Volunteers at both our Oakville and Windsor locations run a feis (a gaelic word for competition), where dancers from Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois come to compete, catch up with old friends, and make new ones.
The Oakville Feis takes place each September in Oakville, Ontario, and is managed by the Oakville Feis Association.
The Rose City Feis - Feis Baile Na Ros takes place each October in Windsor, Ontario, and is managed by the Windsor Feis Association.
The OIDA/Goggin-Carroll Class Feis (pictured above) occurs each Spring, and is a fun day to gain competition experience for dancers of all levels in a relaxed atmosphere. It is confined to Goggin-Carroll dancers current with their registration, and the day is topped off with a traditional Irish ceili with live music and a live ceili caller starting in the late afternoon, highlighting the fun and social aspect of Irish dance.
The 2019 Class Feis Perpetual Trophy Winners Were:
Preliminary Championship U12 - Aaden Hahn
Preliminary Championship U14 - Sean Smith
Preliminary Championship 14&O - Kayla Power
Open Championship U15 - Abby Hennessy
Open Championship U17 - Catherine Hoare
Open Championship 17&O - Lauren Pope
Novice/Prizewinner Treble Reel - Ella Spizzirri
Preliminary/Championship "Freestyle" Treble Reel - Evie Arsenault, Sophia McManus, Addison Gilbert