by PATRICIA MCNAMARA, Feis America Magazine contributor

Heading to New Jersey this weekend for the New Jersey State Feis? What about South Carolina for the Lowcountry Feis, Arkansas for the River Valley Feis or Connecticut for the Horgan Academy Fall Feis? Pennsylvania for the Coyle School Feis? Or maybe you’re hitting up the Eastern Canadian Oireachtas in Ottowa.

No matter your competitive destination this weekend, we want to share four tunes you should add to your own playlist before lacing up and taking the stage. Best of luck to all competitors and be sure to come back and share your results with us!

“Dancing With Tears In My Eyes” – Ultravox
Yes, every step counts when it comes to competition. This one will make you dance as if it were your last.

“Whoa Oh (Me vs Everyone)” – Forever The Sickest Kids

You’ll want to push yourself after listening to this jam because, face it, it’s you versus everyone else when it comes to solos.

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“Keep Up” – Hyper Crush
It’s techno. It’s fast. It’ll get your heart racing to keep up with the music on stage, dancing machine.

“I Got You Dancing” – Lady Sovereign

With something that mimics a treble reel beat, trust us, this will definitely get you moving.

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