New edition of Ar Rince Foirne

The new edition of Ár Rince Fóirne (2014) which includes instructional DVD is now available for purchase. Book and DVD retailing at €30 (P&P included) or can purchased as part of the full exam pack (which also includes set dance CD, exam papers etc) for €60 (P&P included).

For ordering and further queries please email

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are taking ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations prior to September 2015 the new edition of Ár Rince Céilí will not be part of the examination syllabus.

The current edition of Ár Rince Fóirne (2003) will be officially part of the syllabus for all ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations until September 2015.

History of Irish Dancing in London – from 1880s

A very limited number of copies of this will be available (dated and signed as requested) direct from myself – contactable in the Teachers Reception area and elsewhere during the World at a special price.

To make sure of your copy please Email your order by this Thursday night ( ) and pay at time of collection. This book will be a collectors item in years to come
and so avail of your opportunity to obtain your autographed copy signed at the date of its launch for special price of £6stg (and avoid cost of postage)

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Ceili Workshop and Grade Exams with Mary McElroy

Place: Avalon Academy studios, Nevadzova 4, Bratislava, Slovakia

Closest Hotel: City Hotel Bratislava, Seberiniho 9, Bratislava

Date for the ceili workshop: Friday 13 June. 
Start: 8:30 am
Finish: 5 pm
Price: 55 € (8 hours)

The workshop will include ceilí dances inlcuded in Ár Rincí Foirné and has open status

Dates for the grade exams: Saturday 14 June & Sunday 15 June.
Start: 9 am
Finish: 6 pm
Preliminary grade: 10 €
Grades 1-3: 15 €
Grades 4-6: 22,50 €
Grades 7-10: 30 €
Grades 11-12: 65 €

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES (both workshop and grade exams) is Saturday 31 may2014!

contact and entry forms:
Adriana Sturdikova conditional TCRG
+ 421 905 822 979

Exam 2015


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 15th-18th January 2015 at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF examinations have been confirmed for the 23rd-26th April 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. These exams will take place in Gaelic Park, Oak Forest. Host Hotel is the Doubletree Suites, Oak Forest, Room Rate: $99 per night.
Reservations can be made on line at or by phone 1-708-371-7300 Booking code CLR . The Doubletree Hotel, 5000 West 127th Street, Alsip, IL 60803 Rooms must be booked before March 25th to avail of above rate.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 3Oth April to 3rd May 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Venue TBC


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Exams are scheduled for the 11th-14th June 2015, in the Cork International Hotel, Cork Airport Business Park.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 3rd-5th July 2015 in Gauteng, South Africa. Venue TBC For further information regarding availability and registration please email

For further information regarding availability and registration please email

Exam 2014


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Exams confirmed for the 8th-11th May 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Venue for the exams is the Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confimred for the 19th-22nd June 2014 in SouthCourt Hotel, Limerick.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Exams confirmed for 31st July to August 3rd 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Venue for the exams is the International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 21st-24th August 2014 at the Communications Academy, Manchester. Host Hotel- Hilton (5 minutes from the Academy) Room rate £70 per night.


ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 2nd-5th October 2014 in the DoubleTree, Baltimore. BWI Room Rate $129 plus taxes per night.

For further information regarding availability and registration please email

Workshop with Mary McElroy

Ceili and Traditional Set Dances Workshop with Mary McElroy (CLRG examiner)

Avalon Academy of Irish Dance Slovakia would like to invite you to a Ceili and tradidional sets workshop held in Bratislava in March 2014. 3 days full of ceili and selected traditional set dances will be taught by Mary McElroy, CLRG examiner.
Date: Friday 7.March-Sunday 9.March 2014
Place: Avalon Academy studios, Bratislava, Slovakia
Price: 95€ (3days)
Closest airports: Bratislava(6km), Vienna(70km)
More information:
+ 421 905 822 979 Adriana Sturdikova conditional TCRG

Costume Rules

Here a summary of costume rules.  And feis organisers are encouraged to have a copy of the costume rules available at their event.


Live Blog

we are glad to announce that for the third year there will be a official live blog during the oireachtas. And of course it’s absolutely free!!