OIREACHTAS

OIREACHTAS 2019

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The 2019 MidAmerica Oireachtas will be held Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019 in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Oireachtas Participant Online Handbook

TRINITY OIREACHTAS QUALIFICATIONS

Solo Championships

The MidAmerica Region provides qualifications for dancers who wish to compete in our region’s solo championships and World qualifying event. Trinity increases the level of qualification to ensure that our dancers are adequately prepared to take on this high-level competition and ready to meet the challenge of competing against the best of the best our region has to offer. In order to compete in the solo championship at the 2019 Oireachtas, a Trinity dancer must:

 

  • U8 & U9 dancers will be entered at teacher discretion. Those dancers are invited to begin training in the Munster class in Trinity’s Province (Accelerated) Program, typically in December/January and March/April.

 

  • U10 dancers must have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each of the 4 major dances at the prizewinner level in a MidAmerica or Mid-Atlantic feis between October 1, 2018 and September 3, 2019** OR place in the top 50% of a PC competition on one occasion, in a Mid-America or Mid-Atlantic feis between October 1, 2018 and September 3, 2019**. (Dancers who are already in Province have until September 30 to complete this qualification)

 

  • U11 dancers must have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each of the 4 major dances (including 1 1st place in any of the 4) at the prizewinner level, OR place in the top 50% of a PC competition on one occasion, in a Mid-America or Mid-Atlantic feis between October 1, 2018 and September 3, 2019**. (Dancers who are already in Province have until September 30 to complete this qualification)

 

  • U12 dancers must have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each of the 4 major dances (including 1st place in any 2 of the 4) at the prizewinner level, OR place in the top 50% of a PC competition on one occasion, in a Mid-America or Mid-Atlantic feis between October 1, 2018 and September 3, 2019**.  (Dancers who are already in Province have until September 30 to complete this qualification)

 

  • U13 dancers must have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each of the 4 major dances (including 1st place in any 3 of the 4) at the prizewinner level, OR place in the top 50% of a PC competition on one occasion, in a Mid-America or Mid-Atlantic feis between October 1, 2018 and September 3, 2019**. (Dancers who are already in Accel have until September 30 to complete this qualification)

 

  • U14 & older dancers must have placed in the top 50% of two separate PC competitions in MidAmerica or Mid-Atlantic feiseanna between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019, or be competing in OC.

 

**Important! County dancers who meet these qualifications prior to the 2019 Summer Workshop and the start of the 2019-2020 Province (Accelerated) Kick-off will transition to the class by teacher direction, usually via peer practice sessions and limited focus groups. County dancers who meet these qualifications in August of 2019 (after the Summer Workshop) will need 4-6 private lessons (arranged and paid for by the family) with a Province Program Assistant teacher to learn the material and catch up to the class.**

 

Mini Feis

The MidAmerica Region offers a Traditional Set competition at our Oireachtas, for dancers who are not competing in the solo championship. Trinity’s qualifications to compete at the 2019 MiniFeis are:
 

  • U8 dancers will be entered at teacher discretion.

  • Dancers U9 & older must have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a Traditional Set competition at the novice or prizewinner level in a feis in any North American region between October 1, 2018 and September 15, 2019.

  • Dancers who have qualified and intend to compete at the 2019 Mini Feis must register for Mini Feis Training Classes, held in October and November in Elmhurst, IAHC, Third Ward and Waunakee.

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