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Irish dance competitions for adult Irish dancers this May

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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

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

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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