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Daemon
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Irish Step Dance

Irish step dance is a type of recreational and competitive folk dance whose tradition probably grew in tandem with Ireland's rich tradition in music. It may be performed as a solo dance or in groups and is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and quick, precise footwork. Though it originated in Ireland, this style of dance has become popular around the globe, thanks in large part to the recent productions Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Where did Riverdance debut? More...
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Did you notice all the girls have fuzzy hair?
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Yes......sure,I can
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They have fuzzy hair because they were jumping up and down. I went to youtube and watched those Irish step dance, it is a beautiful dance.
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I really love this dance! Great to watch and music is fantastic as well!
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I read somewhere that they recently found the original instructions on how to include the arms! Whistle

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Riverdance was the original musical, started in Ireland, it starred initially Micheal Flattley, an american/irish dancer. Riverdanced toured the world and was very successful.
Now the next thing that happened was that Micheal F was a little arrogant, decided to start up show by himself. So he left Riverdance and created a musical "Lord of the Dance". He got a load of Irish dancers and choreographed the musical and trained everyone all up, and took it on tour.

Lord of the Dance has more fire and pyrotechnic effects than that of Riverdance. "Lord of the Dance" refers to a dancing god(Michael Flatley), who is perceived as if a god who wants to set the stage on fire.
So Lord of the Dance is a tinge of a "Burning Man" festival even though the only wildness is precision Irish dancing.

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Alexander Lo wrote:
They have fuzzy hair because they were jumping up and down. I went to youtube and watched those Irish step dance, it is a beautiful dance.


Fuzzy's not the same as bouncing. A girl could have straight, flattened-on-the-head hair but when jumping, it still bounces.
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It's a very silly routine that John Cleese would have invented had the Irish not beat him to it.




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They wear wigs. My friend's daughter has been to the World Championships twice, and her instructor was with Riverdance.

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I must admit, it is skillful, and fun, but I can only take it for a short time, before I start thinking "God gave you arms, and hands, and a neck that moves, and a back that bends. Why don't you use them? The feet are fine, but it is like you are restricting yourself to suit some convention. Break free. Be a devil. Pick up the ball and run!"

But, hey, it is dance, it is fun, if people want to do it, and watch it, that is great. Only please BE A REBEL AND BREAK FREE!Whistle

MechPebbles
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excaelis wrote:
They wear wigs. My friend's daughter has been to the World Championships twice, and her instructor was with Riverdance.


Thank you for the interesting info. Just out of curiosity, do you know why they wear wigs? Is it traditional or to have a uniform look? Maybe that kind of hair just looks good bouncing. The girls do look cute.
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excaelis
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I think the wig thing is just traditional, but I'll ask this afternoon.

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