WIDA US Open 2020

Shelagh Mcgovern


WIDA US Open 2020

Congratulations to our competitors at the WIDA US Open held in Midlothian VA on November 7, 2020 McGovern Irish Dance sent 12 dancers to this event and the results were stellar.  Our  dancers came home with 73 awards and some exciting level ups and 1 Open Champion for our hard working dancers!

This was an incredible competition that  was set up with live, virtual and video submission which gave the opportunity for our dancers to compete with Open platform schools from all over the United States, Canada,  Belgium and Australia!  Special thanks to the Heart of Ireland School  for organizing  this event for all of us.

Special congratulations to the following dancers who leveled up at this competition:

  • Justus McKinley - Beginner Light Jig

  • Isabella Roberts - Primary Slip Jig

Congratulations go out as well to our Champion level dancers

  • Under 11 - 4th Place Brenna Svisco

  • Under 12 - 2nd Place Myca Pearce

  • Under 19 - 1st Place Kaleb Dilger

  • Under 41 - 4th Place Jessica Van Deursen


We are truly lucky to be part of the Open Platform Irish Dance community.  Our teachers and organizations have really worked hard, stepped out of their comfort zones and have come up with brilliantly creative ways to keep all of our Irish Dancers  motivated, driven and actively pursuing their Irish Dance goals.  Congratulations and thank you to all of the teachers and dancers of the Open Platform Irish dance community for keeping things rolling along.



Premierships are special competitions within the competition where dancers are adjudicated on 2 dances, the combined score determines the placements

Beginner Premiership
Under 13 - Justus McKinley 1st Place

Primary Premiership
Under 9 - Isabella Roberts 4th Place
Under 13 - Chloe Kepner - 2nd Place

Intermediate Premiership
Under 11 - 5th Place Brenna Svisco
Under 19 6th Place Athena Croker


25 and over
1st Place Judi Risler
3rd Place Jessica Van Deursen
4th Place Julia Mauk

Full MID Results