Peace Up, Toes Down

Twenty five, six, seven, eight...
nerdyirishdancer:

baby-headed-death-eater:

likeyouneverhaveknown:

scohoonphotography:

Julia O’Rourke of the Doherty Petri School performing in the Parade of Champions. Her turn out is astonishing. 

HOW

has anyone ever noticed or thought that there was almost an inverse relationship between turn out and toe height? Not hating on Julia, I mean she’s amazing, but dancers with amazing turnout seem to have not as much toe height and dancers with tons of toe height don’t look as turned out.  Only exceptions I’ve seen are Claire Greaney and Nadine Martin who noticeably have both, but you don’t really see their turnout as much because they’re so high on their toes.   

Aaaaaaaaand I have neither yay me…

It’s not untrue though. People forget that  Irish is verrrrrrrry different from other forms in that we don’t ground ourselves in the floor for control. We don’t use our knees as much to spring. That why our entrechats are slightly more difficult than in ballet. It’s why you don’t see anyone trying full splits as a new “power move”.Idk. Just saying.

nerdyirishdancer:

baby-headed-death-eater:

likeyouneverhaveknown:

scohoonphotography:

Julia O’Rourke of the Doherty Petri School performing in the Parade of Champions. Her turn out is astonishing. 

HOW

has anyone ever noticed or thought that there was almost an inverse relationship between turn out and toe height? Not hating on Julia, I mean she’s amazing, but dancers with amazing turnout seem to have not as much toe height and dancers with tons of toe height don’t look as turned out.  Only exceptions I’ve seen are Claire Greaney and Nadine Martin who noticeably have both, but you don’t really see their turnout as much because they’re so high on their toes.   

Aaaaaaaaand I have neither yay me…

It’s not untrue though. People forget that Irish is verrrrrrrry different from other forms in that we don’t ground ourselves in the floor for control. We don’t use our knees as much to spring. That why our entrechats are slightly more difficult than in ballet. It’s why you don’t see anyone trying full splits as a new “power move”.

Idk. Just saying.

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-idance-:

"If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down"  -unknown

-idance-:

"If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down"
-unknown

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kmicko:

baby-headed-death-eater:

Stretching Part 1 as promised! Starring kmicko! These are the standing stretches.  You may notice we have some less than enthusiastic stretchers haha Some of them don’t speak English and some of them didn’t want to be there so we weren’t too concerned about whether they were stretching as they’re only beginners! Apologies for my man voice and gum chewing…and obviously I suck at plies…

In general we count to 8 for each stretch and then count to 4 and then count to 2.  Credit to Miss Ashlee Bippen for her stretch routine

Also sidenote, I like to stretch in sneakers and not in soft shoes because softshoes will literally prevent you from getting the mobility you need! 

YAYAY

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Am I the only one who doesn’t understand the clique/chat thing? Like, does the whole ID community on here count as a clique, with subcliques of similar age/level? Or is that not the thing? Tumblr has no chat function…so is this one of those app evolutions I’m getting too old for? Like snapchat and the Twitters? So. Confused.

Also, though, hooray for ID cliques being unbitchy? Right? Or no?

My dash is a frightening place……

Am I the only one who doesn’t understand the clique/chat thing? Like, does the whole ID community on here count as a clique, with subcliques of similar age/level? Or is that not the thing? Tumblr has no chat function…so is this one of those app evolutions I’m getting too old for? Like snapchat and the Twitters? So. Confused.

Also, though, hooray for ID cliques being unbitchy? Right? Or no?

My dash is a frightening place……

ciarariley:

blackthornstick-68:

I apologize for everything in this video my hand at the start makes me wanna throw up and I have my bitch face on and I’m so low on my heels but fuck it it’s national dance day. Also don’t mind that tennis ball that rolls out onto the floor my dog watches me while I dance and she wanted to play 😄

Gorgeous Niamh!

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sheerimperfection:

HAPPY NATIONAL DANCE DAY 👯👯👯👯👯👯👯👯👯👯👯🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 (at HAPPY DANCE DAY GUYS!)

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kicksandclicks:

I like and support other irish dancers 100000x more when they’re actually nice human beings.

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slipjigsandswarovskis:

I’m wasted on cross country! We Dwarves are natural sprinters, very dangerous over short distances!

me on my third step

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"Please don’t say the thing."

Okay, YEAH, np! My legitimate bad.

"But I’ve already unfollowed you anyway."

. . . Rude.

ryanishka:

I swear national dance day happens like 4 times a year

Happy Natonal Dance Day!

…August Edition

…in my head

…5eva

…AU

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thefeckinmom:

Another national dance day! A little snippet of the birth of a new step a couple of years ago.

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