What is a Feis in Irish dance?
The Gaelic word feis (pronounced “fesh”) means festival, but is more commonly used to describe a sanctioned Irish dance competition. A feis is a gathering of dancers for competition, each representing various Irish Dance Schools. Dancing in competition is not easy, and requires a lot of concentration.
Is Irish dancing difficult?
A little jig danced in place is nice, but it doesn’t constitute a powerful performance. There are Irish dancers who have been training for 10 years that still make what they do look hard and tiring. Irish dance is so intense that many people see it as more of a sport.
Is the Broesler School of Irish dance still open?
Kevin Broesler confirms he is voluntarily “suspending” himself from teaching after revealing that The Broesler School “no longer exists.” Kevin Broesler, the owner of The Broesler School of Irish Dance, issued a public letter on December 14 addressing the three sexual abuse lawsuits that were filed in Bergen County, New Jersey on December 4.
Who is the founder of the Irish dance school?
A biography of the Broesler School that is still on its Facebook page reads: “The Kevin Broesler School of Irish Dance has been an active member of the East Coast Irish community since 1986. The school was opened in New York by its founder and director, Kevin Broesler.
Where are the best Irish dancing schools in the US?
In 2005, the Broesler School was named the top Irish Dancing School in the U.S. by Irish Dancing & Culture magazine. “Currently classes are offered in Fishkill and Brewster, New York; Haddonfield (Philly area) and Westwood, New Jersey; Yorklyn, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland.”
Who is the world champion stepdancer in Ireland?
Mr. Broesler, a former national and world champion stepdancer and a featured performer at various concerts and cultural festivals, is a fully accredited teacher and adjudicator of Irish dancing, qualified by the An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha in Ireland.