There is no problem if anyone doesn't want to compete and simply wants to dance for fun, but we do encourage all our dancer to compete in so called Feisanna which are held in cities across Europe throughout the year.
We especially encourage our dancers to take part in our own Hamburg Feis which takes place in February each year and as soon you have learned your Beginners Reel you are eligible to compete.
We can guarantee that once you have competed at your first Feis you donít want to stop, because itís FUN!
All Beginner & Primary dancers who wish to compete must have a full class costume and in case of girls/ladies also her own wig
Please speak to us to find out how to order these things.
Intermediate & Open dancers should wear (within time) a solo costume. These costumes can be quite expensive therefore speak to the teacher before order a solo costume. He/she will advise you on our solo dress regulations.
Show dance / Ceili class:
From April on we will offer regular weekly show dance / Ceili class. All Dancers will be allowed to join the show class as long as he/she attends regular weekly solo classes. Dancers may be chosen from this new class to perform at events throughout the year. Reps. will be entitled with the time to join the Feis Ceili team. All dancers who wish to perform/join the Ceili team will be expected to have a full costume. We will advise you.
Dancer who are not taking part or canít take part in the show dance class are welcome to dance at announced performances/events throughout the year.
All dancers should wear comfortable clothes like shorts and t-shirt. Dancers in the Basic class can just wear trainers / socks / ballet slipper. When joining the Beginners class, the appropriate dance shoes will need to be ordered and worn. Girls/women up to 25 years have to wear Poodle Socks in class (and no tights under them!) and need to tie Hair up!
All dancers MUST wear their dancing shoes in class at all times.
Please always remember that when you are at class you are there for to learn. Full attention and respect must be paid to the teacher and any mistreating of class mates will absolutely not be tolerated. Everyone is in class to have fun but also to learn.
And please keep an eye on your valuables at all times or just leave them at home! We will not be held responsible for any lost or damaged items.
It is also very important to come to class regularly or let us know 24 hrs in beforehand by email, resp. at least 5 hrs before your class starts by text message, if you canít make it, because:
Therefore keep in mind to inform us right in time, otherwise there may be dancers who travel to class, only to be told to go home again.
We will try and inform all dancers in good time, via email & text message, if a class has to be cancelled.
If your class is cancelled because of not enough dancers, then you are welcome to join another class of your level.