Spring 2017 slip jig and hornpipe

Slip jig 1st step:

(Right foot) Point in-out-in kick butt back

Jump-switch jump-switch (right foot in back)

Step right foot front to point

Skip-1(left) Skip-1-2(right) (right)Leap 2-3 Step front point right

(Grapevine) Whip right 1-2-3-4-5 (Legs are uncrossed)

Gallop-right walk-turn

Step-right left-lift step-right switch turn and point

Slip jig 2nd step: keep the momentum going

Step lift-hop-down step lift-hop-down

Skip1(right) skip(left)2-3 leap2-3 (right, end with left in front), hop-buttkick flutter(rightfoot), place right foot in front

Hop(leftbuttkick) slide-left, hop(rightbuttkick) slide-right

Cut left, cut right, hoppy walkaround step left, step right, step left.  (Immediately go into next step)

(Old: Gallop, turn switch-kick, turn-on-right, point left. Twist-twist-twist forward something something)

Hornpipe 2nd step:

Hop cross-step-step step-heel(left) (half grapevine), hop-over step-right hop-onto-right (left buttkick)

Rally rally rally back (right in back)

Rally-right back-toe-right back-toe-left whip-right, rally-right  toe-toe-toe cut-left-bang

Rally-left hop-over-right, rally-right hop-over-left

Slide-right slide-left

Rally rally rally back (while turning), rally up rally back.

 

Rally practice

Rallys should come from moving the ankle, not the leg/calf.

Sit on edge of chair, lift thighs slighly.  Lift leg up and down, keep the foot is slightly flexed at 45*, rally from the ankle down (curl toes to rally back).

First Irish Dance class of 2017

I had dance class the day after the 2016 election and Addi, our dance teacher sub and public school teacher, was like, “I have spent the whole day watching grown adults cry.  I am going to enjoy the heck out of dance class today because it will be the highlight of my week.”  So.  Yes.  Sounds like a good way to start the year.

We did receive my favorite presents ever for Christmas from our amazing friends in Alaska: duel-ready lightsabers!   Art & I totally wandered around the house whacking each other for at least a half hour.  Now all we need is a lightsaber dueling dojo and we will be set.

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Half a slip jig step from Janelle:

(Right foot) Point in-out-in kick butt back

Jump-switch jump-switch (right foot in back)

Step right foot front to point

Skip-1 Skip-1-2 Leap 2-3 Step front point

(Grapevine) Whip right 1-2-3-4-5 (Legs are uncrossed)

Gallop-right walk-turn

Step-right left-lift step-right kick-butt-left whip-left to turn (the last bit may be wrong footed)

New Treble Reel Step from Jessica:

Bang rally-right back-toe-right

Rally-left back-toe-left step-back-left whip right

(repeat)

Rally-back rally-back rally-back

(pause)

Charleston-whip right foot from back to front

Swivel feet 1-2-3-4 < > < >

(Then repeat on left)

Maggie’s Christmas step:

Step-right step-left

Swivel feet 1-2 <>

Rally back

(repeat on left)

R dance slip jig swingy:

Skip 1 skip 1 skip 1-2 leap-2-3 step en pointe kickbutt pause

Skip 1-2 switch skip leap 2-3 whip-up

Reel, treble jig, slip jig steps from Janelle

Needles sharp posture & movements with attitude

Superskip right lift
Skip 2 3 leap 2 3 (hangtime)
Jump Diddlydum jump buttkick right step 2 3 (quick up, straight out to right, stare down attitude, right foot in front)
Turn, point right skip 2 3 left skip 2 3 (needle skips!)

Step 2:

Point whip out whip in
Hop twist twist twist (or hop heel step up)
Gallop walking turn gallop
Lift 2 3 skip 2 3 point and point

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Treble jig: (hop at the end of a rally)

Hop rally toe toe, hop rally toe toe (pop pop)
Rally toe, rally toe, rally step step
Hop forward switch (keep moving forward) squish the bug hop back
Hop forward switch forward squish the bug hop back
Rally rally rally step step

Pull back rally rally, rally step step
Rally rally, heel heel, click toes
Box step (heel heel toe toe, heel clicks)
Box step turn 180°

Rally Hop, rally hop, rally step step

Slip jig:
Cut twist twist twist twist forward
Hop twist twist twist twist back
Hop back rock hop rock rock rock
Left cut skip switch skip 2 3
Hop up land Cross step out step in step cross keys
Gallop turn step up (left foot in front)