Adult Irish dancers from Beaton School of Irish Dance in Maryland, USA
Photo: Courtesy Rachel Joy
Many feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) offer competitions for adult Irish dancers. Here's a quick glance at feiseanna that welcome adult Irish dancers in August.


Plan on supporting a feis in your area that includes adult Irish dancers, and keep an eye out for those feiseanna who are offering slow speed dances for adults. 



Key: FF-first feis B-beginner, N-novice, PW-prize winner, O-open championship



Two Rivers Feile 2012
Des Moines, IA - Aug 3, 2012 to Aug 4, 2012
Iowa Irish, Inc.


B1/B2, N/PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed only

traditional set 

8 hand

no specials

Arizona State Championships & Feis 2012
Phoenix, AZ - Aug 4, 2012 to Aug 5, 2012
McTeggart, AZ


B, N/PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe

traditional set 

2,3 hand

parent/child special

Milwaukee Feis 2012
Milwaukee, WI - Aug 11, 2012
Milwaukee Feis Society


B1/B2, N/PW

3 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed and slow speed

traditional set 

any figure

parent/child specials

McMenamin Academy Feis 2012
Milwaukee, WI - Aug 12, 2012
McMenamin Academy of Irish Dance

B1/B2, N/PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed only

traditional set 

8 hand

no specials

Southern Tier Feis 2012
Binghamton, NY - Aug 18, 2012
Carle Irish Dance Co.


B1/B2, N/PW

3 soft shoe

1 hard shoe

no traditional set 

no figures

parent/child special

Great Lakes Feis 2012
Lansing, MI - Aug 19, 2012
Ardan Academy


FF/B1, B2, N, PW

3 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed or slow speed

traditional set 

2,3,4,8 hand

no specials

Cowboy State Feis 2012
Casper, WY - Aug 25, 2012
Irish Dance Association of Central WY


B, N/PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe

traditional set 

2,3 hand

parent/child special

St. Louis Gateway Feis 2012
St. Louis, MO - Aug 25, 2012
St. Louis Gateway Feis Society


B1/B2, N/PW

3 soft shoe

2 hard shoe

traditional set 

no figures

no specials

Kansas City Feis 2012
Kansas City, MO - Aug 31, 2012 to Sep 1, 2012
O'Riada-McCarty-Manning Academy


B1/B2, N/PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe

traditional set 

8 hand

no specials

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