Upping Your Step Book

Training for Success In Irish Dancing


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We recommend that you test the fit of any pumps or jig shoes on carpet to avoid marking the soles. Please note that we cannot refund or exchange pumps or shoes that have been worn at a dance class unless faulty.

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Antonio Pacelli Returns Department
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The customer is responsible for the cost of return unless the item was sent out incorrectly or is faulty.

When returning incorrect or faulty items please note we will only refund return postage up to the value of the original postage paid for the order. Please, therefore, do not return items using a postage service such as an express courier service which costs more than the original outbound postage from us.

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If the original item was sent out incorrectly or is faulty then the replacement item will be sent out postage free and the cost of returning it to us refunded to your card.

Top Tip: If you are in a hurry for the replacement item then we recommend that you reorder the correct item(s) from our website and then send the incorrect item back for a refund!



Product description

Upping Your Step is an illustrated guide for Irish dancers to help improve their strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and posture. The information in this book will help you to become a much stronger performer and to maximise the effectiveness of your training.

Upping Your Step features over 70 illustrations of the most effective strength exercises.

We really like how it links each individual exercise to Irish dance steps, so you know why you are doing an exercise or stretch. This will help you to identify exercises to help with problem areas you may have which will be affecting your dancing and competition results. 

You will learn how to perform these exercises correctly in order to target specific areas that need improvement. You will also learn how to develop a personalised training programme to suit your own individual dance schedule.

A DVD which takes you through each exercise is also available to accompany this book. The DVD is also available in our online shop here


'Upping Your Step covers all of the basics that every dancer should know. It is a must have for Irish dancers at all levels. It is also essential reading for teachers who want to inform themselves and their students, as well as parents and their children.
This book will educate dancers in a way that they have never been before. When you put Peter's programme into action, I believe it will help you develop into a much stronger dancer and performer.
This is a very educational book for Irish dancers of the world and a great reference to have to help you throughout your dancing career.'
Maxine Spelman - Lord of the Dance


Content: 125 pages with over 70 illustrations.

Content Guide

1. Back to Basics

2. Understanding Pain and Discomfort

3. Injury & Recovery

4. Foundations of Effective Training

5. Scale Your Health and Performance

6. Warm Up and Cool Downs

7. Strength Training For Irish Dancers

8. Balance Training

9. Flexibility

10. Conditioning For Irish Dancers

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