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How To Be a Super SHARP Irish Dancer feis irish dancing practice sharpness Jul 18, 2024

When it comes to Feises, and especially major championships, it is important to stand out from the rest of your competition. Dancers do this in many ways, but what always catches our attention, is when dancers are super sharp. Sharpness is something that a lot of dancers struggle with and find it...

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The Joy of Dancing Together: How Irish Dance Builds Lifelong Friendships community feis friendship irish dancing Jul 12, 2024

What is one thing that makes dance class so much better than practising at home??

 

Our friends of course!

 

I am very fortunate enough to still be the very best friends with dancers I competed against when I was younger - and our friendship is stronger now than ever. Without Irish...

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Is frustration stopping you from reaching your goals? coaching feis irish dancing mindset positive self-talk Jul 04, 2024

 

We have all experienced frustration, but is this emotion stopping you from reaching your Irish dancing goals? There will always be times when our dancing journey is frustrating; maybe that is when you want to master a certain move and you’re finding it difficult, or you feel like you...

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Three steps to having the best Nationals ever!! coaching feis focus irish dancing positivity Jun 24, 2024

Nationals season is approaching - whether you are competing at the British, Irish, American or Australian Nationals, we are sure that you are focused and working hard to achieve your Nationals goals. But there are often parts of preparing for Nationals that dancers overlook and forget about that...

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Navigating Competitive Friendships In Irish Dancing community dance competition friendship irish dancing Jun 20, 2024

Whether you're doing your first reel or preparing for the World Championships, Irish dancing is a fantastic way to express yourself, stay active, and make amazing friends. But let's be real—sometimes, it can be tough to balance friendship and competition. Here’s a guide to help you...

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Astonishing Arches: How to improve your Irish dance arches coaching consistency exercises irish dancing Jun 08, 2024

Having a strong arch is one of the fundamentals of Irish dancing and is one of the things that every judge will look out for. You will know this yourself, as a dancer or parent, when you see a dancer with an amazing arch they stand out on stage in both their heavy and their light dancing. This is...

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Perfecting Your Posture for Irish Dancing: 3 Essential Tips confidence consistency feis irish dancing posture May 30, 2024

Having a strong and confident posture while dancing is key to impressing judges at Feises. In competitive Irish dancing, posture is not just a fundamental element; it's a way to show the judges your confident composure, self-belief, and poise. 

 

As the technical and athletic demands of...

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Confidence During Your Irish Dance Classes calming nerves confidence irish dancing thinking positive May 09, 2024

Confidence is a massive aspect of Irish dancing, but that doesn’t just relate to Feises. There are lots of dancers who feel like they lack confidence during dance class. Often this isn’t spoken about a lot because dancers feel like they are talking negatively about their teachers or...

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Improve Your Toe Height for Irish Dancing irish dancer irish dancing irishdancing Apr 12, 2024

Are you looking to improve your toe height for Irish dancing? Recently we spent a lot of time talking to dancers, teachers, and parents in our Instagram DMs about what their dancing focus is going to be for the rest of 2024. 

 

One of the biggest answers we received back was toe height!...

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What To Do In The Two Weeks Following The World Championships affirmation irish dancing positivity world championships Apr 09, 2024

With a lot of World Championships over, and a few more due to finish in the next week, as Irish dancers, it is important to think about how you will deal with the weeks following such a big event. 

 

As Irish dancers, we spend 12 months thinking about and preparing for the World...

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What to Do on Your Rest Day as an Irish Dancer injury preventation irish dancing Mar 22, 2024

How many times have you heard the MWM Coaches talk about the importance of a rest day as an Irish dancer? It is something that we must mention at least 10 times a week to dancers in our 1:1 sessions and also our Gold Club. But there’s a very good reason for this…

 

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3 Things You Should Do Daily to Improve Irish Dance Turnout irish dance irish dancing practice Feb 27, 2024

To excel in your Irish dancing journey it is important to nail the basics, and one key element that often comes up in our MWM community is turnout. If you're passionate about your Irish dancing, you know that perfecting your turnout is crucial for a strong performance. While your teachers will...

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