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Days Only #SRO2020 Schedule Announced

Days Only #SRO2020 Schedule Announced

The Days Only schedule for #SRO2020 is below.

Friday, Dec. 4 Saturday, Dec. 5 Sunday, Dec. 6
Girls U12 (Round 1&2) Girls U12 (Round 3) Girls U13 (Round 3)
Girls U11, U10, U9, U8 Girls U13 (Round 1&2) Girls U14 (Round 3)
Boys U12, U11, U10, U9, U8 Girls U14 (Round 1&2) Girls U15 (Round 3)
Trad Sets U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, 16&O Girls U15 (Round 1&2) Girls U16 (Round 3)
  Girls U16 (Round 1&2) Girls U17 (Round 3)
  Girls U17 (Round 1&2) Girls U18
  Boys U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 Ladies U19, U20, U22, 22&O
  Men U19, U20, O20 Adult Solo
Adult Trad Set
#SRO2020 Oireachtas Committee releases full COVID-19 Precautions Document

#SRO2020 Oireachtas Committee releases full COVID-19 Precautions Document

The Oireachtas planning committee has released the full COVID-19 Precautions document. ALL participating teachers, dancers and families are asked to read the full document in its entirety. (Updated Oct. 18)

Information will continue to come out, as we get closer to the event, but the goal of this document is to provide you with the KEY elements that will allow you to make the right decision for your family, on whether or not to attend the 2020 Southern Region Oireachtas. 

#SRO2020 COVID-19 Safety Precautions

#SRO2020 COVID-19 Safety Precautions

 Dear Parents and Students:

As you know, the region is making preparations to hold the Southern Region Oireachtas in Orlando, Florida, the weekend of Dec. 4-6, 2020.  Due to the current pandemic, there will be strict social distancing protocols in place. Our paramount concern is the health and safety of all our dancers and families.

The event will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando.  The ballroom spaces are very large to allow for social distancing to occur. Each ballroom is between 11,000 to 27,000 square feet which is significantly larger than what we normally have.  We will be using the Gatlin and Panzacola areas which can be viewed here.  

Some of the protocols that we will put in place are as follows:

  • Access to the hotel and to the competition areas will require temperature checks.
  • Access to the competition rooms will be limited to allow social distancing. Competitions will be split up into groups and only one group at a time will be allowed into the competition area. There will be limits on the number of guests that are allowed to accompany dancers in the ballrooms.
  • There will be no team dancing competitions.
  •  The awards ceremony will be a very different event and will maintain strict social distancing protocols.
  • We have hired a live streaming company so that all registered attendees will have access to competitions going on in each ballroom that they can view on their personal device.
  • There will be holding areas for competitors to wait in until their group is called to compete.
  • The wearing of masks in all areas of the hotel will  be strictly enforced as required by Orange County mandate.  The SRO committee will require masks to be worn AT ALL TIMES while in our contracted space, with the exception of dancers competing onstage. 
  • Stage configurations will be modified to maintain social distancing between competitors.
  • The Southern Region Oireachtas committee has hired a conference services company to maintain and enforce the wearing of masks and maintaining social distance protocols. Anyone refusing to comply with these requirements will be removed from the Oireachtas contracted spaces.
  • Mandatory waivers will be required by all competitors and attendees stating that they will comply with all requirements.
  • These and other precautions will be published on the Oireachtas website once detailed plans are finalized.


The 2020 Southern Region Oireachtas Committee

#SRO2020 hotel block opens Oct. 7

#SRO2020 hotel block opens Oct. 7

The room block for attendees will open on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at the following link: Southern Region Oireachtas 2020 Irish Dance

Guests can also make reservations by calling 1-866-996-6338. If calling the toll free number, attendees must ask for the group rate for “IRISH DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA – SOUTHERN REGION”.

  • Attendee room block rate is $144/night plus state & local taxes which are currently 12.5%.
  • The link allows guests to make changes or cancel reservations up to 5 days prior to arrival with no penalty.
  • Individual departure dates will be reconfirmed upon check in. Shortened lengths of stay will result in a one-time $50 administrative fee. Fee is excusable in the event of a documented family emergency.
  • HOTEL requires that all reservations be secured by the reservation due date with a guarantee payment method. Credit cards, debit cards, checks and money orders are acceptable forms of guarantee and/or deposit funds. Five (5) days prior to arrival, a one night’s guestroom and tax authorization will be processed on your credit/debit card if there is no deposit.
  • There is a 15% discount on food purchases in restaurant outlets on property. Not valid on alcoholic beverages, or pre-packaged grocery items. Exclusive of any applicable taxes, service charges and/or gratuities. Excludes pre-fixed menus & group dining, Cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or discount. Inform server you are with “Irish Dance Group” to receive a discount..
  • There is a 15% discount at The Spa at Shingle Creek, (exclusive of tax and service charge, and not applicable to spa packages).
  • Complimentary self-parking for all overnight attendees, over the dates of the event.

A “Days Only” schedule will be published within one week of entry closing date.

#SRO2020 entries open Oct. 3

#SRO2020 entries open Oct. 3

Registration for the IDTANA-Southern Region Oireachtas 2020 will open on Quickfeis starting at noon EDT on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.

Entries will be accepted from teachers only through  midnight EDT Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.


Update on the 2020 Southern Region Oireachtas

Update on the 2020 Southern Region Oireachtas

To our Southern Region members and families:

As you all have been made aware, the conditions in North Carolina have not made it possible to run our Oireachtas there and we officially moved our event to Florida.

We are very happy to announce that the #SRO2020 will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. 

The Rosen Shingle Creek is an enormous property with over 1500 guestrooms and over 200,000 sqft of ballroom space with plenty of room for social distancing requirements. Please know that our paramount concern is the health and safety of all our dancers and guests and we will continue to make that our priority as we move forward with our plans to make this a successful event.

We will of course keep you updated as further information is available. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please direct them to your teachers so they can relay them to the Southern Region Executive Board.

Thank you,

IDTANA-Southern Region Executive Board