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Irish dance competitions for adult Irish dancers in September

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Adult Irish dancers from the  Bell School of Dance in Pittsburgh dressed for a feis special  Photo: courtesy Jennifer Irvin
Adult Irish dancers from the
Bell School of Dance in Pittsburgh dressed for a feis special
Photo: courtesy Jennifer Irvin

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

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

Hidden Valley Feis 2012
 
Coronado, CA - Sep 1, 2012 to Sep 2, 2012
Donna Means School of Irish Dancing



B, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional and slow speeds
traditional set 
2,3,4,6,8 hand
Adult special (reel, hornpipe and trad set), family 2 hand or 3 hand reel.

Enchantment Feis 2012
 

Albuquerque, NM - Sep 2, 2012 to Sep 3, 2012
Irish Stepdancers of NM and Coleman Academy



B, N/PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe
traditional set 
2,3,8 hand
Family figure

Longs Peak Feis 2012
Estes Park, CO - Sep 8, 2012 to Sep 9, 2012
Bennett School



B, N, PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe
traditional set 
2,3,4,6,8 hand
Hard reel special, family special, prizewinner special (soft and hard shoe)

Rock River Valley Feis 2012
Palatine, IL - Sep 8, 2012
McNulty School and Illnois Celtic Arts



B1/B2, N?PW
3-4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional
traditional set (at feis discretion) 
8 hand
no specials

Michigan Feis 2012
Muskegon, MI - Sep 15, 2012
Ardan Academy



FF/B1, B2,  N, PW
3 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional and slow speeds
traditional set 
2,3,4,8 hand
no specials

Oklahoma State Championships & Feis 2012
Oklahoma City, OK - Sep 15, 2012
McTeggart, Oklahoma



B1/B2, N/PW
4 soft shoe
2 hard shoe
traditional set 
2,3,4,6,8 hand
no specials

Raleigh Feis 2012
Raleigh, NC - Sep 21, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance



B1, B2, N,  N/PW(at feis discretion), PW
4 soft shoe
3 hard shoe
traditional set 
2,3,4,8 hand
Parent/child special

The Minnesota Feis 2012
St Paul, MN - Sep 22, 2012
The Minnesota Feis, Inc.



B1/B2, N/PW
3 soft shoe
2 hard shoe, traditional and slow speeds
traditional set (trophy dance)
8 hand girls, 8 hand mixed
Parent/child figure


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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