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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!

The second is the Houston Open Platform Feis and Championships, hosted by the Tew Academy of Irish Dance in Houston, Texas. This annual feis is held at the Johnson Space Center. Houston is the largest city in Texas, home to many cultural institutions and exhibits and an active visual and performing arts scene — don’t miss out.

Edit Friday, May 26: Last but not least, the twice-yearly Connecticut Feis is running on November 4 in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, hosted by Lee Irish Dance. This feis has a cool Speciality Solo option so dancers can try their hand at choreography — no teacher creations allowed!

For more open platform feiseanna around the world, visit our list of Worldwide Open Feiseanna.

One Instagram to rule them all

I’ve decided I’d just like to crawl inside Sarah Churchill’s @threads_of_eire Instagram page and make a cozy home of it. I’m so excited to see her work on Irish dance history, and costuming in particularly. Her art is beautiful, too!

Instagram page with photos and drawings of Irish dance costumes throughout history

Sarah Churchill’s Instagram focuses on the history of Irish dancing costumes