Irish Dancing Charity Feis

Today Maebh (age 6.5) took part in a charity Irish Dancing Feis here in Dublin. Her teacher told her about it and thought it might be good experience to get up in front of a large room full of people and dance.

In May the school did small one but this one had 650 dancers over the two days!

Due to child protection, photos and videos were not allowed during the show – only at the end when they get their awards. I did manage to get these two photos.

And the awards ceremony was a bit chaotic and confusing but only that we are new with it all.  One girl took home four trophies – so it’s clear after a lot of practicing, she can too, if she wants.  So far she loves her dancing and is hoping for a dress and wig!

 

 

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.