Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Irish dance-Only for the Kids?
You may wonder why I even care about how adults danced in the past. The answer is simple: we can learn how to bring about positive change in the future by examining the past.
I have only been Irish dancing for a few years, and I would like to know where the journey could take me. I know what I want to accomplish in the next few months, or even a year or two down the road. But I am a dreamer. I want to know what is possible. Can a dancer compete at the World Championships as an adult? Does that mean she will have to compete against her teenage daughter to do so? Could adults eventually have their own categories? Performance such as Lord of the Dance, will they consider adults? Is it possible for adults to brainstorm and find new outlets for their love of dancing?
If the world is a stage, I don’t want to be in the audience. Having a few more birthdays won’t hold me back from pursuing what I am passionate about. My question is not simply what can I as an adult Irish dancer do, but what I can become?