But there's one more thing we think you need to be totally ready for a dance-filled summer -- a way to preserve your dancing memories! For those of you in the ID world, here's the perfect solution:
Have you seen this amazing website? FeisFaces is:
A online solution for recording and tracking your feis marks and results.
You may never choose to share your marks with anyone, but you will still want to register for a FeisFaces account so that you can dump those piles of feis marks and results that accumulate in a drawer or box after years of competitions! Keep everything online in one place, making it easy to see how far you've come in the past year, 5 years, and throughout your Irish dance career. Along with your marks, you can also record all other information about each feis - you can even write a journal about the day. Also, you can also see an updated list of local feis syllabi, competitor lists, schedules, and results all in one place.
An easy way to share those feis results and experiences with Irish dance teachers, friends, and family.
With the click of a button, you can share your entire feis or major competition experience (marks, results, journal, and photos) with whomever you choose: your TCRG, your best friend, Grandma and Grandpa, and your dance classmates. Only those to whom you give access will be able to see your feis results, though. Your information is secure and private unless you choose to share it.
And the basic membership is FREE! Sign up here
Pretty cool right? Of course I totally signed up The Peanut and I -- here's a screenshot of our Family homepage (the pic is me, Nic and our resident Blogger Of The Year Colleen):
I haven't put any feis results in, I've had blog posts to write :) I just love the idea of having ONE place where I can keep all my feis photos and results -- I used to do it on Facebook but nowadays my news feed seems to be all about people needing nails for their Farmville stables and I miss my dance friends updates ALL the time. Not that I'm judging Farmville players -- certain people who shall remain nameless (but are pictured above in green) had to have their mom check on their crops while they were at Oireachtas. But lots of the time I just want to see updates about DANCE, y'know?
And check this out -- a couple of great new features are coming soon:
- Print out your Feis Journal for your photo album or memory book (FREE for Stepped-Up Members)
- Order a Feis Faces Memory Book to commemorate a great summer, for a special occasion, or when you or your dancer move up a level! The books are made up of archive-quality pages digitally printed pages bound together in book format.
The lovely Colleen, inventor of FeisFaces.com has graciously agreed to donate TWO One Year Stepped-Up Memberships for our draw today! That's a $19.95 value for each of them -- awesome!
The Stepped-Up Membership provides the following additional benefits:
- Receive email notifications for new feis information and posted results
- Upload photos which are displayed with your Feis Journal and are included in your printed Feis Journal pages
- Become a Feis Faces Affiliate to earn money back for yourself, your dance school, or your business
- Print out your Feis Journals (in PDF format) for your memory book, scrapbook, or photo album!
- Enjoy a 10% discount on any Feis Faces Memory Book that you order within one year (in development)
- Comment here to tell us your favourite feis or Highland competition!
- Sign up for FeisFaces.com (remember, it's free!) TODAY and get an extra entry! Signing up takes under 5 minutes, and is totally worth it -- I can hardly wait to get started uploading my feis results and pictures!
Highland dancers! Wishing we had something like this for Games and comps? Well, I think I've got her pretty much convinced, but we'll see - let us know in the comments if you would be interested!
And that's all folks! Don't forget:
TODAY is the LAST day for ALL entries to be in -- so if you've missed out on a post, or forgotten to like the post link on our Facebook page, or haven't put in your five tweets today, NOW is the time to do it! EVERY entry into the daily draws gets you an entry into the Grand Prize draw!
And I'll see you tomorrow afternoon with the draw results AND the first Summer Shout Out post! Woohoo!! xo Ally and Nic