2020 February Digital Feis

Entries are due February 8. Dancers and their teachers will receive entry confirmation by email within 48 hours of submission. Results are announced by the second Monday after entry weekend.

CRN Nationals: A 3-day turnaround will be given for all competitions that include CRN North American Nationals competitors. Please mark on the entry form if you are attending.

Solo Dances

  • US$10 each with medals
  • US$8 without medals

Team Dances

  • US $20 each (regardless of size) with medals
  • US $16 without medals

The form helps tally your fees for you, and you will pay online.

Enter the 2020 February Digital Feis ($10/Dance with Medals)
Enter the 2020 February Digital Feis ($8/Dance, No Medals)

Submitting Your Videos

Name your files 000-Level-Dance, which corresponds to the dancer’s number, level, and the dance.

Announcing “Number 000, Level Dance” at the beginning of each video is helpful when organizing entries. Please do not state the name of the dancer, or their school.

We accept shared folders from file sharing services such as:

YouTube videos will no longer be accepted for dancers wanting to appear in the Results Video, due to audio syncing issues. We apologize for the inconvenience. Vimeo is an excellent similar service; please make sure we have a share link and can download the videos. Thank you!


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!

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 Tir na n’Og (generally Under 6), Under 10, Under 13, Under 17, Under 21, Under 25, and 25 & Over. Age categories are combined or adjusted as needed to benefit the dancers.

Céili and Figure age groups start at Under 10, 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 typically for dancers Under 6 years of age, and acts as a pre-beginner category.

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 Light Jig 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, Job of Journeywork, Jockey to the Fair
  • Novice — St Patrick’s Day, The Blackbird, Job of Journeywork, Jockey to the Fair, Garden of Daisies, King of the Fairies, White Blanket, Three Sea Captains
  • 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.

  • 2-Hand Figure
  • 3-Hand Figure
  • 4-Hand Céilí
  • 6-Hand Céilí
  • 8-Hand Céilí
  • Freestyle (Show/Performance), Small Group
  • Freestyle (Show/Performance), Medium Group
  • Freestyle (Show/Performance), Large Group