Irish dancing, as we all know, is an extraordinary display of physical skill that becomes an art and a charming delight to observe. It requires intense muscular control, speed, stamina, balance, rhythm and elegance. In order to be able to compete in today’s high performance market, you must be both physically and mentally fit.


Each exercise will explain is purpose with relation to your dancing technique, the muscles used to perform each movement and how to execute each movement.

The images demonstrating each exercise will give you an understanding of movement, the muscles that contract to create an action, and how and why these movements underperform. I explain in detail the exercises you must carry out, on a daily basis, in order to improve specific dance movements.

This book will provide the tools needed for effective results and will give you the answers to your own individual problems.


Contents include

  • Introduction
  • Back to Basics
  • Injury and Recovery
  • Foundations of Effective Training
  • Scale Your Health and Performance
  • Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs
  • Strength Training for Irish Dancers
  • Balance Training
  • Flexibility
  • Conditioning for Irish Dancers
  • This book also includes a sample training plan
  • Season 2015 – Sample year calendar to what you should be focusing on?