Because this year marks a special event for An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha, a unique “Golden Anniversary” Stipend of $2,500 was created by the IDTANA-Southern Region. All World Qualifiers at our recent 2019 Oireachtas had their names entered into a pool. Those names were issued computerized random numbers from 1-217. From that pool our winner was selected. Congratulations to:
- Claire McCardell from the O’Riain School
The region also awards a $500 stipend that is in funded by, and in Memory of Brandy Wood.
- Hannah Phillips from Gilleoghan Irish Dance will receive this on behalf of Brent and Abby Wood
Our Mexico Resident Stipend winners are:
- Luisa Diaz from the Drake School
- Angel Tenorio from the Inisfree School
Additionally, for this year’s 50th anniversary, 50 dancers were then drawn from the pool of all eligible World Qualifiers from SRO 2019.
Congratulations to all these dancers, as well as their teachers and coaches!