The week of June 11th is an exciting time for TV-addicted for Irish dancers! With Trinity Irish Dancers & Strictly Irish Dancing airing this week, along with ballet programs Bunheads and Breaking Pointe, there will be no shortage of entertainment [or inspiration to practice] this week! All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
Monday (June 11):9:00 PM - Bunheads [ABC Family]
Bunheads premiers tonight on ABC Family! Although it's not Irish dancing, this ballet series should be a great show for wigheads [that's us, Irish dancers!] and bunheads alike to watch this summer. I know I'm looking forward to
11:00 PM- Trinity Irish Dancers on Conan [TBS]
Conan has taken his show to the Historic Chicago Theater this week, and what's a visit to Chicago without Trinity? Trinity Irish Dancers are old pros at TV appearances! I'm so excited to see what they have in store for Team Coco tonight! Here they are on an older episode of the Today Show:
Tuesday (June 12):9:00 PM - Dance Moms [Lifetime]
From hard working and talented young dancers, to crazy moms, and crazier Abby Lee, Dance Moms is a guilty pleasure for many dancers [including myself!]...but why should we feel bad about watching? Try this "Dance Moms Workout" for a guilt-free television experience :)
Wednesday (June 13):10:00 PM - Strictly Irish Dancing [TLC]
Originally aired on Ireland's TV3, this documentary about the 2011 World Championships is not to be missed [and I'm not just saying that because my teacher, Karl Drake, other Drake dancers, and my friend & new TCRG Caitlin Kelly make an appearances]. TLC will be showing a shortened 1-hour version of the documentary, but the whole movie is available to watch online. Visit RincePop! to watch Strictly Irish Dancing in its entirety.
Thursday (June 14):8:00 PM - Breaking Pointe [the CW]
Breaking Pointe takes a look into the world of professional ballet dancers, filmed behind the scenes at Utah's Ballet West. I definitely want to wear a tutu & pointe shoes, and watch this reality series all summer!