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Breeda, Christine, Bridget, Claire and Celia

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State Championships 2017

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!

It was a fabulous weekend.

A huge congratulations to our State Champions:
Freya Jones – 10 Years Girls
Elise Mannion – 11 Years Girls
Isaac Loxley – 13 Years Boys
Kate Edgar – 13 Years Girls
Sophie Liang – 15 Years Girls
Eliza Bulloch – 17 Years Ladies (tied)
Jasmine Merison – 17 Years Ladies (tied)
Chloe Peirce – 19 Years Ladies

Special mention to Chloe Peirce who won the 17 Years & Over Traditional Set Dance.

2nd Place
Blaze Montgomery – 22 Years & Over Ladies

3rd Place
Bridget Mannion – 9 Years Girls
Ella Ross – 10 Years Girls
Abigail Loxley – 15 Years Girls
Greer Hutchison – 16 Years Girls

4th Place
Imogen Loxley – 7 Years & Under Girls
Charlotte Ross – 8 Years Girls
Sharnae Harris – 19 Years Ladies

5th Place
Alexis Tuckett – 12 Years Girls (tied)
Chloe Burrows-Andrews – 12 Years Girls (tied)
Colette Blake – 15 Years Girls
Caitlin Gray – 19 Years Ladies

6th Place
Aaliyah Sinclair – 11 Years Girls

7th Place
Charlotte McManus – 9 Years Girls
Tara McAteer – 10 Years Girls
Isabelle Chui – 14 Years Girls
Samantha Gray – 17 Years Ladies

8th Place
Isla Dukes – 9 Years Girls

11th Place
Brea Merison – 14 Years Girls

Championship Awards
Azaria Sinclair – 8 Years Girls
Caitlin Brighouse – 12 Years Girls
Nyah Burrows-Andrews – 14 Years Girls
Elbe Du Plessis – 15 Years Girls

Congratulations to our Team Only dancers:
Courtney Green
Devlin Burrows-Andrew
Sofia Witherow
Sheridan Moore

Congratulations to all SAR dancers. We are very proud of you all for the dedication and effort you put in leading up to the championships and for your performances on the weekend.  Thank you to our SAR families for all of your support.

Now the work begins for the National Championships in September!

For pictures of the weekend, head over to our Facebook page


World Championships 2017

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!


March Feis 2017

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!

March Feis 2017

March Feis 2017

March Feis 2017

March Feis 2017

March Feis 2017

March Feis 2017


Australian National Championships

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.

Solo Results

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.

Teams Results

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 Hand



Queensland State Championships 2016

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

11 years Champion, Elise Mannion

12 Years Girls State Champion : Kate

12 Years Boys State Champion: Issac

12 Year Girls Champion, Kate Edgar and 12 Years boys Champion, Isaac Loxley

16 Years Girls State Champion: Jasmine

16 years Girls Champion, Jasmine Merison

17 Years & Over Traditional Set Dance State Champion: Blaze

Blaze Montgomery, winner of the Senior Traditional Set Dance Competition

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




Mid Year Feis 2016 – Timetable

The timetable for the 2016 Mid Year Feis is now available. Click through to view the timetable….


April Feis – Timetable

The April Feis is fast approaching! Click here to view the timetable…


Welcome to 2016!

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: or call on 0410 455 662.

We wish all dancers and their families a very successful and enjoyable 2016.

Breeda, Chrissy, Bridget & Claire


Australian Championships 2015 – Results

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…


Qld State Championships – Results

The 2015 Qld State Championships are over for another year – but what a fantastic weekend! All of the Scoil Ard Rince dancers did an amazing job and we are very proud of each and every dancer.

Scoil Ard Rince had 7 solo State Champions:
Celia Shawcross – Senior Ladies
Chloe Peirce – 17 Years Ladies
Jasmine Merison – 15 Years Ladies
Sophie Liang – 13 Years Girls
Kate Edgar – 11 Years Girls
Elise Mannion – 9 Years Girls
Harry Lowis – 8 Years & Under Boys

Runners Up
Sharnie Harris
Eliza Bulloch
Colette Blake
Bridget Mannion

3rd Place
Isaac Loxley
Freya Jones

4th Place
Greer Hutchison
Brea Merison
Lexie Tuckett
Ella Ross

5th Place
Madelyn Burke
Cienna Jewell
Caity Gray
Sam Gray
Kyla Milne
Aaliyah Sinclair

Traditional Set Dance
1st Place Champion – Celia Shawcross
Runner Up – Chloe Peirce

A total of 25 dancers from Scoil Ard Rince on the blocks at States is amazing out of 43 dancers. 21 world qualifiers and a total of 31 in the top 10. Spectacular weekend which we followed up with amazing team results.

Remaining results

6th, Abi Loxley, Ella Liang
7th Blaze Montgomery, Isabelle Chui, Tara Wilkinson, Milliea Coonz
8th Chloe Burrows Andrews
10th Montana O Keeffe
11th Nyah Burrows Andrews
16th Shannagh Mangan
Championship Awards, Sonya Tadrowski, Elbe Du Plessis, Alina Althaus, Amy Jimmieson, Sheridan Moore, Evelyn Scherf, Rukiya Khamis, Caitlin Huf, Tara McAteer, Charlotte Ross.

State Champions
Open age 4 hand and 4 hand Choreography
Under 18 4 hand and 8 hand
Under 15 6 hand and 8 hand
Under 12 4 hand and 8 hand
Under 10 8 hand

Runners up
Under 15 4 hand
Under 10 mixed 8 hand
under 10 4 hand

3rd open age 8 hand, Open age progressive, under 15 2 hand, under 15 4 hand, under 12 3 hand, under 10 4 hand

4th under 10 mixed 4 hand, under 10 4 hand, under 12 mixed reel in couples

5th under 12 three hand

6th under 12 4 hand, under 15 2 hand

9 titles and 18 teams in the top 3 from a great weekend with all teams performing so well and giving it their best.

A big thank you to all dancers & parents for their support and assistance over the weekend. Let’s keep up the hard work…..only 4 weeks until the National Championships in Sydney!!

Breeda, Bridget, Chrissy & Claire