Amanda is second from the right, ready to dance competition nmber 371b, novice reel (see the card on the wall)
The hired musicianThere are girls who run around giggling with friends, and girls who who warm-up with an ipod in their ears. They look like they are listening to irish dance music, but it could be Michael Buble for all I know. There are kids who are laughing and kids who are crying. The crying ones usually have one of those intense dancer moms close by. So sad!
Here is our accordion friend playing a jig while dancers are in action
Amanda dancing the reel
Giving a traditional quick bow to the judge when the reel was finished
Pick up your medal
Emily was next, dancer number 289.
She didn't place, but she danced beautifully, nonetheless. All we ask is that the girls do their best!
So it was a grand day at the feis! Wigs all stayed on, nobody fell, and we even came home with a long-awaited medal!
Ahhh, sweet victory. Amanda's been working at moving that reel out of novice for 3 years! The last photo is Amanda with her dance teacher, Patti Martig, TCRG.