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Meet Chicago Northwest Welcomes Back Mid-America Oireachtas, Irish Dance Competition to Schaumburg

November 23-26, 2017

Thousands of Competitors and Families expected to utilize area hotels, restaurants and attractions

Schaumburg, IL (November 17, 2017) – Meet Chicago Northwest is pleased to welcome back the Mid –America Oireachtas, Irish Dance Competition, to the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center from November 23-26, 2017.

This competition is a qualifying event for the world championships to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in March 2018. Dancers range in age from 5 to adult, solo dancing and team dancing. Competitors are expected to come from as far away as North Dakota to Kentucky. Musicians and adjudicators come from USA, Canada, Ireland, England and Scotland to participate in the event.

For its second year in the Chicago Northwest region, the event organizers, The Irish Dancers Teachers Association of Mid-America, are expecting approximately 3,500 competitors, 20 plus vendor exhibits and 15,000 attendees. At least 12 area hotels are housing guests over this holiday weekend. The event will return November, 2020 for its third year in Chicago Northwest.

Dave Parulo, President of Meet Chicago Northwest, says, “This is very exciting for Schaumburg and our communities. Not only does this event help fill our hotels, but restaurants, retail and attractions will also benefit from these visitors.”

ABOUT The Irish Dancers Teachers Association of Mid-America (IDTAMA)
IDTAMA is a member-based organization comprised of teachers and adjudicators registered in 14 US States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin. All members are certified by and registered with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha, and are registered with the North American Irish Dance Teacher’s Association.

IDTAMA Media Contact:
Mary Mayer
Treasurer, IDTAMA

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