"I can't tell you anything about Ryan & O'Donnell except that I've heard they're very comfortable for dancers with narrow feet. I also know a few dancers who put orthotics in their hard shoes.
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On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined. -Lord Byron
I am a ...
I started to learn Irish dance as a college freshman. So far I've been learning on my own, but I plan to start taking classes this summer.
What Irish things do I play, dance, say, sing or other:
I know a bit of basic Gaeilge... "an cúpla focal," as they say. I can know some traditional Irish tunes on the piano and currently play the Celtic harp. I also know a lot about Irish history and follow current politics pretty closely.
My favorite Irish dance musicians include Anton and Sully, Dean Crouch, and Cormac O'Sé. I mostly practice to Ellery Klein and Ryan Lacey's wonderful "Step into the Beat" album.
Dancing School / Group
How many years have you been Irish dancing?
A little over a year.
Favourite Irish Dance Show
Riverdance... the original and the best. I have very distinct memories of watching it on television with parents as a child. I was mesmerized by Jean Butler. These days, I enjoy watching Feet of Flames as well. Bernadette Flynn performed Saoirse's "Dance of Love" so beautifully and currently, Ciara Sexton is brilliant as Morrighan.
I love this about Irish Dancing:
Grace and power.
I love this about Irish Tradition:
Its depth and history.
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Thanks for the post. I'm glad you find some inspiration in my posts. I am hoping to get one done before the end of the week. I competed at the North Coast Feis in Cleveland this past weekend and want to write about my experience.
Also, I saw in your profile that you want to learn Irish dance. You can learn your 1st step, the 1-2-3, in the 1st lesson to be released on Diddlyi Learn: http://bit.ly/hiwA03 which was created by our two co-founders.