COMPETITIVE AND PERFORMANCE IRISH DANCING
COMPETITIVE IRISH DANCING
Irish Dance competitions, called a Feis (pronounced "fesh"), are held all around the world. As dancers progress they can qualify at the Regional, National and World levels. Dancers choosing to compete can do so in both solo and team competitions. Cass-Barrington Academy dancers must meet certain requirements in order to be allowed to enter competitions. Competitions are strongly encouraged, but dancers are NOT required to participate.
Although competition is not required, the Cass-Barrington Academy class structure is based upon competition requirements. The training that dancers receive in each class is matched with their ability, and ultimately their competitive level. Please note that as soon as a dancer decides to compete they MUST start in the Beginner level at a Feis, despite the progression they may have made through classes.
PERFORMANCE IRISH DANCING
Performing is a fun and exciting opportunity for every child at the Cass-Barrington Academy! Most performances are open to every dancer, although it depends on the events requested. It is a great way to gain stage presence and display your progress in dance, without the pressures of competition. Dancers perform together in choreographed numbers, which allows them to increase their comfort of performing in front of an audience. Shows are encouraged for every dancer, but are NOT required.
Our "FREE trial class" is for our ongoing monthly kids classes only, and does not include workshops, adult classes, camps, private lessons or any special short-term sessions, courses, events, or programs.