A little Monday Motivation

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What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?  The fear of failure is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching your goals.  There is also the fear of not being good enough, the fear of change, the fear of uncertainty, and the fear of being uncomfortable.  It is absolutely okay to have all of these fears.  It is … Read More

Strength Training – Is it safe for kids?

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Now is a fantastic time to build strength.  Dancers who went to Glasgow are now fully rested from the World Championships and there is plenty of time to train before Nationals!  If you are not dancing at either of these events and are setting your sights on the Oireachtas or just on summer feis season, now is still an opportune … Read More

So Much More than Dancing

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We just returned home from the 2018 World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow.  It was an incredible trip, just like it was last year in Ireland.  Scotland and its people are amazing, and we are so grateful that we were able to spend time there.  On our long flight home, I thought a lot about why I appreciate the “Irish … Read More

Irish Dance Moms

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As I was sitting in Sephora at a “full glam” stage makeup tutorial so that I could learn how to do my 11-year-old daughter’s makeup “professionally” for feis days, I started thinking about the many hats of an Irish dance mom.  We are… taxi drivers, piggy banks, the organizers of all things, hair stylists, makeup artists, seamstresses, massage therapists, sports … Read More