This is the 2nd Annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Competition at Villanova University. It is hosted by Villanova University’s Irish Dance Team. 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 1st
Events: 4 Hand
Intermediate Treble Reel
Advanced Treble Reel
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. Music should be provided for the fun number. We will supply the music for the treble reel, 4-hand, and 8-hand competition. Music should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as an mp3 file by October 24th. Please label with school name and what the music is for (ie. Villanova Fun Number).
There will be a $100 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 to email@example.com at least two weeks in advance (October 18th).
The competition form, available at this website, must be sent to Villanova in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 11th. The form is self-explanatory.
Please submit a team biography (100-150 words) for inclusion in the printed 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 October 11th.
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. 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. Captain Rory Beglane is the head organizer for this event and will respond to all emails.
Registration and Entry Fee by October 11th
Competition Form by October 11th
Team Pictures & Biography by October 11th
Dietary Needs by October 18th
Music by October 24th