Does anyone have any tips on improving my stamina because I need better stamina for Oireachtas. My teacher said that I need to work on it but I don't know how.
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I have been busy putting together a new series of videos that will help improve your rhythm, foot placement and stamina called Heavy Shoe Bootcamp! There is something in here for everyone from beginners to advanced levels from basic trebles to fast back trebles and everything in between. Improve your turn out, dance louder and stronger and become a better heavy…
(First off, wow, that was an interesting reaction to my previous journal post... XD)
I have been dancing for just over a year now. And as of the end of my fourth feis last weekend, I have three dances in Novice (reel and light and single jigs), one dance in Beginner Two (slip jig), one dance in Beginner One (treble jig), and two still left to learn (hornpipe and trad set).
On the one hand, that's apparently amazing, as far as dancers from my dance school are…Continue
So after 15 years of on and off dancing I have QUALIFIED FOR WORLDS! I have always done very well at the ECRO and Nans, and although I have been close many times I have never qualified for worlds. FINALLY! Hard work does pay off.
My first 2 rounds were okay, although some how the girl who I danced with and I collided…Continue
Added by Rebecca @ Diddlyi on September 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Had the pleasure of interviewing Reel Swing founder-choreographer Dervla McGee for a story on Irish Central. Read it here, and watch a promo video below.
Moving to and-overs from adult category:
-ability to participate in all competitions
-become a true competitive dancer
-learn more complicated steps
-harder exercise (good for me!)
-can get a solo dress
-potentially judged on athleticism more (good for me also)
-ability to become champ!
-parents of younger dancers may not like…Continue
My friends Aria, Meagan, and Megan, and myself have a goal: to raise enough money to go to Ireland for the University of Limerick's Blas Summer School in 2013!
This is not going to be easy for us. Each of us has to raise over three thousand dollars in the next two years, to cover the plane fares, the tuition at Blas, and other costs.
But we're determined to do it, and do it we will. However, we can't do it alone.
Will you help…Continue
Added by Rebecca @ Diddlyi on August 4, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
Every once in a while, a Diddlyi member posts their story of how and why they started Irish dancing and we just love reading them. We have dancers from all over the world here as part of this rich community, so we thought we'd start a big ol' discussion where everyone can share their Irish dancing story. Be as brief…Continue
Right now, I'm looking at a picture. Me, smiling, with a trophy in my hands.
It doesn't show that it's a second place trophy, nor that there were just two competitors in that competition.
Effectively, I placed last in that competition. It's the same for the other two First Feis dances I was in- last. I likely placed last in the other dance I did, as well- I forgot the second step, messed up the other dancer, and got a 60, while the winner's score was…Continue
You’ve probably seen the many An Jig Gig videos we have here on Diddlyi from the show’s first two seasons on TG4 in Ireland. (For those of you who don't know, An Jig Gig is a television show on the Irish language channel that searches for Ireland's best Irish dancer or dance group.) If you haven’t had a chance to check out the videos, click…
So I had a feis yesterday. I was sure I had nailed every dance. But the judge that I had for my reel, light jig, treble jig, and hornpipe always looked as if she had swallowed something sour. The only dance I actually medaled in was my slip jig, in which I got a 4th from a different judge. That was actually amazing considering the fact that I collided with the girl I danced with!
For a bit, I felt awful. My goal had been to win my solo dress. I wanted to sulk around the house for the…Continue
Thank you to everyone who entered Diddlyi's June competition. Check out the shortlist of photos and help us pick a winner by voting below on the poll. We will leave the voting open until Thursday, June 23rd at 1 PM CST and then announce the winner of the Riverdance prize pack & Diddlyi t-shirt later that day.