• Ally Gavigan:
  • 26 October 2013

Ghillies, soft shoes and pumps?!?

Different names for the same thing in Irish dance

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The different names for things in Irish dancing can be a little confusing for beginners so we thought we would give you a head start and create a simple guide for you.

Hopefully other members will add to us and share their knowledge!

 

Jig Shoes (the shoes with the tips and heels) AKA

Hard Shoes

Heavies

Riverdance Shoes

Irish Tap Shoes

Tappers

 

Irish dancing pumps (the ones with the criss cross laces) AKA

Soft Shoes

Ghillies

Pomps

Light shoes

Brigadoons

Reel Shoes

What other things in irish dance have the same name?

Join the conversation and lets demystify Irish dance for newcomers!

Comments

Dancefan
29 November 2013

Have to say read first line and laughed... just reminising... we had the exact problem in the early days... thought they were 3 different things.

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