Beginners Guide to Irish Dancing

Tips and advise for new Irish dancers.

  • 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.

  • 14 February 2016
Wig or no wig, that is the question

A short overview of how to get your hair curly w/o a wig

  • 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.

  • 26 October 2015
The History of Irish Dancing

Key Dates In the History of Irish Dance

  • 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

'The overall service is great!'

Tanya - Australia
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