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Remembering Gary Healy

Sad, stunned, shocked, heartbroken. Over the last few days, there was a collective gasp heard throughout the worldwide Irish dance community when told of the loss of IDTANA member Gary Healy, ADCRG. Gary’s vibrant and unforgettable personality coupled with his talent and passion for Irish dancing made him a force [...]

North American Irish Dance Championships Take Place in Montreal

Bonne Chance to all dancers and schools at the NAIDC 2022! After three years, it’s wonderful to be back together for our premier event! Here’s to incredible dancing and a fantastic week in Montreal! Tremendous thanks to the amazing NAIDC 2022 co-chair team of Ryan Carroll, Rose Johnson, and Marie [...]

Congratulations to the 2022 IDTANA Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 IDTANA Scholarship Recipients! In addition to the recipients’ commitment to excellence in Irish Dance, all have impressive academic records and devote themselves to volunteering in their schools and communities. The Cyril McNiff IDTANA Scholarship Program awarded a total of $44,000 in scholarships. A tremendous thank you [...]

Deadline Approaching for 2022 NAIDC Entries

A friendly reminder that dancer entries, program orders, and ad placements for NAIDC 2022 close this Sunday, May 1. ​Programs/journals will only be available for pre-order; they will not be sold at the venue or available in an online format. All participants (dancers, families, etc.) interested in having a program [...]

Registration is open for Grades 11 & 12 at the NAIDC

The IDTACer is offering Grade 11 and 12 exams during this year’s North American Irish Dance Championships in Montréal on July 2, 2022. Registration is now open for these exams and will be open until May 1, 2022 or when the cap is reached. Candidates must first register and pay [...]