Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
wes.w Irish Ceilidh Dance Steps (68* d) RE: Irish Ceilidh Dance Steps 27 Feb 01

As people have already said, its difficult to know what is Irish and what isn't. My daughters have been dancing Irish STEP since toddlers (eldest now 19) under tuition of a lady who learned in the 1950s (and former All Ireland). Its changed a lot since then, though. What I can tell you is that the Ceilidh dances are danced by us parents using the figures only, without the fancy footwork. We just bounce around in time to the music. So I'd suggest you look at the step stuff only from the figures point of view. The dances you've mentioned are some the kids use.
SETS are a different animal. Depending on the capabilities of your audience (usually zero on St Pats) you may be able to teach them a few standard set moves (forward and back, round the house, turn the lady, etc) and then string various combinations together, perhaps in varying reel/jig/slide/ hornpipe rhythms.
But stop worrying about the feet! If you do see a expert couple, get THEM to demonstrate, and you'll have friends a future source.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.