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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 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