i don’t really have any recent notable competitive achievements but i have so many dance achievements that might not be considered a big deal to some people but they mean a lot to me! over the past few years i’ve come such a long way and made so many amazing friends that i don’t even know how to pick. it sounds corny but making the decision to come out of retirement when i was 16 after not dancing for 3 years and coming to a new school and working my butt off to get where i am today is a bigger accomplishment than any trophy
That’s hard to answer. I’m probably not going to nationals, but if I go, then my goal will be to recall.
Besides nationals, my goal is to place at every feis I go to, and to get back into the world qualifiers at Oireachtas. It’s still pretty far away so as I get closer to Oireachtas I’m sure I’ll have a better idea of what exactly I want to get and what is realistically attainable, but right now my stretch goal would be top ten.
it’s been a while since i actually wrote a legitimate blog post, so here i am! the past few months have been admittedly rocky. i’ve been struggling a lot with my anxiety, keeping up with my classes, staying healthy, and loads of social bullshit. after learning some of my new dances in january, i…
I love that the Irish dance community is so connected. Not just on a small scale like within your dance school, but that you can also be friends with people around the globe because you can share a huge part of your life with them. I think that’s awesome 😊
Are you gonna be at any feisanna coming up soon so I could try on your dress?
Unfortunately no, Peach State is the day of my prom and lots of other feises are the days that I’m taking SAT/ACTs. If you want more pictures or measurements or anything I would more than happy to talk to you personally and if you’re really seriously considering it then I’m sure we could sort it out to where I sent it to you to try on!
hey! I know you dance for another organization (WIDA? am i right ? sorry I'm just not positive!!) and I just wanted to apologize on behalf of the girl who made the post about fake dancers. I dance for CLRG and I don't personally know her but I think what she said is really offensive and I remembered you. I think we should all just share our love of dance together and not be prejudiced towards one another! It all comes down to dance after all!
yep, i dance for WIDA and thanks for sending me this :)
i can’t really say that i’m offended since i can kind of understand her standpoint, i mean, given that CLRG’s the biggest and oldest organization around, it would make sense that it becomes the basis of comparison for a lot of people and it sets the standard for both dance style and competition calibre
what bothers me most is the way she seemed to be implying that the organization you dance for defines your “legitimacy” as an irish dancer, regardless of how much passion and love you may have for dance, even though there are many factors that could lead to a dancer’s decision to enroll in a non-CLRG school (limitations due to location/region, personal preference, costs, etc.)
we may have different standards and styles, but in the end, shouldn’t we be happy that all these organizations are allowing irish dance to spread all across the globe, even to countries where people don’t expect to find such an amazing art form (which also doubles as a sport)? it’s giving so many people the opportunity to experience something this unique and, personally, i feel really blessed
TL;DR: your organization doesn’t define your validity or worth as a dancer. as long as you enjoy it and are genuinely willing to do your part in working hard to reach whatever goals you have, that’s all that matters
(also, not sure if anyone else feels this way, but this reminded me of the region wars that started up a while back)