Here’s the information you’ve been awaiting! 2017 TEELIN FEIS SYLLABUS
Please note that this is a “no costumes / no wigs” feis! Kindly read the descriptions available on the syllabus, and/or see the information listed on our Feis FAQ’s page.
A limited number of team competitions will be offered at this feis, and will be held at the end of the day. To increase the fun factor, we are including the following two team events:
- Parent/Child Figure – This is a 2-, 3-, or 4-hand figure dance comprised of a team of at least one parent and at least one child. Each team will be given an 8-bar intro, then will perform to 48 bars of music.
- Call & Answer Family Dance – This is a unique opportunity!! Each team will be comprised of at least one Irish dancer, and at least one other family member who may or may not have any Irish dancing experience at all. After an 8-bar intro of music, the dancer will perform any step sequence they’d like for 8 bars while the family member watches (the Call), then the dancer will stand idle for the next 8 bars of music while the family member attempts to copy what the dancer has just performed (the Answer). The Call & Answer is performed two more times (can be a different step sequence each time, or the same, your choice), for a total of 48 bars of dancing. Proper Irish dancing shoes are required for “the dancer” teammate only in this event; “the family member” teammate is not required to wear Irish dancing shoes. Up to 4 teammates allowed per team for the Call & Answer event.
Dancers, now’s the time to share your love of dancing, and get the whole family involved in this feis! Start planning your Call & Answer choreography now during these summer months, with all your favorite Irish dance moves that you’d like to see a family member attempt to imitate. If your family includes at least one parent with Irish dancing experience, and another family member (parent or sibling or other relative) who does not have Irish dancing experience, we highly recommend that you enter the Parent/Child Figure with the Irish dancer, and also enter the Call & Answer Dance with a “dancer wannabe” from your family! Admit it…. Irish dancing competitions can be stressful if you take them too seriously. Let’s have some fun together. 🙂