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Qualifying to dance the Belt
By odzer Comments: 121, member since Wed Jun 01, 2005
On Thu May 25, 2017 12:51 PM

I am just wondering about the qualification process to dance the Belt. I understand you have to be in Open and you have to place first in an Open category at any feis? I have two questions. Do you have to qualify every year or once you qualify, you are able to enter the Belt? And since some feises run Boys and Girls competitions, there is a boy first and girl first in those competitions. What happens with feises that run combined competitions? If a boy wins, he is qualified. What if a girl comes second? Is she not qualified then as the first girl in a competition and qualifies for the belt? Many regions do not split their competitions and the boys most often win, leaving the girls with no hope to qualify, unless they travel to feises that run separate competitions. Thanks

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re: Qualifying to dance the Belt
By krisinstitches Comments: 398, member since Mon Feb 02, 2009
On Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:37 PM
You do have to be an OC, qualify every year, and qualification is first place in any OC competition. There is no allowance for the "first girl" who is second to a boy to be considered "winning" the competition.