In February 2021 we received the exciting new that KTE Director, Dr Trish Melton, had been appointed as the President for IDO Ireland: Performing Arts.
The IDO is
The International Dance Organization (IDO), is a World Dance- and Dancesport Federation consisting of OVER 90 member and contact NATIONS, representing more than 500,000 DANCERS, from all SIX CONTINENTS.IDO Website IDO – International Dance Organization (ido-dance.com)
Dr Trish made the decision that the first IDO competition which would have Ireland representation was the IDO World Tap Dance Championships, Nov 2021.
With this decision plans began
- Developing a plan to get to the Worlds
- Forming a Committee: web, social media, registration, travel, tracksuits, image, etc
- Selecting and engaging with a Creative Team (containing global tap dance talent)
- Creating a Tap Dance Development Plan
- Engaging with the dance community across Ireland and holding auditions
- Selecting and starting to train Team Ireland
Wow!! what a journey so far. Exciting to be training a team to represent Ireland on the world stage. I am so proud of everyone who is involvedDr Trish Melton, KTE Director & IDP President Ireland: PA