It is with a heavy heart that a decision has been made by the AIDA Inc. Council to cancel the 2020 Australian Championships that was scheduled to be held in Perth in Sept/Oct.
This has not been an easy decision as it will be the first time in 53 years that the Australian Irish Dancing Championships will not go ahead. The Federal Government restrictions on mass gatherings and social distancing, gave the Council no alternative but to make the decision to cancel the event for the health and welfare of our community.
We can advise that the AIDA Council is working with the Perth Convention Centre to secure dates for the 2021 Australian Irish Dancing Championship event and as soon as these dates have been secured a notification will be sent to the membership.
Keep well and safe and hopefully it will not be too long before restrictions start to be lifted.
Australian International Oireachtas 2020
Due to the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty of what lays ahead AIDA Inc has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Australian International Oireachtas.
We are pleased to advise that our dates for next year have now been secured and the 2021 Australian International Oireachtas will be held at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from 9 - 11 July 2021.
If you have booked accommodation at the Royal Pines for this July please call the hotel on 07 5597 8700. They can either transfer your existing reservation to the new dates, or if you prefer, a refund of the one night’s deposit can be arranged and you can rebook at a later stage. Be mindful that the staff at the Hotel have been reduced so it make take a little while to get through.
Anti Bullying Statement
- Bullying and unkindness, whether physical or emotional, are entirely unacceptable at any dance school. It conflicts sharply with the school’s principles and will always be treated seriously.
- Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, which intentionally hurts another individual or group, either physically or emotionally.
- Bullying can take many forms (including cyber-bullying via text messages or the internet).
- If you feel that you are being bullied, or are concerned about bullying, please contact your teacher immediately.
The AIDA Irish Dance Travel Bursaries have been established to assist dancers to travel overseas to compete at major Championships. If you would be interested in sponsoring a bursary please contact AIDA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take a few moments to read what the travel bursaries have meant to these 2019 Champions.