Oh man, you got here before I could get the page up. You're fast! I'm publishing this page on Tuesday, but have to get myself on an airplane, so I put the poster you saw up before I left.

In the meantime, feel free to check out the page about old-style Irish step dancing below, or head over to the traditional percussive dance page to learn a bit more! The answers are there, you just have to search a little :) 

Old style (read, non-competitive) Irish step dance allows us to explore the plethora of steps and styles from Irish step dancing throughout history with a specific focus on regional styles and the dancing masters. An old style Irish step dance class might feature:
Regional steps from particular dance masters.

An exploration of the variety of styles that exist from region to region and town to town.

Freedom to chose from many styles (like standing on your toes, crossing out, or big leaps). 

Historical perspectives and references for the steps and styles being taught. 
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I'm sorry, there are currently no Irish Step Dance class sessions being offered. 
HERE ARE SOME WORKSHOPS IN THIS STYLE:
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MAR 30
6-8p | Old Style Step Dancing - Munster Style | St. Paul, MN*
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APR 20
4-6p| Old Style Step Dancing - Munster Style | St. Paul, MN*
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MAR 2
6-8p | Improv for Traditional Percussive Dance | St. Paul, MN*
INT/ADV
MAR 30
3:30-5:30p | Understanding Irish Music for Dancers | St. Paul, MN*
INT/ADV
APR 20
6:30-8:30p | Improv for Traditional Percussive Dance | St. Paul, MN*
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Modern, competitive, Irish step dancing as we know it today, has evolved over centuries. Prior to the Gaelic Revival (late 1800s and early 1900s), Irish step dancing was a localized, vernacular dance with steps and styles that varied from town to town and dance master to dance master. The Gaelic Revival ushered in an era of competitions and national and international standards. This prompted a refinement and distillation of what became known as Irish step dancing.
This style of Irish dance continues to evolve constantly within the competitive world. What is considered standard now, was unheard of 5, 10, or 15 years ago.