A "real" irish dancer recently come to our school "Irish Tap & Dance", she danced in Ireland when she was younger, then she stopped and she dances again in Lyon. I spoke with her a little, and obviously, irish dance class seem to be less stricts. In fact, we dance for pleasure and feis are bonus time :-) But I don't check it in other french schools.
There are more and more beginners every years, that's great and very hopeful ! The association organized a class feis last month, it's was a very good experience. Some of us will try to perform for the open feis in Munich, I hope learning a lot next to the others dancers :-)
Anyway, in Lyon, AFIL (Franco-Irish association of Lyon) is a good way to "feel Irish spirit", and some great pubs help us !
It's awesome to see there are irish dancers everywhere, like you in Serbia. Could you tell me about irish dancing there ?
See you, I must go, I have ... an irish dancing class at 8pm !
Well, the NSID promotes Irish Dancing, not any particular organisation (CLRG, WIDA, or any other). So in that sense, it's independent. Then again, organising a feis or anything else associated with any of the organisations and their rulings, brings that independency to a test..
The Feis is held annually in one of the Nordic countries, 2013 it will be held in Norway :) It is as far as I'm aware open, excluding the Nordic championship, to anyone willing to participate. Take this as an early invitation ;)
I'm new to the ID-phenomenon in Finland and all, but as far as I know, ID has been bubbling under for atleast 10-15 years. We're in the new wave at the moment, in a sense :) There are no resident TCRGs in any Nordic countries(?) at the moment I'm afraid, but fortunately atleast in Norway there are people pretty close to becoming one :) And we have TCRGs frequenting us, ofcourse.
It's hard to say exact numbers of dancers in Finland. We're bit spread out in separate groups (which is peculiar in a country this size) and not all regard all dancers or teachers "valid". But competitive dancers or dancers under competent teachers, roughly 50 or so, I'd say. All in all, 2-3 times that.
We have Nordic Society of Irish Dancers, which is trying to keep up the network between the countries and things going. One of the activities is Nordic Feis, which we had last year October and I was part of the organizing. Do you organize feiseanna and/or school feiseanna over there? Then again, I guess you can just visit all the main-european feiseanna so easily :)
I'm not a professional dancer, i dance since last year but i train hard and i´d love to do it for a living.In Argentina there isn´t many teachers for that reason it is not easy to become a properly trained professional dancer. The group is called Emeraldance. It is 5 years old and we like mixing dancing and acting. Tell me about you :) are you a professional dancer?
That's great, glad it's been helpful! No problem :) Hmmm.....dance plans! Well, I would have to say my plans are to go to my region's oireachtas if my TCs think my dancing has improved enough, and to get into preliminary championships. I guess I have my work cut out for me the next few months ;) How has your dance company, Erin's Fiddle, been?