Irish Dance for Beginners: An Introduction

Learn the basics of Irish Dance from a Pro! Step by Step break down so anyone can learn
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

If you have ever thought about learning to Irish dance, or 'Riverdance' as some people say, look no further. This course is designed for beginners and will take you from no knowledge to dancing to Irish music in no time at all! You will be able to show off your skills next St. Patrick's Day.

The course aims to teach two basic sets of movements in easy, attainable increments. Each part of the step is broken down, filmed in close up, then demonstrated without music, to slow music, medium tempo and regular fast music. The steps are repeated a few times on each lecture. Progress at your own pace.

Learning Irish dance can help with balance, strength, and agility. No special requirements only wear something comfortable that you are able to move your legs in. As for shoes, socks, tennis shoes or bare feet are acceptable as well as any type of soft dance shoe. 

What are the requirements?

  • Can start in tennis shoes, socks, bare feet or any type of soft dance shoe
  • Comfortable clothing in which you can lift your legs

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Dance a full set of Irish Dance steps to music
  • Have confidence in their ability to learn Irish dance steps

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who has an interest in Irish Dance and can walk

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
01:16
Section 2: Sevens
Hopping
Preview
01:25
Sevens - close up
Preview
01:50
02:59

Learn the movement "sevens" going to the right and going to the left by following the instructor

Sevens with slow music - right leg
Preview
01:49
Sevens with slow music - left leg
Preview
01:52
Sevens with medium speed music - right leg
Preview
01:38
Sevens with medium speed music - left leg
Preview
01:39
Sevens with fast speed music - right leg
01:43
Sevens with fast speed music - left leg
01:34
Back 2-3's close up
01:21
Sevens and back 2-3's without music
01:21
Sevens and back 2-3's slow music
02:25
Sevens and back 2-3's medium speed music
02:09
Sevens and back 2-3's fast music
01:43
Sevens - whole step right and left without music
01:49
Sevens - whole step right and left slow music
02:24
Sevens - whole step right and left medium speed music
02:10
Sevens - whole step right and left fast music
01:44
Section 3: Point hop back step
Point hop back - close up
01:04
Point hop back without music
01:46
Point hop back - slow music
01:24
Point hop back (medium speed music)
00:51
Point hop back (fast music)
00:51
Point + point hob back 2-3 - (Close up)
01:23
Point + point hop back 2-3 (without music)
01:34
Point + point hop back 2-3 (slow music)
01:22
Point + point hop back 2-3 (medium speed music)
00:52
Point + point hop back 2-3 (fast music)
00:50
Point hop back step without music
02:12
Point hop back step slow music
01:24
Point hop back step medium speed
01:24
Point hop back step fast music
01:08
Section 4: Putting it all together
Both steps - without music
03:26
Both steps slow music
02:00
Both steps medium speed
01:57
Both steps fast music
00:43

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Instructor Biography

Martin Percival, Irish Dance Instructor

Former member of Riverdance and a principal dancer with Lord of the Dance, I had a very successful Irish dance school in Denver, Colorado for over 10 years. I have taught hundreds of people to Irish dance! I am currently a world-championship level judge and grade examiner within the Irish Dance community and still perform and teach regularly.

My mission is that I want to introduce as many people as possible to the wonderful art form that is Irish Dance.

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