Hit The Stage 2013 Rules
- Dancers of any age with registered schools of An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (CLRG) and non-registered schools of CLRG can enter the competition.
- Choreographies may be entered in any or all of the following categories:
- Soft shoes mini - up to 6 dancers
- Hard shoes mini - up to 6 dancers
- Soft shoes - 7 and more dancers
- Hard shoes - 7 and more dancers
- The choreography entries must be submitted via email to
no later than Wednesday 15 May 2013. Names of all team members must be submitted with the entry and any later alterations notified before the competition.
- Music must be sent to organizers by email to
no later than Friday17 May in MP3 format. The team must also have a copy of the music on CD, iPod or any MP3 player with them on the day of the competition.
- Entered choreographies must be at least 2:30 minutes long and cannot be longer than 4:30 minutes.
- A choreography should be capable of being performed on stage size 10 x 5 metres. Entrance can be from either side or both sides of the stage.
- Only the ordinary stage lighting provided at the venue can be used.
- In the soft shoe categories only soft shoes are allowed to be used, in hard shoe categories a combination of both soft and hard shoes can be used.
- Other styles of dances and performing arts may be incorporated into the dance.
- If it is required a story for the choreography can be read before the dancing. This must take no longer than 1 minute.
- Elements to be considered:
- Irish dance technique – footwork and execution
- Teamwork and presentation
- Overall impact (costume, portrayal of theme, stage properties)
- Fees are 4 Euro per dancer per choreography.
- By entering the choreography competition, choreographer, dance teacher and all dancers of the entered team grants the organisers the royalty-free right to use photos and videos taken during the competition for any purpose, in particular for advertisement purposes and promotional events including, but not limited to, reproduction, distribution and publication of the photo and video materials and making the photo available to the public in any form and in any media (printed or electronic form, on the Internet, TV, radio, cinema etc.) and including making adaptations of the photo (colouring, reducing, multiplying etc.). The right to use the photo or video materials is granted for an indefinite period of time and without any territorial restriction. Organisers ensure that participants will not be presented in a bad light through their respective use of the photo or video materials, but are not limited in the use of the materials.