Now in its third year, the World Senior Irish Dancing Championships is growing in popularity. The feis, taking place on the 29th of October is being held at the Bunratty Castle Hotel in County Clare. The competition is open to adult dancers.
This unique event is the brainchild of Cora Summerville (M.A. Irish Dance Studies, University of Limerick and former dancer, teacher, adjudicator with CLRG). Cora wanted to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for adults to compete that takes them out of the shadows of junior dancers. “This event puts our adults centre stage, where a new or lifetime love of dance is rewarded,” says Cora. On reflection, Cora would have loved to have such an event in her day and feels we need to encourage adults to start new hobbies and continue the ones they enjoy, with Irish dancing being no exception.
Proceeds from the World Senior Irish Dancing Championships benefit the Nepal Orphans Home and EDUC Nepal. Further details regarding the event, including hotel rates and the entry system can be found on www.aidt.ie