Glossary of Irish dance - Helpful guide to those new to Irish dancingThere are 36 entries in this glossary.
|Ghillies (soft shoe)||
These are the name for the standard soft shoe worn by women dancers. They are distinctive in appearance, lacing-up from near the toe to up and around the ankle and lower leg. Ghillies are used for all the light dances such as the reel, light jig, slip jig, and single jig. In addition light shoes are normally worn for figure dancing.