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Subject: Just wondered if anyone's heard about upcoming Feis's in New England? Seems we are the only region not hosting one and hoping someone knows if there are plans.


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DM
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Date Posted: 08:29:57 09/30/20 Wed


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[> Subject: All cancelled I believe. Too much financial and legal risk, impossible to get a venue.


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Date Posted: 10:14:53 09/30/20 Wed


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[> Subject: ALL the other regions seem to have figured it out! Come on NE!


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Date Posted: 12:22:03 09/30/20 Wed


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[> [> Subject: In fairness to NE, a state such as FL has much looser restrictions.


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Not fair to blame feis committees
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Date Posted: 12:39:27 09/30/20 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: Yes - but NH has lower restrictions. When you look at the other sports being played - outside and inside MA - it makes no sense that we aren't feising. Just sad. There was even a large ice skating competition in MA the last few weeks. Why is dance so different & no one is doing anything to salvage it? I hope things change soon for the sake of our kids and the sport.


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Date Posted: 13:16:10 09/30/20 Wed


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Oh - and sorry. Not blaming anyone. I just collectively it would be good to get things going again. Even in MA you see soccer, field hockey, lacrosse every weekend - kids getting MUCH closer than they would if feising...Again NO BLAME. But hoping we can work together to find some positive solutions. ;)


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Let's stay positive!
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Date Posted: 13:19:01 09/30/20 Wed


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: I don't see that happening. In a normal year our school hosts more than one feis. We don't make much money on them, but as long as costs are covered we're happy to do this for the ID community. However if we barely broke even in normal years, what do you imagine would happen in a year like this when we can't have the normal number of entrants, are likely to struggle for volunteers, have the challenge of bringing in judges, etc.?


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we can't afford to host now
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Date Posted: 16:18:21 09/30/20 Wed


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: In MA, competitive dance is in a different category than soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse. NH is really the only option for our region right now


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Have to wait for the states to allow it otherwise
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Date Posted: 08:32:04 10/01/20 Thu


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: NH has been doing so well in the pandemic. I'm sure we don't need hundreds of people coming in, potentially bringing Covid with them.


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no thank you
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Date Posted: 20:37:04 10/01/20 Thu


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[> Subject: Sure, go ahead and have your school host one. If you're not hosting one, you really don't have any basis for complaining.


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do your share
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Date Posted: 16:14:09 09/30/20 Wed


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[> Subject: For those comparing to other sports, I don't think it's about the dancers and their ability to distance on stage, it's about the parents, siblings, etc not having enough room to distance in the crowed. Fields usually offer more room to distance


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just my two cents
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Date Posted: 08:46:51 10/01/20 Thu


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[> [> Subject: You are absolutely right and there are plenty of schools all over the country implementing attendees, covid regs, sizes of event and comps so they can Feis. For whatever reason, NE isn't doing this outside or in - even though places exist for outdoor feising. O seems worrisome too...hoping we aren't the only region missing out on that either....


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Getting sad in NE
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Date Posted: 11:57:55 10/01/20 Thu


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[> [> [> Subject: On the plus side, you may also be staying healthy.


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A mom
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Date Posted: 08:03:23 10/02/20 Fri


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[> Subject: Given what's currently playing out with the prez in Walter Reed I continue to be amazed that you all want to expose your families to covid.


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let's use common sense for a change
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Date Posted: 09:50:12 10/04/20 Sun


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[> [> Subject: Prez closely mingled with people while not wearing a mask


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the fact that he's at Walter Reed
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Date Posted: 10:16:11 10/04/20 Sun

The fact that he is currently at Walter Reed and likely a patient zero for a super spreader event is not a surprise for anyone watching the science and his behavior for the last 6 months.

masking, physical distancing and taking this seriously (even when doing small feiseanna) is what has allowed the NE to remain in a "safe" zone of positivity rates.

you can have a small covid-19 protocol driven feis and not have the same results as are happening in the current administration.

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[> [> [> Subject: I don't see how to make that financially viable for any school. We put on more than 1 feis per year. While we do run in the black we don't make much. That was pre-covid with normal registration numbers. I don't see how it could be done without losing money with the low numbers you'd have during covid. You speak of multiple NE feiseanna having taken place during the pandemic. Where were these? I know only of the Murray School Feis, to which a very small number of outside friends were invited.


