The future of the adult Irish dancer has never shown brighter. As more adults flood the arena, we are bound to get attention.
One of two positive scenarios could result from the influx:
1-Adults in &overs could become an acceptable norm. The more adults who drop down to &overs, the more we will be taken seriously.
2- An Coimisiún could decide that adults are worthy of their own Championship levels and edit the rules accordingly.
Can you envision how either outcome would be a step in the right direction?
Now how can we hasten the dawn of a new age for adults? Spread the word of this wonderful world to other adults. Encourage those adults who dance with you to set their sights high in competition, or to begin competing in the first place. Let others know how wonderful it is to be a part of Irish dance, a world where adults can dream and work to bring those dreams to life. After all, Irish dance is a place where, truly, age is only a number.