Maebh’s First Irish Dancing Feis

This morning (age 6) Maebh heb0fb-3397badd-72be-488d-839d-43e4599c0310.jpgad her first Irish Dancing Feis at the local community centre, where she takes a weekly class.   What I like about this school is that until they older and do external competitions, she doesn’t force you to buy wigs, fancy costumes and tons of make up.  She makes it fun for them and her entire goal of this show is to give them confidence to get on stage in front of a crowd.  The competitions against other schools come later when they are a bit older.

She’s been practicing a lot and it really showed.  She was very focused!!  She is the girl on the far left with white shirt & skirt.


In the end, each girl took home a trophy, medal and a package of sweets!




It is only in a year or two when they start to compete against each other to win the big trophies in the back of the room.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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