Archive for July, 2011
If you look far enough into our heritages many of us have some Irish ancestry, and there is not a better way in living your Irish history than by Irish dance.
The history or Irish dance started as far back as 400 AD when the Celts arrived in Ireland and brought their own folk dances. It was then mixed with Norman customs and has progressed through history since then. In the 16th century it became very popular and was danced in great halls and Read the rest of this entry »
Iconic dance is a symbolic way of dancing. Irish dances are full of cultural flavor and iconic symbols. These dances were means in which generations passed down traditions. Each step and motion means more than what is outwardly displayed. Dancing is a means of expressing oneself. It is considered an art form. The different variations of Irish dancing came from ancient traditions and meanings. When teaching this form of dance, it is important to remember these elements. Read the rest of this entry »
Ireland is a country full of interesting traditions and exciting dances. Educating your children about this amazing country can be a fun and enjoyable family experience. One facet of Irish culture that you and your family can learn about is Irish food. A staple food within the Irish diet is the potato. Potatoes are used in dishes like Irish stew and potato pancakes. Another type of food that is popular in Ireland is soda bread. Recipes Read the rest of this entry »
Irish dance is one of the most powerful and joyous forms of expression and culture practiced today. It’s fun, and it’s the fastest way to become fit. At first, it may seem like something that is not relevant to daily life, but it really can make a difference in the way kids see themselves.
Learning a unique new skill is a great way for kids to make friends and build self esteem. Kids can learn to work as a team to learn steps for performing in recitals. Read the rest of this entry »