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2017 Nationals: New Orleans

Large group of young Irish dancers posing together before their trip to New Orleans for Nationals. They wear matching black t-shirts with the OID logo.

The 2017 National Championships of Irish Dance were held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The North American Irish Dance Championships, held July 4th-9th, showcased over 2,000 competitors from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, each vying for top recognition as “national champion” in their age group of solo dancing championships. This highly competitive event was also open to competitors from abroad, and included dancers from the countries of Ireland, England, Scotland, and Australia, to name a few.

2017 OID Nationals Places

Ceili Teams

O16 Mixed Ceili: 3rd place
O16 Girls Ceili: 15th place
U16 S Girls Ceili: #107 - 19th place
U16 T Girls Ceili: #115 - 17th place


O22 Men: *Evan Lowe - 12th place
U20 Men: *Liam Slattery - 5th place

O22 Ladies: Eva Slattery - 31st place
U19 Ladies: Delaney Grundhauser - 67th place
& Maggie Laumakis - 50th place

U16 Girls: Adrienne O'Shea - 65th
U15 Girls: *Molly Laumakis - 20th
& *Molly Mullan - 23rd
& *Sophie DuPont- 18th
& Ava Schaeffel - 33rd
U14 Girls: Ayuna Lamb-Hickson - 27th

U18 Boys: *Sean Boyles - 8th place
U10 Boys: *Jason Mills - 3rd place

*We have 7 OID 2018 WORLD QUALIFIERS!!!