Keeping track of Digital Feis Irish dancing levels, plus gorgeous new results sheets

Juggling open platform levels driving you crazy? Let us keep track of your Digital Feis levels. Our gorgeous new official records are updated after every Digital Feis you participate in — and shared with you via easy-to-print PDF.

We’ve also given our scoresheets a serious upgrade! No more hard-to-read spreadsheets: look at these gorgeous things! So pretty.

They even include enough of a margin to hole-punch and put in a binder. If you don’t think that’s exciting, well — it’s at least super convenient.

February Digital Feis wraps up, April’s coming up fast

Whew! February Feis is judged, medals are shipped, and we’ve just sent out our February Feis survey — which we’ll be doing after every event. Did you compete in February? Take our survey here:

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I’m beat, but I always feel good after running a feis. Every event is a chance to learn something new for a dancer, and that’s definitely still true for myself and our judges.

How well are we communicating a dancer’s needs? We want a dancer to walk away from this experience empowered to make change. They should feel secure about where they are, and where they can go.

How was the process? Tutorials for recording and sharing videos are still on our always-extending, never-ending to-do list. There are lots of things I’d like our website to do, and every feis, we get one step closer.

How useful is this for the open platform and independent Irish dance communities? The more dancers that join us, the better the odds of having enough dancers per competition to advance a level in an outside organization. Many independent schools have found their way to Digital Feis — they’re actually our biggest group — and I’m so happy they’re feeling confident here. Independent schools are often removed from open platform competition hubs, so Digital Feis is a great way to stay connected with others.

What are your thoughts? Anything we could do better? Join the Digital Feis Community on Facebook to ask questions or share your system. Faster turnaround time for results is big on my list, and we have a few new judges lined up for training later this year.

Ashley

Two (now three!) new feiseanna and one amazing Instagram

A tale of two (or three) feiseanna

Two Three new independent American feiseanna have been announced! The first two are on July 15, 2017.

The first, put on by My Pulse, My Passion School of Dance, will be hosted at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead, New York (Eastern Suffolk, Long Island). Riverhead has plenty of hotels nearby, as well as an aquarium, racetrack, water park, outlet mall, and plenty of activities. This is definitely a fun destination for a full weekend! Continue…