Of love & hate
I honestly don’t know how many of you Irish dancers out there do shows for your school, but I can assume that quite a few of you do.
If you do, in all probability, there will exist…
THAT ONE choreography. Always danced to THAT ONE music.
When you first had to learn it, you were in awe! It is the most beautiful dance one can imagine. It is fun, it is powerful, IT HAS SO MANY FAST STEPS.
But then, at some point, something happened. It has now been years since you first learned it. You are still doing it the same at shows - over … and over … and over … and over. And emotions have shifted slightly.
But you don’t want to let your teacher down, so you stay at it, and you keep doing it until you’re honestly sick of it, and you are ready to shoot yourself in the foot the next time you hear the music. And then another thing happens.
There comes along a new dancer to the school. And you see this person looking at you in awe, because you are doing THAT ONE choreography. They can’t wait until they get to learn it, and even maybe get to do it on stage. And then it all falls into place. Then you grow.
Everyone becomes inspired by Jig. :)
I think this should come in a bloody and agressive font :D
Ask and you shall receive?
When a dancing friend says that ordinary life is more important than dance
Big deal you won worlds a year ago. Youre washed up now and won't ever win again
First of all, thank you for your opinion! Second, I don’t just dance to win, I dance because its something I love to do. Ya everyone wants to win, but that’s not the only reason I dance. I have met so many amazing friends through dance that will be with me the rest of my life. I am so lucky to have fallen in love with this sport because it is something I look forward to everyday. Dance is where I am truly able to be myself and I know I was put in this sport for a reason. If I work my hardest and dance my absolute best then who cares if I win. Knowing I put forward everything I have is good enough for me.
Melissa winning over anons as if they were majors.
The moment when you realize that it’s the heel that makes a boy’s reel powerful and actually manly.
Also, Irish soft shoe is probably the only place in the World where boys do have heels, while girls don’t. And no one questions this.
seriously I think girls should…
I can think of quite a few girls that would really deliver an amazing reel if they were allowed a click or two. :)
Also, regarding the boys - case in pointe -
I mean the heels are pretty awesome too, but why discriminate. :D
WOO! 200 followers!
St. Patrick sends his jiggy blessings, along with shiny-bag-man.
"Even the darkest nights will end and the Sun will rise!" :)
There is a certain innocence to watching Irish dance if you are not, in fact, a dancer yourself.
The real lesson here is - you can always identify Irish dancers simply by looking around at intermission and spotting the circle in which at least two people are nagging at the same time.
In my book, one of the most valuable skills to learn is to let yourself be yourself.
So lemme break it down for you, legs - we are IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING. It is not cool if you suddenly decide to go: “Nope. We’re gonna take a nap. Bye.”
It’s strangely beautiful how you can win and lose at the same time.
hi there. it would be appreciated if you didn't use the word "retarded." :)
Now that I reflect on it, I guess you are correct. It wasn’t my intention to be offensive. I suppose my humor can be a bit rough sometimes. I’ll try and be more careful in the future. :)