Monday, May 17, 2010

Camp Rince Ceol

Anyone registered for the above camp needs to read the notice below. Camps involving Irish dance portions involving children from more than one Irish dancing school registered with CLRG will be considered equal to a workshop so the camps must apply for OPEN WORKSHOP status to exempt the participants from being connected to each other due to the current Workshop Association Rules. Such applications have a due date and a list of criteria to follow, as one would expect.

Where a camp such as CRC does not achieve OPEN status, all of the dancers attending will be deemed "connected". This means their teachers can not judge any of the dancers in attendance, their classmates and their workshop associaitons. If any of the instructors are certified teachers, then the same will apply to them too.

Anyone applying for camps where Irish dancing is featured should always check with their teacher first because attending could negatively impact an entire school.


Dear Fellow Teachers & Adjudicators,

This weekend we received word that Camp Rince Ceol has not been granted "Open Workshop" status by An Coimisiun for 2010. The Rules Committee felt that the "aims and activities of the camp did not reflect the intended 'spirit' of open workshops".

Camp Rince Ceol has been providing a wonderful Irish dancing summer camp experience for the past 11 years. Our camp was founded on principles fostering our Irish culture and heritage. We have always paid careful attention to keep our workshops focused on dance basics; never teaching new material or altering material taught by campers' TCRGs. We have offered workshops in Irish music and Irish language, in addition to our dance workshops.

We take great pride in our program and have always followed the rules set forth by An Coimisiun. We want our Irish Dance community to know that we are presently working on an appeal. We feel confident that An Coimisiun will work with us to clarify any changes we need to make to bring this to a positive outcome. If you would like to keep informed of our progress you can look to our website, or ‘Friends of CRC’ on Facebook.

We appreciate any support you can provide and thanks again for your patience while we complete the appeal process.


Camp Rince Ceol

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