Shannon hosts two dance competitions, or feiseanna, per year:
Both feiseanna are registered with the World Irish Dance Association (WIDA) and managed by the Shannon Irish Dance Academy. Both events feature adjudicators from around the world.
Please click here for further information on each event.
What is the World Irish Dance Association?
The World Irish Dance Association (WIDA) is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting Irish dance around the world. Since its founding in 2004, WIDA has developed a global presence and currently includes over 140 schools in 21 countries – and continues to grow at a fast pace!
To promote Irish dance worldwide, WIDA organizes competitions, examinations and workshops and strives to bring Irish dance into the hearts and feet of dance enthusiasts, both with and without prior knowledge of Irish dance.
A defining characteristic of WIDA is its friendly and welcoming culture which can be experienced at any WIDA event. Competition is limited to the dance floor, while off the stage every dancer, parent and teacher becomes part of one big WIDA family with a shared love for Irish dance.