27th Annual Feis in the Desert
Sat, January 14, 2017
1st Annual Dancing in the Dust Feis
Sun, Jan. 15, 2017
Feis registration is now open on Feisworx. Come join us at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center, a gorgeous desert resort for the MLK holiday weekend! In addition to a double feis, we will have grade exams as well as a traditional Irish Ceile (party) on Saturday night with live music, dancing, food and more! Here is what you need to know to get the Feis rate at the venue: call 480-488-5300, choose option 1, and ask for “Feis in the Desert” rate. You can also check on-line at:
Group Attendee Code: 011317DAMH
The feis room rate is $139 for regular rooms, and $149 for premium rooms (rate is available from Jan 11th thru Jan 18th). The room block is limited and filling fast, so don’t delay to guarantee these great rates during peak season in sunny Arizona. (Note, the room block will close at 5pm 12/20/16.)
To facilitate your long holiday weekend planning, here is our tentative schedule, which is subject to change pending actual registrations:
- Champs: Prelim will start each day, followed by Open
- Adults & Grades: will begin as soon as stages become available after Champs (approximately mid-day)
- Ceile: will be last on the schedule on Saturday only
- Grade Exams: begin Friday evening and run throughout the day Saturday and into Sunday am if required (every effort will be made to avoid scheduling conflicts)
Grade Exam Registration is on Feisworx. Grade Exams will be held in conjunction with the feiseanna, beginning the evening of January 13th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, proceeding through the 14th from 8 a.m. to noon and from 8 a.m. to noon on January 15th, 2017. The administration of these exams requires much preparation in advance so the registration period for Grade Exams opens and closes sooner than the Feis registration. Please review the posted Syllabus for complete information including the official Grade Exam rules and required dances from An Coimisiún in Dublin. Pay close attention to the Registration dates and all requirements.
Grade Exam Adjudicator: Kate O’Connor
Late registrations for Grade Exams will not be permitted. All payments for Grade Exams must be made by 12/16 to avoid a late fee. All registrants remaining unpaid once the CAP is reached will be dropped from registration and wait-listed. We cannot extend past 12/16 to allow the required time for scheduling and preparation. We look forward to seeing you in January.
Feis Adjudicators: John Heinzman, Coleen Mulhern Malloy, Eileen Mulhern O’Kane, Bernadette Dillon-Gavin, Kate O’Connor, John Cunniffe, and one to be determined.
Musicians: Pat King and Sean O’Brien
Sponsored by the Bracken School of Irish Dance in association with Damhsa Irish Dance Co.
Member North American Feis Commission
President: Pat Watkins
Member of An Coimisium le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland