Northern Mid-America Championship

Plan to join us in June, 2017! We are thrilled to be hosting the third annual Northern Mid-America Championship in the Twin Cities. We are working hard at bringing you the best NMA Championship experience yet! The Northern Mid-America Championship was created to promote Irish culture in the Minneapolis/St. Paul surrounding area through the art of Irish step dancing and music. By supporting our young dancers and musicians, we are not only helping them reach their full potential but are also providing an opportunity for them to gain confidence through performing and competing. We thank the Irish music and dance community in the Twin Cities. We look forward to seeing everyone in June!

Musicians & Judges


Seán O’Brien
Australia / England / Western Canada
Cormac O’Sé
Minneapolis, MN
Sean Cleland
Chicago, IL


Nora Corrigan, ADCRG
Ontario, Canada
Corrigan School of Irish Dance
Jimmy Friel, ADCRG
Chatham, NJ
Heritage Irish Dance Company
Niall Holly, ADCRG
Dublin, Ireland
Holly & Kavanagh Dance Academy
Fiona McCafferty, ADCRG
Toronto, Canada
Stephen Scariff, ADCRG
Tampa, FL
Scariff School of Irish Dance
Ed Searle, ADCRG
The Academy Irish Dance Co
Myra Watters, ADCRG
Orlando, FL
Watters School of Irish Dancing
Sean Cleland
Music Adjudicator
Irish Music School of Chicago


Local Events

Fun events for after the competition or for non-dancing family members to enjoy while in town:

Stone Arch Bridge Festival - A weekend of art and music on the Minneapolis Riverfront
Friday, June 16, Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18

Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K
Sunday, June 18, 9:15am

4 Game Series MN Twins v. Cleveland Indians
Friday June 16, 7:10 pm
Saturday, June 17, 1:10 pm
Saturday June 17, 7:10 pm
Sunday June 18, 1:10 pm


We are pleased to provide a collection of vendors to support dancers across a range of needs that arise on competition day.
These vendors include:


Thank you to our sponsors for contributing to our event.

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