The competitive part of the year finished up at the Queensland Premierships, a Feis with sections ranging from Novice through to Open reserve. It was a massive weekend of dancing for all, with Scoil Ard Rince dancers achieving fabulous results across the board. We took out 4 Titles, 6 runners-up and a further 11 podium places, with many more wonderful placings along the way.
The Bronze Flora Lynagh Medal is an award given to the highest achieving dancer in each age group, each year and is presented at the Premierships. Each dancer accumulates points from both AIDA competitions as well as private Feiseanna. The overall Gold Medal is then awarded to the dancer with highest total from this group.
This year we had 4 Scoil Ard Rince dancers come away with the Bronze Medals. (Below) Kate Edgar (14 years), Paige Blonk (12 years), Lana Jones (9 years), Freya Jones (11 years)
Our very own Lana Jones (Below) went on to win the much coveted Gold Medal, a wonderful achievement funded totally by AIDA QLD, in recognition of the work and commitment of Open dancers. Congratulations to all of our Flora Lynagh Medal recipients on an outstanding achievement for your age group.Read More...
2018 saw our dancers and families make the trip to Cairns in North Queensland, with the Australian Irish Dancing Championships held there for the very first time. We had a fantastic group of dancers and their families head to the 5 day event. It was there we claimed our newest Australian Champion, Isaac Loxley! Isaac took out first place in Intermediate Boys 14 years, and we are delighted with him taking home the title in such a talented section.
Scoil Ard Rince dancers took out a further 5 podium places in solo events, with 3rd places going to Lana Jones (9 years), Freya Jones (11 years) and Chloe Peirce (Senior Ladies 20-21 years); 4th place to Kate Edgar (14 years) and 5th place to Jasmine Merison (18 years).
Our teams also had great success with 4 teams placing as runners up with a total of 15 teams placing in the top 10.
We’d like to congratulate each and every dancer that represented Scoil Ard Rince. We couldn’t be more proud of the time and effort you all put in to prepare for the championships.
For a full list of our fantastic solo and team results, click this link:Read More...
The 2018 State Championships took place in August 2018. Scoil Ard Rince had a large group of dancers take part in the Championships and we couldn’t be more proud of them all. We had a very successful weekend with 4 solo State Champions and 11 ceili State Champions along with the Annette Oxenham Traditional Set Dance Champion!
A huge congratulations to our solo State Champions:
Freya Jones – 11 Years Girls
Paige Blonk – 12 Years Girls
Kate Edgar – 14 Years Girls
Isaac Loxley – 14 Years Boys
We had a total of 22 dancers on the podium!!
To view our results, click through to this link…Read More...
The 2017 State Championships were held on August 4th, 5th & 6th. Scoil Ard Rince had 31 solo competitors and 26 teams take to the stage and we couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them.
9 solo State Champions with 20 dancers qualifying for the 2018 World Championships in Glasgow! 2 Ceili State titles, with 9 runner-up and 3 third places!
Click the link to view our fantastic results http://www.brisbaneirishdancing.com.au/state-championships-2017/08/2017Read More...
Congratulations to our 10 dancers that recently represented Scoil Ard Rince at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin, Ireland. The dancers trained hard through the sweltering Australian summer and should be very proud of their efforts abroad.
Freya, Isaac, Issy, Colette, Abby, Sophie, Jazz, Eliza, Chloe & Blaze
Special mention to our world recall medallists – Isaac, Chloe and our Open Age Girls 8 Hand Ceili!Read More...
Welcome to 2017!
On the 4th and 5th March, many of the Scoil Ard Rince dancers took to the stage for the first time this year at the March Feis. The weekend was full of fun and great dancing – congratulations all!Read More...
In late September of 2016, some of our dancers travelled to Hobart, Tasmania to compete in the Australian National Irish Dancing Championships. We couldn’t be more excited to announce that our very own Chloe walked away as the 18 Years Girls National Champion, in addition to our Under 18 Girls 8 Hand also taking out the national title. The full list of results is below, congratulations on an incredibly successful year to all at Scoil Ard Rince.
18 Years Girls National Champion: Chloe
Podium finishes to Jasmine 3rd, Elise, Kate & Eliza 4th and Isaac 5th
Other placings to Freya 8th, Abi 9th, Bridget 10th, Charlotte & Sam 12th, Greer, Sophie & Brea 14th, Ella & Izzy 17th, Aaliyah 26th, Lexie 29th, Caitlin & Blaze 31st. Next recall place to Nyah and Tara and well done also to Chloe and Memphis.
Under 18 Girls 8 Hand National Champions
Under 10 Girls – 3rd in 8 Hand and 5th in 4 Hand
Under 12 Girls – 3rd in 4 Hand and 3rd in 8 Hand
Under 15 – 2nd in Mixed 4 Hand, 6th and 17th in Girls 4 Hand, 6th in 8 Hand, 11th in 2 Hand
Under 18 Girls – 3rd in 4 Hand
Open Age Girls – 4th in 4 Hand Choreography, 6th in Girls 8 Hand, 7th in Girls 4 HandRead More...
The Queensland State Championships in 2016 was a successful event for all involved at Scoil Ard Rince. The hard work and determination of our students saw our school walk away with five solo and five team state championship titles – we couldn’t be prouder!
10 Years Girls State Champion: Elise
12 Years Girls State Champion : Kate
12 Years Boys State Champion: Issac
16 Years Girls State Champion: Jasmine
17 Years & Over Traditional Set Dance State Champion: Blaze
Under 10 Girls 4 Hand State Champions
Under 10 Girls 8 Hand State Champions
Under 15 Girls 2 Hand State Champions
Under 18 Girls 8 Hand State Champions
Open Age Girls 8 Hand State Champions
The 2016 year has kicked off and we are already blown away by the dedication and effort put in by our dancers. We have a great year planned which will include Grade Exams, competitions, performances and also a celebration night to recognise 25 years of Scoil Ard Rince!
Places are available in all locations – Redcliffe | Bulimba | Sunshine Coast.
Beginners through to Open Championships dancers. Tiny Tots class for the young ones right through to ReelFit classes for adults. Everyone is welcome and we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like more information, please email Breeda: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0410 455 662.
We wish all dancers and their families a very successful and enjoyable 2016.
Breeda, Chrissy, Bridget & ClaireRead More...
The 2015 Australian Championships were held at Sydney Olympic Park from 29th September to 3rd October. As teachers of Scoil Ard Rince, we were so proud of the amazing effort all of our dancers put in during both the lead up to the Championships and throughout the event. A big thank you to all dancers and their families! To view Scoil Ard Rince’s fantastic results, please click through…Read More...