Irish step dancing stance & posture:
Proper stance is very important in Irish dance. Irish dance is well known for its distinctive feature of keeping the upper body and arms still, while below the feet move very quickly. To prepare for proper stance in Irish dance, the dancers feet are crossed, the right toe is pointed, the arms are held down straight by the side and the hands are curled into fists. They should not be tense, however. The idea is to keep the stance vertical and erect, but also relaxed with shoulders down and chin lifted. Those are the tips for achieving proper stance in Irish dance.
Irish Dance Master Class
This DVD is perfect for those of you who want to learn Irish step dancing from beginning. All of the moves are broken down slowly and thoroughly. Jean does a great job at explaining all of the technical details. For those of you who are a bit beyond the beginners stage, this video will give you some great technique drills that you can do at home at your own pace. There are lots of stretches included too!