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what feis have i missed?
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Date Posted: 16:33:09 10/04/20 Sun


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[> [> [> [> Subject: OP said NE seems to be only region WITHOUT feiseanna. You haven’t missed any


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Date Posted: 22:31:29 10/08/20 Thu


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[> [> [> Subject: I think "NE" in this case meant NorthEast not New England?


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Date Posted: 15:58:06 10/05/20 Mon


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Possibly, but since this is the New England board, NE is commonly understood to refer to our New England region.


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I read it as meaning New England
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Date Posted: 16:55:46 10/05/20 Mon


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[> Subject: I am not trying to form a coup but I am curious if the parents have representation on the regional board or if it's just the schools. Being the people that pay for the teacher services shouldn't we have more of a say in what is decided for big picture situations that effect us all and our kids?


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No bashing please, its too early for that. ;)
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Date Posted: 07:05:05 10/06/20 Tue


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[> [> Subject: I think it's a great idea! All for a positive way to help out and keep our sport going in these challenging times. :)


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Great idea!
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Date Posted: 08:17:16 10/07/20 Wed


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[> Subject: Murray just posted in fb winter feis deets


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Yep
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Date Posted: 15:50:57 10/07/20 Wed


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[> [> Subject: That's awesome!! So exciting they are willing to give our dancers something to look forward to!!


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Date Posted: 19:10:46 10/07/20 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: I am assuming it will fill up within a minute and most of us won't get in in any case. It is a capped feis, and they are a large school. I'm assuming their own dancers will get first dibs. Few spots left for the rest is my guess.


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Date Posted: 16:37:16 10/08/20 Thu


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Every party has a pooper! Why don’t you wait to see the cap before you start with the Debbie Downer.


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Glass half full
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Date Posted: 17:48:25 10/08/20 Thu


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Don’t know of a single feis registration company that would allow host schools first dibs


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Look for the positive
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Date Posted: 22:33:13 10/08/20 Thu


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Quickfeis just did it for the Cincinnati feis


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Understood why but it meant it closed in 4min!
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Date Posted: 11:56:51 10/09/20 Fri


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: A feis usually caps champs and then has an overall cap. Can't imagine once school can exceed a champ camp. This feis will definitely fill quickly, as it's the only one in the area.


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Date Posted: 15:02:27 10/09/20 Fri


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Oh please. There is NO way that Murray's own dancers are not going to find themselves registered.


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Date Posted: 17:18:03 10/09/20 Fri


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Well of course they would. But do you think they have 200+ champ dancers?


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Date Posted: 17:56:50 10/09/20 Fri


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Is it only champs for this feis?


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Date Posted: 07:54:42 10/10/20 Sat

I haven't seen the syllabus-

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: I don’t know. But feisanna typically have an overall cap and a champ cap. I imagine the syllabus will he out soon.


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Date Posted: 10:32:04 10/10/20 Sat


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Some people always have to go negative. How about being happy someone's hosting a feis without making random accusations?


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Date Posted: 18:03:12 10/09/20 Fri


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[> Subject: Midamerica doesn't have much going on. But keep in mind, we are geographically a HUGE region.


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Date Posted: 09:38:42 10/14/20 Wed

Our region includes the Western quadrant of Pennsylvania to Kansas and North Dakota with every state in between. Kansas City and Minnesota hosted a couple of feises and Pittsburgh, PA is hosting feises, but aside from that, every feis except one has been cancelled (the Cincinnati Feis next month is being held in Northern Kentucky and it is extremely scaled down.) One of the Pittsburgh feises is a reschedule from March with no new registrations (they didn't refund anyone's money). Please don't think that the lack of feis opportunities in N. England is due to schools not stepping up to the plate. Covid has caused so many limitations, so venues are hard to come by. My daughter hasn't been to a feis since late February and we live in Cincinnati, Ohio, where we typically have 30+ feises within a 4.5 drive area (many within a two hour drive). It's been a strange year!

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