Big Apple Feis. But considering the cost of the hotel and other expenses it wasn't worth it since only one other dancer was registered in my level. I guess I could go just for the fun of it. But in Irish dance five dancers are required for it to be considered a fair competition.
I know Irish dance has lost a lot of appeal since the River Dance phenomenom has slowed down. But the amount of adult Irish dancers really has me concerned for the future of Irish dance.
So why don't adults dance?
People in Irish dance have a lot of opinions on this but for me I really believe it comes down to the schools view of adults. I wish every Irish dance school included adults. Right now it is the exception not the rule. And until it is the norm adults will always be uncomfortable taking classes. I hope there will be a time when adults in a dance class will be as common as adults at a gym. Both are a great workout but Irish dance is so much more!