"As an adjudicator, I can safely say that it doesn’t really matter what the girls are wearing when they dance, but in the same way that you wouldn’t go to a ball in jeans and a pair of Ugg boots, they do have to make an effort in some way — so if the outfit looks good, it does enhance the package and some judges do see the dress before the dancer……….Most judges will be able to see a good dancer shine, regardless of what sort of dress she has on her,” says Hurley. “Over the years Irish dancing has definitely become more aesthetic and beautiful — as well as much more intricate — and the effort put into the outfits is a reflection of this."
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I will ask everyone who reblogs this one anon question about irish dance and one anon question about anything else
please be following me c:
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"The Irish dancing community is very well respected. It does not want to portray Irish dancing in a ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ light. To them, this is a sport. These girls are athletes. They want to protect that."
Sheila Wright, the mom of Grace Wright, one of the dancers on the Big Jig (from the Sun Times
). I loved this quote. So perfect and so true. I also loved the “Scary Gary” lol. (via dancedancewhereveryoumaybe
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"do it for the little girl who fell in love with the sport"
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how do ppl just casually deal with fingernails/toenails falling off? how?! i wanna die this is the end i had a good run goodbye cruel world
in what world is this a common problem
It’s a lifestyle
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we’re watching this doc on an irish dancing competition and for the last few minutes it’s just been this cool voice reading off numbers while they zoom in on different people’s faces it’s like? is this suspenseful? are these IMPORTANT numbers?
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One of the best jigs ever! Natalie Macmaster - Volcanic Jig. 6 minutes of pure joy.
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