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2014 North East of England Championship Provisional Syllabus

 
Welcome to The North East of England Championships 2014.
This year we will be providing a life feed on face book throughout the feis, so everyone can follow the days events. Face book page: North East of England Championships.
Mr Ian Robb of Clann na nGael will be the official photographer, if anyone does not want to be featured in this please ensure you have advised Barbara accordingly.
Looking forward to a fantastic day of dancing with you all.
Barbara Slater ADCRG TCRG Clann na nGael

22nd ANNUAL FEIS
2014 THE
NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY 2014

Benfield Sporting Centre for Excellence
Benfield Road, Wallkergate,
Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE6 4NU

ADJUDICATORS:

Carole Scanlon Birmingham
Justin Ward Mallinson Manchester
Tracey Taaffe Dublin
Sharon Mc Caul-Kelly Derry
Cian Nolan Limerick
Dermot Kelly Dublin
Jackie Scanlan Ennis
Damian O'Kan Tipperary

MUSICIANS:
Colm Keogh Dublin
Gerry Conlon Glasgow
Martin Daly Glasgow

CLARAITHE LEIS AN COIMISIUN LE RINCI GAELACHA

Welcome to The North East of England Championships 2014

On behalf  of Clann na nGael  we would like to extend to you all a very warm North East welcome to our 22nd  annual event. .
Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence is a fabulous Sports Centre which is very close to our original venue. We will be running a third hall for set dance recalls, and the
re will be a 100% recall in all open championships. There will also be a traditional set dance competition from under 10 years upwards.

We have an impressive line up of adjudicators and musicians from the UK and Ireland and look forward to the very high standard of dancing our event always attracts.

 Open and prelim championships will run as separate competitions,  which will  include 3 solo results in both competitions.
There will be a  parade of all champions at the end of the day which will include open, preliminary and local champions.
In grade competitions, dancers will receive trophies for the top five dancers in the Trophy competition.
Teachers awards will be presented in overall grade sections.
There will be a parade of all champions at the end of the day which will include Open, Preliminary
and local champions.

Included  is a provisional timetable, a final timetable will be issued to all entered schools, and will also be published on our  web site, and on the Instep Feis Management site.

As always we will have a full canteen providing both hot and cold food throughout the day sponsored by The Families of Clann na nGael Irish Dance Academy.

We look forward to seeing you all and thank you for your continued support.

Barbara Slater TCRG  ADCRG TCRG

& The Parents and Supporters of Clann na nGael Irish Dance Academy

COMPETITIONS AGE GROUPS

COMPETITION INFORMATION, AGE GROUPS AND FEIS FEES.

Beginners: (bun-ghrad)  under 6  7  9  11  13
Primary:  (tus-ghrad)  under 6  7   9  11  13 over 13
Intermediate: (mean-ghrad) Under 6  7  8  9  10 11 12 13 14  15 Over15
Open:   (ard-ghrad)  under  Under 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 Senior

Beginner, Primary, Intermediate grades.
Reel (Cor)   Slip jig (Port luascach)   Single jig (Port singil)   Light jig (Port eadtrom)
Heavy jig (Port)   Hornpipe (Cornphiopa)   Trophy Reel (Cor Trofai)
Open Under 5 Reel (Cor) Single jig & Trophy Reel (Cor Trofai)
Under 6 7 8 9 Reel, Slip jig, Single jig, Light Jig, Heavy jig, Hornpipe

PRELIMINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS:- OPEN TO DANCERS FROM ALL REGIONS.

Age groups: Under 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Over 16
1stRound: Choice of Reel or Slip Jig  2nd Round: Heavy Jig  3rd Round: Hornpipe
RULES:
To be eligible to compete in a Preliminary Championship a dancer must not have won an Open Championship or a Preliminary Championship in any age group. Championships won in Under 6 & U 7 will not count and therefore will be exempt from this ruling. Preliminary Championships will be held in yearly age groups provided there are 5 or more dancers. If there are less than 5 they will be held in double year age groups.Solo results will be given in all three rounds of the preliminary championship. A Preliminary entry cannot be accepted on the day of the championships. Preliminary results do not effect grade status.
OPEN  PREMIER.
Under 5 Reel (Cor) No Recall
Under 6 & Under 7: Reel (cor) & Single Jig (port singil) No Recall

