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Beginners Guide to Irish Dancing

Tips and advise for new Irish dancers.

  • 30 November 2023
5 Ways To Impress An Irish Dance Adjudicator

No matter what dance you're doing, no matter how good you are, here are 5 things you can do to impress any Irish dance Feis Adjudicator.

  • 06 November 2017
The Importance of Dancing in a Child’s Life

Creativity, posture, self-confidence, socialization and other reasons to enroll your child in a dance class

  • 17 April 2017
7 Ways Dads can bond with their dancer

From finding common ground to offering support to step out of your comfort zone.

  • 13 April 2017
The Irish Dancing ‘Point System’ Explained!

Get help understanding the point system at Feisanna.

  • 09 January 2017
How to get rid of shin pain - for Irish Dancers!

Try this massage technique at home.

  • 01 November 2016
5 Things Every Irish Dancer Should Do The Week Before A Feis

You've been practicing hard all year to prepare for the big Irish dance competition.

  • 05 September 2016
Irish Dance FEIS TIPS: Ten Helpful Hints for Competing at Your First Feis

I thought it would fun to put up some helpful information for all beginner dancers nervous about their first Irish Feis competition.

  • 12 January 2016
Irish Dance Basic Technique: 10 Things To Remember Every Time You Dance

If you're taking Irish dance classes from a certified school, chances are you already know your basic technique.

  • 13 May 2015
Is the grass really greener on the other side?

A brief overview of some of the differences between Grades and Champs one might see at a feis.

  • 25 September 2014
A (Very) Basic Intro To Irish Dances

So you are a new Irish dance parent, you will have to explain this to somebody...

  • 24 August 2014
An Introduction to Irish Dance Terms

A quick intro for parents to the 'uncommon' terms heard in Irish Dance

  • 25 June 2014
How to lace your Hullachan Pro 3 pumps

A video on how to lace your H3 pumps!

  • 03 March 2014
Make-up banned for Irish dancers under 10

An Comisium bans makeup for under 10s.

  • 25 February 2014
How to put on your Irish dancing wig

Video tutorials on how to put on your Irish dance wig correctly.

  • 11 February 2014
Finding an Irish dance school

Do you know your An Coimisiún from your WIDA?

  • 27 November 2013
What to bring to a Feis

A useful checklist of things you need for a feis.

  • 13 November 2013
Why do Irish dancers have straight arms?

Read the various theories behind this distinctive feature of Irish dance!

  • 31 October 2013
10 tips to make your jig shoes last longer!

10 tips for keeping your jig shoes in great shape.

  • 26 October 2013
Ghillies, soft shoes and pumps?!?

Different names for the same thing in Irish dance

My shoes arrived on Monday after being repaired by you, so thank you very much for your super work wink They are as good as new.

Eva, Hungary
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