Pullback push 2 3
Slow turn left knee up
Fast turn right knee up
Point hop back rock rock rock
Skip 2 3. Leg out turn 2 3 ( to back)
Leg out turn 2 3 (to front)
Swizzle swizzle Swizzle
Jump jump point hop back
New reel step from Addi’s class. Need to practice bicycles (like leap 2 3s in attitude) and heel clicks
Whip 2 3, fly — 2 3
Skip 2 3 bicycle 2 3
Slideback 2 3 change 2 3
Leap 2 3 heelclick 2 3
Woohoo! I actually started Hard shoes today. Just tips and 2 basic reel steps, but that’s plenty to start with since balance is an issue. Sarah gave me a pair of her hard shoes until I can get my own. ..Hopefully in September in New York since there’s an Irish shoe cobbler there. =)
New soft shoe reel step:
Whip-2-3-turn-2-3 (lead foot in back)
Hm, for an Irish dance post, these are Scottish icons
For practicing at home over break:
I guess it’s time for some cat spam, seeing as our kittens have been with us for three months. Morrigan is the our tuxedo girl and she’s the brave, slippery, “I really want to be picked up but will never admit it” kitty. The tabby boy is Alistair and he is a love bug. He’ll start meowing and batting at your leg, but all he wants is to be picked up and draped on your shoulder. He is high energy though and we think he’s part Egyptian mau since he chirps and ‘mrrp’s as he runs around. They actually like going outside with harnesses, but that’s more to do with being outside. They tolerate the harnesses because it’s their passport to the outdoors. It was pretty funny when we first put them on since the cats looked like they forgot how their legs worked and stiffly fell over. Legs worked just fine when they got outside.
Sewing and knitting with them has been a bit challenging since they like to “help out:” Sitting on my fabric, chasing the pen across the painter’s plastic as I try to trace a pattern, batting at fabric while I’m trying to iron, crawling behind my sewing machine while I’m there… and let’s not get into knitting.
But I’m still getting stuff finished, like this “Northern Line” sweater by Alex Tinsley for RetroLemon’s stripey sweater KAL. And my Tania culottes (red not-skirt) that I sewed for Irish dance class.
Ok, this will be a weird post. I’ve been taking Irish Step Dancing classes and Ballet classes and I usually write down some notes. Today was the last day of summer session and I can’t, however, find my notebook. So I’m going to jot down notes here so I can remember for later.