The Terminology of Irish Dance

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An invaluable reference work with terms in English and Gaelic, this concise glossary of Irish dance terms is intended for the active Irish dancer and teacher as well as the researcher. Terms cover areas such as dances, dance steps, and techniques; social dance; competitive dance; and historical contexts.

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Overview

An invaluable reference work with terms in English and Gaelic, this concise glossary of Irish dance terms is intended for the active Irish dancer and teacher as well as the researcher. Terms cover areas such as dances, dance steps, and techniques; social dance; competitive dance; and historical contexts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981492407
  • Publisher: Macater Press
  • Publication date: 10/10/2008
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,422,918
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain is lecturer of Irish dance and music at the University of Limerick. She is a registered Irish dance teacher (T.C.R.G.) and adjudicator (A.D.C.R.G.) with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, the Irish Dancing Commission, and teaches at the renowned Scoil Rince Uí Ruairc, Limerick.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations iv

Acknowledgments v

Introduction: How to Use This Book 1

Dances and Music 5

Technique 21

Competition and Pedagogy 39

Historical and Exhibition 51

Organizations 59

Appendices 65

A List of Traditional Set Dances 66

B List of Jig Set Dances 67

C List of Hornpipe Set Dances 68

D List of Céilí Dances 69

E Competition Grades 70

Suggested Reading 71

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