A "feis" (fesh) is Irish for "festival". While our focus is on ceili and solo irish step dancing, a traditional feis may include crafts, instrumental and Gaelic language competitions. We encourage competition as a central part of traditional irish dance: however, we DO NOT require all dancers to compete. We also hold our own in-house Class Feis annually, in order to introduce beginner dancers to how a feis is run and to prepare returning dancers for New England's busy local "feising" season, from March through June. A great resource for feis info is www.grayschool.com or www.feis411.com.