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Subject: O is cancelled??


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DM
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Date Posted: 06:30:56 10/12/20 Mon


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[> Subject: Yes, several schools have already notified their dancers.


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Disappointed
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Date Posted: 07:02:22 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> Subject: Wait...is this a cancellation of the event in November or the revised date in February?


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Thanks!
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Date Posted: 07:06:20 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> Subject: Revised date in February is also cancelled. No NERO that covers the year 2020


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Disappointing
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Date Posted: 07:14:38 10/12/20 Mon


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[> Subject: I was sad to hear the news but not surprised at all. If kids can’t all be in school together, how in the world did they expect an O to run?


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Wondering if other regions will follow
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Date Posted: 08:20:30 10/12/20 Mon


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[> Subject: Seems odd to cancel a February event in October. What's the thinking? So I guess that means no O at all as we'll then be too close to Worlds dates.


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ah well
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Date Posted: 08:22:46 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> Subject: Yes. No O at all for NER. I suspect other regions will cancel as well. From an event planning perspective (i.e. an event of this size at a convention center), October to February is not a long time at all. These things take time. I suspect the convention center had a deadline for deposits, etc. . ..


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Sad, but understandable
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Date Posted: 08:44:42 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> Subject: Every other region (except MidAtlantic) has successfully had indoor/outdoor SAFE Feising. Their O's will happen as scheduled. The only other one who MIGHT cancel is Mid Atlantic. Sad we are the only region who can't get this going again...


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DMM
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Date Posted: 11:30:16 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> [> Subject: The difference is they had a board who actually want to make it happen. As opposed to our region.


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Bummed
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Date Posted: 13:05:56 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: This is a really unfair and untrue comment. Please read the information from the region about what the board has gone through to try to have our Oireachtas.


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Date Posted: 13:10:49 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Neither unfair nor untrue. We can have differing opinions but not differing facts. (More Inside...)


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DM
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Date Posted: 13:33:47 10/12/20 Mon

Insurance, really? Please. Completely a ruse. NH is one of the safest states in the country re: Covid. There is no quarantine requirement for those entering the state of NH from within NE. All others can quarantine or provide a negative COVID test (looking at you potential judges and musicians). These are facts. I'll admit-- it is MY opinion those on the NE Board had no interest in making O happen. That letter was one long hollow excuse after another. However, if we (as parents who pay these people's salaries) were given access to minutes from board and teacher meetings, we would inevitably find O was dead in the water months ago. I feel sorry for our dancers. And hope the other regions can pull it off for theirs.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: You state yourself you did not have access to the meetings or meeting minutes leading up to this. Therefore, you do not have all the facts. This result was inevitable no matter which way you look at this. If you can't insure an event of this size, it is in no one's interest to hold it.


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TC
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Date Posted: 01:41:00 10/13/20 Tue


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: You’re right- I’m not a TC nor was I in the meetings. However I happen to work for a major insurance company and understand policies of this nature. I don’t buy the excuse.


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Just be honest
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Date Posted: 07:19:17 10/13/20 Tue


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Not sure how others are doing it. Say 2 age groups, 2 ballrooms, many have 80 dancers, plus 1 parent you are now over the 250 limit in many venues. Not including judges or musicians. I understand how kids and parents are upset but I don't understand the push. This is a serious health situation, be safe get old so you will have stories for the grandkids.


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Not worth it.
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Date Posted: 16:44:30 10/14/20 Wed


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: TY O Committee


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rlly
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Date Posted: 15:03:26 10/12/20 Mon

Those traveling to New Hampshire from non-New England states for an extended period of time are still asked to self-quarantine for a two-week period.

https://www.visitnh.gov/covid19/reopen

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[> [> Subject: There won’t be a worlds either unfortunately.


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DM
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Date Posted: 08:48:27 10/12/20 Mon

Impossible even though it’s months away. TCs should switch over steps in preparation for Oireachtas 2021. I can’t imagine Nationals happening either.

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[> [> [> Subject: I suspect you are right.


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Date Posted: 09:01:22 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> Subject: I doubt there will be a Worlds in April. However, it's still nearly 6 months away so teachers cannot follow this suggestion of yours just in case Worlds does take place. If Worlds does get canceled it will be far enough in advance for everyone to master their NEO 2021 steps, I assure you.


