This is the first ever Intercollegiate Irish Dance Competition in North America. It will be hosted by Villanova University’s Irish Dance Club. Although it is not a CLRG event, this competition is being held with the approval and acknowledgement of IDTANA and CLRG. No dancers are at risk of suspension from competition for participating in this event. All dancers must be certified CLRG Dancers or dancers with no affiliation to any region (dancers from other commissions who are no longer competing are considered unaffiliated).
Location: Jake Nevin Center at Villanova University
800 East Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
Date: November 16th
Events: Treble Reel Competition
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category.
There will be three judges for each competition. Judges will be certified ADCRG, and thus judging with CLRG standards. For the fun number, the judging will be based off of group synchronization, execution of dancing, creativity in the piece, and the judges enjoyment of the piece (it is called the “fun” number).
All music will be prerecorded, meaning there will be no live musicians. As stated above, music should be provided for the 8 hand reel and fun number. We will supply the music for the treble reel and 4-hand competition. For the other three competitions, music will be provided. Music should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as an mp3 file by November 8th. Please label with school name and what the music is for (ie. Villanova 8 Hand).
There will be a $50 entry fee per team, no matter how many dancers. It includes all events. Payment must be made online when registering.
A lunch and dinner will be provided to all dancers on all teams. Any dietary issues must be sent email@example.com at least two weeks in advance (November 2nd).
The competition form, available at this website, must be sent to Villanova in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st. The form is self-explanatory.
Please submit a team biography (100-150 words) for inclusion in the program. Additionally, please submit team photographs and team logos. A team photograph is preferred, if not a photograph that well represents your team. A logo can be the school logo or a logo specific to your team. Submit via email to email@example.com by November 1st.
On Saturday night, following the competition, there will be a showcase event featuring the top teams and dancers from the 4-hand, 8-hand, and Treble Reel competition. All teams are requested to perform their large group number. The event will be open to the general public beginning at 7:30. Following this showcase, there will be a ceili for teams to interact and meet one another.
We have spoken with local hotels seeking favorable rates for those teams needing accommodations. We will provide transportation from Philadelphia airport for teams that need to fly in, and we can also provide transportation from local hotels to the university. If traveling by train, they can arrive directly on Villanova’s campus. Any questions on this can be sent to our email. For teams traveling far distances, we believe it is best to arrive Friday night and leave Sunday Morning, meaning that hotels will need to be booked for Friday and Saturday night. Hotel information will be available by October 5th on the website.
All questions, comments, and entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-Captains Mattisan Rowan and Rory Beglane are the head organizers for this event and will respond to all emails.
Registration and Entry Fee by October 18th
Competition Form by November 1st
Team Pictures & Biography by November 1st
Dietary Needs by November 2nd
Music by November 8th