On behalf of the IDTANA-Southern Region, we would like to congratulate all of the dancers who represented not only their schools, but the Southern Region at the 2013 World Irish Dance Championships in Boston.
As a region, we had our most successful year in the number of solo dancers and teams who recalled. Seven dancers are coming back to their Southern Region schools at World Medal Holders.
We also send big congratulations to the Watters School, the 2013 World Champions in the Dance Drama competition.
We've compiled a list of dancers and teams who recalled -- hopefully we captured everyone. Please congratulate all of these dancers:
The website for the 2013 Southern Region Oireachtas, hosted by the IDTANA-Southern Region, is up and running.
Visit http://www.idtana-southernregion.com/sro13blog for the most up-to-date information on SRO 2013.
The 2013 Southern Region Oireachtas will be held 6-8 December 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745. The hotel block for attendees will open on February 15, 2013.
At the time of booking a one night, non refundable deposit will be charged. Room rates for the general public are $149.00 per night. There is a reduced self parking rate of $12 per day.
The following adjudicators have accepted our invitation to adjudicate at the Southern Region Oireachtas 2013:
- Gary Healy, Illinois
- Colleen Coyle Kelly, Pennsylvania
- Eileen Coyle Henry, Pennsylvania
- Brian Grant, Canada
- Philip Owens, Connecticut
- Terry Gillan, Connecticut
- Sharon Whelan MacSeeney, California
- Margaret Cleary, California
- Carmel Doyle, Australia
- Aaron Crosbie, England
- Bernie Downey, Ireland
- Mandy Hennigan O'Loughlin, England
- Jackie Scanlon, Ireland
- Mary McElroy, Ireland
- Anthony Costello, Ireland
We anticipate having the 2013 SRO website up and running by the time room reservations open. Stay tuned for more details as they are announced.
The following world qualifiers have were selected by random draw, to receive a stipend towards their trip to Boston:
- Christopher Johnson - Broesler
- Madeleine Lassogna - Mulligan
- Margot Walsh - Culkin
- Adelaide Bachrodt - Drake
- Gabrielle Stratmann - Teelin
- Olivia McCullough - Culkin
- Elizabeth Bradley -Butke
Congratulations to them all and the best of luck to all of our Southern Region dancers heading to Boston.
The brand new Club CLRG is now accepting members. When you join Club CLRG, you can access both online and on-site savings on items like Irish dance dresses, shoes, wigs, accessories, apparel, and much more.
Ask your teacher to register you and your classmates. It’s only €10 (about $13) per year and you can save hundreds on items you use every day for Irish dancing. You need to give your full name, date of birth, and an I.D. photo to your teacher, to get started.
To learn more:
The application forms for the 2013 IDTANA scholarships are now available on the IDTANA website.
Applications are due by December 20, 2012.
Room reservation requests for the 2012 Southern Region Oireachtas will open at 12:00 a.m. EST on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
To book a room at the Marriott New Orleans via the internet, please follow the link below. Per the Marriott website, all reservations requests will require a credit card guarantee, and a one night non-refundable deposit at the time of the reservation. For attendees, no booking code is required. Rooms are $130 per night.
A tentative schedule for the Oireachtas will be released when it becomes available.
TEACHERS: See the teachers' section of the IDTANA-Southern Region website for booking information.
The following dancers were selected to recieve the annual IDTANA-Southern Region travel stipend award to attend the 2012 Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne:
- Gabby Haddad - Rince Na H'Eireann
- Caitlin Faimon- Nashville Irish Step Dancers
- Maire Amlicke - Kristin Butke
- Laura Payne - An Cor Rud
- Maggie Hall - Broesler
- Patricia Palermo - Tir Na Greine
- Maggie Schroeder - Walsh Kelley
Best wishes to these and ALL of the Southern Region dancers preparing for and traveling to the 2012 Worlds.
The full results from the 2011 Southern Region Oireachtas have been uploaded in PDF format to the Results page on this website.
The application for the 2012 IDTANA scholarships is now available. Please see our Scholarship information page
for details. The initial application deadline is December 15, 2011.
