I started out as an adult Irish dancer with the Beaton School in MD. I have been Irish dancing since 2003, but only started taking competitive classes in 2005. I do 4-5 feiseanna a year along with my dancing daughter, who has since retired. Our school closed. so now I dance for the Hurley School. I love going to competitions, and love talking to the other adult dancers there!
I hope to keep dancing for a long time, though my body may have other ideas! I undertook making my own solo dress (what a learning experience that was!) and got to wear it for the first time in 2009. I have since updated it three times. I finally got all my dances into Adult PW at the ROI feis in 2009.
I dropped down to the and-overs in May 2010. I was terrified at my first feis, but between my first and second and-over feis, I placed out of my light jig. Novice has been a slow haul, but my dancing has improved tremendously. I finally got a first in my reel in March of 2013! I moved my TJ up to PW in Nov of 2013. My TC moved my HP up after I got my 10th 2nd place in novice in May, only 13 weeks after breaking my foot dancing. In my last two feiseanna before retirement, I got to dance my slip jig in PW, and at my last feis, I placed in it. All Irish dance goals accomplished!
You really should think about making dresses (especially for mature dancers) on the side. You have a wonderful eye for the colors and patterns that looked wonderful with your coloration (no glitter or lame!)Absolutely beautiful! Good luck!
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