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OLD STYLE IRISH STEP DANCE CLASSES

Old style (read, non-competitive) Irish step dance allows us to explore the plethora of steps and styles from Irish step dancing throughout history with a specific focus on regional styles and the dancing masters. An old style Irish step dance class might feature:
Regional steps from particular dance masters.

An exploration of the variety of styles that exist from region to region and town to town.

Freedom to chose from many styles (like standing on your toes, crossing out, or big leaps). 

Historical perspectives and references for the steps and styles being taught. 
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CHECK OUT THE SEAN-NÓS  CLASS OFFERINGS FOR ALTERNATIVE OLD STYLE IRISH DANCE CLASSES
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
INT/ADV
MAR 31
3:30-5:30p | Irish Music Comprehension for Dancers | St. Paul, MN*
INT/ADV
APR 7
3:30-5:30p | Improv for Sean-Nós Dance | St. Paul, MN*
INT/ADV
APR 13
Sean-nós workshop in NYC. 4pm at Players' Theatre
INT/ADV
MAY 4
Sean-nós workshop in NYC. 4pm at Players' Theatre
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Modern, competitive, Irish step dancing as we know it today, has evolved over centuries. Prior to the Gaelic Revival (late 1800s and early 1900s), Irish step dancing was a localized, vernacular dance with steps and styles that varied from town to town and dance master to dance master. The Gaelic Revival ushered in an era of competitions and national and international standards. This prompted a refinement and distillation of what became known as Irish step dancing.
This style of Irish dance continues to evolve constantly within the competitive world. What is considered standard now, was unheard of 5, 10, or 15 years ago.