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NAIDC

The North American Irish Dance Championships (NAIDC) is held annually in North America over the first week of July and is hosted on a rotational basis by each region. 

The NAIDC is one of the premier Irish dance competitions worldwide and it is considered a secondary Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne qualifier for those dancers residing in North America.  

NAIDC 2021 UPDATE

Click here for Letter from IDTANA & CLRG

Exciting news from IDTANA and CLRG!

Due to COVID travel restrictions currently in place, the event known as the North American Irish Dance Championships (NAIDC) will NOT be held in July 2021.

Keep reading for the exciting news!

In its place, we are offering TWO new, separate WORLD QUALIFYING championships for one year only as follows: 

  • US National Championships (USA & Mexico)
  • Canadian National Championships

Each Championship will be of equal weight and status.

US National Championships

  • The US National Championships will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona on July 6 – 10, 2021. (March 16, 2021 Note: Dates changed to accommodate COVID-19 safety precautions on ALL SIX stages for the entire length of the Championships.) 
  • A new syllabus for the USA event will be developed and forwarded to teachers shortly.
  • Hotel information will be released in the near future.
  • Open ONLY to dancers who, based upon residency, are eligible to participate in one of the five USA Oireachtaisí.

Canadian National Championships

  • Dates and location information for the Canadian National Championships will be shared as soon as details are confirmed. The event will be held no later than December 2021.
  • Open ONLY to dancers who, based upon residency, are eligible to participate in one of the two Canadian Oireachtaisí.

We look forward to a time in the future when all of North America can join together, but until then we share in the excitement of these TWO new, separate WORLD QUALIFYING championships!