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Published in 2016, The World Irish Dancing Championships is the 10th and final book from highly regarded Irish dance historian Dr. John Cullinane. Dr. Cullinane has been a member of An Coimisiún and an examiner for over 40 years and took part in the organisation of the first World Championships.
His current work traces the history and development of the World Championships from it's small beginning in Dublin in 1970 up to current times.
The book has many fascinating black and white photographs taken during those early years at Championships as well as tables documenting interesting facts and figures.
Founding members for the Worlds.
Commission structure and membership in 1970
The First World Championships
First Printed Programme
Easter Weekend Mansion House
1974 'Choreography Championships' first introduced
1960's Productive years for North America
North American entries at the Worlds 1970-1972
Feisanna 1970-1972 - North American Participation
Earliest Overseas Solo World Champions from America, Canada & Australia
Judging Panels, Points Syste, and Presentation of Results
1986 Six Solo dance in competitions
Standardisation of Trophies
Musicians at the Worlds
Increase in Number of Entries over last 40 years.
Duration of Event
Locations for the Worlds
Success and Beneficial Effect of the World Championships
Current Oireachtas Committee
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