Hawai’i Irish Dance performs step dancing in both soft and hard shoe. Soft shoes, or ghillies, are the Irish equivalent...
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Irish Dance Instruction and Performance Troupes
Ceili & Set Dancing
Ceili Dancing – Choregraphed social dancing which can include an unlimited number of couples to set routines, some of which...
Hawai’i Irish Dance performs step dancing in both soft and hard shoe. Hard shoes are the equivalent to an Irish...
IRISH DANCE BASICS
Irish dancers keep their bodies very straight throughout the dance
Knees and Legs Straight
Irish dance is very linear and there are not a lot of bends and lunges. The overall goal is to keep a very straight and upright look.
Steps and kicks are all done with a pointed toe and a nice arch to the foot.
Arms Down at Sides
Perhaps the most iconic part of Irish dance is that the arms are generally kept straight at the sides for many dances.
Legs Crossed Over
Legs are crossed during steps and kicks, instead of side by side.
Up On Toes
Get on up there! The entire dance is performed while on your tippy toes.