Ireland Competition Information and Expectations | 2018-2019 (updated 7/6/19)

This is an example of the way the sets will look:




Practice Sessions

  • Practices held before Ireland can be found here.

  • Ireland Practices TBD

Requirements

  • All dancers must be available for the Parsippany, NJ competition June 8, 2019. Sign up here. For more information about the competition, visit nyfleadh.com.

  • Each Family is expected to commit to at least one volunteer role.

    • Roles may include; coordinate dress measurements and making, find practice space and coordinate practice time in Ireland, collect money for Shannon’s flight/accommodations, collect money for musicians flight/accommodations, coordinate practices in DC, and others TBD.

Payments

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: we will not know if the girls qualify for Ireland until Parsippany

    Payment is required for all families going.

    • First non-refundable payment of $250 due 1/15/19 towards Shannon and Sean’s flights.

    • Second non-refundable payment of $100 due 2/15/19 for dresses (need parent volunteer to coordinate this). This is an estimate for final dress cost.

    • Third non-refundable payment of $180 due 4/1/19 towards practices.

    • Other possible expenses include; contribution towards practice space in Ireland

      PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE HERE




What to Pack

  • SUITCASE:

    Blue Peplum top

    Jeans

    Hair supplies

  • CARRYON:

    Fleadh dress (blue dress)

    Tights

    Dance shoes

    Ribbons

    Bloomers (or leotard)

  • STRONGLY SUGGESTED:

    Raincoat/raingear

WhatsApp Links

  • TBA


Schedule

  • August 12-16th- Scoil Éigse (classes in music or sean-nós dance)

    10am-2:30 pm (Friday only until noon).

  • Practices M-Th and will take place IMMEDIATELY following classes. We will meet at the sean-nós dance class location.

  • Wednesday evening we will all go to the evening céilí as a group.

Useful Info

  • STRONGLY recommend getting to Ireland before Monday, but Monday August 12th, is when practices will start.

  • Registration for Scoil Éigse 2019, CCÉ’s Annual International Summer School for all ages is open.

    Classes for all ages and levels are available for Amhránaíocht, Banjo, Bodhrán, Button Accordion, Comhrá Gaeilge, Concertina, Fiddle, Flute, Harp, Piano Accompaniment, Piano Accordion, Uilleann Pipes, Rince ar an Sean-nós, Traditional Singing, & Whistle.

    For more information and application forms please visit the Chomhaltas site: https://comhaltas.ie/blog/post/scoil_eigse_2019/

CHOREOGRAPHY

FIGURE 1

Lead around- 4 plain

Everyone dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, 1 jump

Tops pass across, turn, pass back, turn- 3 plain and a jump

Sides dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, 1 jump

Tops ladies chain- 3 plain, 1 jump

Tops half lead, turn, pass back- 3 plain, 1 jump

Everyone dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, 1 jump

Sides pass across, turn, pass back, turn- 3 plain and a jump

Sides dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, 1 jump

Sides ladies chain- 3 plain, 1 jump

Sides half lead, turn, pass back- 3 plain, 1 jump

Everyone dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, 1 jump


FIGURE 3

Lead around- 4 plain

Everyone Dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, 1 jump

Top ladies cross- 4 plain

Top gents chase w turns- 4 plain

Advance/Retire- advance retire step

Advance to corner/half house- snoopy advance retire, 2 regular

Everyone Dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, 1 jump

Side ladies cross- 4 plain

Sides gents chase w turns- 4 plain

Advance/Retire- advance retire step

Advance to corner/half house- snoopy advance retire, 2 regular

Everyone Dance at home- 1 plain, 1 heels, 1 plain, HESITATION STEP

Everyone House- 3 plain, 1 jump