ALL dancers (top 25%) and musicians (top 10 musicial submissions) will be placed and automatically entered into a raffle with a chance to win one of the GRAND prizes listed below! RESULTS to appear in Irish Dancing Magazine's May/June 2021 issue. Results will appear alphabetically within catagory.
Example 1: a dancer or musician placed on the virtual podium - (top 3 or 5 dancers depending upon the competition), will be recognized for that achievement within their age bracket and level, however, they will not ranked - 1, 2, 3, etc.,).
Example 2: Dancers placed in the top 25% based upon their combined score from the two dances submitted will appear alphabetically in the magazine under their age group and dance level. Their actual ranking/placement will not appear in the results.
Example 3: Musicians placed in the top 10 will appear in the results alphabetically as achieving top 10 status. Further ranking from of those placed will not appear in the results.
Dancers & Musicians may be placed in multiple catagories!
Grand Prize Raffle
2 Tickets To/From Ireland on Aer Lingus! Start planning your dream trip with these Aer Lingus tickets! Tickets can be used on Aer Lingus scheduled operating direct flights across the Aer Lingus network to and from Ireland only - not valid on partner flights or code share flights. Black out dates apply. Winner will be provided terms and conditions. Tickets must be used by March 17, 2022.
Dine with Amy Mae Dolan - Riverdance's leading lady will share a virtual lunch with YOU! Hear about her incredible journey from competitive dance to the Riverdance Summer School where she was ultimately selected to join the Riverdance cast! Amy-Mae has danced all over the world, including for the Pope! How does she handle the pressure? What is her training regime like? Learn this and more from Amy-Mae. Lunch will be provided by Go Irish Dance, delivered to your home. ZOOM in with Amy-Mae.
TikTok with Tyler - Enjoy a collab with Tyler Schwarz on TikTok or Instagram Reel. Tyler was one of the first dancers in the world who made short Irish Dancing videos go viral. Don't worry what level of dancer you are, because Tyler will help you shine like a star with his clever choroegraphy and moves! If you are a musician, chat with Tyler about your music dreams and create a collab with you playing and him dancing! Chances of going viral - likely high!
A Collab with David Geany - wait...what?!?! During the pandemic, the County Dingle native delighted millions of fans with his brilliant collabs with top champs all over the world! Not only that, he brought in some amazing trad musicians to the mix and Trad Music popularity is on the rise- a possible connection? Who knows! But we can say a collab with David would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for some lucky dancer or musician. Your star will shine bright on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube when this collab hits!
Cairde Merch- During lockdown a NEW dance group took TikTok by storm. Cairde, pronounced 'cawr-jah,' is the Irish word for 'friends'. They are a group of lads from the West of Ireland who love dancing. The group has amassed over 1.6 million followers on TikTok and they aim to bring the art of Irish Dance to as many people as they can in the most fun and interesting ways possible. Since going viral the group have launched their own apparel and YOU will receive your own swag bag of merchandise from them! How cool is that?
Morgan Bullock - IDM's August/September 2020 cover star, Morgan Bullock is a world class dancer and social media megastar. She is followed by many celebrities and has gained worldwide support of her love of Irish Dancing, including being invited by the Prime Minister of Ireland to perform at the 2021 St. Patrick’s Day celebration and to perform with the cast of Riverdance while on their American tour. Get advice from Morgan on how to create a viral video or work on a collab with her!
Mary Papageorge Collab – She is the "queen" of Irish Dancing TikTok With nearly 700,000 fans! Mary has become TikTok famous with her love of Irish Dance. And, Mary is alsoon IDM's March 2021 cover! This amazing dancer has has been dueted by some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities including big names like movie Star - Will Smith, NBC's World of Dance judge - Derek Hough; music producer/DJ, Marshmello, singer-songwriter, Jason Derulo and SO MANY MORE! One lucky winner will do a collab with her! If you are a musician, don't worry...Mary will dance to your music OR if you are a dancer, you can do collab together!
Jack Quinn – Learn from one of the best dancers on the planet, 7X World Champion Jack Quinn. Not only has Jack had an amazing competitive career, he also has starred in Riverdance. ZOOM with Jack to break down your treble technique to create better, clearer sound.
Niamh Shevlin – Lord of the Dance female lead star will mentor one dancer on their stage presence and how to "bring it" when you need it most! If you are a musician, Niamh will do a collab with you - you play music and she dances! Value = priceless
Gardiner Brothers –Our November 2020 cover stars, the Gardiner Brothers are social media stars and now one lucky dancer or winner will collab with them!! Your star will shine bright working with these incredible dancers!
Lord of the Dance is delivering a one hour ZOOM lesson with one of their show's stars! Learn from the best in the business on what it takes to dance in a professional show, or if you are a musician, use this opporutnity to speak over ZOOM with one of their talented musicians to hear about their journey from music lessons to the professional stage!
Irish Dancing Magazine - THREE winners will be selected to be inside the pages of Irish Dancing Magazine with a Dancing or Music Spotlight on their dance or music careers. This 1-2 page feature on EACH of these three winners will get their life story heard by fans of dance and trad music, worldwide, via Irish Dancing Magazine!
Irish Dancing Magazine - 10 winners will receive a six month subscription to IDM's print magazine and IDM online.
Other Awards for Winners in Dance & Music
An Emailed Award Certificate - All placed dancers will be emailed a certificate acknowledging your win of Go Irish Dance 2021 along with your title(s). Print it out and frame it! One entry may win multiple titles/catagories such as "Most likely to be a show star," "top 25% placement dance," "top 10 placement music" "best carriage," "excellent execution of dance," "Best Location for Music Video," "Most Creative Music Video and more!
All winning entries (those mailed an email award certificate) will also receive a $6.99 voucher toward a single issue purchase of Irish Dancing Magazine's May/June 2021 issue (while supplies last) which will have results from this competition. If you receive an email certificate, you will appear in these results pages. Use the voucher to get a big discount on your single issue purchase. This, in essence, provides you a FREE issue, however, you pay the standard shipping fee to your home. Voucher must be used for the May/June issue, while supplies last.
Family TikTok Winners
The three winners of the Family TikTok will be mailed their own trophy/plaque PLUS we plan to include a photo and brief story of your family in Irish Dancing Magazine's print edition!
$300 in cash is up for grabs! Three winning numbers will be selected to receive $100 each along with the title of BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION! Plus, the top 10 compositions will appear in the results section of Irish Dancing & Culture Magazine's print edition! That's a brilliant title and prize!