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longtime ID mom
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Date Posted: 14:53:31 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> Subject: Convention Center has announced it is closed until July 2021!


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Mom
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Date Posted: 10:26:27 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> Subject: The convention center in Dublin or Hartford?


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DM
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Date Posted: 10:40:12 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> [> Subject: Hartford


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Date Posted: 11:56:17 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: So—OIireachtas in November 2021 it is!


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See you there. God willing!
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Date Posted: 12:31:19 10/12/20 Mon


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[> Subject: They should have held it in Florida!


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who wouldn't want to go to sunny FLA in winter
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Date Posted: 09:24:58 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> Subject: I would imagine the majority of sane people...


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DM
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Date Posted: 09:48:35 10/12/20 Mon

... would rather not travel to a coronavirus hotspot. That’s just ridiculous.

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[> [> [> Subject: ^^^^ THIS ^^^^


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Thank you!
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Date Posted: 09:54:36 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> Subject: Please tell me this was said in sarcasm?


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Date Posted: 11:14:58 10/12/20 Mon


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[> [> Subject: Who wouldn't want to go? Anybody with a modicum of intelligence. FL, like so many of the Southern states, is mishandling the pandemic completely.


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no surprise there
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Date Posted: 14:55:44 10/12/20 Mon


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[> Subject: Time to retire I think


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Dance mom (:()
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Date Posted: 20:58:43 10/13/20 Tue

With the cost of the sport so high I think it is time to retire.. new dress ordered never used can sell because nobody needs one... my daughter is in prelim goes to class and practices for what.. NO school feis like some schools have arranged can travel out of state for a feis because of covid .. and she is a junior in high school her chance to make it to open is slipping away with college around the corner.. the region has failed us we not at Least finding away for some type of feis . Why not grades one day champs the next one parent eAch can watch spread out or outside this fall. A lot of schools depend on the income from the feis they run.. Going to dance class for over a year with no competition no longer makes this a sport... yet sports like hockey have games and tournaments in MA or NH . Forget Nationals or Worlds until there is a vaccine.. people will not be allowed to travel abroad not to mention the cost of traveling g covid tests or quarantine . We need to keep this generation liking the sport and enjoy it not just going to class and doing it at home

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[> [> Subject: If it's time to retire, please let your daughter be the one to make that decision.


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Inside
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Date Posted: 09:12:38 10/14/20 Wed

Aside from that, ID is about more than competing. Were you thinking about competing when you first signed her up for dance? Probably not, because most of us weren't. We signed our children up to dance because dancing is fun, it's fun to watch, it's a great way to make friends and it's good exercise. There are plenty of dancers who don't compete because they simply don't enjoy the hassle and stress of it. They dancer for the joy of it and the beautiful friendships they have made along the way. We have a young friend who made it to PC and never placed, not even once in two years of frequent feising. She practiced, but like so many, dances off time and can't seem to overcome this. She knew each feis that she would probably not place, but it was fun just trying. Then she realized she had just as much fun simply going to class and it was a heck of a lot cheaper for her single mother. She is 20 now and has just been going to class for the past three years. As far as OC, if your dancer is working hard and appears to be dancing at that level, her teacher can move her up. Most years this would be discouraged, but this isn't like most years. But at the end of the day, ask your daughter if she is still enjoying class. If so, please let her continue. If not, it really is time to retire. Dance is supposed to be fun.

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[> [> [> Subject: Unfortunately, it’s against the rules for a TC to move a dancer from prelim to open.


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DM
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Date Posted: 10:36:17 10/14/20 Wed

It’s the one level where there is no TC discretion allowed. Dancers have to win their way into open. I feel for the prelim dancers who have worked so hard, especially the older ones :(

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[> [> [> [> Subject: These aren't ordinary times. If the teacher wants to move a dancer to OC, they will.


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Dance Mum
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Date Posted: 18:18:48 10/15/20 Thu


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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: But again, it's against the rules. There's no pandemic exception. Not that the TCs of NE tend to be a rule-following group


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Date Posted: 07:18:53 10/16/20 Fri


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