IRISH DANCING

Jasmine, Izabel, & Lydia

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History

In the early 1800’s “traveling dance master” made a huge contribution basically created Irish dancing.He would go around teaching peasants how to dance if they could afford to pay him.


Technique

  • Fast movement of feet.
  • There have many steps that have to be learned before the whole dance is put together
  • Typically use tap shoes
  • Hands straight to side
  • Movement around whole stage

Significant Figure

In the early 1800’s “traveling dance master” made a huge contribution basically created Irish dancing.He would go around teaching peasants how to dance if they could afford to pay him.


Riverdance

By 1994 step dance became more famous during the show Riverdance. Little by little Irish dance spread to the world it has been modified, and there are many different kind such as step, Sean nos, social and modern step Irish dances.