Updated: Feb 12
Your 2022 North American Irish Dance Championships
Training Guide is here! The 2022 North American Irish Dance Championships are just around the corner! As we head into the final days and weeks before the competition, you may be feeling a combination of nerves and excitement. Whether this is your first Nationals or your tenth, whether you're doing solos or teams or both, check out this training guide for all the tips you need to keep your mind and body strong as we head to Montreal!
Be sure to also check out our live virtual North American Nationals Last Minute Clinics AND Mindset & Mobility Clinics! Details below. Good luck to all competitors & happy training!
RESOURCES FOR DANCERS
LAST MINUTE CLINICS
Wednesday, June 22 | 9am-12:40pm CST
Join us for this series of clinics to fine-tune your techniques before heading to Montreal! Each 20 minute clinic is geared towards a specific Irish dance technique or skill. Register for one 20 minute clinic or save and register for a full hour or the full day (just over 3 hours). Click the link below to see the full clinic schedule and to register!
MINDSET & MOBILITY CLINICS
Friday, June 24 | 6:30-8:00pm CST
Sunday, June 26 | 9:00-10:30am CST
Join us for our most popular pre-competition clinics to help get your mind and body ready to bring your A game onstage! These 90-minute clinics focus on warmups, mobility work, and visualization, rather than a high-intensity workout. Click the links below to register!
Feeling anxious? Check out our favorite technique to help ground you when your anxiety feels out of control!
Check out our YouTube Playlist all about nutrition for Irish dancers! These videos have some great tips for things to eat for breakfast and snacks on the day of your competition.
Are you an athlete with the Online Institute? Check out these video recommendations for tips to keep you mentally and physically ready to step onstage!
Visualization Guide for Irish Dance: Visualization is one of the most powerful tools you have to help you apply corrections and reduce anxiety! Check out these videos that feature guided visualizations followed by championship-length dance tracks from our friend Katie Grennan!
Warm-Up Guide: A good warmup is absolutely essential to a good performance! Check out this video and printable guide for the Target Training warmup, and be sure to do this warmup every time before you dance or train.
Massage Ball AND Foam Rolling: These are great videos to do to help your muscles relax and keep your joints mobile. It's also a great way to relax!
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