In 2020, I started to teach traditional Irish solo dancing online to an adult audience - in reality, I had no other option for work - and what an amazing experience it has been.
In April of that year, I advertised my first series of classes at 4 levels of tuition and never ever thought that another 11 terms of dance were to follow, with over 150 adults attending since then from around the globe.
Zooming in from Ireland, England, Scotland, Britanny, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, USA, Canada and Japan!
It has been great meeting you all, online and now some of you in person too!
So, December 2022 saw our end of term party, and what a great time we had in dance, music and poetry – with some FAB party pieces from:
Anne (UK) - a poem
Heidi (US) - on the harp with a piece by Turlough O'Carolan
Nicole (Germany) - new choreography, in hornpipe time
- dressed for the season - see if you can spot her below!
The Grüneberg family (Germany) - a mix of tunes
We also danced through all of this term’s repertoire from each of the four levels:
Level 1 - Slip jig from May Allen, passed to me via Mary McGuiggan
Level 2 - Hornpipes from Joe O'Donovan (adding the easy hornpipes first)
Level 3 - Dan Furey double jig (from Michael Tubridy’s book 1)
Level 4 - Caitlin Nic Gabhann's St Brigid's Day Set Dance - a slip jig
And finished with the Little Dutch Dance, also from the Dan Furey repertoire..
Here are a few photos from our evening, and a copy of the presentation created.
I hope to see you again in 2023 either online or at one of my in-person initiatives, check my other pages for details.
Happy Dancing everyone – Annette 🎶
- view the presentation below -
Annette is an accomplished dancer and multi-instrumentalist.
Blogs to date:
-Xmas party 2022!
-Party time 0622!
-Irish News Article
-Warning re Dance!
-The Dan Furey Group
-Party time 0721
-Old Style Steps Abroad
-Thanks to my Funders!
-Old Style Step?
-Dancing vrs Ageing