Blog & Irish Dance Resources

IRISH DANCE SKILLS

Crossover

4 Steps to Perfect Crossover

The Key to Crossover

Advanced Side Plank for Crossover

Cross Outs Exercise

Extension

Improving the Line in your Leg

'Sitting on Knees'

Straight Leg on Leaps

Extension Exercise

Flexibility & Mobility

Secret to Unlocking Flexibility

Irish Dance Mobility Part 1

Irish Dance Mobility Part 2

Hip Flexor Stretch

Dynamic vs Static Stretching

Foam Rolling Part 1

Foam Rolling Part 2

IDM Feature: Improving Flexibility

IDM Feature: 5 Stretches from your Chair!

Irish Dance Mobility: YouTube Playlist

Lifting in Back

Lifting up in Back

Hamstring Strength Exercise

Snapping Up in Back Exercises

Hamstring Lowers

POSTURE

Arms In

Keep Your Arms In

3 Tips to Keep Your Arms In

Arms in for Irish Dance

#1 Skill Dancers Want to Improve

IDM Feature: Arms In Exercises

 

Arms Straight

Bending Arms When You Dance?

Tricep Dip for Straight Arms

Core Strength

Importance of Core Strength

30 Day Core Challenge in IDM

Curve in Your Lower Back?

Core Stability Challenge

Core Exercises: YouTube Playlist

Shoulders Back

Shoulder Mobility Exercise

2 Easy Exercises

Essential Irish Dance Posture Exercise

Perfecting Irish Dance Posture

Protraction/Retraction Planks

4 Exercises for Irish Dance Posture

Posture Exercises: YouTube Playlist

Power

3 Tips for Higher Jumps

Key Muscle Group for Irish Dancers

Single Leg Training

Importance of Single Leg Training

3 Exercises to Increase Explosiveness

Power Exercises: YouTube Playlist

Toe Height & Pointing

Key Muscle Group for Irish Dancers

Back Foot Toe Height

One Tip for Major Toe Height Results

2 Exercises to Improve Toe Height

Go Barefoot Day!

Toe Height & Pointing Exercises in IDM

Doming Exercise

5 Foot & Ankle Exercises in IDM

2 Exercises for Improving Ankle Mobility

4 Exercise for Ankle Strength & Mobility

Back Foot Toe Height Exercises

Toe Height & Pointing Exercises

Toe Mobility Exercise

Turnout

5 Factors that Affect Turnout

Improving Turnout: Foot Alignment

Exercises for Hip Mobility & Strength

Irish Dance Turnout: The Essentials

Turnout Exercises: Instagram Live

NUTRITION,
MENTALITY &
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
NUTRITION ARTICLES
Laying the Foundation for Nutrition
Snacking on the Go
Importance of Hydration
3 Holiday Nutrition Tips
Packed Lunch Guide
Staying on Track with Your Goals
Irish Dance Timing - When to Eat
3 Tips for Your Nutrition Goals
IDM Feature: Fueling the Irish Dancer
 
RECIPES
Healthier Pumpkin Muffins
Black Bean Burgers
Quick Energy Pick-Ups
Egg Muffins
Smoothies
Avocado Toast
Banana Pancakes
 
MENTALITY
Anxiety & Irish Dance
Friendship & Feising
Refocusing After Competitions
Importance of Rest Days
Coping with Competition Nerves
3 Tips to Improving Mental Health
Relaxation for Irish Dancers
Importance of Gratitude
Imagery
Importance of Sleep
Feeling Overwhelmed?
Is Your Battery Fully Charged?
Positive Self-Talk
Overcoming a Slump
Visualization for Irish Dance
3 Habits to Break
Investing in Yourself
Balancing School, Dance, & Training
Preparing for the Big Day in IDM
 
Resources for Dancers
Training Tips
Why Strength Training is Essential
Importance of a Warmup
Do's & Don'ts of Warmups
IDM Feature: 3-Step Warmup
Cool Down for Irish Dance
How to: Create your own Training Plan1/2
Turning Weaknesses into Strengths
Working Out with Music
Periodization for Irish Dance
Deconditioning & Irish Dance
Fitness Testing for Irish Dancers
Making a Training Plan in IDM
Getting Back into Dance Shape in IDM
IDM Feature: Improving Stamina
Friday Friend Challenge: YouTube Playlist
Swing Strength Series
Sore Muscles in Irish Dance
Training Equipment you have at home
Maturation & Dance

Injuries
Shin Splints by Dr. Carrie Skony
Strength Training with an Injury
Injuries in Irish Dance
Sidelined with an Injury?
Knee Pain by Dr. Carrie Skony
Severs & Plantar Fasciitis

Irish Dance Tips
Going on Blocks in Hardshoes Part 1
Going on Blocks in Hardshoes Part 2
5 Tips for Being a Strong Team Dancer
Top Tips to Improve Team Dancing
Improve Your Irish Dance "Scissors"
Improve Your "Double Slices"
Improve Your Hardshoe Block Work
Improve Your Irish Dance Leaps
Improve Your Irish Dance Posture
Improve your Single Leg Spins
Improve your 'Double Pumps'