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Silver State Feis 2017

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Irish dance! Competition! Las Vegas! We’re only a week away from the Silver State Feis 2017 Event!

Can you believe it’s already been a year since our first time running the feis (for those of you unfamiliar to Irish dance, a feis is an Irish dance competition)? We can’t; it’s totally flown by. 

We listened, and we read, all of your critiques and your compliments and are working to make this year better than the last. We will keep working to make this event better every single year!

We are at just over 200 entrants but there is still time to enter. Just head over to http://www.feisworx.com to register yourself and/or your dancer for our feis. And check out our feis page http://www.irishdancelasvegas.com/silverstatefeis for more information about our event, as well as some photos from last year’s feis. If you have any questions, our Facebook page is ON TOP of answering them. https://www.facebook.com/silverstatefeis/

It will be hot in Las Vegas, but not so hot-well, to us who live here, so make sure you drink plenty of water. Don’t forget that you need to have a car here. Uber works well but our hall is approximately 40 minutes from the airport. Check out our website and our social media pages for ideas of things to do around Las Vegas. This city is so much more than “sin city” and “the strip.” We have fabulous food, sites and sounds all over, and just outside, the city. 

We are so looking forward to hosting you all again. We think you will have such a great time here. And best of luck to all the competitors. May the odds be in your favor. 🙂

Championship Reel Special

Our incredible judging panel in 2016

Teams from around the Western Region compete in the two hand competition.

high kicks in our championship events

Open Championship Awards. Congrats, Dancers!

Silver State Feis Update

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Silver State Feis Update

We’re three weeks out from the big day and we’re going a little nuts making sure we have covered all of our bases. We did a site visit at the high school last week and we couldn’t have landed a more perfect spot. The layout is super convenient and spacious and the scenery around the school kind of makes you forget that you are in Las Vegas.

We have had a more normal “springtime” this year and, as of our visit last week, there was still a bunch of snow on Mt. Charleston. In fact, we had just gotten a lot of rain in the valley so the mountain got the snow. We’re hoping that, because the weather has been so mild, that we won’t have too hot of a weekend when everyone is here for the feis.

Our medals arrived yesterday. They are amazing! Our feis chair and designer did an incredible job. We showed them to our dancers yesterday and they all said they better step it into high gear so they can earn a few at the feis. If that’s not an endorsement, i don’t know what is.

This is our first year, and we know to expect a few bumps here and there. But we’re really excited. We hope that all of you really enjoy the day.

We are finalizing our food trucks for the day. Once those contracts have been signed, we will put out the name with tentative menus. Already confirmed is Sambalatte. They will be inside at the concessions selling coffee and tea on the day. They won’t have their whole menu available but should be able to satisfy your cravings.

We want to give the Cleary School of Irish Dance a big shout out for lending us stages and other supplies, as well as support, to help us make this first feis a reality.

 

 

Silver State Feis Team Choreography Special

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Silver State Feis Team Choreography Special

The Christine O’Riada special is in honor of my mum. Most that know her or of her know that she made Irish dancing what it is in Kansas City and was a staple in the Irish community there. But before she ever found her way to Kansas City, she came over to America as a dancer with the Brendan Boyer Royal Show Band and actually spent a great deal of time in Las Vegas performing.

It didn’t matter how many dancers she had for a show, she knew how to put an entertaining show together. She was well known for it, and I believe that the four students of hers that became TCRGs, as well as others who  have since formed or performed in Irish dance companies, have all followed in her footsteps. She wasn’t just good at coming up with crowd pleasing routines herself, she was excellent in encouraging her students to be a part of the process. Growing up, we didn’t have enough in any age group to do figure choreographies at the major competitions and we always wished we could compete some of our really fun performance numbers.

So here is the chance to do so. We have dancers coming from 40 different schools from the US and Canada and many of the schools have multiple dancers attending. The team special has no age restrictions and is changing to 3 and more dancers(instead of 4+).

It can be a dance that the dancers themselves made up specifically for this competition, but can also be teacher choreographed specifically for this competition, as well as a number that you do at performances around your area that you wish you had the opportunity to compete but can’t because you don’t have enough in the age group or it doesn’t fit with the competition rules.

Remember, this is a TEAM  event. DO have some sort(s) of pattern(s), and interact with your teammates.

A Capella’s are great. Want  hard and soft shoes in the number at the same time? Do it! Staying in either hard or light shoes are good, too. Have fun with this. Read the syllabus for more details on the competition itself or contact us if you have any questions.

Albertson’s Grocery is sponsoring our perpetual trophy and the winner will have their school name engraved on the trophy. The winner’s school gets to display the trophy for the year at their studio and then bring it back next year for the chance to win it again!

This is our main special and we would really love to make it our best and most prestigious award. Help us to make it an awesome event.

Good luck!

-Tara Reid

 

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Silver State Feis hosted by the Irish Dance Las Vegas Booster Club

 

May Happenings here at Irish Dance Las Vegas

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

May Happenings here at Irish Dance Las Vegas

The last couple of months have been very busy and exciting! In April, we moved closer to town to Well Rounded Momma for our Friday Henderson Class. Our beginner class is  now at capacity! We love the space. It’s going back to my roots, not being in a dance studio with mirrors and bars, and I feel like my little loves are improving faster because they have to dance based on feel!

Our Saturday Summerlin Class has grown in the last month and, while not at capacity, we are very close. The class has quite a few little boys in it, making it even livelier than it already was.

We have been accepting dancers as young as 3 lately, and we usually test them out to see if they can handle our 45 minute class. We’ve been quite lucky lately, and it has led Nicole and myself to entertain a Tiny Dancer class in the fall. We may test it out in July.

Our more advanced classes have been working hard on technique and steps and it’s been a joy to see them all improve.

The Silver State Feis (the competition we are hosting on June 11) is rapidly approaching and we could not be more nervous and excited for it. We hope that everyone loves it.

Because of the feis, we are holding off on our annual end of year showcase until we come back in the fall. We want to put on an amazing show and want to make sure we put the time and the effort into it.

That’s it for now!

Hope you all have a great day,

 

Tara

 

NEW 6 Week Sessions starting in April at Irish Dance: Las Vegas!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

New 6 Week Sessions starting in April at Irish Dance: Las Vegas!

We are excited to announce our next two 6 week sessions!

Starting April 4, we will be offering:

New Beginner Class (new students only) ages 5-18
Students wishing to continue after the six weeks can then integrate into our normal class schedule at either location.

Adult Class: This class is for new and veteran dancers looking for fun and exercise. We will teach traditional solo and ceili dancing in the class. The more dancers we have in this class, the more fun we have! Depending on interest, we may extend this session to 8 classes.

Classes will be held at our Summerlin location on Saturday mornings.
Children’s Beginner class will be from 10-11am
The Adult Class will be from 11-12noon.

April: 4, 11, 18, 25
May: 2, 9

Email scoilrinceniriada@gmail.com to reserve your spot today!

St. Patrick&#39s Day

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

St. Patrick&#39s Day

There is still time to book us for your St. Patrick’s Day event!

Travel on over to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/irishdancelasvegas to see a special preview of what we have been working on.

We have been in rehearsals for our 30 minute shows that are easily cut down and arranged for performances of different time requirements. We tailor our show to suit your needs.

Click on the “book us” link on our website and book us today.