Irish Dance School in Braintree, Canton, Duxbury, Sandwich and Whitman, MA
Operating as usual
Here it is! We are happy to announce our Adjudicators and Musicians for the 2021 North American Irish Dance Championships!
New England Region, Irish Dance
COMING SOON: New England Region ONLINE FEIS! Please check back for details coming soon.
Wishing you all peace, hope & love this holiday season. Merry Christmas 🎄☮️ ❤️
To all of our feis registrants, it is with a heavy heart we must announce the cancellation of our Murray Winter Feis. We have worked tirelessly to plan and make this happen, and have looked at every angle possible to run it with even more safety protocols than originally planned, but given the drastic increase of Covid numbers in NH we have come to the difficult, but what we feel is the most responsible decision. In an effort to do the right thing, we are choosing to follow CDC, WHO and White House Coronavirus Task force recommendations for states at our current outbreak level which include avoiding any gatherings with people outside your immediate household. We were hoping to hold the feis prior to a post-holiday surge in January when our Winter feis usually runs, but we were surprised that the spike here started even before Thanksgiving.
We want everyone to know that we understand the disappointment for dancers and their families and we, just as much as everyone else, were really looking forward to welcoming the kids to our feis and giving them a small sense of normalcy. We really wanted to make this happen for everyone's hard working dancers, and hope you can understand our very difficult decision! All entry fees will be refunded by FeisWorx minus a $5.00 CC processing fee (this includes the refund requests before Nov. 29). Please have patience, this process may take about a week. Thank you so much and we hope to see you at our better-than-ever Murray Academy Feis in May. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!
The Murray Feis Committee
So many fun memories😍😊! More to come, stay tuned! #NEOireachtasThrowbacks
Happy Halloween! Oíche Shamhna 🎃 👻
Haley School of Irish Dance
“No day shall erase you from the memory of time” #remembrance #neverforget #911 #NYC
Love this uplifting story! Dance truly can open doors and lead to opportunities that will change your life. ⭐️
Nigeria's viral ballet dancer Anthony Madu has earned himself a scholarship with the American Ballet Theatre in New York!
This is what he had to say about his inspiring accomplishment.
Brothers Noah & Archie just need a little more cowbell during practice. A new job for mom! @zeppah
So much fun when former dancers find these gems in their homes! #NEO1988 #haleyschool #stayingpower #newenglandirishdance @_tally_ho_
Thank you Jeanne and Michael for your efforts. We are so very sorry.
It breaks my heart to announce that we have to cancel Catskill Mtn feis for 2020. Unfortunately, even tho we had the blessing of the town council and the local authorities and would have followed all CDC guidelines, someone with an axe to grind decided to tell lies and turn us in. They told the authorities that we were having “thousands” of people from ALL (on the travel ban list also) states for a competition INSIDE. Everything they said about us was wrong but they got the ear of the right person and a “Cease and Desist” letter was delivered. The codes they outlined in the letter didn’t even pertain to us but no one would give us a chance to appeal. For the record, this person doesn’t even know me, Michael or the Farrell school. The letter was delivered directly to the Blackthorne but named us as the offenders. If they had chosen to ask me in person, I would have gladly explained all the precautions we had planned...but they chose cowardice instead of faith. We contacted other local officials, got lawyers involved but time was not our friend this week. During the week prior to the feis we are busy little beavers getting tents set up, building the best stages ever, laying out marley, unpacking trophies, shopping for all the last minute stuff..planning, planning and more planning. I had to cancel a $7000.00 tent order today...that hurt.
I’m sad for your children, we worked so hard to follow the rules and we wanted to give them a little piece of normalcy after these crazy few months.
I’m sad for the parents because I know you wanted to see your kids doing what they love with people they love.
I’m sad for my vendor friends, we’ve all been unemployed since March and I was hoping to give my friends the opportunity to make a few dollars..and reminisce about when times were good and we were self sufficient.
I’m sad for my friends at the Blackthorne..they look forward to us every year...they love watching the kids running around just being kids.
I’m sad for my town...we are a small (but mighty) tourist town and our businesses depend on our summer visitors to help us pay our bills long after the summer is gone.
I’m sad for our feis committee and dance parents...we had a plan and, dammit, it as a good one!
BUT, I am grateful for all my dance friends who offered help, made suggestions, and sent encouraging words...Thank you for believing in us and putting your faith in us....we would not have let you down.
And finally, to the person with the cold black heart, who felt the need to tell lies to get a children’s activity cancelled, I hope you find peace...but I also hope you find a bat in your house and all your friends are too busy to help.
I’ll spend the remainder of the week refunding your entry fees...We’ll get thru this and come out stronger.
