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2023 Cyril McNiff Scholarship Program now accepting applications

The IDTANA Cyril McNiff Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 2023! Additional Information:


Do I have to be Irish to Irish dance?​

Definitely not! Irish dancers come from all backgrounds, and you do not have to have any Irish heritage or a connection to Ireland to enjoy the unique and beautiful art form of Irish Dance for yourself. Absolutely everyone is welcome to Irish dance, no matter what their background or familiarity with [...]

Statement from the IDTANA Board

CLRG recently issued statements regarding an investigation connected to allegations of competition manipulation at major events. Such unethical behavior is a serious breach of the CLRG Code of Conduct and all allegations must be investigated to their fullest. IDTANA supports CLRG in this investigation, the disciplinary process, and its outcome. [...]


Blog News + Blog Stay up to date on the latest from IDTANA. Our News and Blog section is your number-one source for news in North American Irish dance, including competition information and important announcements, as well as frequently asked questions about Irish dance and thoughts from our members. Check [...]

Celebrating International Irish Dance Day

Two great events in one day: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day AND International Dance Day! Enjoy!!


Remembering Siobhán Moore

It is with tremendous sadness that we share the passing of our colleague and friend, Siobhan Moore, ADCRG (1958-2022). Siobhan was an intrepid soul who was passionate about Irish dancing and animals, especially her cats. Anyone who met Siobhan knew immediately that she was a refreshingly genuine individual. We extend [...]

Find a Feis

Events Find a Feis With over 200 local Irish Dance competitions (Feiseanna) in North America annually, you can easily participate in an exciting and professional competition circuit with categories defined by age groups and skill levels. Use our Feis Directory below and start a supported competitive career that can bring [...]

Thank You!

IDTANA Membership Thank you for submitting your registration! You will receive an email shortly confirming your registration, and containing your username and password. Please make careful note of this information, as it will be your access to members-only sections of the site once we launch. You will receive a second [...]

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 [...]


Resources Cyril McNiff Memorial Scholarship Program Available opportunities and how to apply The IDTANA is proud to sponsor several scholarships for high school seniors and current college students. Each year, usually in the Fall, the IDTANA Scholarship Committee provides a link to an application form, which also contains detailed information [...]