Irish Dancing NEWS!

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 “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 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.”  

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The 30 Day CORE Challenge


Today is the first day of the rest of your dance life, so take the challenge and make things happen for yourself! 

Ellen G Walker TCRG - owner of Target Training - shared this challenge with IDM readers in September 2018. With restrictions in place limiting your studio time, we thought it was the perfect time to share again!   


What if I told you that by stabilizing and strengthening one muscle group, you could reduce your risk of injury, improve your balance, and promote proper alignment? That is all possible by developing the muscles in your core!

Your core is comprised of bones, muscles and ligaments in your shoulder girdle, trunk, pelvis and hip. The superficial trunk muscles (muscles closer to the skin) and deep trunk muscles (further from the skin) are responsible for providing stability within your core. Your core is the center of your gravity in your body and when developed properly, improves your balance, power, and stability. This is important to Irish Dancers who are frequently leaping, turning, and moving quickly across the floor.

The 30-Day Core Challenge
To jumpstart your core training, we’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet challenging, 30 Day Core Challenge. Follow along with the exercises below and add modifications to them as you need to. Couple notes for the challenge:

Exercise Form
Always make sure that you are performing each exercise with proper form. Follow along with the photos and guidelines in this article to help you.

For all the exercises, we give recommendations to make them more challenging by changing the exercise slightly or changing the tempo (how quickly you’re doing each movement). By changing the tempo, this will force your muscles to focus on developing while it is lengthened and shortened (eccentric vs. concentric contractions).

Breathing during Movements
It’s important to always remember to breathe during your exercises. Below each exercise description are suggestions for when to inhale and exhale.

Print out this calendar to help you stay on track.

Exercises in the 30-Day Core Challenge

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