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Irish Dance

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Melanie Lazaro

on 21 April 2016

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Irish Dance
On the other hand, during the 1800 and 1900s, male Irish dancers wore clothing the consisted of, but was not limited to, the following:
a plain kilt or plain pants
a jacket
a cloak
reel shoes, which were black leather dancing shoes
The Irish dance originated in Ireland.
Early 1900s
Irish dance became known as 'National Dances of Ireland'
Became a popular expression of Irish nationalism
Over the years, Irish dancing has been taught all over the world
peasant dresses
gold thread embroidery
ghillies, which are a type of soft dancing shoes
lace collars
In the 1800s and 1900s, female Irish dancers would often wear clothing that included, but was not limited to the following:
In Ireland
It was a way to celebrate and party
In America
It was used for competing
Reel shoes
The Colours:
The main colous worn by Irish dancers were green and white, because they represented Ireland.

Red was often avoided back in the day, because it was relevant to England, because the Irish did not like the English.
Examples of instruments and music that are used in Irish dance:
Irish folk music
the pipes
the fiddle
the harp
the banjo
Irish dancing consists of:
Rigid, stiff arms
Hands in fists
Rapid, quick, and precise movements in the legs and feet
By Yi and Melanie
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