Back to Back Feis in 2018

It's hard to believe another new year is upon us already! The back-to-back feis schedules for last two years were so popular, I’ve decided to bring it back this year. As always, this list will be updated throughout the year as more information becomes...

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Is It All About The Dress?

Just about every weekend, all across North America, and the world, you will find hundreds of girls and women applying their stage makeup, unrolling the curlers from their hair or putting their hair up into a strange array of ponytails to clip their wigs into so they...

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What Do My Dancer’s Scores Mean?

Ask The TCRG Question: What do my dancer's scores really mean? Answer: "So my daughter got a 90, and the winner was a 95. She was only 5 points away. So close!," is a common statement made by a lot of Irish dance parents. But is a 95 "so close" to a 90? Maybe... maybe...

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North American Back to Back Feis 2017

Back to Back Feiseanna in 2017 Updated 4/26/2017 Everyone loves back to back feis! Am I right? The back to back schedule for last year was so popular, I've decided to bring it back this year. January 14 & 15, 2017: Feis in the Desert & Dancing in the Dust,...

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North American Back to Back Feis 2016

There is a lot to love about back-to-back feiseanna. I just love the idea of two feis, one weekend, and one location, all wrapped up in a nice neat package. As I was putting together the 2016 schedule for North America, I paid special attention to where...

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Pennies for Jane Update

Update on Pennies for Jane I received an update on Garnet and her amazing project, Pennies for Jane: As of last night, Garnet has raised $1000.00 to help Jane with her medical needs.  Last night Garnet was given a check from the local Masonic chapter, which matched...

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Easily Keep Track of Your Scores How many times a day do you tell yourself, "There has to be an easier way to do this?" I find myself thinking that often! I was literally in the middle of updating my daughter's results Excel spreadsheet when I got the email about a...

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Update on Pennies for Jane

Pennies for Jane Update I have received another update on Pennies for Jane. I love Garnet's enthusiasm and willingness to help! Great job, Garnet! My daughter, Garnet, is 7 and when she heard about Jane she decided to start a grass roots effort to help.  She is doing...

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The Ten Commandments of Feis

For the last few weeks, I have been in discussions with someone who is arguably the funniest man in Irish dance, author of the blog Zebadiah and Beauregard's Front Porch, about being a guest contributor on my blog. Though I didn't have to beg him to be a guest...

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Crystals, Sparkles, and Other Such Bling

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Crystals Everywhere! My daughter just placed novice in all her dances, so we are moving up into the world of crystals. Crystals on skirts, crystals on socks, crystals everywhere. I found a very helpful post on...

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The Feis Bucket

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Feis Buckets vs. Zuca Bags I have been debating endlessly for the last few weeks. The great debate, you might wonder, is whether to make a feis bucket or purchase a Zuca Bag. It's a tough decision! The crafter...

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Drooling Over Solo Dresses

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Not Literally Drooling I am back from the most fantastic vacation ever, and trying to jump right back into the swing of things.  It was my daughter's first Irish dance class of the new school year yesterday, and...

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Injury Prevention

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. Irish Dance Injuries Injuries are on my mind. My daughter was dancing across living room last Friday evening when she jammed her thumb into the back of a couch. There was an audible crack, followed by a...

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Wow! The Response! Thank you!

Thank you! When I posted the link to this site on the Irish dance boards yesterday, I had no idea what to expect. Honestly, I was kind of nervous. You know, the whole "what if they don't like it" feeling. Since posting on the boards, about 24 hours ago, my site has...

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Oh, the Blisters!

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. Never Seen So Many Blisters My dancer just survived her first "Intensive" Irish dance camp. It was quite a week! To be fair, we were warned ahead of time to take care of the feet. We were specifically...

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Fall with Style

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We've All Seen A Dancer Fall We've all seen it, the competitor who falls and runs off the stage in tears, or the wig falls off and that leads to a break down. Before I go any further, I want to make it...

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