Celtic Association of Irish Dance 


Association of




Scottish Open Championship


  1. All competitions will use open music either by means of CD, IPod or musician.
  2. Door entry will be as follows: Adults (18+) £3.50 Children (4 -17) £0.50p Children (under 4) Free- All visiting guests will be given a wrist band, these are to be worn at all times during the event – Failure to produce when asked could result in entry either being denied or door entry fee being paid again.
  3. Under no circumstances should the use of photographic devices be used while dancers are competing- These can only be used during presentation of awards ONLY. Only the authorised photographer will be permitted to take photos during competitions
  4. All entries are payable prior to the Feis on the closing date Sunday 25th June 2016. Failure to do so will result in fees being double.
  5. All entries must be paid for even if the dancer has been withdrawn due to sickness or injury. You will not be permitted any possible dancers.
  6. No entries will be accepted on the day of the competition- unless with prior agreement with Feis Team.
  7. All late entries will be subject to a late entry fee of £3.00 per dancer.
  8. Dancers should have their hair tied back and off their face if they are not wearing a wig.
  9. Dancers are not permitted to wear elastics on their soft shoes however; they are permitted to wear them on heavy shoes.
  10. NO patent or coloured presentation shoes are permitted to be worn.
  11. Dancers are to wear white poodle socks only – Diamanté Poodle socks are permitted – Colour poodle socks are NOT permitted.
  12. Dancers are not permitted to walk around in just crop tops or bloomers- Dancers should wear suitable clothing when not in costume.
  13. Adjudicators are not to be approached by any visiting guests, teachers or dancers – even if you know the adjudicator. You are only permitted to speak to the adjudicator once the feis have finished.
  14. The adjudicators rule is final and cannot be overturned.
  15. Should any visiting guest, parent or dancers have any queries, they should speak to their school teacher who in turn will speak to the Feis Team to have the matter dealt with.
  16. Ages are to be taken from the 1st January of that year E.G if the child is 9 on the 1st January then that dancer will dance in the 9&U or 10 on the 1st January then they will dance in the 11&U.
  17. All Dancers should be entered into the relevant grades/ Competitions based on their own organisations/ Associations Trophy Reel Dances- Should any dancers be moved down a grade of which they would not normally be in for their own organisation or association then the dancer will be moved up to the relevant grade or DSQ.
  18. Boys are NOT to be entered into the Slip Jig Competition.
  19. Championship Dances have been selected as per list enclosed with this pack- no changes will be made to this.
  20. Awards: Solo Competitions will be awarded in the following way: ½ the number of dancers will be awarded medals (Except for the solo Reel all dancers will be awarded).
  21. Awards: Championship Dances & Heavy Reel’s: All dancers will be placed.
  22. Sashes for the first place winner only.
  23. All schools should be polite and respectful to each other- Bad sportsmanship’s will not be tolerated or accepted.



  1. Should there be any joint places in 1st – 5th, then half the number of entered competitors in that grade/ age will be recalled to dance a step of their reel (16)
  2. No liability or responsibility will be taken should the following occur, Loss of personal property, Injury or accident. (Please advise your parents of this rule!)
  3. All dancers will be provided with a safe area to dance on, no responsibility or liability will be taken should a dancer injure themselves- Dancers Dance at their own risk!.
  4. Dancers should be in full costume for presentation of awards, any dancer not in full costume will forfeit the right to collect their award.
  5. All results will be called as per syllabus – please listen to announcements as this is subject to change.
  6. Dancers are advised to listen very carefully during results as if the dancer has not collected their award after it has been announced 3 times. They will forfeit their award.
  7. All dancers should be in the hall ready to dance at least 30 minutes prior to the start, should the competition start and the dancer is not present after being called several times. Then they may be moved to the next grade or withdrawn.
  8. Re-Dancing is NOT! Permitted in any grade excluding the Early Years.
  9. Any dancer who walks off stage before, either the end of the dance or before the Adjudicator has released them, will result in DSQ of that round – The dancer will automatically receive a mark of 0 (ZERO). Exception of this rule is the Early years (5&U)
  10. Bombarding, pushing or any other form of bad sportsmanship will result in (DSQ) this applies to all parts of the Feis.
  11. All Steps should be performed on both Right & Left Legs; Failure to comply with this rule will result in a zero mark (O) for that round only.
  12. NO arm movements or any type of show movements are to be performed in any part of the competition. Dancers will be disqualified for these actions.
  13. All dancers should be entered into the correct grades, if it is noted that a dancer has been entered into the wrong grade, they can be moved to the correct grade. Dancers who are entered into the wrong grade are only permitted to move up and not move down. (Teachers please ensure you have entered your dancers correctly).
  14. All teachers are responsible for the actions of any dancer, parent or visiting guest associated with their school. Should any inappropriate conduct or actions be reported – The Teacher will be informed to deal with the situation. Should the situation continue or re-occur all parties concerned will be asked to leave the event.
  15. Should any damage to the venue or equipment occur by any schools guests, dancers or parents? CAID will recover any costs from parties concerned.
  16. All entries are non-refundable.
  17. Any amendments to entries after the closing date, will incur a £3.00 per dancer admin fee.
  18. Entries received after the closing date will be double entry amount, unless it is an amendment to an entry.
  19. By entering dancers to this competition, you abide by the rules set down.




C.A.I.D/ S.O.C reserve the right to change or amend these rules at any time.