Irish Dance Competition in Utah February 7th
Recently, the Scoil Rince Ni Riada Irish Dance: Las Vegas competitive team traveled to Provo, Utah, for a feis. A feis is an Irish dancing competition.
What I love about making a competition a “school event” is that we have the greatest number of dancers attending. Our parents get along and the kids run around together. Everyone helps each other out and supports each other. The wins are always a little bit sweeter, and the losses not so bad because friends are there to brighten the day.
At the end of the feis day, we try and do a team dinner.
Luckily for us, our school had a FANTASTIC day. Every child came away with wins. There are approximately 6 levels to competition. Every dancer cam away with at least one placement that moved them up to the next level. Our teams did especially well. It’s amazing to see them in their school dresses dancing as one.
A special congratulation to our Kyla, who earned her final 1st place to move up in the the first of two championship levels. She was so excited that everyone was there to celebrate with her.
Our two championship dancers did very well, too. Maya came away with a 2nd place in her event, while Rachel came away with 1st in hers!
Rachel’s event was the last one to be awarded for our school and what an ending it was. It was so exciting to hear her name called and all the dancers and parents cheered her on. As soon as she stepped off of the podium, all the dancers ran to give her hugs and congratulations.
We had a team dinner and continued chatting throughout the evening while the dancers played. It was such a great day and I don’t think anyone wanted it to end.
I’m so proud of all our dancers. They work so hard in class. They have frustrating moments trying to choreography or when they are working on technique. It’s wonderful to see them working hard through that, to see steps and the way to do them just click. And then! To go to a competition and be rewarded for all of that hard work-well, there is just nothing sweeter.
I am so proud of all of our dancers and their families.