Our friend and fellow IDTANA-Southern Region member Maureen Harling Welty, ADCRG, passed away on Monday night, May 2, 2011, after a long and courageous battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maureen's husband Scott, her family and friends, and the Harling Irish dance families.
Memorial services will be held in Florida and Chicago at a later date. Information will be posted here on the services when it becomes available.
The IDTANA-Southern Region is happy to announce the following dancers as recipients of this year's $500 travel stipend. The stipend is intended to defray the travel costs to the Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2011.
- Rosin Murray (Scariff)
- Josie Callahan (Broesler)
- Megan O'Keefe (Maple)
- Jillian Sikora (Ryan)
- Marc Dreier (Inis Cairde)
- Sarah Lentz (Glor na Daire)
- Emme Toombs (Broesler)
Reservations will open at 9 a.m. on March 1st for the Oireachtas 2011 hotel rooms.
The Oireachtas will be held on December 2nd - 4th at the JW Marriott at Grande Lakes, Orlando.
The daily schedule will be the same as last year:
- Friday 2nd: Boys and Girls SOLOS, Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13
- Saturday 3rd: All TEAMS, plus Men and Ladies SOLOS Under 18, Under 19, Under 20, 20 & over
- Sunday 4th: Boys and Girls SOLOS Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 17
The special room rate is $139 per night plus tax. A non-refundable ONE NIGHT DEPOSIT will be charged to your card immediately.
To reserve a room, when booking opens, call 1-800-576-5750 and give the code "Shamrock."
After March 1, the hours of In-House Reservations at the J.W. Marriott are as follows: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations online should open at 9 a.m. on March 1. If you have any issues with the online booking, please call the toll-free number to reserve your room.
From Regional Director Judy McCafferty, ADCRG:
Earlier today, I received correspondence from Sean MacDonnchada, Chairman of An Coimisiun, regarding associations.
Three schools in the Southern Region, the Walsh-Kelley School, Rince na hEireann and the Culkin School, are precluded from participation in the World Championships 2011 due to Association/Relationship Rulings. Their World Qualifiers will have automatic qualification for the 2012 Championships, provided they participate in their relevant qualifying event in 2011.
As a result, additional qualifiers will represent the Southern Region at the 2011 World Championships. The additional qualifiers are:
Comp 24 - Boys Under 11
Sam Skillin (Drake)
Comp 23 - Boys Under 12
Seamus Burke (Teelin)
Liam Dhooghe (McTeggart)
Comp 21 - Boys Under 14
Markus Mowatt-Larson (McTeggart)
Hunter Finnegan (Tir na Greine)
Comp 19 - Boys Under 16
Joey Roca (Glor na Daire)
Sean Ross (Maple)
Grady McDavit (O'Neill-James)
Comp 18 - Boys Under 17
Aaron Pillert (O'Donovan)
Comp 12 - Girls Under 10
Maeve Sebold (McTeggart)
Comp 10 - Girls Under 12
Emma Sadick (Boyle)
Alanna O'Brien (Cregan O'Brien)
Comp 9 - Girls Under 13
Bridget Kennedy (Inishfree)
Mariah Horton (Drake)
Sabrina Skillin (Drake)
Emma Davis (Boyle)
Tyler Caple (Rhythm of Ireland)
Comp 8 - Girls Under 14
Kortney Kirsch (Glor na Daire)
Mary Kate Hall (Broesler)
Lydia Wilkens Reed (Inish Acla)
Caiti Griffiths (Drake)
Comp 7 - Girls Under 15
Savannah Carter (Broesler)
Mary O'Reilly (Boyle)
Comp 6 - Girls Under 16
Maggie Domingo (Drake)
Anastasia Lucas (Boyle)
Kelsey Micko (Drake)
Comp 5 - Girls Under 17
Sheena Kelly (Drake)
Shannon Tyman (Drake)
Jenna Pace (McTeggart)
Erin Donovan (King O'Sullivan)
Comp 4 - Ladies Under 18
Megan Wrigley (King O'Sullivan)
Comp 1 - Ladies 20 & over
Sarah Kubik (Maple)
Full results from the team and solo competitions for the 2010 Southern Region Oireachtas have been added to this website. Visit our Southern Region Oireachtas Results
page to view the PDF files of the results packets.