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Three pieces of advice to build stage confidence for Irish dancing

I do a lot of public speaking, strength and conditioning training and give injury advice with large groups, small groups or just with a handful of people. It could be in a classroom, it could be on stage, it could be in an Irish dancing studio, it could be in somebody’s home…it could be anywhere. …

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HOW FOOT PRONATION AFFECTS AN IRISH DANCER. IS THIS YOU?

Pronation has been linked with shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures and tendonitis. Pronation leads to stretched ligaments of the foot and ankle, leading to ankle instability. Chronic pronation of the foot can lead to chronic injuries. If you perform Irish dancing and have pronation, this might help you. Pronation occurs at what is traditionally …

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Conditioning for Irish Dancing – Are you out of breath after completing a dance routine?

The preparation stages have begun for the Irish Dancing World Championships in April 2017. As a full-time Irish dancing coach, I thought I would help you to plan your conditioning program today. What does conditioning mean? Conditioning is when you apply stress to the body, in order to achieve a desired result. This stress can …

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CORE TRAINING FOR IRISH DANCING / EXERCISE / WHAT TO DO?

As most of you know before reading this, core stability training is a must for Irish dancers. All movements used in Irish dancing are highly dependent on the core. As I explained in my training book for Irish dancer’s ‘Upping Your Step’ your core is your foundation. To enable you to dance using challenging movements …

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