Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance

 

What's on here:

The most recently edited music (right)
Videos from class, most recent to oldest, with a quick recap of what we did and a chart of the choreography
Choreography charts for each set of two bars (4th set of 8, bars 1-2, etc) with the corresponding lyric or section of the music so that you know where you are.
Inspiration for statues, just in case you need ideas for poses or overarching emotion
Cemeteries of London music edited
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When you can't make it to class, you MUST take the time to review the video, the choreography charts, the footwork, etc. BEFORE you come back to the next choreography class.

The less time we spend reviewing, the more time we have to move on.

2018 Champ/Advanced Grades Recital Choreography

Saturday, June 2nd rehearsal

Ladies, we did it! Obviously we'll all have to wait for the official video to see the final product with costumes and lighting, but I thought you all might enjoy watching the final runthrough of the dance with all 37 dancers in it.
And I have to tell you all, I have loved this whole project; from choreographing the dance, to setting up this webpage, ordering costumes and blinging costumes; it's been a great adventure and I was so proud of all of you on Saturday!! Thanks, and have a wonderful summer :)

Tuesday/Thursday, May 29-31

 

Sunday/Monday, May 27-28

It's getting real now, everyone! Excited to be in the home stretch, what an awesome two days of rehearsals we've had-- thanks to everyone who was able to make it. 
So Sunday afternoon, we worked through the transition from the 5th set of eight into the 6th. The 4th set of eight is the instrumental section when Erin and Molly start dancing, and the 5th set of eight is when Katie jumps in (that set of 8 is actually 10 bars). The sixth then begins with Katie breaking out of her circle, followed by several batter sequences, as you can see in the video here: 
Monday was even better because we had so many more people, and we not only got them all up to speed through the 7th set of eight, but we moved on into the 8th set of eight, which mainly consists of circling around the little guys. If you weren't here Monday, you're not in a circle, except for Nina, who was already onstage. Here's a video from the center front:
We built onto this piece little by little, adding the circle in the center and moving Katie into the center. Here's a video from the side corner:
And we are nearly at the end!!! This is a video from the lunge before the instrumental section all the way through the end of the dance. Still needs tweaking, but I held that last video extra long to prove that we are finished :)
What's supposed to happen is that the whole thing is tapering off once the children are confirmed trapped, which is where they all are after the circles. They make one last desperate lunge for freedom, and then as a few statues enter to circle around the others, each of the girls circles with a statue only to find that she is still trapped. Good stuff. Enjoy:
On Sunday we tried several of the dresses on and actually ran through the dance with everyone in some sort of dress, which was, in a word,  AWESOME. About 20 more dresses came today, so if you weren't here, we have a dress for you.
 
Parents are hopefully going to help with some bling tomorrow night, and you are all going to look amazing, I can't wait!

Wednesday/Thursday, May 23-24

Wednesday we finished the footwork and traffic pattern through the end of the instrumental section, which is the 4th set of 8 and the 5th set of 8 (actually 10 bars). PLEASE listen to the music while you check out the charts below to familiarize yourself with the song. It will really help.
Here's are 3 videos:
1) the lunge through the 5th set of 8, bar 10
2) a video of Caroline and Miranda doing the new footwork
3) a video from Thurs from the first set of 8 through the 5th
For the updated chart of traffic patterns and the footwork written out by group, jump to the 5th set of 8 section.
 

Monday, May 21

Monday, May 21

got everyone caught up on through the first 4 bars of the 5th set of eight, which is the instrumental section.
This video starts at the 3rd set of eight when all of the statues onstage lunge, and continues on through the 4th set of eight into the first 4 bars of the 5th set of eight (footwork)
 

Sunday, May 20

 
 
 

Saturday class (May 19)

finished third set of 8, and started 4th:

Thursday class (May 17)

Front corner, 5/17/18
Bicycle chain for 6 people, 5/17/18
Bicycle chain for 4 people, 5/17/18
 

Wednesday class (May 16)

