Saturday 15 June 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Gold Coast International Irish Dancing Championships

What a fabulous day we have at the Gold Coast!  The sun is shining, the birdies are singing and the sound of light-rail construction heralds a new era in transport...even if they do work all through the night :)

This year the Feis is back at the Gold Coast, having spent the last few years at the confusing Tweed Heads which is on the border of NSW and QLD and can't quite make up its mind which it wants to be. We are at the Albert Waterways Community Centre, a previous location for the Feis and conveniently situated over the road from Pacific Fair.

And, the competition has now been taken over by AIDA QLD and rebranded as the Gold Coast International Irish Dancing Championships to reflect the nature of the international competitors and adjudicators.

Our adjudicators are:

  • Janice Currie-Henderson ADCRG AUS, and Patron of the Australian Irish Dancing Association
  • Julie Evans-O'Donnell ADCRG IRE
  • Lorraine Scallon ADCRG IRE
And music is by the amazing Sean O'Brien AUS.

It is going to be a great weekend of dancing :)

The timetable for the weekend, which may be found on the Gold Coast Feis website at, is:


9 Years Intermediate
7 & 8 Years Intermediate
9 Years & Under Treble Reel
9 Years Open
7 & 8 Years Open
10 Years Open
10 Years Intermediate
11 & 12 Years Intermediate
10 Years Treble Reel
1:30pm Lunch & Presentations
11 Years Open
12 Years Open
11 Years Treble Reel
12 Years Treble Reel
15 Years & Over Intermediate
19 Years Open
20 Years & Over Open
7:15pm Presentations
9:00am13 Years Intermediate
14 Years Open
14 Years Treble Reel
14 Years Intermediate
13 Years Open 
13 Years Treble Reel
12:00pm Lunch & Presentations
15 Years Open
16 Years Open
15 Years Treble Reel
16 Years Treble Reel
17 Years Open
18 Years Open
17 Years Treble Reel
18 Years Treble Reel
5:30pm Presentations