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About Irish Dance Competitions

The Irish word feis (pronounced “fesh”) means festival, but is more commonly used to describe a sanctioned Irish dance competition. Dancers who compete must be students in good standing of a TCRG (certified instructor). With instructor’s consent, these students are eligible to compete in feiseanna (plural of feis, pronounced “FESH-nah”).

Some students enjoy the opportunity to compete, while some students prefer to focus their efforts on other aspects of Irish dance. Choosing to compete is a family decision and we do not expect all Rince Na Grá dancers to go this direction. But, of course, we are happy to discuss with you the pros and cons if you are considering it. Below are some resources to help start the conversation:



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