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Irish dance competitions for adult Irish dancers in June

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Adult Irish dancers at a workshop in Munich
Photo: courtesy Shane McAvinchey

Many feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) offer competitions for adult Irish dancers. Here's a quick glance at feiseanna that welcome adult Irish dancers in June.

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. 

Source: www.feisworx.com 

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


Detroit International Feis 2012
Detroit, MI - Jun 1, 2012 to Jun 2, 2012

B1/B2, N/PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
4,6,8 hand 
specials: parent child figure


Grand Canyon State Feis 2012
Scottsdale, AZ - Jun 2, 2012 to Jun 3, 2012
Grand Canyon State Feis Committee

FF, B1, B2, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
2,3,4,6,8 hand 
specials: traditional hornpipe special, family 2 hand

Oregon State Championship Feis 2012
Portland, OR - Jun 2, 2012 to Jun 3, 2012
Yeates Academy

B, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
2,3,4,6,8 hand 
specials: 

Houston Academy Feis 2012
Calgary, AB - Jun 8, 2012 to Jun 10, 2012
Calgary Irish Music and Dance Association

B, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
2,3,4,6,8, progressive
specials: treble reel special

Pikes Peak Feis 2012
Monument, CO - Jun 8, 2012 to Jun 9, 2012
Celtic Steps

B, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, slow and traditional speeds
traditional set 
2 hand jig, 3 hand reel, 6 hand reel
specials: Ceili championship: a team of 8 dancers presents a four hand and an 8 hand dance

Beautiful British Columbia Feis 2012
Surrey, BC - Jun 16, 2012 to Jun 17, 2012
Tara Rince Society

B, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
2,3,4,6,8, progressive 

Ozark Mountains Feis 2012
Branson, MO - Jun 17, 2012
McCafferty School of Irish Dance
B1/B2, N/PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
2,3,4,8 hand 
specials: family figure


Twin Cities Feile 2012
St. Paul, MN - Jun 23, 2012
Shamrock School of Irish Dance

B1/B2, N/PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
8 hand 
specials: parent/child figure

Utah State Feis 2012
Sandy, UT - Jun 23, 2012
Scariff-Hardiman School of Irish Dance

B, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional speeds
traditional set 
8 hand 
specials: treble reel


If you have a photo of your adult class practicing or performing that you would like to see featured, please email me.


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