McGrath Irish Dance Feis 2021
Thank you for your interest in our Feis this year. We are doing our upmost to be able to bring you our Feis and we hope you can join us. We hope you enjoy the new ideas we have to offer, which we hope will benefit your dancer, and the planet 😊
As always, our Feis will be in the Auditorium of Calwell High School, on a large 12 x 8 dance floor. Our warm up room will be in the dance rooms with large mirrors and flooring. Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, we aim to have arts and crafts for younger siblings, a stocked canteen, BBQ, raffles, photography and more.
We welcome our adjudicators, Adrian Walker ADCRG, Donna Cannon ADCRG and Maggie Gaffney ADCRG to our Feis. We are excited to be offering a championship event this year.
We welcome our live musician, Stephen Carolan from QLD.
Entries will close slightly earlier this year so we can share our finalised timetable earlier and put in place our Covid-19 strategies. Entries will close 15 July 2021. Late entries may be accepted with an additional fee of $20. Entry numbers will be capped to ensure we can put in place our Covid-19 safety strategies and stay to time on the day.
We are hoping to run our event as sustainable as possible and this includes prizes also. We are excited to share our prizes and we hope all the dances will love them. Our canteen will be stocked with sustainable products and using recyclable table wear. Please assist in our day with limiting the amount of plastic covered food and snacks to the venue. We would love to be able to recycle our whole day!
Dancer Feedback Entry
This year, dancers have the option to enter the feedback section. Dancers will perform on their own and the adjudicator will provide written feedback to the dancer. This will enable each dancer to be filmed and have their photograph taken on stage. A dancer may enter this section once and perform any dance of their choice. This section is available to Elementary, Intermediate, Open and Adult dancers only.
Due to Covid restrictions, it is likely that sections will take more time to complete and less people in the auditorium. Each year, it is of utmost importance to us that we run on time, and we will do everything we can to continue this. It is important that dancers and families work with us on the lead up and on the day of the Feis to assist with this.
All premierships will be a Championship event, judged by 3 adjudicators.
Novice and Beginner will have Warm Up Dances available at $10 each, and Premierships at $40.
Elementary, Intermediate, Open and Adult Sections will have the Dancer Feedback section available for $25. There will be comments from the 3 adjudicators.
Elementary, Intermediate and Open Premierships will be 3 rounds. Premierships will be $65 or $50 each if competing in 2 or more.
Door Entry Fee is $15.
Enter the Feis on our website at www.mcgrathirishdance.com.au. Don’t forget there are limited numbers, so get your entry in early.