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Irish Dancing World Hit With Competition Fixing and Cheating Allegations

A cheating scandal has rocked the Irish dancing world! The cheating scandal grabbed the headlines on Wednesday. As per the reports of the Irish Independent, it was alleged that several teachers and schools have tried to fix the competition in their favor with the help of sexual favors.

Continue reading further to catch more insights about the cheating scandal surrounding the Irish dancing world.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Irish Dancing World cheating scandal

For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, recently a cheating scandal caused a stir in the world of Irish dancing. It has been reported by the Irish Independent that some teachers and schools attempted to fix the competition in their favor including through the use of sexual favors.

According to the reports of the Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha, the text messages that show some of the most prestigious instructors trying to rig the contests have been given to Irish dancing’s top governing body.

As of now, the details about who rigged the events and how have been kept under wraps by the Irish dancing’s top governing body. The media outlet has reported that in one case a dance teacher and a competition judge seem to be exchanging sexual favors to get higher scores in the kitty.

What did CLRG have to say about the whole matter?

The CLRG has announced that it has appointed a former Irish Court of Appeal judge to oversee the investigation of the alleged cheating scandal that has shocked the world of Irish dancing.

The CLRG issued a statement that read, “The process will no doubt be difficult and arduous, but this grossly unethical behavior must be eliminated from our competitions, dance schools, and governing organizations.”

They further added, “An Coimisiún regards such breaches to be Gross Misconduct. Any registered member found to be engaged in such practices will be subject to due and full process under our published Disciplinary Procedures.”

As per the CLRG, the investigator will have “to oversee and supervise the immediate investigation into these matters. They will have full and open access to the resources and records of CLRG.”

More details about the cheating scandal

It has been stated that one of the teachers who is involved in the cheating scandal has a history of interfering with scores at contests. The text messages that show the conversation of teachers trying to fix the competitions were handed over to the Irish dancing’s top governing body in July.

Irish dancing saw the light of day in the 1500s. It is performed to Irish traditional music. As of this moment, it is not very popular in the United States but some schools do teach the dance.

The CLRG went on to say, “We are aware of allegations against a number of members circulating on social media. Allegations without evidence are simply that – allegations.”

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Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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