The O'Connor School of Irish Dancing is a part of a large community of organizations and schools that encourage the development and promotion of Irish Culture through dance, music and language.
"The An Coimisiún is an authority that implements rules and recommendations in order to preserve and promote Irish Dancing, including step dancing, céili dancing and other team dancing, and also to promote the use of the Irish language"
"The Irish Dancing Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA) came together in 1964 with the goal of assuring teacher and adjudicator competency, as well as standardizing the ever growing number of feisanna throughout North America"
"The Western US Region is one of seven regions in North America. The region follows the rules of both the Irish Dance Teachers Assosiaction of North America and the governing body in Ireland, An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha. "
Feis Productions is an online registration system for local feisianna. Once your dancer is ready to compete you will learn how to enter competitions through this or FeisWorx (depending on which website the specific feis administration chooses)
FeisWorx is an online registration system for regional feisianna. Once your dancer is ready to compete you will learn how to enter competitions through this or Feis Productions (depending on which website the specific feis administration chooses)
“Rutherford Products is the leading producer of Irish Dancing Shoes and are the overwhelming ‘Choice of Champions’”. New dancers will not need shoes for their first few classes. Before purchasing shoes they must be approved by the instructors.
“We have an innovative original product line including fabulous dresses, and accessories! Visit Emerald Key for all of your feis accessories and beauty needs.” Dancer will not need accessories until they begin competing. Before purchasing feis accessories they must be approved by the instructors.
“Buy and sell your new or used Irish Dance costume online. Over 2,000 dresses currently for sale! We also feature dressmakers and designers, dance supplies, message boards and more!” Before buying a solo dress it must be approved by the instructors.
“Here you will find the coaching and instruction you need to not just get fit, but to get Irish Dance Fit!” Once students reach the championship levels of Irish dance a key component is physical fitness. This website is a great source and is also owned by an O’Connor Alumni!