RCCEA are glad to launch the Shoe Bank project - more details inside!
Once a teacher has passed their T.C.R.G. examination and has registered with CLRG they can then register with RCCEA. All active teachers, both resident or non resident, operating in our region are encouraged to join. It must be noted that if teachers wish to enter dancers at our annual Oireachtas - World Qualifiers, they must be registered. You can always contact your Regional representative for help or advice on how to get started.
CLRG Irish dance schools are now to be found in most areas of Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. The purpose of this website is to assist anyone wishing to join a CLRG registered school in the above mentioned region. New pupils are always welcome, as the main goal of CLRG is to promote and develop Irish dancing and its wider culture, especially its language and music. Please check the Teachers and Schools section to find a school closest to you.
RCCEA Council members and positions 2021 - 2023
Chair: Mary Sweeney, ADCRG
Vice-Chair: Biagio Mineo, TMRF
Secretary: Mara Cernat, TCRG
Vice-Secretary: Rachel Franzen, ADCRG
Treasurer: Madeleine Friesinger-Kostack, TCRG
Vice-Treasurer: Shane McAvinchey, TCRG
Feis Registrar: Lucy Johnstone, TCRG
Transfer Secretary: Esther Bromley, BG
Child Protection Officer: Kathryn O'Connor Barton, ADCRG
Council member ; Dmitry Leschev TMRF
N-W Europe: Lucy Johnstone, TCRG
S-W Europe: Esther Bromley, BG
N-E Europe: Aleksei Smirnov, TCRG
S-E Europe: Mara Cernat, TCRG
Russia: Anton Avramenko, TCRG
Asia & Middle East: Kathryn Barton, ADCRG
Committees within the council
PR Chair : Shane McAvinchey TCRG, PR Team : Darya Markosyan TCRG and Rachel Franzen ADCRG
Professional Development Chair ; Darya Markosyan TCRG, Team : Robert Gabriell TCRG ,Lucy Johnson TCRG
Oireachtas Committee ; Chair Biagio Mineo TMRF, Team members Mary Sweeney ADCRG, Esther Bromley BG and Kathryn Barton ADCRG
Representatives to CLRG
Teachers reps : Mary Sweeney ADCRG and Rachel Franzen ADCRG
Council Rep (voted by the current council): Shane McAvinchey, TCRG
Over the years we have had many volunteers outside of the officers and council members volunteering their time for our region. This year yet again we have Daniele Rigamonti TMRF working on our PR Team (website ) and Josephine Cairns TCRG working on the Professional Development Team.
If you have experience in any of those fields and wish to volunteer, please get in contact. Our next council meeting will be May 25th. If you have any questions, ideas or concerns please use our chain of command, write to your local rep or myself as Chair either to my personal email or to our RCCEA email firstname.lastname@example.org