Following the Louisiana State Championship Feis, the new Magnolia State Feis debuts. Sponsored by the new combined Ryan Irish Dancers of Louisiana, this inaugural feis brings Irish dancers from Lafayette and New Orleans together to showcase the talents of the regions best Irish dances. Over 250 dancers from around the country, who will participate in this professionally judged competition, that showcases the talents of the many varied Louisiana Irish dancers, as they strive to make it to the National Irish Dance Championships, which will also be held in New Orleans this year (the week of July 4th))! Irish dancing isn't just for those of Irish descent- come and see how much fun it can be! Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans.