3,500 Irish dancers in Schaumburg Nov. 23-26

Submitted by Meet Chicago Northwest
Updated 11/19/2017 3:35 PM

The Mid--America Oireachtas, Irish Dance Competition, returns to the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center from Thursday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 26.

This competition is a qualifying event for the world championships to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in March.

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 and Kentucky.

The Irish Dancers Teachers Association of Mid-America is expecting approximately 3,500 competitors, more than 20 vendor exhibits and 15,000 attendees. At least 12 area hotels are housing guests during the holiday weekend.

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