2017 marks the 5th Annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Competition at Villanova University. It is hosted by Villanova University’s Irish Dance Team and will be held in St. Mary's Hall Gym 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: St. Mary's Hall Gym
County Line & Spring Mill Rds
Villanova, PA, 19087
Date: November 4th
Events: 4 Hand
Intermediate Treble Reel
Advanced Treble Reel
Time: Competition 10:00 AM
Grand Irish Show 4:30 PM
(Doors open at 4:00 PM)
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 23rd. Please label with school name and what the music is for (ie. Villanova Fun Number).
Registration will be open from September 8 until October 1, 2017. 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. Registration closes on 10/1/17.
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 1. The form is self-explanatory.
A lunch and dinner will be provided to all dancers on all teams. Any dietary issues must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2017.
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 1.
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 1.
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 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 sent by email once available.
All questions, comments, and entries can be sent to email@example.com.
Registration and Entry Fee by October 1st
Competition Form by October 1st
Team Pictures & Biography by October 1st
Dietary Needs by October 1st
Sponsor Information by October 1st
Music by October 23rd