It is the sixth book in the multi volume Aspects of the History of Irish Dancing Series, which covers the history and development of Irish dance, piblished 2003.
While there are now several Irish dancing bodies, 'An Coimisiún' remains the largest body that legislates for Irish dancing world wide. It has been in existence for over seventy years.
With thousands of teachers registered worldwide it organises some of the largest competitions in the world, with some lasting eight or nine days.
Dr. John Cullinane draws on his extensive Irish dance archive to give us a comprehensive account of the genesis of An Coimisiún.
Table Of Contents
Origins of present day Irish dancing - The Gaelic League
Cork Dance Teachers Association 1895
Leinster Dance Teachers Association (LDTA)
The Control Board
The Gaelic League (1924 - 1930)
First year of activity of "Coimisiún na Rince' 1932-1933
Early Registration of Teachers and Adjudicators
An Coimisiún 1933 - onwards
TCRG and ADCRG certification introduced
The Ulster Commission 1936
Present day structure of the Coimisiún
An Coimisiún and its present day mandate