OPEN  CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Under 8: Reel (cor) & Heavy Jig (port)  Recall: Hornpipe
Under 9:  Reel (cor) & Heavy Jig (port) Recall: Traditional Set Dance
Under 10 yrs to Senior: Reel (cor) or Slip Jig (port luascach)  & Heavy Jig (port)
or Hornpipe (cornphiopa) Recall:- Open Set Dance
solo medals will be awarded in all three rounds of  Under 10 to Senior Championships

FIGURE DANCING:   Age groups: under 7 9 11 13 16 Senior
Dances:
2, & 3 hand teachers own composisiton,
Traditional 4 6 & 8 hand from ar rinncioe foirne

ENTRY FEES:             Solos £3.50  Trophy Reel £5.00
Open Premier £6.00 Open Championship (under 8 & U9) £7.00
Open & Preliminary Championships £20.00
Figure Dancing £1.00 per dancer.
Door Entry: £5.00 adults only (concessions £3.00)

£45.00 Family Max: applies to either grades or championship/Preliminary competitions, but not both.
A family may claim two family ceilings if family members compete in both grades and Preliminary / Open Championship


Entry with fees to reach feis secretary on or before:
Wednesday 8th January 2014
Feis Secretary: Barbara Slater ADCRG TCRG

10 Lytham Close, Hadrian Park, Wallsend. Tyne & Wear. NE28 9TJ
Email: barbara@clannnangael.co.uk
Please use official entry forms cheques payable to:Clann na nGae
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 NOTICE BOARD
There will be an informal family social evening on  Saturday18th January at the
Village Hotel Cobalt Business Park, West Allotment, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE27 0BY.

FREE OF CHARGE EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE FUN.

RULES GOVERNING FEIS.

    1. Entries with fees wil be taken upto and including Wednesday 8th January 2014
    2. All entries must be signed by registered teachers. Age to be taken from the 1ST of January 2014.
    3. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
    4. Beginners competitions are open to dancers who have never won 1st  place in that particular dance, in any age group.The Beginner Trophy Reel is confined to dancers who have danced the Beginners Reel and have not previously won a Trophy Reel competition in any age group. Only basic steps may be performed.
    5. Primary competitions are open to dancers who have never won a 1st  place in that particular dance in any age group (Excluding beginners). The Primary Trophy Reel is confined to dancers who have danced the Primary  Reel and have not previously won a Primary Trophy Reel competition in any age group.
    6. If there are 15 or more competitors in any Beginners competition, the 1st , 2nd & 3rd placed dancers will move up to the next grade. If there are less than 15 dancers only the 1st placed dancer will regrade.
    7. Beginner & Primary competitions are open  to all regions, dancers must wear either a class costume, or a skirt/trousers and top. No make up may be used by Beginner & Primary dancers up to & including under 12yrs.
    8. Intermediate competitions are open to dancers who have never won 1st  place in that particular dance in their present age group. The Intermediate Trophy Reel is confined to dancers who have danced the Intermediate Reel and have not previously won an Intermediate Trophy Reel in their present age group.
    9. Where there are 5 or less competitors in a solo competition, grades will not be effected. However a dancer may only win 3 such competitions & then they will move to the next grade.
    10. With the exception of the under 6 & under 7 age group, a competitor who has won an open championship must dance in the open grade in the calender year in which the open championship was won.
    11. Any dancer in the under 6 & under 7 age groups who have previously won an open championship must dance open for the dances performed in the championship.
      They are eligible to dance the other dances in the appropriate grades.
    12. Teams may contain up to 75% from a younger age group. A dancer  may only compete in one team in the same age group, ie  one 2 hand one 3 hand etc,  the exception  would be where a dancer could dance in a mixed and  unmixed 8 hand ceili team.
    13. Competitors must be present when their competitions are called, otherwise they may lose their right to dance.
      Dancers must compete in solo competitions to be eligible to compete in premier and or open championship.
      (Applies to under 6yr - under 9yr age groups)
    14. No block or en-pointe steps, moving or stationary canbe performedin agegroups upto and including under12 yrs.
    15. All premier, prelim and championship cups are perpetual trophies and should be returned when requested in good time for the 2013 event.
    16.  The recipient / guardian is responsible for any loss or damage to trophies whilst in their possession.
    17.  Any objections to be made in writing and handed to feis secretary with a fee of £20.00. If the objection is sustained the fee will be returned. The objection must be lodged within half an hour after the completion of the competition.
    18. Dancers must be suitably dressed at all times. Changing facilities will be provided, therefore there should be no changing in the public areas.
    19.  No video or digital cameras, or flash photography to be taken during competitions. All mobile phones and electronic games must be switched off in dancing areas. No hairsprays or aerosols to be used in dancing areas.
    20.  No smoking or consumption of Alcohol is allowed in the building.
    21.  Any competitor found to be using artificial/carriage aids and subsequently refuses to remove them will be subject to disqualification from that particular competition. Medical prescribed apparatus (proof of which may be required) will be exempt from this ruling.
    22.  The feis organisors will as far as reasonably practical provide suitable surfaces for dancing. However they cannot accept any liability for injuries sustained whilst dancing. The lodgement of an entry will be deemed to be an acceptance of this provision by a dancer.
    23. All North East teachers are asked to submit copy entries to the Regional Records Clerk: Louise Killen  on or before To be advised a £20.00 fine will be imposed by the NERC for non receipt.
    24. Subject to the approval of the Regional Council, the Feis committee reserves the right to cancel or amend any competition – teachers will be notified of any changes before the feis.

