2016 State Irish Dance Championships

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  • Location: The Events Centre, Caloundra 4551 Queensland
2015 Senior State Champions


The waves of the Sunshine Coast will be pounding to a different beat this month when Queensland’s surf paradise plays host to the 2016 QUEENSLAND STATE IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The prestigious World Championship-qualifying event will be held from Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31 at The Sunshine Coast Events Centre in Caloundra.

Almost 500 dancers from all over the state will flock to the Sunshine Coast to compete in the esteemed event which will feature 28 solo dancing Championships and 26 team events.

A panel of three top adjudicators from Ireland and Australia will travel to Caloundra to judge the Championships, while world-renowned musician Sean O’Brien - originally from Gympie – will make the trip from his base in Canada to provide dynamic Irish music for the competing dancers.

Australian Irish Dancing Association (Qld) President Cathy Crocker said the State Championships promises to be an exciting celebration of Irish culture & heritage.

“Not only will Ireland’s culture be on display but many National champions and current World Championship medal holders will be competing at the titles,” said Mrs Crocker.

“It will be an outstanding presentation of the best Irish dancers plus an array of spectacular Irish dance costumes will be on show as well.”

The 2016 QUEENSLAND STATE IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS will showcase the remarkable athleticism and artistic grace of Queensland’s elite Irish dancing fraternity.

Tickets are on sale now via The Events Centre  at  www.theeventscentre.com.au

2016 State Irish Dance Championships
VENUE: The Events Centre, Caloundra
DATES: Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July  
TIME: 8.30am Start  
Adults – 3 day pass $42.50 | 2 day pass $35.00 | Single day pass $22.00
Concessions* (ID Required) – 3 day pass $35.00 | 2 day pass $26.00 | Single day pass $17.00
Children 6 – 15 years – 3 day pass $7.00 | 2 day pass $7.00 | Single day $4.00
Children 5 and under are FREE

The Events Centre :
20 Michinton Street, Caloundra
07 5491 4240
07 5491 4944

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The Events Centre, Caloundra

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