix, AZ. Room Rate $129 per night. For further information regarding exam registration and availability please email email@example.com
Please click on the below link for a copy of the updated costume rules
Please note that our Find an Exam section of the website now includes access to past examinations papers for the Céilí Written Section of ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations and Sample Maths Papers for the ADCRG examination.
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Exams are scheduled for the 11th-14th June 2015, in the Cork International Hotel, Cork Airport Business Park. For further details regarding exam registration and availability of spaces please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please select the link below for the ADCRG invitation to the 2016 New England Region USA Oireachtas.
The metronomic Speed for Bun Grad reel 122-124 as agreed by An Coimisiún 25th May 2014
Please click on the link below to access the 2016 Mid America Adjudication Invitation
Please click on the link below to access the 2015 Invitation to adjudicate at the Western Canada Region Oireachtas
Closing date for applications 20th October 2014
Anne Reid will now replace Shealagh Reid McKernon at the Finn Valley Championships
Please select the link below to access the 2015 All Scotland Championships Syllabus.
IMPORTANT NOTICES RE. OIREACHTAISÍ
It has been agreed by An Coimisiún that:
a) At ALL QUALIFYING events worldwide, the first TWO rounds of each solo championship will be as per the syllabus for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne. The Recall for Open Set dance at qualifying Oireachtaisí will be as stipulated by the Comhairle/Regional Authority. However, at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne the set dance performed must be the opposite rhythm to the stipulated heavy dance.
b) Boys/gents will perform the same HEAVY dance as the girls/ladies of the same age at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2015 in Montreal.
Please note this criteria pertains to Qualifying age groups only.
Please click on the link below to access the application procedures for hosting Grade Exams
Syllabus for Grade Exams
Please select the link below to access the 2015 adjudication invitation for the 2015 North American Irish Dance Championships
Please click on the following link to access the adjudication invitation for the All Scotland Championships 2015.
Closing date for all applications Monday 23rd June 2015
2015 Southern Region Oireachtas Dallas, Texas
Please follow the below link for a application to adjudicate.
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 23rd-26th April 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, Venue TBC For further information regarding availability and registration please email email@example.com
The guidelines for traditional sets can be found in the download section of this website or by clicking on the following link.
- ALL versions of traditional set dances are acceptable once danced in a traditional style.
b) Clicks are not permitted in any traditional set dance.
- Dancers are not permitted to move in a counter direction when executing "rolls." "Rolls" may be danced on the spot or moving in the direction of the leading foot e.g. the first bar of music in the King of the Fairies may be danced on the spot or to the right when dancing on the right foot and on the spot or to the left when dancing on the left foot.
- "Rocks" in any traditional set dance must be fully completed and not cut short.
- JOB OF JOURNEYWORK: "Boxes" in this traditional set dance may be executed in either FOUR or FIVE beats. The "box" must be completed by the two shoes touching at the toe piece. There is no "stamp" immediately following the "box".
Grade Examination Applications for all grades and any other queries regarding Grade Examinations should be sent to Nancy Troy O'Herlihy firstname.lastname@example.org An tUdarás Scrúdaithe