Feiseanna Rules


Effective from 1st September 2016

1. Feis Rules
1.1. Feis organisers will as far as is practical provide a stage surface suitable for dancing on. However, CRDM cannot accept liability for injuries sustained while competing. The lodgement of an entry will be deemed as an acceptance of this provision by a dancer.
1.2. Dancers must be ready to dance 30 minutes prior to their scheduled competition time.
1.3. Dancers must dance under the age they are on the day of the Feis. If their age is not catered for they may dance in the next age group.
1.4. Once a competition has been called all dancers must go to the side of the stage. Dancers must report on time to compete. (Penalty: possible disqualification from competition)
1.5. Once a competition is closed no dancer is permitted to dance for any reason.
1.6. Teachers and team captains are responsible for their teams and should ensure that they are in position when the competition is announced.
1.7. The Feis committee has the right to merge or cancel competitions on the day of the Feis.
1.8. If a dancer fall while dancing they will be allowed to re dance. They will be marked on their 2nd performance.
1.9. If a dancer slips while dancing they are to continue dancing and will be marked on this performance.
1.10. If a dancer starts to dance before the correct number of bars they will receive zero marks for that dance.
1.11. If in an Open Championship a dancer does not perform a modern set dance in the opposite timing to their heavy round they will receive zero marks for that round.
1.12. If a dancer enters and wins a competition that they have previously won, the prize must be returned and will be awarded to the dancer(s) that were next in line in the result.
1.13. All Feiseanna will be run on the pickup system (regarding music). Dancers will stand in a line on the stage and will step forward 2 or 3 at a time to dance the relevant amount of bars. There will be a break of 8 bars of music between each set of dancers.
1.14. If there are more than 30 dancers in a competition, the competition may be split. Dates of birth will determine the groups
1.15. Where there are sufficient number of boys/men in Open Championships a separate competition will be added to the program. The boys/men must take part in these competitions


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