Irish Dance for Beginners: An Introduction
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Irish Dance for Beginners: An Introduction

Learn the basics of Irish Dance from a Pro! Step by Step break down so anyone can learn
4.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
436 students enrolled
Created by Martin Percival
Last updated 8/2016
English
Price: $30
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Dance a full set of Irish Dance steps to music
  • Have confidence in their ability to learn Irish dance steps
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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
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. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has an interest in Irish Dance and can walk
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
01:01:02
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:16
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Sevens
18 Lectures 33:35


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

Preview 02:59





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
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Point hop back step
14 Lectures 18:05
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
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Putting it all together
4 Lectures 08:06
Both steps - without music
03:26

Both steps slow music
02:00

Both steps medium speed
01:57

Both steps fast music
00:43
About the Instructor
Martin Percival
4.7 Average rating
3 Reviews
436 Students
1 Course
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.