2019 May Digital Feis

Entry Form

Solo dances are US$10 each, and team dances are $20 per team if dancers want medals in the mail. If they do not want medals, solo dances are $8 and team dances are $16 each. The form helps tally your fees for you, and you will pay online.

Video Sharing Change: Please upload your videos to a folder in Dropbox, Google Drive, or other file sharing service (see Submitting Your Videos). YouTube videos will not be accepted for this feis due to issues using them for the Results Video. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Entries due May 19, though you are highly encouraged to enter by May 17 to help us with the administrative process.

Enter the 2019 May Digital Feis

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.

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.

We accept shared folders from file sharing services such as:


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!

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