Tips To Conquer Competition Anxiety!

Disclaimer: If you use read this article and don’t actually put these steps into action, they will do NOTHING! Taking action is what will create change. Do you FREAK OUT or feel like you don’t dance your best on Feis day?!? I understand and I want to help! Here are some reasons dancers say they get extra nervous on the …

Trouble With Trebles!

This morning I had the opportunity to work with a championship dancer who is strong, graceful, and has excellent core strength. We have been working together to tackle one of her biggest weaknesses: clear, conscience, and powerful trebles. This is a challenge for dancers from Beginner to Championship levels and every dancer knows their trebles should be loud and clear, …

Anatomy Of A Warm-Up

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told to make sure you’re “stretched out” before dance class. My hand is certainly in the air! Growing up I always thought the best way to prepare for an intense practice or competition was to go through a series of deep stretches and believed the further I could push myself through the pain …

The Muscle That Separates The Good From The Great…The Iliopsoas!

Hey Dancers! Today I’m going to talk about one of my absolute favorite muscles: the iliopsoas!!! I know, it sounds weird to be filled with enthusiasm about an odd sounding muscle but hear me out.  Why do I love this muscle so much??! Well, a strong, flexible, and properly utilized iliopsoas separates excellent Irish Dancers from the mediocre. Google any …