Good Morning. Hope everyone is doing well.
Cashel Academy is Moving!!
Laura and I are excited to let you know that Cashel Academy is moving. We are staying in the same building, just moving down two stories. The move is for several reasons.
We just signed the lease and we are hoping to move in around December. The landlords are starting construction any day. There will not be an elevator to the bottom floor, but we hope this will not be an issue for anyone in the dance school. The entrance will be the door directly to the right of the usual front entrance.
This weekend was the Pat Roche Feis and the Windy City Feis
We had a few dancers attend the Pat Roche Feis and here are the results.
Caoilainn Brennan- 4th Place in Open Championships
Catherine Delaney- 1st Place in Preliminary Championships
Evelyn Griffith- 1st Place Prizewinner Hornpipe
Ella Pace- 9th in Open Championships
Addie Thiel- 11th in Open Championships
Congratulations to Catherine Delaney on qualifying for Open Championships! We are so proud of your accomplishment, Catherine.
Congratulations to Caitlin O’Connor
Caitlin O’Connor earned her white coat this weekend in her Physical Therapy program at Carroll University. We are so excited for you as you embark on your first clinical in Tanzania. Please have a wonderful time and stay safe.
Class Schedule for this week
Monday 5-6 Novice Level
Tuesday 5-6 Beginners
6-7 Advanced Beginners
7-9 Prizewinner (open to PC for a third class or paid extra class)
Wednesday 5-6 Novice Level
8-9 Over 15 Oireachtas Teams 8-Hand and 4-Hand
Thursday 5-6 Oireachtas Ceili Teams U8 Mixed 4-Hand, U10 Mixed 8-Hand
6-7 Oireacchtas Teams U10 Girls 4-Hand, Under 15 Mixed and Girls 4-Hand
7-9 Prizewinner (open to PC for a third class or a paid extra class)
Sunday 11-12 All Oireachtas Ceili Teams
12-2:30 All Oireachtas Soloists and PC/OC
Fall Feis Season-
Here is the list of the Mid American Feissana for the fall. If you see one that interests you please google the feis and find out if you need to enter on Quickfeis, Feisworx, or E-Feis.
** Please remember that ceili team members can not miss team practice because of a feis. It is necessary for those dancers to be at team practice on Sundays.
10/21 Beglan Feis – OC, PC, and Future Champs – Registration Closes October 9
10/22 Beglan Feis – Teams and Grades – Registration Closes October 9
10/28 Mullane Godley Halloween Feis (wear halloween costumes)
10/29 Mullane Godley Fall Feis (Blackout feis)
11/4 Dillon Gavin Championship Feis (Ceili teams will compete at this feis)
11/11 Minnesota State Championships
11/12 St. Paul Autumn Feis
What we accomplished last week
Beginners- We continued to work on the 1st and 2nd step of the jig. Some of our beginners tried to dance the two steps together at full speed. Two of them were able to dance those two steps and that means they will be ready to compete in the jig at the Wisconsin WinterFeis in January. I will be handing out certificates once your dancer is ready to compete at their first competition.
Advanced Beginners- We are really focusing on paying attention to detail and getting the steps correct. We have spent our second week working on the advanced jig second step. We will learn the third step this week. We are continuing to work on the beginner reel steps and getting all of the mistakes out of those steps. We continued to work on the slip jig as well for the girls.
Novice- We tried performing the new reel step to full speed. I hope to start the second step soon. We reviewed the slip jig. In hard shoes- I finished teaching the St. Patrick’s day set, and we continue to work on the advanced hornpipe. I will be starting the second step treble jig this week.
Prizewinner, PC/OC- All of the material has been taught at this point. Now it is just a matter of perfecting the steps as well as improving stamina.
October 31st No Classes this Evening- Halloween