Join Us for the 2019 March Digital Feis

Feis Timeline (CT/Chicago)

Entries Due
March 24

Entries Listed
March 25

Adjudication & Tabulation
March 26–31

Results
April 1

Awards Mailed
April 2

*All entries (including numbers and dances) will be announced on our blog so dancers can double-check their entries before adjudication.

Be sure to request your official Digital Feis number before recording your video.

Not familiar with open platform Irish dancing? We encourage you to talk to your teacher.

Enter an Individual Dancer

Teachers with small groups, adult dancers (18+) and parents of dancers 17 and younger, please register with our online registration form below.

You will upload your videos, or send us your YouTube or Dropbox link, on this form. The form also tallies your fees for you, and you will pay online.

Solo dances are US$10 each, and team dances are $5 per dancer per dance if dancers want medals in the mail. If they do not want medals, solo dances are $8 and team dances are $4 each.

Entries due March 24.

Enter an Individual Dancer

Enter a School

Teachers, you can now submit your group registration online — no PDFs needed.

Solo dances are US$10 each, and team dances are $5 per dancer per dance if dancers want medals in the mail. If they do not want medals, solo dances are $8 and team dances are $4 each.

Digital Feis strongly discourages dancing on concrete surfaces.

Entries due March 24.

Enter Solos for a School with Old PDF Form

Enter Solos for a School with New Form (No PDF Needed)

Enter Teams for a School

Recording & Submitting Your Videos

If you are sharing your video files via Dropbox or another file sharing site, please give them the following name: 000-Level-Dance, which corresponds to the dancer’s number, the level they are competing in, and the dance.

If you are sharing your videos via YouTube or Vimeo, please title them 000 Level Dance. Putting all of your videos together into one playlist, and sharing that one link, is an excellent help.

Announcing “Number 000, Level Dance” at the beginning of each video is incredibly helpful to administration and adjudicators. Please do not state the name of the dancer, or their school.

Recording the Videos

  • Record when it’s best for you. Record during class, at the studio during off hours, or at home.
  • Record your students only, or host a feis recording day for all dancers in your area. You can even have your students record themselves. How you operate is up to you.
  • Record horizontally. Please do not take vertical video or switch between vertical and horizontal in the middle of the dance.
  • The cameraperson or tripod should stand in for the judge. Dancers should face this position when lining up as they would at a feis.
  • Dancing alone is best, but down the line works, too. Dancers may dance by themselves in their own video, individually down the line, or in pairs down the line. Dancers in lines should use numbers so judges can identify them.
  • Adjudicators must be able to hear the music and hardshoes. While silent film would be an interesting artistic choice, it makes timing difficult to judge!

Submitting Videos

Submit your videos by uploading them directly to the registration form, or share them with Dropbox or an Unlisted video upload on YouTube. (Please note that a “private” video can not be used due to privacy restrictions on YouTube.)

2019 Feiseanna Entries Due

January Feis
January 20, 2019

March Feis
March 24, 2019

May Feis
May 19, 2019

July Feis
July 21, 2019

September Feis
September 22, 2019

November Feis
November 17, 2019

Age Categories

Ages of competitors are as of January 1 of the current year. Age categories may be changed, combined or split at the discretion of the adjudication team based on number of registrants.

Solo age groups start at Under 10, Under 13, Under 17, Under 21, Under 30, and 30 & Over. Age categories are combined or adjusted as needed to benefit the dancers.

Céili and Figure age groups start at Under 13, Under 18, and 18 & Over. Ages are based on the average age of all dancers on the team.

Freestyle (Show/Performance) dances are split into Small Group (1–5), Medium Group (6–12), and Large Group (12+) without regards to age.

Feis Level Suggestions

If your organization recommends a different level than what you see here, follow the guidance of your organization.

Our level terminology is based on the North American system, but our structure is designed to adapt to open organizations around the world.

A color-coded illustration of how Digital Feis levels compare to most open platform organizations

If we missed your open platform organization on this list, please contact us with information about your level system at hello@digitalfeis.co.

Ages of competitors are as of January 1 of the current year. Age categories may be changed, combined or split at the discretion of the adjudication team based on number of registrants.

Solo Dances

Tir na n’Og is for dancers under six (6) years of age only.

Reel Light Jig Single Jig Slip Jig Treble Jig Hornpipe Traditional Set Contemporary Set Treble Reel
Tir na n’Og Reel Light Jig
Beginner Reel Light Jig Single Jig Slip Jig Treble Jig Hornpipe Traditional Set Treble Reel
Primary Reel Light Jig Single Jig Slip Jig Treble Jig Hornpipe Traditional Set Treble Reel
Novice Reel Light Jig Single Jig Slip Jig Treble Jig Hornpipe Traditional Set Treble Reel
Prizewinner Reel Single Jig Slip Jig Treble Jig Hornpipe Traditional Set Treble Reel
Champion Reel Slip Jig Treble Jig Hornpipe Traditional Set Contemporary Set Treble Reel

Traditional Sets

  • Beginner — St Patrick’s Day, The Blackbird
  • Primary — St Patrick’s Day, The Blackbird
  • Novice — St Patrick’s Day, The Blackbird, Job of Journeywork, Jockey to the Fair, Garden of Daisies
  • Prizewinner — Garden of Daisies, Jockey to the Fair, Job of Journeywork, White Blanket, Three Sea Captains, King of the Fairies, The Hunt, The Humours of Bandon
  • Champion — King of the Fairies, The White Blanket, The Three Sea Captains, The Hunt, The Humours of Bandon

Team Dances

We adjudicate from Ár Rincí Fóirne, Ár Rincí Céilí and Oide Damhsa. Traditional céilí and figure dancing from other books (such as Rinnce na h’Eireann or A Handbook of Irish Dances) may be accepted; please contact us at hello@digitalfeis.co. Prior notice will be required in order to give our adjudicators time to learn the dance.

Dance Under 13 Under 18 18 & Over
2-Hand Figure 2H Figure U13 2H Figure U18 2H Figure 18+
3-Hand Figure 3H Figure U13 3H Figure U18 3H Figure 18+
4-Hand Céilí 4H Céilí U13 4H Céilí U18 4H Céilí 18+
6-Hand Céilí 6H Céilí U13 6H Céilí U18 6H Céilí 18+
8-Hand Céilí 8H Céilí U13 8H Céilí U18 8H Céilí 18+

Freestyle (Show/Performance) Dances

Dance Small (1–5 Dancers) Medium (6–12 Dancers) Large (12+ Dancers)
Freestyle (Show/Performance) Freestyle SM Freestyle MD Freestyle LG