Scariff Hardiman adult Irish dancers, Utah
Photo: courtesy Alyson McKean-Bown
Many feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) offer competitions for adult Irish dancers. Here's a quick glance at feiseanna that welcome adult Irish dancers in May.


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


VictoriaSchool Feis 2012

Victoria, BC - May 4, 2012 to May 6, 2012

Victoria School of Irish Dance


B, N, PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional and slow speeds

traditional set 

2,3,4,6,8 hand reel, progressive

specials: reel, treble reel



Milwaukee, WI - May 5, 2012

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance


B1/B2, N/PW

3 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

traditional set 


Irving, TX - May 11, 2012 to May 12, 2012

Emerald School of Irish Dance


B1/B2, N, PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

traditional set 

2,3,4,6,8 hand reel



Lexington, KY - May 13, 2012

Kentucky McTeggart School of Irish Dance


B1/B2, N/PW

3 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

specials: Mother/child 2 hand


Edmonton, AB - May 18, 2012 to May 20, 2012

Brady Academy


B, N, PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

traditional set 

2,3,4,6,8 hand reel, progressive


Tucson, AZ - May 18, 2012 to May 20, 2012

Maguire Academy of Irish Dance AZ


B, N, PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

traditional set 

2,3,4,6,8 hand reel

specials: reel or slip jig plus treble jig or hornpipe, family special, parent/child 2 hand


Orlando, FL - May 19, 2012

Watters School of Irish Dancing


B1, B2, N, PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed, slow speed for N & PW

2,3,4,8 hand reel, parent/child 2 hand

specials: traditional set, treble reel


WestCoast Championships (Penk-O'Donnell 2012

Port Moody, BC - May 26, 2012 to May 27, 2012

Penk-O'Donnell School of Irish Dance


B, N, PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

traditional set 

2,3,4,6,8 hand reel, progressive


So San Francisco, CA - May 27, 2012 to May 28, 2012

Murphy Irish Dancers


B1, B2, N, PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

traditional set 

2,3,4,6,8 hand reel

specials: reel, treble reel


Cleveland, OH - May 27, 2012

The Greater Cleveland Feis Society


B1/2,  N/PW

4 soft shoe

2 hard shoe, traditional speed

traditional set 

8 hand reel, parent/child 2 hand

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