More on this later, or at least that's the plan, but -- for now --
She did really well -- coming in second place AGAIN for both slip jig and treble jig -- this time there were 29 girls in the treble jig and she got 2nd so that is fantastic! Except she needs 1st to move up (to prizewinner) and yadda yadda so she's frustrated but she needs to be proud, too. And two 4th places, which is good, too, these are large groups at this very chaotic feis. (Thee most chaotic one I've ever visited and I've been to this dance school's feis a few times and this thee worst.)
The figures involved groups of dancers, and will be done at the "big" competition in December -- they did it here, also, as practice, getting 3rd in the 4-hand reel, and 2nd in the 8-hand (out of 9 teams?). So, well, with more practice needed:) The judges turned them all mirror-image so it confused the dancers, and the teachers are now verifying rules and such to have the girls practice appropriately for the bigger dance.
Ceili: okay, vent over:)
Friend: that sucks!
Ceili: if they'd been supportive of M all along, I'd feel differently. M's happy cuz it means she can go, and Si is adoring M, and 8 years apart, not as if Si is taking over M's dances
Ceili I find this all out today, so somehow, to do laundry for the weekend, found out from the school website. (helps me to know if I should pack M's things, plan to attend and all)
Friend: Geez. Unfair to M. I don't understand how they can do that
Ceili: I don't, either.
Ceili:: but, life goes on
Friend: Nice for them to have each other
Ceili: right, and I really do hope that they are. I took a photo of the two of them at Si's first feis (competition) on Sunday. C refused to talk to / with me, even when I offered him information, he turned around and asked someone else for it. whatever.