Dancers should first attend the dance camp that is offered by our dancing school. No one is allowed to attend any other Irish Dance Camp without first getting approval from the teachers. A dance camp must be approved with An Coimisiún and not pose a judging conflict with the adjudicators in our own school. The […]
What is the 100 point system? This is an explanation of the computer print out that you receive after a prelim and/or open championship at a feis. It shows the first, second and third place ranking (sometimes up to fifth place) and your ranking after each round (reel/slip jig, jig/hornpipe and set). Your raw score […]
GIRLS: Please pick from the following options: Leotard, dance skirt or “skort”, socks or tights and black ballet slippers T-shirt (only solid color or Gray School apparel*), dance skirt or “skort” white socks or black tights and in the colder weather leggings and dance shoes. A “skort” might be more comfortable for some rather than […]
Always ask your child’s teacher. The teacher would know the best class to place your child in. Your child’s best interest is always our intent. A child or parent should never worry about who is in or isn’t in class. Class is for you.
No cell phones, iPods and electronic games of any kind will be allowed in class. Any dancer that needs a cell phone to be with them must have them turned off and in their dance bag while class is on. The teacher will take any of these away should they be out.
Many children take dance class just for the pure enjoyment of dance and for the exercise. Your child should get a school dress/costume when they are going to go to dance competitions regularly, is in a ceili team or would like to dance out in area shows. Beginner and Advanced Beginner level dancers who enter […]
The famous statement “Practice makes perfect” is so true. A little bit of practice each day makes a huge difference. Practice helps a child to remember what they have been taught. The average child attends one dance class a week so they are bound to forget something. They go to school five days a week […]
A solo costume/dress is not allowed before the Novice level of dance. We do not recommend it until the dancer is in the Prize Winner level in at least one of the dances. *All solo costumes must be approved before they are purchased. This will ensure that you are purchasing an up to date costume.
When the dancers start their hard shoe dances they first dance at a traditional speed, which is slower than the light jig, and later move onto to the slower speed or Oireachtas speed.
Check with your teacher before entering any feis. The word feis (pronounced fesh) comes from a Gaelic word meaning “festival”. In the context of Irish dance today, it means “competition”. When and where are these feiseanna held? Dance schools and other interested Irish organizations hold dance competitions throughout the year, all over the country and […]