The World Irish Dancing Championships

The World Irish Dancing Championships

The World Irish Dancing Championships
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Why We Love This
Written by famous Irish dance historian Dr. John Cullinane

Includes Old Photographs, Historic details, and interesting facts

Handy and convenient format

Product Details

Published in 2016, The World Irish Dancing Championships is the 10th and final book from highly regarded Irish dance historian Dr. John Cullinane. Dr. Cullinane has been a member of An Coimisiún and an examiner for over 40 years and took part in the organisation of the first World Championships.

His current work traces the history and development of the World Championships from it's small beginning in Dublin in 1970 up to current times.

The book has many fascinating black and white photographs taken during those early years at Championships as well as tables documenting interesting facts and figures.

Table Of Contents

Founding members for the Worlds.

Commission structure and membership in 1970

The First World Championships

World Trophies

First Printed Programme

Easter Weekend Mansion House

1974 'Choreography Championships' first introduced

Oversea Awards

1960's Productive years for North America

North American entries at the Worlds 1970-1972

Feisanna 1970-1972 - North American Participation

Earliest Overseas Solo World Champions from America, Canada & Australia

Qualifying System

Judging Panels, Points Syste, and Presentation of Results

1986 Six Solo dance in competitions

Visiting Dignataries

Standardisation of Trophies

Musicians at the Worlds

Gender Balance

Increase in Number of Entries over last 40 years.

Duration of Event

Locations for the Worlds

Success and Beneficial Effect of the World Championships

Current Oireachtas Committee
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