Students get their dancing shoes on for first ever Inter-University Feis
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Students get their dancing shoes on for first ever Inter-University Feis

THE country’s first Inter-University Feis took place at Keele University in Staffordshire.

As previously reported, the competition was organised by second generation Irish woman Ciara Placentino, who managed to attract teams of dancers from the universities of Warwick, Loughborough, Keele and as far away as Cambridge.

Students turned out in force for the first Inter-University Feis (Pictures: Gerry Molumby)

Held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, November 30, the dancers made full use of the dancing floor of the ballroom at Keele - with jigs (soft and hard), set dancing and four to twelve hand reels.

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Dancers from Warwick University step out at the Inter-University Feis (Pic: Gerry Molumby)

Although away from home and studies for the day,  these students exuded enthusiasm for their love of Irish dance and the opportunity to continue the competition aspect of feis and their Irish culture.

Adjudicator Kristina Scott, organiser Ciara Placentino and her mother Kate, who acted as announcer and results coordinator for the event, and adjudicator Claire Kelly (Pic: Gerry Molumby)

Competition ready at the Inter-University Feis (Pic: Gerry Molumby)
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Best foot forward at the feis (Pic: Gerry Molumby)

The feis was held in the ballroom at Keele University