|My first Irish dance performance ever. That's me in the middle!|
I've learned a lot since this performance. Mainly...
- Smile! Dancing is fun, remember? Why were we all so serious?
- Wear taller socks. We didn't have poodle socks yet, whoops.
- And last, certainly but not least...Don't look down at your feet. They'll dance even if you're not staring at them!
Despite the rookie mistakes captured in this photo, I'm seriously kicking my butt and I'm learning to get up on my toes! [wait a second, that's the name of my blog...] And look at that tiny little waist! Maybe that black pleated skirt wasn't all bad.
As a 12 year old beginner, I started Irish dance pretty late in the game according to dancer standards. When many pre-teen Irish dancers were getting ready for the Oireachtas or even Worlds, I was learning light jigs...and LOVING it! I was hooked on Irish dance from the get-go, and my love for dancing continued to grow since this photo was taken 14 years ago. Take a way the shiny new wigs, rhinestone buckles, and thousand dollar dresses, and isn't that what Irish dancing is all about? I wholeheartedly think so.
What are your favorite dancing firsts?
|Thanks to The Dance Buzz for this fun challenge!|