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Online Feis Instructions: for dancers

Parents, unless you also danced, we get that you don't always know which dance is which! It's important to load each dance in the right box.
The good news is that your dancers and their teachers can usually help you to keep it sorted!
Ask for help and don't be a hero!


The feis will provide a link with free music for your dancer to use while filming their videos. You must use this music and all dancers will have the same playlist. 

You will need a separate device for playing music while recording as you cannot record and play music on a phone at the same time. (For example, a laptop, iPad or phone, and another smartphone for filming). You will want to have a good wifi connection and/or data turned on for streaming the music.  

Costumes & Rules

For An Coimisiún events, solo costumes, class costumes or blackout apparel are acceptable.


Please check all specific costume rules on, click on "Rules". 


Other organizations coming soon.


For the online feis, you must film the

dancer in LANDSCAPE (horizontal) orientation.


Vertical videos may be allowed for 

future feiseanna, we are developing this option!


The dancer must be visible on screen head to toe for the entire dance.

Back up or mark the floor so they know where to go and stay in the shot. 


Perhaps try a practice run before you video the full dances!

You may pan/follow dancers but must "plant your feet" while filming (ie sitting in one place and turn the camera to follow the dancer, do not walk around folllowing them.)


Filming dancers

Tips and tricks:

Put phone on a tripod or propped up on a small table that won’t shake when the dancer

comes closer to the camera.


OR, even better –sit on the floor or a low seat, plant your feet on the floor, and rest your elbows on your knees to stabilize the camera.

Do NOT tilt your phone up or down even slightly as it will distort the angle. See examples by clicking here.

Try to minimize vibrations, shaking or any distracting movements of the camera.

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Uploading Sequence

The uploads will be organized in the following order:


Round 1 (Hornpipe or Treble Jig)

Round 2 (Reel or Slip Jig)

Round 3 (Set Dance or Trad sets for U8/9)

Champ Specials.


First Feis Reel and Light Jig,

Reel, Light Jig, Single Jig, Slip Jig

Treble Jig, Hornpipe, Traditional set

Reel Trophies, Treble Jig Trophies

and Grades Specials

Please be sure to double-check your submissions before

you finalize your uploads.

ABOVE ALL - read this stuff, try to find what works and relax

and enjoy watching your awesome dancers! 



Dancers MUST be filmed with a smartphone. We recommend filming in HD rather than 4K. No video cameras, DSLRs, DJI mimos or GoPros should be used.

ZERO editing of any kind permitted other than trimming the video to the start/end point. Dancer must wear their dancer number at all times.

No talking, coaching or other people in the shot while filming.

No school logos on the wall or clutter in the space please!


You must create a separate video file for each dance (one per competition for grades, 3 for champs, 1 each for specials and trophies.)

You can trim the video at the start of the 8-bar intro for solos and champs, and 4 bars before the starting bar of Champ set dances.


• The duration of dances will be as per your event syllabus

More Tools...

We have provided a few helpful visuals and we will be offering more guides soon, including video and step-by-step entry, practice runs, filming and uploading. Check back soon!



Entries are lodged and paid online. Shortly after you will receive your dancer number



Filming can happen any time after you have your dancer number. Wear it for all videos1



Whether at home or in a larger space, plan your dances and film while using the provided music link.



When the video portal is open for receiving videos you will be notified. Don't miss the upload deadline!

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