Magical footwork of Irish dancing

What stands out about Irish dancing is the contrast between the controlled elegance of the dancer's body and her magical footwork. The steps are based on mostly simple movements, though they can become quite elaborate. The way in which the dancers move across the floor and the rhythms they use are important to the overall effect of the dance.

What stands out about Irish dancing is the contrast between the controlled elegance of the dancer's body and her magical footwork. The steps are based on mostly simple movements, though they can become quite elaborate. The way in which the dancers move across the floor and the rhythms they use are important to the overall effect of the dance.

- The Ballet Book, Darcey Russell

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