Oh man!!! I had the best T-shirt design ever!!!😉
Dear Parents and Students,
I hope you are all safe and healthy! I am sure most of you are wondering if there is a plan to finish out the summer with or without classes. I have looked into the possibility of using the Whitman church hall for the remainder of the summer! However, before I proceed, I need to know the exact number of students that would be interested in this summer session. Once I receive these numbers, I will touch base with all interested students and fully explain the health and safety guidelines that will be instituted -AND STRICTLY ENFORCED- to ensure everyone’s well-being.
If you are interested, do not comment on this post!
Annie- [email protected]
Jenna- [email protected]
Thank you all for your patience and I look forward to seeingeveryone very soon.
Mary is hard at work studying! #futureTC 😍😍😍
Catskill Mtn Feis
Oh Happy Day! The Catskill Mtn feis is open on Feisweb! We haven’t updated the website yet so it’s still showing the 2019 syllabus... I’m posting the 2020 syllabus here. I have 2 important announcements.. the first one is that we are proudly hosting the James Brennan Music Scholarship. The first place prize is $500.00 and second place is $250.00.... the rules are on page 4 of the syllabus.
The second announcement is that we are honored to host the induction of Patsy McLoughlin into the NAFC Hall of Fame. We’d love to see lots of McLoughlin dancers, past and present, to celebrate the accomplishments of this great Lady☘️💚
When entering the feis on Feisweb, please remember that we are not accepting entry payments until we have the “all clear” from State and Local Government officials☘️💚
Hat’s off to our own Alexa Mehlman—Milton Academy class of 2020! Alexa is an open dancer who has been a member of the Haley School since age 5. In addition to being a dedicated dancer, Alexa is a hardworking student and talented athlete. Graduating cm laude, she has played lacrosse and soccer for many years, and worked as a soccer ref this past year. Accolades aside, one of the most impressive things about Alexa is her genuine character and sweet disposition. She truly is a singular person! Her gentle nature and light, easy manners bring so much positivity to our dance classes. Alexa will be studying forensic chemistry at George Washington University. Best of luck, Alexa! We are so proud of your many accomplishments and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! #classof2020 #haleyschool #neregionid #miltonacademy #georgewashingtonuniversity #quarantinegrad 🎓 🥳 @alexamehlman
The Western U.S. Region and the NAIDC 2021 Chairpersons - Pat Hall, Sharon Whelan MacSweeney, Judy McCafferty, Kirsten Hahn, and Kieran Noe - are excited to invite you to sunny Phoenix, AZ July 5th through the 9th of 2021.
Please follow this page for all official updates regarding #NAIDC2021
More Cape Cod memories
Cape Cod Memories
This is a strange weekend for us! We are missing our tradition of meeting down in Hyannis at the Cape Cod Feis!
Here are a few throwback photos from the 1980’s and 90’s. Check out those costumes and curls!!!
Please message in your favorite Cape Cod Feis pics for us to share. It’s a great way to celebrate this amazing legacy when we can’t be together. See you in 2021! ❤️ ☘️
These girls in red will be back even stronger next year! #Dublin2021 #worldqualifiers #thistooshallpass #saferathome #goals #theyearahead #spreadpositivity
Therapeutic coloring 😍
Here is a little something to keep everyone amused while they are staying at home. Enjoy colouring in four of our latest designs.
Post your versions on Instagram using the hashtag #stayhomewithrisingstar and we will showcase them on our Stories!
Hello all Haley School dancers and families. Hope you all are well. We are trying something novel. If every dancer from the Whitman, Duxbury, and Sandwich classes could please forward their name and email to [email protected] or
508-245-4655 that would be great. Thank you and stay safe!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Hoping all our dancers celebrate Irish culture and heritage in their own special way today while helping to flatten the curve! #socialdistancingholiday #irishdance #weareinthistogether❤️ ☘️
Whitman classes are canceled until further notice.
NO CLASS IN DUXBURY TONIGHT!
The town of Duxbury has closed all public buildings until further notice. Classes are canceled until they are re-opened. Please check back for updates.
Some of our dancers enjoyed performing at the beautiful Boston Public Library today! It was a sunny day in the city! Looking forward to seeing more smiling dancers over the next week ☘️ #marchmadness #irishdance #haleyschool #stpats2020 @ Boston Public Library
When you’re killing time at mom’s work, of course you do the pyramid through the store 💪🏼☺️ @missioncanton @stephencarolanmusic
These dancers kicked off Saint Patrick’s Day season with a performance at the Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman last weekend. ☘️ #marchmadnessbegins
Our Haley dancers had a great weekend of dancing and friendship in Newport. Congrats to all who competed! Keep working hard to achieve those goals. ⭐️
On Stage Theatre, where stars are born!
We are a dance studio for ages 2 and up! JAZZ, TAP,BALLET ,HIP HOP LYRICAL,CONTEMPORARY TUMBLING ,LINE POM POM LYRICAL HIP HOP, MODERN & ADULT CLASSES