Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"put on your dancing shoes. . .

. . .we'll dance in ireland."
tommy makem



this video is beyond adorable. i'm not a huge riverdance fan, but i'm in love with the irish culture - and step dancing is fascinating! recently in the past couple of years i've been privileged to see traditional irish soft and hard shoe dancing live. . . 

this particular dance evokes the feeling of an old-fashioned ceili dance. all the vibrant colors, costumes, swirling skirts and tapping feet!...interestingly enough the sets of four couples and swinging steps are similar to those in contra dancing. and i also recognize "reeling," which is in scottish country dancing.       

7 comments:

  1. I love riverdance too! I'm an irish dancer and it's so much fun! =)

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  2. Oh,I love this! Outfits are awesome along with the music! I would love to do this dance! My sister in law did irish dancing,I've been telling her she needs to teach me! :)

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  3. Ooohhh...*faints*

    There is just SOMETHING about Irish dancing and music that makes my heart swell and my pulse beat rapidly...*loves*

    I love the Irish!! <3 AND this dance. ALSO, I've heard wonderful news..we most assuredly will *meet* (LORD-willing, if you come) in the near future...<3 YAY! Nicole and I have plans to go to a dance all together...:)

    ~Lucia

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  4. That was awesome! I love the music. Makes me wanna dance! :D

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  5. That's amazing! I love their costumes, some of the girls even have aprons attached to their dresses giving them even more of that old-fashioned look! This vid was so much fun to watch! :)

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  6. Wow what an energising dance! I've learnt how to do some Irish Dancing and it's heaps of fun! The amount of work and timing that goes into a dance like the one above is amazing...

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