Founded in 1982 by the late great Ita Cadwell, along with 11 other teachers, CRN has expanded throughout Ireland and is now quiet a force to be reckoned with throughout the World, with teachers/adjudicators based in England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Belgium, Australia and as far afield as China and indeed CRN is rapidly expanding throughout the USA. Since its formation CRN has encouraged an open platform for all dancers and provides an organisation that gives a voice to young teachers, most importantly it provides a stage where every dancer can perform in a competitive but friendly environment.
In 2012 Cumann Rince Naisiunta celebrated its 30th anniversary and launched the CRN Worlds "Craobhacha Oscailte na Cruinne". CRN's very first worlds took place over the June bank holiday weekend in the very prestigious world renowned Wexford Opera House. This will now become an annual event. Over the past couple of years CRN has moved its "Irish Open Championships" base to the magnificent City west Hotel Conference Centre and has expanded its Calendar of Events to include the "USA Open Championships". Thirty years ago Ita Cadwell had a vision of an organisation that would grow worldwide, an organisation that would promote an open platform to all dancers in the hope that this organisation, while encouraging choreography of new work, would still maintain our traditions. This is now being realised.
Welcome to our website, please check out our calendar of events area for more details on our upcoming events.
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