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New England Championships

Our 2016 New England Championships will be a qualifying championship for Rince Tuatha Nua's American National Championships 2017 and Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa's All Irelands and World Championships 2017

Special workshop on 11/6--see information at the bottom of the page.

Registration Information

Please read the competition rules on theRince Tuatha Nua website. Clarification for entry to the Events are listed below.

Changes to levels or dances are not permitted the day of the feis. If a dancer has entered in a wrong category/dance, s/he will not be allowed to compete in that dance (no refunds given).

A late fee of $15 will be added to all registrations received between October 13 - 20. Payments must be received by October 20th for a dancer to compete.

Registration is closed.

New England Championship Syllabus

All non-set dances are 32 bars unless otherwise noted.


Dancers may enter up to 2 Events

  • Beginner: Reel 113 & Light Jig 116
  • Intermediate: Reel 113 & Light Jig 116
  • Novice: Reel 113, Hornpipe 138 or 113 & Jockey to the Fair 92
  • Prizewinner: Reel 113, Hornpipe 113 & 3 Sea Captains 92
  • Preliminary Champion: Reel 113 & Non-Trad Set
  • Open Champion: Slip Jig 113 (Reel 113-40 bars for males), Treble Jig 73, King of the Fairies 130 & Non-Trad Set

Dancers must have material appropriate for ech Event. Ex., a Beginner may enter the Beginner Event and the Intermediate Event, but must do different steps in the Intermediate Event. Dancers repeating steps and/or dancing material obviously below or above that competition's level will not receive full marks.

Dancers who have placed out of Reel & Light Jig in Intermediate but do not have the Event hard shoe dances in Novice may still enter the Intermediate Event; they may also enter Novice event.

Preliminary Champion is for any dancer who has a non-trad set dance and who has not won first place in Preliminary or Open Champion at a Championship Event (NEC, MAC, Nationals, All Irelands, Worlds). Dancers who have won a champion first at a championship may only enter the Open Champion Event.

Grade Dances

Dancers may repeat a dance in the Grades if they are doing it as part of an Event as well.

  • First Feis: Reel 116 or Light Jig 118 (16 bars each, open to competitive age 5 & under)
  • Beginner: Reel 113, Light Jig 116, Slip Jig 113, Single/Hop Jig 120, Treble Jig 88/89
  • Intermediate: Reel 113, Light Jig 116, Slip Jig 113, Single/Hop Jig 120, Treble Jig 92, Hornpipe 138
  • Novice: Reel 113, Slip Jig 113, Treble Jig 92 or 73, Hornpipe 138 or 113, Trad Set: Jockey to the Fair 92*
  • Prizewinner: Reel 113, Slip Jig 113, Treble Jig 73, Hornpipe 113, Trad Set: 3 Sea Captains 92*
  • Champion: Reel 113 (40 bars), Slip Jig 113, Treble Jig 73, Hornpipe 113, Trad Set: King of the Fairies 130*
  • *Please note that the trad set grade dance is the dance listed (not dancer's choice)

Team Dancing

  • Ceili Dances: 4 Hand, 6 Hand, 8 Hand
  • Figures: 2 Hand, 3 Hand--48 bars each

    Special Event

  • Family & Friends Ceili: 4 Hand, 6 Hand, 8 Hand; family/friends ONLY entering this event do not pay the registration fee
  • At least 50% of the team must consist of people not competing in other events at the NEC.
  • Ages may be mixed in the teams.
  • If there are a lot of entries then categories will be split into teams with children in them and teams consisting mainly of teens & adults.
  • Teams should dress alike but Irish Dance costumes are not required.


    Workshop, Sunday, November 6, at Flying Irish Studio

    Instructor: Gavin Boyle. Gavin started dancing at the age of 4 with the Boyle Academy in Scotland. Throughout his 13 year competitive career he travelled the world and placed top 10 at all majors, including 5th at Worlds. At 19 he joined Riverdance, touring in Ireland & the UK and also being in many TV shows as a member of the Flying Squad. In 2009 he joined GFD Productions and toured all over the world in Dance Masters, Celtic Nights and Gaelforce Dance as a lead dancer and dance captain. He now also works on the other side of shows for GFD Productions, where one of his jobs is running auditions for new show dancers.

  • Open to Dancers who enter an "Event" at the NEC
  • Beginner/Intermediate/Novice Workshop 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, limit 20 dancers, soft shoe, $40
  • Prizewinner/Champion Workshop, 9 am - 11 am, limit 15 dancers, $50
  • Your space in the workshop is confirmed when your NEC registration & workshop fee is paid in full
  • Workshops will teach material from different shows & tips on how to present yourself for audition or a performance


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