Irish Dance School founded by former “Lord of the Dance” lead offering classes for ages 4-12 and adults 15 and over.
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10 1-Hour Drop - In Irish Dance Classes
Irish Step Dance: Watch the Feet
Prepare for the first class with Groupons brief look at the long traditon of Irish Dance
Though taut and still from the waist up, the ankles flash and toes feverishly tap to the jovial rhythm of Celtic music. This is the style that Riverdance and Lord of the Dance brought to the world stage in the 1990's, and while its not the only Irish Dance tradition, its probably the flashiest. The step in Irish step dancing refers to an eight-bar segment of music - part of a jig, reel, or hornpipe - which dictates the kinds of moves available to the performer. Rather than artistic interpretation, step-dancing competitions through the ages have tended to reward control, precision, and an encyclopedic-knowledge of different steps.
Carrying the Beat
Many of these standards have been passed down from enigmatic figures known as dance masters. Starting in the mid-18th century, these men would travel from village to village, earning their room and board with local families by teaching the children to dance. Regional styles could vary widely - some prizing nearly silent steps, other explosive sound - but eventually the Gaelic language, founded in 1893 to revive traditional Irish culture and language, standardized things a bit. It created An Coimsiun le Rinci Gaelacha(The Irish Dancing Comission) in 1930, which established rules for competitions and continues to operate today.
- Step dancers often confine their feet to about one square yard. Helan Brennan''s The Story of Irish Dance collects stories of dancers flaunting their skills by dancing amid a tight grid of sticks or even around a fiddle placed on the floor by a trusting musician.
- Another popular Irish dance form, ceili, is performed by groups of couples. Through their moves are coordinated, the form is much more forgiving than step dance.
- Registration required.
- May redeem across visits
Valid only for children's classes for ages 4-12 or adult 15 and over
About <h4>A Chat with Scariff School of Irish Dancing</h4>
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Utah's Irish dance School. The school offers instruction for both competitive and recreational dancers. As part of the school, you can participate in Irish Dance competitions as well as performances throughout Salt Lake City. Also World, All Ireland, North American, Western region Medalist's
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans? Relax, Enjoy and have fun. Every dancer is always learning new steps, new tricks, or materials.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? After performing in 38 countries all over the World I discovered that there was a great love for Irish dancing. Dance is very popular here in Utah. The Scariff school opened here to train the next generation of superb Irish dancers.
What do you love most about your job? Teachers create the future when they shape the people they instruct, guide, and encourage. Teachers give hope and the belief that every person has something positive to offer.