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The Case for Organized Sports

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I’m a competitive person. As a child, I was always involved in competitive sports- starting with soccer, moving to swimming for a few years, and then I found my real passion in Irish dance. 1,025 more words

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Loving the Studio

There are many days after work where going to dance feels like the last thing I want to do. I’m worn out, I’m hungry, there’s a million things to do at home that I’d ignore anyway if I stayed home, the usual excuses. 585 more words

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This is an Irish dance - review

Jean Butler has moved away from the jigs and reels and she’s now focused on breaking down dance to its core. In her new show, accompanied by cellist Neil Martin, she does just that. 490 more words


On being Irish-American under Trump

Michael Flatley performed at Inauguration. More accurately, Michael Flatley had his troupe from Lord of the Dance perform at one of the Inaugural Balls.

If you aren’t part of the Irish dance world, you might think of Flatley as a respected and talented performer, at least on par with Three Doors Down (in the rare event that you think of him at all, of course). 1,210 more words


Sticker Love!

I’m officially not to old to appreciate a sticker as a reward for good work! I got two on Tuesday, one in slip jig and one in hornpipe. 423 more words

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My brain is all over the place today. Literally switching from one thing to another to another at lightning speed and I don’t know how to feel or what’s going on. 1,462 more words

Personal Anecdotes

Let the Madness Begin!

Last night officially began our first St. Patrick’s Day practice! Overall I was really happy with how my team did. There are a few champs who need to get their head in the game and pay attention to proper positioning on stage/when to come out/how to stay in a line, but the littles were well-behaved enough and the adults are great. 211 more words

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