Back in July, Cookie Monster not only competed in her first feis, but she sat for her first grades as well.
She qualified for Grade 1: the reel and the jig.
The judge happened to be a childhood friend of Cookie Monster's teacher, so her teacher told her that her friend is a really strong critic, a very good judge. But students can think she is very strict. First, she doesn't hand out A's. Very few B+'s either. Cookie Monster's grade? B!!
Also, unique to the certificate was that the judge strayed from her usual habit of writing only criticism for improvement, and noting the practices she does really well! Things thrown around like "great smile", "lovely style", and the most impressive "promising dancer"!
And so she receives her first grade certificate of completion. 19 more passing grades and she could be an Irish dancing instructor!!