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Flying Irish's New England Championships
April 13, 2024

Feis email: necfeis@gmail.com. Registration open until March 22nd or until dances/events fill up.

Payment (Venmo only) is due at the time of registration. A dancer is not registered until they have paid; registrations not accompanied by payment will be deleted. Registration is limited and on a first come/first paid basis. Registration closes on Friday, March 22, at noon, but registration may close early if the feis capacity is reached. There are no refunds, transfers or credits for the event, including for team members who cannot dance because not all of the team has entered the feis.

Changes to registrations will not be accepted. Only one registration form per dancer may be submitted. Please double check your registration form before clicking submit. You will receive a confirmation email after submission.

Champion & Preliminary dancers must provide their own dongle for set dance music being played on a Bluetooth device.

Dancers must pick up their own solo awards by the end of the day on which they dance. Event & team dancers must be in present in costume & shoes to get their awards. Awards will not be given to anyone but the dancer and will not be given out after that day's competitions have concluded.

There will not be an 8 bar wait in between dancers.

MASKS/ILLNESS

Flying Irish, LLC are not responsible for any illnesses contracted at the event. We recommend wearing a KN95 or N95 face mask. 

For the safety of our attendees reserve the right to take temperatures and refuse obviously sick/contagious people (fever/mucosal coughing/conjunctivitis, etc.).

*We recommend dancers practice in their masks to prepare for the feis.

  • All spectators must be seated during competitions; we recommend leaving 1-2 seats between your party and others

  • Only water is allowed in the auditorium. If you are eating or drinking anything other than water, you must do so in the lobby or outside.

  • Those who are dancers must be in good health and permitted to participate in all activities encompassed with attending a feis.

2024 Syllabus

Tir na nOg: Reel (1 step), Light Jig (1 step)

Beginner

Event (Reel & Light Jig), Slip Jig, Single/Hop Jig, Treble Jig (1 step)

Intermediate

Event (R, LJ, TJ), Slip Jig, Single/Hop Jig, Hornpipe, St Patrick's Day

Novice

Event (SJ, TJ, Blackbird), Reel, Single/Hop Jig, Hornpipe

Prizewinner

Event (SJ, TJ, Job) Reel, Single/Hop Jig, Hornpipe

Adult Open Events (age 21 & up)

Beginner/Intermediate Event (R, LJ, TJ) - all Intermediate speed

Novice/Prizewinner Event (SJ, TJ, Blackbird or Job)

In the event we do not have enough dancers for the Adult Open solos or championships, those adults registered will be moved to the higher age group of the level they are registered for.

Adults may enter solos at their appropriate level

Preliminary Champion

Event - Reel, non-trad set

Champion

Event - Slip Jig, Treble Jig or Hornpipe, Non-Trad Set of choice (must be in contrasting tempo to hard shoe round)  

  • Champions must bring their own dongle to play their set dance music.

Solos - Reel (40 bars), Treble Jig, Hornpipe

EVENT RULES

  • There will not be an 8 bar wait in-between solo dances.

  • Dancers must have material appropriate for each Event. Dancers dancing material obviously below or above that competition's level will not receive full marks.

  • 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.

  • All event ties will be broken by awarding the higher ranking to the person with the highest score as follows:                       Champion - 1) NTS; 2) Hard Shoe; 3) Soft Shoe

    •                Preliminary - 1) NTS; 2) Reel

    •                Prizewinner & Novice - 1) Hard Shoe; 2) Trad Set; 3) Soft Shoe

    •                Intermediate - 1) Treble Jig; 2) Light Jig; 3) Reel

    •                Beginner - 1) Light Jig; 2) Reel

SPECIAL EVENTS

Lord & Lady of the Trads - Whilte Blanket

Competition is open to any Novice, Prizewinner & Champion dancer. There will be 1 winner in this event: a Perpetual Trophy for RTN dancers or other award for non-RTN dancers.

TEAMS

2 & 3 Hand Figures

4 Hand Ceili

Vendors

Click here for the NEC Vendor Form

Signature Ink will be providing NEC apparel

Registration Link
Results Link
(Event placements will not be listed in the correct order of the results)

2024 Schedule

Times are approximate; once started, competitions may run up to 1 hour early or may run late. Competitions will not be held open if dancers are not present when called. Dances are listed in the order they will be done.

NB: Dancers will have to change their shoes for their event hard shoe round & then change back to soft shoe as soon as they are done their event (if doing soft shoe solo dances at the same level). Competitions will not be held for dancers unprepared for their next dances beyond a reasonable time.

 

8:45 am    Doors open

9:15 am    Tir na nOg

9:25 am    Beginner

                   Event U8, U11, U16; Slip Jig U10, U16; Hop Jig U16; Treble Jig U10, U16

10:35 am  Intermediate

                 Event U10, U16, Adult B/I; Slip Jig U11, U16;

                   Hop Jig U13; Hornpipe U10, U12, U16; Trad Set U11, U16

12:00 pm  Teams - 2 Hands, 4 Hands, 3 Hands

12:20 pm  Lunch Break

12:45 pm  Novice (if we're running early Novice will start at 12:30, but no earlier)

                 Event U12, U14, U17, Adult Open 2; Reel U11, U13, U17, Adult;

                   Hop Jig U16; Hornpipe U12, U14, U17

2:30 pm   Prizewinner

                Event U13, U17; Reel U14, U17; Hop Jig U16; Hornpipe U15, U17

3:45 pm   Preliminary & Champion

                Prelim Event Reel; Champion Event Slip Jig;

                  Prelim Event Sets; Champion Event Treble Jig & Hornpipe

                  Champion Event Set Dances; Lord & Lady of the Trads

                  Champion Reel & Hop Jig

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We reserve the right to deny admission to anyone. Participants and their guests must treat all other event attendees with respect or they will be removed from the event/banned from future events..

There are no refunds, transfers or credits for any funds associated with Flying Irish events.

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