Dancers are welcome and encouraged to volunteer as well!
McConnell School of Dance
Below are the basic
guidelines for McConnell Dancers and Parents attending competitions. We have quite a few dancers who are attending
their first or second competition so parents, please take the time to go
through the information with your competing dancer so everyone is prepared for
the feile. If you have questions, please
availability is limited during competitions as CRN Teachers are required to
volunteer at the Feile.
mindful of instructor’s time at competitions.
discuss school business with instructors as their attention must be focused on
have important questions, feel free to ask Tracy or your Instructors, but keep
in mind our time is limited and we have a responsibility to CRN and the other
Solo costumes are not
permitted in Bungrad or Ullmhuchan levels with the exception of dancers over
18. Solo costumes may be worn in
Meangrad, Ardgrad, and Craobhgrad levels by dancers of any age
All school costumes are registered with CRN so please wear
appropriate school costumes.
·Performance – Black with cummerbund & cuffs
·General – Green Skirt & Black Bodysuit
make sure costume items are secure as dancer will be disqualified if items fall
off. If a costume piece falls off,
dancers are required to stop dancing, pick up the item and return back to their
position to wait until competition is over.
·Shoes should be well fitting, clean, and
polished. Ill-fitting shoes will affect
a dancer’s placement.
·Absolutely no elastic in shoes (hard or soft).
Use proper hard shoe or soft shoe laces only.
knot all laces and secure buckles on hard shoes. Untied laces will result in
disqualification. If a dancer’s lace
becomes untied, dancers should return to their position to wait until the
competition is over.
Wigs are optional for CRN Feile’s, however we prefer dancers
wear wigs rather than hair down. Dancers
who wish to wear their hair down should verify the style with instructors prior
·Full, Bun, or Pony tail wigs are acceptable
·Team dances must have their style of wigs
coordinated by instructor.
make sure wigs are secure as dancer will be disqualified if it falls off.
Tights / Socks
CRN Rule, dancers 20
and over must wear black tight
·Dancers under 20 may wear poodle socks or
tights, however we prefer dancers wear socks as it shows off footwork better
·Team dancers must coordinate socks or tights,
depending on age of the team.
·If you are under 20 and you wish to wear tights
please verify with your instructor prior to competition
your socks are newer, clean, white, and well fitting. Sock glue is essential.
MSD & CRN discourage the use of heavy make-up, spray
tan, etc. especially with younger dancers. There are no stage lights at Feile’s
so heavy make-up is not necessary. Light
or no make-up is acceptable.
CRN General Feile
Information & Regulations
dressed and ready to compete at least 30 minutes prior to competition time as
there can be long line ups at check in, especially during earlier competitions.
·Absolutely no changing in competition room or in
hallways. All dancers must change in
dancer’s room (or wherever directed by the Feile). Change rooms are not co-ed and male dancers
must stay in area designed for them.
·No practicing in hallways, hotel lobby,
etc. Practicing is permitted in the
dancer’s change room if a practice room is not designated
·Dancers must be in full costume to receive their
prize. If you are not in costume
including footwear, you will not be allowed on the stage / podium.
·Dancers who impede another competition on stage
will result in disciplinary action being taken 1st offence – written
warning 2nd offence –
immediate suspension for a period of 3 months.
·Dancers who fall while competition in a solo
competition will not be penalized and will be allowed the opportunity to
compete again at a later time. If a
dancer falls, the other competitors should continue to dance, unless otherwise
directed by the adjudicator.
·Dancers who are injured will not be allowed to
must be complete silence in the hall during competitions
no photography or video during competitions
of cell phones is not permitted during competitions, mobile phones much be switched
to silence at all times in the hall
time should dancers or parents approach the adjudicator or scrutineers, before,
during, or after competitions.
In Bungrad, Ullmhuchan, and Meangrad, whenever the number of
competitors is less than seven the winner will not advance unless specified by
the adjudicator. This will be announced
during results. If a competitor wins a
graded dance three times, with three or more competitors in the competition at
the time of winning, that dancer moves on to the next grade in that dance
·MSD will keep track of dancer’s results
·Results are posted on CRN’s website
Results & Award
will group together for the reading of results.
Photos are permitted but dancers & parents are reminded not to be
intrusive with their photography.
·Dancers must be in costume with shoes to accept
awards and stand on podium
are reminded to accept the results of the adjudicator without question or
upset. Absolutely no sad faces or tears
·If you are cheering for your school’s dancers,
please keep in mind you should cheer equally for other dancers / school’s
are asked NOT to place pressure on dancers or instructors. Please do not show disappointment if dancers do
not place and keep in mind you must set the example and offer guidance to
assist dancers who may be dealing with their own disappointment.
·Dancers & Parents are also reminded to
accept achievements with grace and dignity and not “show off” when they place
CRN Award &
Championship grading system
start with 100 points for each dance in a championship competition (Awards
& Championships are 200 -300)
·No grades apply to children up to the age of 6
·Merit Award –dance who achieves a mark of 50 –