Ariel Bennett, ADCRG * Denver, Colorado * 720-747-9377

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Heritage dancers can participate in six Colorado competitions and many out-of-state competitions every year. A competition is called a "feis," which is pronounced "fesh" and means "feast" in Gaelic--once upon a time dancers performed mainly at feasts and festivals. In order to compete, dancers must be in at least the Beginner 1 class level and have a Heritage costume. Click here for more information about the costume. However, competition is not required. If you would like to compete, we will help you prepare so that you have the best experience possible, but if you prefer not to, that's fine, too! Out of our approximately 150 students, only about 50 compete, and we do not pressure students to compete if they don't want to.

If you decide you would like to compete, let us know. We will walk you through the registration process and explain what you will be dancing at the competition. We will also have special feis practices to help students get a feel for what the competition will be like. If you're not sure if you would like compete or not, we recommend attending a feis as a spectator first so you can see what it's like.

Below is a list of the upcoming competitions in Colorado. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


2016 Competition Schedule

Registration for all Colorado competitions will be at

Colorado Irish Festival Feis--July 9
Mile High City Feis--July 10
Estes Park--September 10-11
Oktoberfeis--Septemer 30-October 2
Fall Feis--November 5-6
Western Region Oireachtas--November 18-20, San Francisco, CA






Interested in competing in another state? You can find the complete list of competitions in North America at