Western U.S

Regional Belts

Excitng  News see below!!!

Exciting news from IDTANA and CLRG!


Due to COVID travel restrictions currently in place, the event known as the North American Irish Dance Championships (NAIDC) will NOT be held in July 2021.


Keep reading for the exciting news!


In its place, we are offering TWO new, separate WORLD QUALIFYING championships for one year only as follows:


  • US National Championships (USA & Mexico)

  • Canadian National Championships


Each Championship will be of equal weight and status.


US National Championships


  • The US National Championships will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona on July 5 – 9, 2021.

  • A new syllabus for the USA event will be developed and forwarded to teachers shortly.

  • Hotel information will be released in the near future.

  • Open ONLY to dancers who, based upon residency, are eligible to participate in one of the five USA Oireachtaisí.


Canadian National Championships


  • Dates and location information for the Canadian National Championships will be shared as soon as details are confirmed. The event will be held no later than December 2021.

  • Open ONLY to dancers who, based upon residency, are eligible to participate in one of the two Canadian Oireachtaisí.


We look forward to a time in the future when all of North America can join together, but until then we share in the excitement of these TWO new, separate WORLD QUALIFYING championships!






The Western US Region is one of seven regions in North America as set forth by the IDTANA (Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America.) The region follows the rules of both the IDTANA and the governing body in Ireland, An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha (CLRG.) 

The Western US Region includes dancers and schools in the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. 

It is the policy of the Western U.S. Regional Council, Inc., not to allow or engage in discrimination against, or harassment of, any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical, mental or other disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a veteran.


Executive Board

If you have any questions regarding the Western US Region, please contact your registered Teacher directly.

Sharon MacSweeney ADCRG
Regional Director
Stephen Scariff ADCRG
Vice Regional Director
Vincent O' Connor SDCRG
Kaitlin Prine TCRG
Katherine Dean TCRG
Sergeant at Arms