Glossary of Irish dance - Helpful guide to those new to Irish dancingThere are 36 entries in this glossary.
Slip jigs are in 9/8 time (ONE-two-three four-five-six seven-eight-nine). The slip jig is danced in soft shoes and is the most graceful of Irish dances. It features light hopping, sliding, skipping and pointing. (see Jigentry for more information)
A costume created for an individual dancer. In North America it is common to have dancers earn their solo costumes by achieving a certain ability level, while in Ireland and Great Britain, dancers often can have solo costumes even when a beginner. Solo costumes can range from simpler, older costumes to the complex, stiff modern dresses.
|Solo dancing, step dancing||
A style of Irish dancing which focuses on the individual dancer, concentrating on tricky footwork and other virtuoso choregraphy. It is further separated into softshoe and hardshoe dancing. Dancers may dance their solo steps alone, or side by side with other dancers.
(Certified Instructor). "Teasgicoir Choimisiuin Le Rinci Gaelacha". Translation is Gaelic Commission Dancing Teacher. (see also A.D.C.R.G)
see Jig entry for more information