Detroit International Feis, Member of the North American Feis Commission Pat Watkins, President

Detroit International Feis

Join us for the
th Annual
Detroit International Feis
Saturday June 6, 2015

Ultimate Soccer
867 South Blvd.
Pontiac, MI 48341 

Registration is OPEN on Feisworx. We look forward to seeing you!

We are planning an exciting feis again this year. Here are some highlights:: 

  • All competitions will run 2 at a time, except for traditional sets which will run 3 at a time
  • Music and vocal competitions on Friday evening start at 8:00 p.m. (arrive by 7:30)
  • Unique Preliminary and Open Championship prizes including sashes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, presented on a podium up to 5th place, PC and OC dance hard shoe first
  • Some Open Championship and some Preliminary Championship competitions will be held on a raised NEW stage (viewable all around the arena, like a major) and are 3 rounds for all OC competitors
  • Sheila O’Kennedy Memorial Trophy Dance Off will be held on a raised NEW stage at the end of the day
  • AOH Novice and Open Traditional Set Dance-off at end of day
  • Novice and Open Special soft and hardshoe Competitions (enter day of feis) $5.00 – Trophy and sash awarded to winner, medals up to fifth place, will run after the lunch break
  • Air conditioned, roomy venue with camping (designated areas, not in restaurant area), free wi-fi, free parking, family friendly food choices, adult-friendly beverage selection
  • Variety of vendors
  • Dress Sale Racks
  • Changing Rooms

Please Note:

  • Feis will begin on Saturday at 8:15 with anthems, dancing to begin PROMPTLY at 8:30 beginning with figures
  • NO CHAIRS or HIGH HEELS are allowed on the astroturf
  • NO COOLERS are allowed inside the facility, there is plenty of reasonably priced food available in the venue
  • MOTION RECORDING PROHIBITED: With the exception of First Feis, Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 (or their equivalent), photography of any kind which has the capability of capturing a dancer's image while in motion is strictly forbidden.
  • ALL CHANGES DUE BY 6/1 AT MIDNIGHT, No changes will be honored after this date. Changes can be made by logging into your Feisworx account.


Thank you to those who came out for the Trivia Fundraiser on January 31, it was a lot of fun and we had more participants than last year!

Feis Hotel (Rates are available until 5/31/15, so book now!):

Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint

3600 Centerpoint Parkway

Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 253-9800

$106 per night with breakfast: 
$96 per night without breakfast:


2015 NAFC Irish Dancing Championships will be held on February 7, 2015, at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

2015 Under 15 Music Scholarship will be held at the Rockland County Feis on July 19, 2015

2015 15 and Over Music Scholarship will be held at the St. Louis Irish Arts Feis on February 14, 2015 

Detroit International Feis

Information and Privacy Policy


Last updated: March 2014


The Detroit International Feis (DIF) is a non-profit, family-oriented organization that sponsors an annual competition event for Irish dance, music and arts, which is open to the public. Our web site is designed to assist competitor entries for that event and to provide information to the public on the DIF and its activities.


Providing information to the Feis is strictly voluntary. However, to compete in any event all persons must be registered in accordance with Feis rules. In particular, a competitor (or parent or guardian on a minor competitor's behalf) must provide specific information to us for Feis operation. It will be used to identify competitors and to assign them to the proper events based on age, skill, gender and requested preferences. It will also assist the Entry Secretary in correcting errors or omissions and in responding to questions or entry problems. In addition, contact information may be used by the Feis to notify participants of the following year's competition offerings and venue.

We welcome entries from all competitors who are qualified according to the rules, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, national origin or handicap.

Incomplete Information

Failure to provide all of the requested information may result in elimination from particular events or cancellation of a competitor's registration. The Feis, through its Entry Secretary, will attempt to assist and accommodate all qualified entrants and will advise on the rules for the Feis. However, it is incumbent upon a registrant to provide the requested information if he or she wishes to participate in any Feis event.

Please assist us in providing the proper opportunity for you or your child to perform.

Inaccurate Information

It is the responsibility of each entrant (or parent or guardian, as appropriate) to provide correct information to the Feis. The accuracy of such items as name, date of birth, An Coimisiún le Rinci Gaelacha certified dance school and prior awards is accepted on the honor system, as we do not generally verify them. However, if it comes to the attention of the Feis that important facts about a competitor have been falsified, there is a rule that requires disqualification of that competitor from our Feis and all North American Feis Commission (NAFC) sponsored competitions for a period of one year.

We welcome contacts from registrants to correct any information that they provided (e.g., new home or email address, cancellation of registration, changes in competition eligibility) as needed.

Release of Information

Personal information received from competitors (and/or their parents or guardians) is to be used by the DIF officers and staff to effectively administer the Feis including in the application of its rules. It will not be shared with outside parties except that the Feis may release the following:

1.  The names of winners, their dance schools and the events that they won (including through news releases and on our website.)

2.  Identification information on competitors disqualified for serious rule violations to the NAFC and other Feiseanna.

3.  The names of competitors, the events for which they registered or competed, and the results of their performances to their An Coimisiún certified (TMRF/TCRG/ADCRG) dance teachers.

We respect the right to privacy for you and your children and will continue to provide a family- friendly opportunity that allows everyone to enjoy traditional Irish dance, music and arts competitions.

Privacy Questions/Concerns

If you have any questions about the protection or release of information on you (or your minor child) please contact the Feis Entry Secretary via the DIF website


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