Flying Irish Spring Feis
Held in April
Saturday, April 17, 2021
10th Annual Spring Feis
Payments are due at the time of registration. Registration is limited and on a first come/first paid basis. Registrations received after March 29th will owe a late fee of $15. Registrations will not be accepted after April 4th. A dancer is not registered until they have paid.
CHANGES (adding a dance or changing a level) may be made up until the final (late fee) registration deadline. Changes are not permitted the day of the feis. Please make all changes via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) If a dancer has entered in a wrong category/dance, they will not be allowed to compete in that dance (no refunds given. *Dancers may update their registrations through April 4, 2021.
Champion & Preliminary dancers must provide their own dongle for set dance music being played on a Bluetooth device.
Dancers must pick up their own awards by the conclusion of the their dance session/the event.
The music played at this event will be from Beat Feis Music app.
For our participants' safety
Please review the MA travel and pandemic rules. MA is opening up more, so hopefully dancers will be able to bring ONE adult in to the feis with them. (If they cannot, teachers can be at the feis the entire day to be with their dancers.) MA's allowances for traveling in or out of state for less than 24 hours are very strict and do NOT include travel for a feis. You must follow MA's testing and/or quarantine rules to attend this event.
Registration will be open in March. A dancer is not registered until they have paid. There are no refunds, transfers or credits for the event.
CHANGES (adding a dance or changing a level ) may be made up until the final registration deadline. Changes are not permitted the day of the feis. If a dancer has entered in a wrong category/dance, they will not be allowed to compete in that dance (no refunds given). *Dancers may update their registrations through April 4, 2021, end of business day.
Each age & level will be separated into its own time session. There will be a 10-15 minutes between sessions to clean the facility. Sessions will be announced via the Flying Irish Feis Facebook page. Dancers must be ready to dance when sessions are called.
MASSACHUSETTS INDOOR GATHERING RULES
Indoor events are limited to 10 people, not including workers. Attendees must wear masks inside the building and must remain socially distant. *We recommend dancers practice in their masks to prepare for the feis.
MASSACHUSETTS TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Anyone coming into MA who has traveled to, or is coming from, a high-risk area must either quarantine for 14 days or have a COVID negative test. Proof of a negative COVID test must be shown to gain admittance to the feis.
Log on to MA's COVID travel order webpage to find the current list of low risk states and for MA requirements coming from high risk states.
Required--print out & hand in at door
Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig, Single/Hop Jig, Treble Jig (1 step)
Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig, Single/Hop Jig, Treble Jig, St Patrick's Day
Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe, Jockey, Treble Reel (16 bars)
Reel, Slip Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe, 3 Sea Captains, Treble Reel (16 bars)
Reel (40 bars), Slip Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe, King of the Fairies, Treble Reel (16 bars)
Event: Slip Jig, Treble Jig or Hornpipe, Non-Trad Set of choice (must be in contrasting tempo to hard shoe round)
Dancers must have material appropriate for their level. Dancers dancing material obviously below or above that competition's level will not receive full marks.
There will NOT be an 8 bar wait in-between solo dances.
Dancers who stop dancing, except in the event of an injury, will not be allowed to re-dance and will not receive any marks for that dance/round. The feis medical professional must clear an injured dancer to re-dance before the competition is closed or that dancer will not be allowed to re-dance and will not receive marks for that round.
A dancer is not registered until they have paid. All accounts not paid by March 29th will be charged the $15 late fee, regardless of when the form is submitted. No registrations will be accepted after April 4th.
All payments are via Venmo. Send money to @FlyingIrish
Put your dancer's name, dance school, and DOB in the memo field.
2021 Spring Feis Schedule (estimated)
Schedule posted is from our Fall 2020 Feis. The final Spring Feis 2021 schedule will be posted the week before the feis
7:30 am workers set up
8:30 am doors open
8:45 am Beginner Under Age 9 (U9)
9:20 am Intermediate U10
10:10 am Beginner U11
10:40 am Intermediate U11
11:25 am Beginner U16
11:45 am Lunch
12:15 pm Intermediate U13
1:10 pm Intermediate U17
1:50 pm Novice U13
2:40 pm Novice U16
3:20 pm Prizewinner
4:00 pm Champion & Adults
Buffer time has been built into this schedule. Please arrive early in case your child's competition is called (up to an hour) early. Competitions will not be held open.
Leominster Elks Lodge
134 N. Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Things to Do Nearby
NH State Parks (Mt. Monadnock & more)
Wapack Trail (Mount Watatic & more)
Davis Farmland (corn maze, petting zoo)
Mall at Whitney Field (no tax on clothing in MA)
Merrimack Premium Outlets, Manchester, NH
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Wrentham, MA
Daniel Webster Highway, NH (no sales tax in NH)
Sholan Farms (apple orchard--Johnny Appleseed was from Leominster)