The Shelly Allen Archive

Catch up on the Shelly Allen archive and be inspired!

  • 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.

  • 31 May 2016
The Best Irish Dancers Are Confident, Not Cocky

I've watched it happen a lot, and it always bothers me. Some Irish dancers can get a little arrogant once they reach Championship level.

  • 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.

  • 23 April 2015
Top 5 Dumbest Reactions I Get When I Tell Someone I’m An Irish Dancer

Whenever I tell someone new that I’m an Irish dancer, it’s always interesting to observe the kind of reaction I get.

  • 15 May 2014
You Will Never Come Across A Greater Adversary Than Your Own Potential

Every Irish dancer who has experienced a small amount of success knows that the pressure to succeed again can be a little overwhelming.

  • 05 February 2014
How To Set Challenging But Realistic Oireachtas Goals

An Oireachtas is different from a Feis. Dancers who win in open championships can come home without even a recall when they compete at an Oireachtas.

  • 28 January 2014
Do Other Irish Dancers Intimidate You When You Compete?

Every Irish dancer has strengths and weaknesses. Some dancers leap higher, some dancers never miss a beat and others are so light on their feet you wonder if they’re even touching the ground.

  • 09 December 2013
3 Ways To Impress An Irish Dance Feis Judge

No matter what dance you're doing, no matter how good you are, here are 3 things you can do to impress any Irish dance Feis Adjudicator.

  • 19 November 2013
Get to know Shelly Allen

Experienced blogger, Irish dancer and graphic artist. Be inspired!

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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