Chicago, April 17, 2020 - Irish Dancing Magazine (IDM) announced today it has acquired Rince Magazine and added Rince’s founder, Erin Coyle to the IDM staff. Rince Magazine is a UK based publication which focuses on the Open Platform competitive circuit including the dance organisations of CRN, CRDM, and WIDA.
Pictured: A recent issue of RINCE
Open Platform fans can expect to see additional coverage in IDM beginning with the July issue. “We are folding the Rince brand into IDM and creating a special RINCE NEWS as part of the magazine, explains Denise Keane, Publisher of IDM. “I am excited to have Erin on the team as she possesses a vast knowledge of the Open Platform world which is a growing market in Irish Dance.”
The Open Platform organisations have steadily increased in size over the past 15 years, giving rise to more demands for news. Rince’s founder, Erin Coyle, launched the magazine three years ago to provide additional coverage of the growing Open Platform market.
Pictured: Erin Coyle, founder of RINCE
The concept of Open Platform provides, as the name suggests, an opportunity for a dancer to compete at a feis with an Open Platform designation regardless of what dance organisation their dance teacher is registered under.
Some dance organizations, however, prohibit their dancers from competing in Open Platform events, so dancers are encouraged to check with their dance teacher before entering a feis.
IDM’s coverage of Open Platform events has grown over the past few years with reporting from John Egan of Feispix.com. “Readers have thoroughly enjoyed the On the Road with Feispix.Com regular feature by John Egan which covers Open Platform events as well as feiseanna under the CLRG and An Chomhdhail dance organisations,” says Keane.
John Egan of www.feispix.com is a regular feature writer for IDM.
RINCE NEWS within IDM will complement Feispix’s coverage as John Egan’s reporting is specific to events whereas RINCE NEWS will focus on individual dancers and schools.
RINCE NEWS will be written by Erin Coyle, who is excited to bring more exposure to the Open Platform dancers and schools through the worldwide reach of IDM. “I am delighted to become part of the IDM team and see the Rince brand continue through IDM,” explains Erin. “The timing was right for me as demands of producing Rince have grown beyond what I can do on my own.”