AUGUST  

Congratulations to the dancers who attended the July feiseanna!
Special congratulations to Kiera Fraim on placing 3rd in PC U15 at the
Cream City Feis.

Good luck to the dancers attending the August feiseanna—Milwaukee,
McMenamin, Great Lakes, Glass City, Missouri State and Greater St Louis.

The following feiseanna are open for registration--        
At www.feisworx.com:
Columbus Feis August 3-4 Columbus, OH
Missouri State Championships August 25 St Louis, MO
Greater St Louis Feis August 26 St Louis, MO
Wisconsin Scottish Feis September 1 Milwaukee, WI
Kansas City Feis September 1 Kansas City, MO
Wisconsin Highland Feis September 2 Milwaukee, WI
Heart of America Feis September 2 Kansas City, MO
Minnesota Feis September 29 St Paul, MN
St Paul Autumn Feis September 30 St Paul, MN

At www.quickfeis.com:
Great Lakes Feis August 18 Toledo, OH
Glass City Feis August 19 Toledo, OH
Michigan Feis September 15 Muskegon, MI

The last class of the summer session in Batavia will be Thursday, August 16.  

Practice Tip of the Month: Improve Your Arch and Ankle Strength—Ankle
strength is important for landing jumps and a good arch is essential for a fluid
line.  Using therapy bands can help strengthen your ankle and improve your
arch.  Place the therapy band under your arch and pull the band towards you
while pushing against the band with your foot.  Be sure to keep your feet
turned out when doing this exercise.

Congratulations to our senior dancers on their participation in the filming of a
movie promoting peace through dance.  Find out more about the movie at:
Instagram: dancingjoymovie
Facebook: Dancing Joy
Website: www.joydancemovie.com
Be sure to like and follow so we can get a private screening!

Due to the positive feedback we received after our performances at
Daley Plaza and the Irish American Heritage Center, we are going to design
performance T-shirts that may be worn for appropriate performances. Stay
tuned for more details.

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.

Good luck to our dancers starting high school, heading to college for the first
time, those going back to college and those traveling abroad.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!