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Wiki dance powerpoint

  1. 1. Competitions Of Irish Dancing
  2. 2. Types of Competitions <ul><li>Feis </li></ul><ul><li>Oireachtas </li></ul><ul><li>Nationals </li></ul><ul><li>World Championships </li></ul>
  3. 3. Feis <ul><li>Feis or feiseanna (plural) means festival in Irish </li></ul><ul><li>Smallest competitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For all levels of dancing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take place in cities all over the United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most occur during the summer months, but some do take place in the winter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>These competitions allow dancers to compete and move up in 6 levels of dancing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Feis <ul><li>Levels of Irish Dancers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Beginner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Novice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prize Winner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preliminary Championship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Championship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different dances can be performed and prizes awarded depending on the level of the dancer </li></ul><ul><li>There are different requirements for each level that allows a dancer to move up </li></ul>
  5. 5. Oireachtas <ul><li>Oireachtas (irr-OKH-tuhss) means gathering in Irish </li></ul><ul><li>Regional competitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are 4 of them in the United States: Western, Southern, Mid-America, and New England Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All occur once a year the weekend after Thanksgiving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These competitions are for dancers in preliminary championship or championship level </li></ul><ul><li>Dancers compete in the Oireachtas to qualify for Nationals and Worlds </li></ul>
  6. 6. Oireachtas <ul><li>Structure of Competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ages range from under 10 (U10) to over 20 (O20) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three rounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Round 1- hard shoe dance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Round 2- soft shoe dance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Round 3- hard shoe set dance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only 50% of the best dancers are called back to dance the third round based on their first two round performances </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Oireachtas <ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The top 50% of dancers who were called back to dance in round 3 qualify for Nationals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The top 10 dancers overall in each competition overall qualify for the World Championships </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Nationals <ul><li>Many countries hold their own nationals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United States: National Championships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canada competes in our nationals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland: All-Irelands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Britain: The British Nationals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North American Irish Dance Championships held in various cities yearly on the weekend after July 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 dancers in each competition qualify for the World Championships </li></ul>
  9. 9. World Championships <ul><li>Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne roughly translates into World Championships </li></ul><ul><li>Usually take place in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, but took place in America for the first time in 2009. </li></ul>

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