Go Feis - The Irish Dance Blogby Kathleen O’Reilly-Wild
- Songs for the 1st – 2nd September Irish Dancing Competitions - VIDEOS
- Songs for the 25th – 26th August Irish Dancing Competitions – VIDEOS
- Songs for the 18th – 19th August Irish Dancing Competitions – VIDEOS
- Songs for the 11th – 12th August Irish Dancing Competitions – VIDEOS
- Championship training for Irish dancers - tips from teachers on Oireachtas Part 1
The third and final day of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Irish Dancing Championships is as exciting as the first, with important solo and team titles up for grabs! Check here Monday on Go Feis! The Irish Dance Blog for Mid America solo and team results!
This year, the 2010 Girls under 11 World Champion Julia O'Rourke claimed her fifth consecutive Mid-Atlantic Regional Irish Dancing Championship in Girls under 12. O'Rourke is perhaps best known for her role in the much-lauded documentary
defended her 1st place trophy for Girls under 14
at the Mid-AMERICA Regional Irish Dancing Championships.
3 Eva McHugh - Sheila Tully
4- Marissa Recchia - Sheila Tully
5 Mairead Lowry - Mullane Healy Godley
6 Catherine Moore - Regan Rankin
7 Mallory Lindsay - Regan Rankin
8 Carson McGrath - Mullane Healy Godley
9 Sara Massei - Burke
10 Annabelle Mullins - Mulhern
2. Maria Murphy - Mulhern
3. Sarah Conneely - Sheila Tully
4. Abby Llewellyn - Clarkson
5. Ellen O'Leary - Burke
6. Anna Muise - Tim O'Hare
7. Claudia Morrison - Dillon Gavin
8. Eleanor Arnoldt - Trinity
8. Grace Mullane Godley - Mullane Healy Godley
10. Michalene Donnelly - Lavin Cassidy
2 Connor Labo- Flanagan-O'Hare
3 Max Ehlers- Cashel Dennehy
4 Kyle Kohn- Mullane Healy Godley
5 Cooper Downing- Burke- Ohio
6 Patrick Markovitz- Clarkson
7 Elijah Foye- McClanahan
8 Charlie Malberti- Burke-Ohio
9 Christopher Moran- Brady Campbell
10 Jayson Chrapla- Trinity
Mid-AMERICA Regional Irish Dancing Champion Girls under 10
3 Sydney Niewiedzial - Trinity
4 Meghan Gibbons - Mullane Healy Godley
5 Cosette deBourbon - Regan Rankin
6 Tess Clifford - Mulhern
7 Lydia Fredrick - Trinity
8 Olivia Livelli - Trinity
9 Tighe - Trinity
10 Anna Clare McMahon - Lavin Cassidy
winner of the Mid-America Regional Irish Dancing Championship for Girls under 12
placed 6th in her division at the North American Irish Dancing Championships
As Irish dancers, we all strive for success. But the definition of success differs between individuals. With every Oireachtas, however, there are two main goals all competitors try to clinch: A recall…and a qualification to compete overseas at the World Irish Dancing Championships.
But what’s the difference between an Oireachtas Recall and a World Qualification? We had our Feis America fans come up with this fabulous list…
by CAITLIN BUCK, I was a senior on my high school dance team when I started Irish dancing. I came from a background of a megaphone-wielding director who would belt out our names across the gym as we practiced our routines. I don’t know how many times I heard, “Caitlin, smile!!!”
A smile, like a solo dress, can set dancers apart. A smile full of joy can light up the stage and energize the air around you. A smile can make a dancer stand up a little straighter, lift their chin a bit higher, and project an air of “the IT factor.” Draw the audience in and capture the attention of the judge the minute you place those ghillies on the stage by showing off those pearly whites.
Smiling as you dance comes naturally for some, but others like me must practice their dance steps smiling. If you lack a megaphone-wielding director to holler out smiling reminders, just plaster one on your face as you dance in front of a mirror. Practice that smile until it becomes something you do naturally like a well rehearsed step.
Heading to New Jersey this weekend for the New Jersey State Feis? What about South Carolina for the
It’s Oireachtas season, and for the first time in a decade and a half, I’m not counting down the days until I stress myself out, or trying to push my body to its limit without going overboard. Instead, I’m thinking about all the random things I’ve learned about Irish dancing along the way. The more I think, the more ideas come up about what makes a great dancer. Here are some things I wish I had been told when I was still dancing.
by ERIN CONCANNON, “Ouch” isn’t just a word us Irish dancers feel a lot of the time, it’s an emotion. An emotion that only very few can say they have truly experienced. It’s not the “ouch” part of Irish dancing we love, it’s the “wow” part we all crave. Do you relate to any of these situations below?
Blocking everyone out. To be number one, you have to get into the dance you’re doing. You have to feel as if there is no one else in the room but you and the judge. Many can’t say they have experienced this. But us dancers feel it every time we go out on stage.