As an adjudicator, I can safely say that it doesn’t really matter what the girls are wearing when they dance, but in the same way that you wouldn’t go to a ball in jeans and a pair of Ugg boots, they do have to make an effort in some way — so if the outfit looks good, it does enhance the package and some judges do see the dress before the dancer……….Most judges will be able to see a good dancer shine, regardless of what sort of dress she has on her,” says Hurley. “Over the years Irish dancing has definitely become more aesthetic and beautiful — as well as much more intricate — and the effort put into the outfits is a reflection of this.
Olive Hurley from The Irish Examiner article: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/irish-dancing-comes-of-age-with-reel-feis-ionistas-260936.html
Irish dancer's £700 dress found by man searching for his cat
An Irish dancer has been reunited with her £700 dancing dress after it was discovered in a Glasgow bin by a man searching for his cat.
YAY! Good news for the missing dress!
New Documentary Series “Jigs & Wigs”- From RTE ONE Website: This observational documentary series takes an affectionate look at some of the more obscure corners of the world of Irish Dance, looking at the politics and fracturing of dance organisations in Ireland and the fanatical and sometimes weird and wonderful world of Irish Dance abroad, from the gay pride in Las Vegas to adult feiseanna in Strasburg. We look at Festival dancing in Northern Ireland, with its distinctly Protestant ethos, and follow a very talented and dedicated family of Travellers as they fight for a place in the World Championship.
someone pleaseeee record this and post it in full online!?!
Virgin Media Talent School- Irish dance- from the gifs that I made recently for those of you who are asking!
Here’s the full audition video for SYTYCD