April 20, 2013- Buckeye State Feis
Please find the stage assignments here.
The 2013 Syllabus is ready.
The competitor list is posted on Feisworx now.
Hope For Boston - Please Read
Thank you for everyone's support of Jane and her family.
Even the local news got involved to support the idea!
The Irish Dance Community is in shock over the news that one of its cherished students, seven-year-old Jane Richard of Dorchester, lost a leg in the terror attack at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. The Richard family is beloved in their heavily Irish Dorchester hometown, and Jane has been an enthusiastic student at the Clifden Academy of Irish Dance in Milton since she turned three. Jane Richard's brother Martin, eight, was killed in the explosions, and her mother Denise suffered a serious brain injury. Her father Bill Richard and eldest brother Henry, 12, were unharmed.
In light of this tragedy, all proceeds from our popular lunchtime Treble Reel Special will be donated to the Richard Family. There are over 80 dancers registered for this competition which allows the dancers to dance in costume and choreograph their own steps. In addition, throughout the day, we will be collecting money to donate to the Richard Family. We will also be observing a moment of silence at the beginning of the Buckeye State Feis, for Jane and her family, as well as for all of the people effected by the senseless bombing at the Boston Marathon.
Please help them during this very difficult time. All of the members of the Buckeye State Feis, the Central Ohio Irish Club and the Millennium Academy of Irish Dance send our thoughts and prayers to the Richard family as well as those injured and killed during the bombing.
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The process of paying for parking has changed at our venue. The cost remains $7. However, no attendant will be there to take your money as you enter or exit. Instead, you will pay by automated machines(cash or credit) while at the event anytime upon arriving or prior to leaving. You will get a ticket from a dispenser upon entering lot. You will need to take your ticket with you into the event. There will be a machine in the lobby and one outside by East/West entrance that you can insert your ticket and pay the $7 to get it validated. When you leave Vets parking lot, you will insert the validated ticket into the machine at exit. Wait for the ticket to come back out and when you grab it the arm will open for you to leave.
You can validate your ticket at any point during the day. You do not have to wait and do it when you are leaving. We suggest paying when you arrive to avoid delay in leaving the event. One suggestion also might be that once you validate your ticket go put it in your car so you will know where it is when the craziness of packing up occurs. Parking across the street at COSI Lot remains $5 cash that you pay upon entry.
PC/OC will dance Hard Shoe round first
Please visit our vendors while at the Feis:
New for this year the 5th Anniversary Buckeye State Feis T-Shirts and Hoodie. Buy them the day of the Feis.
Be sure to visit our BSF Raffle Booth! This photo is of our Lia Sophia basket. We will also have a Vera Bradley basket, a PINK basket, Irish dancer basket, Fun In The Sun basket, Relaxation Basket, Gift Card Basket, Family Fun Night Basket, a Wine and Spirits Basket, Lotto Basket and a Sweet Tooth basket. Tickets are $1 each, 6/$5 or 15/$10. Everyone will be given a complimentary ticket when they pick up their competition number to take their chance at specially selected basket. The raffle drawings will be held 20 minutes after the Treble Reel Competition ends.
The Central Ohio Irish Club and Millennium Academy of Irish Dance and Music are pleased to announce the opening of registration on February 1st, for the 5th Annual Buckeye State Feis which will be held on Saturday, April 20th.
The Buckeye State Feis will be held at:
300 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The venue offers convenient parking.
On-line payments only. Please register now through FeisWorx.
Check-in begins Saturday at 7:30 am. The Feis will begin promptly at 8:30 am with Figures, First Feis, Beginner 1 and Beginner 2. We will run two Championship stages, and OC and PC dancers will compete youngest to oldest. Soda Bread entries must be submitted by 10:00 am. Music competition begins at 10:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm.
Registration limit is 600 First Feis through Prizewinner, 275 PC/OC. Registration closes once cap is reached or March 23, 2013, or whichever comes first.
Help make your dancer's day even more special by registering for our crowd pleasing lunch time Treble Reel Special. Here’s his or her chance to come up with a costume, steps and even dance with a friend or two, just for fun! Dancers may dance as soloists, in pairs or threes, in costume or not, with the option of using props. Dancers may create original choreography for one step right and left (16 bars total).
Visit our Raffle Boutique to bid for one of our fabulous gift baskets! Also, be sure to stop by one of the several top notch vendors attending the feis and check out our official feis t-shirt!
If you are interested in volunteering please visit our volunteer website.
To become a sponsor of the 2013 Buckeye State Feis, please download the 2013 Sponsorship Package.