     

Direction to the Feis: Benfield Sports Centre for Excellence,
Benfield Road, Walkergate, Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE6 4NU

Directions by Rail:-  From Newcastle Central Station, take the Metro to the Monument. Change at Monument for Walkergate.  Alight at Walkergate exit station and turn left onto Benfield Road, cross over road, continue along road for apprx 400m, pass front of Benfield school, turn right into Cherrywood. Follow path around which takes you into Benfield Centre for Excellence.

Directions by Car
Approaching from the North A1.  Leave the A1 at the junction indicating A19 Tyne Tunnel.  Continue on the A19 to first large roundabout, cross over to continue along the A19 South to the second large junction/roundabout,  take the 4th exit onto the A1058 (Coast Road to Newcastle)  leave at the 3rd exit signposted for Benfield turn left onto Benfield Road continue straight for approx 500m, take 1st turning on left after railway bridge, which is Cherrywood Follow path around which  takes you into Benfield Centre for Excellence.

Approaching from the South A1.  After passing Washington Services take the A194M (Signposted Tyne Tunnel) and continue to follow Tyne Tunnel signs.  Once through the tunnel take the second exit onto the A1058 towards Newcastle and leave at the 3rd exit signposted for Benfield turn left onto Benfield Road continue straight for approx 500m, take 1st turning on left after railway bridge, which is Cherrywood Follow path around which  takes you into Benfield Centre for Excellence

Approaching from the West A69.  From the A69 cross over the A1 to the A186 and at the next roundabout take the A191 left follow the signs for the A167 to A167M City Bypass.  Take the exit left onto the A1058 signposted Tynemouth.  Proceed straight ahead at the first roundabout and continue through 3 sets of traffic lights, continue along the A1058 approx’ 2 miles leaving at the junction signposted for Benfield.  At the end of the slip road turn Right onto Benfield Road continue straight for approx 500m, take 1st turning on left after railway bridge, which is Cherrywood Follow path around which  takes you into Benfield Centre for Excellence

 

ACCOMMODATION

 
Feis Hotel £69.00 per night inc Breakfast
Village Hotel Cobalt Business Park,
Cobalt Intl Business Park, West Allotment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE27 0BY
Telephone: 0191 270 1414
(Ask for Irish Dancing rates when booking)


Premier Inn.

Edmund Road, Holystone,
Tyne And Wear
NE27 0UN
Tel: 0871 527 8790*
Fax: 0871 527 8791

 

Travelodge Newcastle Silverlink
Hotel Silverlink Park
Coast Road
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE28 9ND
Tel: 0871 984 6399*Fax: 01912 626727

 


Premier Inn Newcastle City
Newbridge Street,
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8BS

Tel: 0871 527 8802
Fax: 0871 527 8803

AIRLINES FLYING TO NEWCASTLE

Ryan Air: Dublin

JET2.Com: Cork

Easy Jet: Bristol  Belfast Int
& London Stanstead

BA: London Heathrow

Eastern Airways: Birmingham

FLYB: London Gatwick

 

 NOTICE BOARD
Where a dancer competes in four or more solo s they may enter a Preliminary or an Open Championship at a charge of £14.00 only.

There will be an informal family social evening on  Saturday18th January at the
Village Hotel Cobalt Business Park, West Allotment, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE27 0BY.

FREE OF CHARGE EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE FUN.