2019 marks the 7th Annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Competition at Villanova University. It is hosted by Villanova University’s Irish Dance Team and will be held in Jake Nevin Field House this year! 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 Field House
Lancaster & Ithan Aves.
Villanova, PA, 19085
Date: November 16th, 2019
Events: 4 Hand
Intermediate Treble Reel
Advanced Treble Reel
Time: Competition TBA
Grand Irish Show TBA
(Doors open at TBA)
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 November 1st. Please label with school name and what the music is for (ie. Villanova Fun Number).
Registration will be open from October 1, 2019 until October 18, 2019. The entry fee is $10 per participant. For example, if you are bringing 12 dancers, the fee will be $120. It includes all events. Payment must be made online when registering. Registration closes at midnight on 10/18/19.
The completed "Intercollegiate Entry Form" form linked below, with all details, must be sent to Villanova in an email to email@example.com by October 18th. The form is self-explanatory.
We will be providing at least one meal for each participant. Any dietary issues must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18, 2019. Meal information will be coming soon.
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 18th.
Teams are encouraged to bring a team/school flag or banner to hang from the upper level railing of the gymnasium for the day of the festival.
Due to travel expenses, teams often look for personal sponsorship. Any sponsors can be listed in the program on the team page. The sponsor information, including any artwork that the sponsor wishes to include, must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18th.
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.
We will speak with local hotels seeking favorable rates for those teams needing accommodations. If traveling by train, teams can arrive directly on Villanova’s campus. 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 sent by email once available. If you have any questions regarding transportation and travel, please email us. We are happy to help!
All questions, comments, and entries can be sent to email@example.com.
Registration and Entry Fee by October 18th
Competition Form by October 18th
Team Pictures & Biography by October 18th
Dietary Needs by October 18th
Sponsor Information by October 18th
Music by November 8th