2017 Irish Dancesport Gala

Dates and Times

April 7th, 2017: Welcome Dance

April 8th, 2017: Competition!

Welcome Dance!

The Welcome Dance location will be from 8PM to 11PM at the North Lounge of Regina Hall. Come pick up your registration packets, practice, and meet new people! More information below.

Tentative Competition Schedule

7:30am — American Smooth

10:30am — International Standard

1:30pm — Costume Break

2:00pm — American Rhythm

5:00pm — International Latin

8:00pm — Fun Dances!

The order of first rounds will be Bronze-Gold-Newcomer-Silver-Novice-Prechamp.

  • Newcomer and Silver level events will be intermixed.

  • Bronze and Gold level events will be intermixed.


MC: Ramzi Bualuan

DJ: Kevin Guy

Scrutineer: Daniel Dilley

  • Chair of Judges - Yuehwern Yih
  • Tim Bourget
  • Barb Coon
  • Kathy Nate
  • Mariusz Skonieczny
  • Mary Jester

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How Do I Register?

Registration is through o2cm.com. Head there, or click here to be directed to our entry form. Registration will be open until April 1st and competitors will have to email ballroom@nd.edu to register afterwards. You can also see the entry list of all registered competitors

See below for payment details.

If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to email ballroom@nd.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns!

Registration Notes

Please pick up your registration at the Welcome Dance on Friday, April 7th. If you are unable to attend Friday's Welcome Dance, doors will be open to the Joyce Athletic Center at 7:00am Saturday April 8th.

Judges will be enforcing syllabus restrictions at this competition. If any judge sees illegal moves for the specific round, they have the right to offer a warning or disqualify the couple.

Competitors may only dance two consecutive levels per style. The levels in consecutive order are Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Novice, Pre-Championship, Championship.

Newcomer Definition: For the Irish Dancesport Gala, a newcomer competitor will be defined as two competitors who have been dancing no more than 12 months OR a female lead dancing at a level no higher than Silver paired with a follow who has not been dancing more than 12 months. We ask competitors to police themselves on this rule, but we also reserve the right to check registrations to ensure they are in compliance. If you believe a competitor is in violation of this rule, please email ballroom@nd.edu with evidence of why you believe that competitor is in violation.

Female Leads: In the special case of a female dancer who switches roles between leading and following, the two consecutive levels rule is slightly altered. A female lead is still limited to dancing no more than two levels total in each style, but she may lead at a level up to two levels lower than the level at which she is following. For example, a follow at the Silver level is eligible to lead Newcomer or Bronze, and a follow at the Gold level is eligible to lead Bronze or Silver.

Costumes are not recommended for dancers competing at levels lower than Gold.

Info for Competitors


The Irish DanceSport Gala will be held in the the Fieldhouse of the Joyce Athletics Center at 2010 Moose Krause Cir, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Please refer to the maps below for parking.

Welcome Dance

The welcome dance will be held April 7th, 2017 from 8PM- 11PM at the North Lounge of Regina Hall. Please pick up competitor registration at this time.

Food and Drink

There are many restaurants on campus and near campus! Water will be provided.

LaFortune Student Center

The LaFortune Student Center provides convenient access to a Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Express, and Smash Burger. Look for the building with the double staircase in front.

Reckers Café

Reckers Café is located on the south side of the South Dining Hall and provides access to a variety of food, including wood fired pizza, burgers, salads, smoothies, coffee, and ice cream. Reckers is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

South Dining Hall

The South Dining Hall is open to competitors if they choose to use it. Meals are all-you-can-eat buffet style with the following hours and prices for adults:

Continental Breakfast ($6.50)


Brunch ($14.25)


Dinner ($14.25)


Tickets for meals can be purchased at the entrance to the West Wing, which is across the vestibule from where the competition is being held. You must have a ticket to enter the dinning area; tickets can be purchased ahead of time to avoid waiting in line.


The ND Team will be offering crash space for a limited number of competitors. This will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Only competitors who have registered may request space. Those who are interested can email ballroom@nd.edu with the subject "Crash Space" and a list of male and female competitors who are requesting space. Some of the housing that we are offering is gender specific.


Parking for Competition

Parking will be available in the C1 lot.

Click here for Campus Map (PDF)

Directions to C1 Parking Lot from the Indiana Toll Road:

Directions to Regina Hall from the Indiana Toll Road:

Directions to Angela Lot from the Indiana Toll Road:




  • $5

ND-SMC Students:

  • FREE with valid student ID


Collegiate Competitors:

  • Early registration (Open until April 1st): $45
  • Late registration (Closes at 7:15am Saturday April 8th): $55 paid at the door.

Adult Competitors:

  • Early registration (Open until April 1st): $55
  • Late registration (Closes at 7:15am Saturday April 8th): $65 paid at door.

Competitors entered ONLY in Open-Level Events:

  • FREE

Payment for regular registration should be made through ND Student shop. Late registration can only be done through email and late registration payments can be cash or business/official check paid at the door. No personal checks please.

ATTN: ND-SMC Ballroom
315 LaFortune Student Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556