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Quick Links to #SRO2019 Info

Quick Links to #SRO2019 Info

With the 2019 Southern Region Oireachtas kicking off, here’s a list of links to info you may need:

Parking at the Gaylord for #SRO2019

Parking at the Gaylord for #SRO2019

Discounted parking is available in the Gaylord’s garage (not in other National Harbor lots). The Gaylord will have a pre-pay parking desk available in the hotel’s Potomac Lobby during the following hours:

  • Friday 12/6/19 – (7 – 9 a.m. & 3 – 5 p.m.)  
  • Saturday 12/7/19 (7 – 9 a.m. & 5 – 7 p.m)
  • Sunday 12/8/19 (7 – 9 a.m. & 5 – 7 p.m)

Attendees can prepay for parking at the DISCOUNTED rate and avoid long lines in the parking lot/garage upon departure.

It’s #SRO2019 Oireachtas week!

It’s #SRO2019 Oireachtas week!

Happy Monday!

Updates on the competition, as they are available, will be posted here, on Facebook and via Twitter. Our Instagram account will also begin sharing updates and photos this week. All accounts can be found at @idtanasr.

For all those messaging our Facebook page, as soon as we have information available to share, we will do so here and on our website. That includes the time of mass, when the PDF program will be posted, etc.

Safe travels to all!

A message from the #SRO2019 Oireachtas Committee

A message from the #SRO2019 Oireachtas Committee

We appreciate the support of an assortment of vendors every year.  We think that bringing their retail businesses to a central location at the Oireachtas is a convenience for you.  The vendors that support our Oireachtas pay a licensing fee that helps us pay for the expenses of the Oireachtas.  They are required to provide proof of liability insurance.  They are required to agree with and follow An Coimisiún’s Child Protection policies in order to help protect our dancers.

We have a large contingent of vendors for the 2019 Southern Region Oireachtas.  There is limited space at every venue.  We began accepting contracts in September and continued until November 10th.  We could not accommodate every vendor.  We could not accommodate some vendors who submitted their contracts after the deadline.

Please support only those vendors who have supported our Oireachtas by cooperating with our volunteers, completing the required process, and supporting our Oireachtas by paying the vendor licensing fee.  Those vendors are:

With the exception of Shamrock Photo Central and Tir Na Nog Tanning, all vendors will be located in the Vendor Village in Exhibition Hall D on the lower Atrium level.  There will also be food concessions, a practice stage and a seating area on this level as well.

 The primary purpose of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America-Southern Region is to conduct the Oireachtas to qualify our dancers to compete in Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne, the World Irish Dancing Championships.  Your teachers and the Southern Region’s adjudicators invest thousands of measured volunteer hours to plan, organize, finance and execute the event each year.  In addition to the basics, we try to plan an event that will be fun, interesting and convenient for our dancers and their families.  Please help us by supporting our authorized vendors.

Sincerely,
Oireachtas Committee
SRO 2019

Video order form for #SRO2019 now available

Video order form for #SRO2019 now available

DRC/Dance Bug video is the official vendor for the 2019 Southern Region Oireachtas and will be recording set dances, ceili dances, figure choreography and dance dramas. You can now download an order form and fill it out in advance for the SRO.

Please remember, video recording of dances is prohibited except by authorized parties. Per the SRO Syllabus, “No video recorders/cameras, movie cameras, or camcorders will be allowed in the competition halls, except for news media/ official photographer/videographer as approved by the committee. No flash photography is permitted during competitions. No photography is permitted while any dancer is in motion by any device.”

More vendors announced for #SRO2019

More vendors announced for #SRO2019

The following is a mostly complete list of vendors who will be attending the 2019 Southern Region Oireachtas. As other vendors confirm, they will be added to this list. UPDATED 11/18/2019

Additional vendors will be announced once they are confirmed. Vendors, if your name is not listed and you have returned your contract, the committee may still be waiting for additional information from you. Please contact the vending coordinator to complete your registration packet.