How to combine Irish Step Dancing moves into a beginner routine. Once you have mastered a certain number of Irish Dance movements, you'll have acquired a vocabulary. Now it is time to take that vocabulary and put it into a sequence. You can think of this, your vocabulary, as being letters and your sequence as being words.
So we are writing or choreographing a beginner Irish Dance routine.
In this example we'll use three of our basic Irish Dance moves, the first being skips, which we'll demonstrate for you here. A series of three skips. And one-two-three, two-two-three, three-two-three. We will also use point hop backs a series of two which we'll demonstrate for you here: and point hop back, point hop back. We will also use the side seven. In this instance traveling to the right side. We'll demonstrate that for you here. And hop two, three, four, five, six, seven.
Taking those three basic Irish Dance vocabulary moves, the skips, point hop backs, and the side sevens we'll now create them in a routine. We'll begin by doing four skips in a circle around oneself. And hop one-two-three, hop two-two-three, hop three-two-three, hop four-two-three. We'll add on two hop backs on the right foot first. And point hop back, point hop back. We'll finish with a side sevens traveling to the right. Cut two, three, four, five, six, seven.
This completes our sequence and gives us eight bars or eight counts of music. We'll demonstrate that sequence more fluidly for you now and I will count us in for eight. Ready and it's one-two-three, two-two-three, three-two-three, four-two-three, five-two-three, six-two-three, seven-two-three, and eight-two-three.
That completes a beginner routine on the right side. In Irish Dance to choreograph a step we always do eight bars on the right side and flip it to match it symmetrically with eight bars on the left side. We'll now demonstrate that same sequence of moves on the left side beginning with the left foot for the skips in a circle around oneself.
And hop one-two-three, hop two-two-three, hop three-two-three, hop four-two-three. Two point hop backs, starting with the left side sevens, traveling left. We'll now count that on the left side. Ready and hop one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Finally we'll demonstrate the beginner routine on both right and left with no interruption. Counting in total and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight to the left hop one, and two, and three, four, five, six, seven, eight. That is one example of how to do a beginner routine in Irish Dance.