Anonymous asked: "Are you doing solos for oireachtas? What about ceilis or figure?"

I’ll be dancing solos, 4 hand, and 8 hand.

posted 1 day ago

Went to Rhythm of Ireland today to practice my new Downfall. I definitely have an uphill battle with this set, but I made it through without stopping and only one major brain fart. I placed second, and anxiously await my comments.

I also went wigless today, and felt liberated. My hair was also partly blue to match my dress. I’m going to go wigless for Culkin, too.

posted 2 days ago with 58 notes

blackthornestick:

rinceforever:

Transformation Tuesday featuring treble jigs from beginning hard shoe to prep for my second Oireachtas.

it’s so cool watching these because i love seeing the transformation in your turn out as you got better :))) on an unrelated note: where’d you get your gold sneakers?????? those are stellar and i want some

blackthornestick I no longer have them, but these were my gold dance sneakers: http://www.sansha.com/ShowModel.php?id=702

Transformation Tuesday featuring treble jigs from beginning hard shoe to prep for my second Oireachtas.

posted 1 week ago with 66 notes


10 Min Ab Sculpting Workout.

Ow ow bloody ow, says I. Which means you should do it!

posted 1 week ago with 21 notes

abadpoetwithdreams:

Irish dancer problem #37: post-competition tanner legs

abadpoetwithdreams:

Irish dancer problem #37: post-competition tanner legs


areeltreblemaker:

I love all this old style dancing


Anonymous asked: "What are your fitness classes like for ceilis? That sounds so intimidating"

It’s not just for ceili class. The fitness class just happens to be at the time when the younger kids have finished teams and solos on our Oireachtas prep Saturdays, and us older kids are coming in for our classes.

I am in charge of the fitness class. My TC basically gave me some guidelines of what he wanted to see, and I take it and run with my fitness knowledge I have gained through the years. 

The class is 45 minutes and generally follows this format: cardio warm up, a HIIT routine, TheraBand exercises for leg strengthening, core work, and stretching.

posted 2 weeks ago with 1 note

Aww yes, another Rince go Bragh update because I have been blogging all over elsewhere and have let my main blog down in the last month.

posted 2 weeks ago with 4 notes

jigawig:

Late-night scribbles. I think I’ma color this up all purdy. Sorry for the crappy photo.

jigawig:

Late-night scribbles. I think I’ma color this up all purdy. Sorry for the crappy photo.

posted 3 weeks ago via jigawig with 124 notes

lots-of-treble:

My boyfriend’s attempt at convincing me to watch “Guardians of the Galaxy”: “I hear the last hour is just a giant intergalactic feis.”

Forget Worlds, people. Imagine a science fiction-based UNIVERSE CHAMPIONSHIPS.


Anonymous asked: "Why isn't your school having a feis this year? Just curious totally fine if you don't know :)"

I don’t know why.

posted 3 weeks ago

So I’m back and cleared by my podiatrist and graduated from physical therapy and all.

I wanted to let you know that I am doing the set competition at ROI in a few weeks. I’m planning on Culkin being my first (and only) three rounds practice before the SRO.

But holy frick my ankle and bunions are sore from class tonight. I am so grateful that the four (yes, four) of us in class tonight got to spend a lot of time in hardshoe. Things are slowly coming together.

posted 3 weeks ago with 8 notes

that-redhaired-lass asked: "Hope you're doing well :) how's the ankle healing up?"

I am! Thanks for asking.

My ankle’s doing better then I could have dreamed. I “graduated” from physical therapy last week, and have been participating fully in Oireachtas prep classes. My dancing still has a long way to come (it feels like my body forgot how to do it), but my ankle is not holding me back!

posted 4 weeks ago with 1 note