- The week after the Oireachtas I learned all my new steps for the year. Senior ladies are dancing slip jig and treble jig, so I have both those dances, as well as my new set for the year, Kilkenny Races.
- As I was learning my new set, I thought it would be completely impossible because there are a lot of new rhythmic things I either had not done till that point, or needed some work. After about a month, I had the whole thing finally learned and could perform without stopping to think. There were still parts that needed lots of work (like the left foot of the step), but I could get all the way through!
- I was in generally getting geared up for nationals in continuing to work on turn out and my overall dancing.
St. Patrick's month is upon us already. Although I won't be dancing, I do plan on attending what I can to support my fellow dancers and dance school. I will post my full schedule at a later date, but look for me in the D.C. St. Pat's parade!
Since I can't dance quite yet, I'm taking the Mad Abs March challenge! This is mostly a personal thing, since the February one failed around the time I hurt myself and couldn't catch up with what I missed. Feel free to print it out and complete it yourself!
I have started an Irish dance tumblr. Mostly because there are so many fantastic Irish dance photos out there to share, and I want something more photo-friendly than this wordy blog!
Check out this article by Christy Dorrity for Feis America's online site at Irish Central.
Also, you may see a familiar face in an upcoming issue of IDM!
Goals: keep healing!