OCTOBER

Congratulations to the dancers who attended the September feiseanna.  
Special congratulations to our “First Feisers”: Gabriella and Sienna Heath.

Extra special congratulations to Hannah Barnes on placing 1st in the Senior
Ladies Open Championships at the Wisconsin Highland Games Feis.

Good luck to the dancers attending the October feiseanna: Pat Roche, Windy
City, Mullane Godley Halloween, and Black & White.

The following feiseanna are open for registration—
At www.feisworx.com:
Pat Roche, Oct 7, Rosemont, IL
Windy City, Oct 8, Rosemont, IL
Phoenix Halloween, Oct 14, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Black Feis, Oct 15, Phoenix, AZ
South Dakota State, Nov 3 & 4, Sioux Falls, SD
At www.quickfeis.com:
Gem City, Oct 14, Troy, OH
Lindsay Marie, Oct 15, Troy, OH
Mullane Godley Halloween, Oct 28, McCook, IL
American Pride, Oct 28, Nashville, TN
Black & White, Oct 29, McCook, IL
Music City, Oct 29, Nashville, TN
Chicago Autumn Feis, Nov 5 Naperville, IL

A few notes regarding the upcoming feiseanna:
Windy City is a Blackout Feis which means dancers wear all black, no
costumes, wigs etc.  Black skirts and leotards are the best choices.  White
poodle socks and black dance shoes are worn as usual. DO NOT WEAR
SHORTS!  REMEMBER YOU ARE COMPETING PLEASE MAKE SURE
YOUR APPEARANCE REFLECTS THIS. DO NOT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE
AT DANCE CLASS.

For the Halloween Feis make sure your costume is “danceable” and any props
such as wings, halos, crowns etc are firmly attached to you and/or your
costume.  If you are wearing tights with your costume you should wear poodle
socks over them.

The Black & White Feis follows the same format as the Windy City Feis.

The Chicago Autumn Feis is on Sunday.

Because of the Pat Roche Feis the class in Batavia on Saturday, October 7
will be at 9AM for all levels.

The fall session of dance at SMOW will begin Tuesday, October 10.

Practice Tip of the Month
BACK TO BASICS: It is important that you practice with music and wearing
your dance shoes.  You should vary your music and use different tunes often.  

We have entered the 21st century.  Look for us on Facebook and Instagram.
You can send photos to foyinsta@gmail.com

Attention All Dancers:
Don’t forget to join our yahoo group so you don’t miss any important
announcements and/or information.  It just takes a second to join.  You do not
want to miss any important news. You can join at:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/foyirishdancers/info
or use the link at the bottom of the opening page of the website.  When asked
for info about yourself, just enter your name.

Congratulations to retired dancer Breda Murphy on her recent engagement
and upcoming wedding!

Happy Halloween Everyone!