From the front, 5/16/18:
Bicycle chain at bars 9-10, 5/16/18
 

Wednesday class (May 9)

From the front, 5/9/18:
From the back, 5/9/18:
 

Wednesday class, 5/2/18

From the front, 5/2/18:
From the back, 5/2/18:
 

Artistic Inspiration for Statues

 
 

Opening positions and 1st set of 8

Bars 1-4 lyrics:

"So we rode down to the river,

where Victorian "

Bars 5-8 lyrics:

"For their curses to be broken"

*Footwork:

Step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter stepbatter step toe & stamp stamp

 

rhythm:

1 2 3 123 4

1 2 3 123 4

1 2 3 123 & toe & bang bang

 

2nd set of 8 (10 bars)

Bars 1-4 lyrics:

"We'd go wandering 'neath the arches,

where the witches are and they say"

Bars 5-8 lyrics:

"There are ghost towns in the ocean"

Bars 9-10 lyrics:

"The ocean"

 
 

3rd set of 8

Bars 1-4 lyrics:

"Singin' la la lalalala lay"

Bars 5-8 lyrics:

"And the night over London lay"

4th set of 8

Bars 1-8

Guitar solo

*Footwork:

Step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter stepbatter step toe & stamp stamp

 

rhythm:

1 2 3 123 4

1 2 3 123 4

1 2 3 123 & toe & bang bang

*Footwork:

Step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter stepbatter step toe & stamp stamp

 

rhythm:

1 2 3 123 4

1 2 3 123 4

1 2 3 123 & toe & bang bang

5th set of 8

Bars 1-8

Guitar solo cont'd

Footwork:

*group 1 on bar 1: Maggie, Claire, Sophie, Fiona, Emma

**group 2 on bar 2: Colleen, Nina, Caitlyn, Annika

Step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter & toe

 

Rhythm:

1 2 3 123 4

1 2 3 4 5

*Footwork:

Caroline C, Nina, Colleen, Bridget, Caroline R, Kelly Ann

Step bat-ter & toe, & toe step bat-ter

stepbatter step step bat-ter & toe & stamp stamp

 

Rhythm:

1 2 3 & toe, & toe 1 2 3

123 4 step bat-ter & toe & bang bang

*Footwork:

Group 1, bars 5-8 (start L):

Miranda, Nina, Talley

Step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter & toe & toe, bang

step bat-ter & toe & toe, bang

step bat-ter & toe stepbatter step

Step bat-ter step toe & stamp stamp

 

Group 2, bars 5-6, travel 7-8, start L:

Caroline C, Colleen

Step bat-ter stepbatter step

step bat-ter & toe & toe, bang

step bat-ter & toe (into traveling)

 

Group 3, circle bars 5-6, footwork 7-8, start L toe behind:

Megan S, Layla

& toe & toe, bang

step bat-ter & toe stepbatter step

Step bat-ter step toe & stamp stamp

Armwork, bars 5-8:

Kelly Ann, Hermione, Evie

Caroline R, Megan R, Simone

Megan R comes up between Caroline R and Simone, two 3H arches with Caroline going under first (5-6), then Simone going under and Caroline exiting (7-8)

Hermione comes up between Kelly Ann and Evie, two 3H arches with Kelly Ann going under first (5-6), then Evie going under and Kelly Ann exiting (7-8)

Each arch takes two 7's to complete

Armwork, bars 5-6

Tessa, Erin

Madeline, Molly

Maggie, Megan S

Layla, Sophie

in back, Tessa rotates one 7 with Erin, Madeline with Molly, on the second 7 Molly and Erin switch places

In front, Maggie rotates with Megan S for one, Layla with Sophie for 1, and both Sophie and Maggie exit on the second 7.

Footwork on bars 9-10:

Miranda, Kayleigh, Nina

Talley, Freya, Sammy

Megan S, Hermione,

Megan R, Miranda

step bat-ter & toe & toe, bang

step bat-ter & toe & toe, bang