Archive for July, 2012
Living in New York City, one can find a smattering of many different cultures but some of the most prevalent happen to be Irish and it’s never more obvious than on St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish Heritage Festival. While most people use these events as an excuse to get drunk, party and maybe steal a kiss some people genuinely take a trip down to this little piece of Ireland every year or so to really sample the culture – the sounds and the smells and the tastes and the dancing! It’s more than worth locking your door, setting up the New York Security Choice service and seeing what’s up.
You might have heard of Riverdance, this over-the-top sensationalized form of organized and elaborate step dancing, but you have not seen real Irish dancing until you have seen the people, representing the country of their birth stepping to the best of them on our city streets. Infused with a blend of old Irish folk and ties that draw us mentally to the times of their fore fathers, Irish dance is an organic and eclectic, spiritual gateway into an old, primitive but beautiful past. There is really nothing like it and you will soon see why.
If your child shows an active interest, Irish dance and instruction for children can be fun and exciting. You may wish to contact your local dance agency or dancing school for instructions and lessons. According to your child’s age, he or she may be enrolled in various classes. Children as young as four or five years of age may reap the benefits of Irish dance lessons. It’s a great way to instill a sense of pride in a child’s Irish heritage, while learning more about the music and culture Read the rest of this entry »