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first dance choreography online — Song Recommendations, Tips & Tricks to Make Your First Dance Romantic, Beautiful & Memorable — First Dance Charlotte
Take yourself back to April of 2020 (if you dare!) The world was reeling from quarantines, shutdowns, uncertainty and fear due to the Coronavirus. Out of the 30 students I was teaching privately at the time, 95% postponed their weddings to a later date and I found myself, like many of my colleagues in the wedding industry, essentially unemployed.
What’s a girl to do?
Keep reading to find out about exciting new changes at First Dance Charlotte for 2022 weddings!
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Since the spring of 2020, when the world was reeling from shutdowns and it looked like weddings as we knew them might be over for good, I’ve been working hard to build a library of online wedding dance tutorials for beginners.
In just one year, I’ve created 30 beginner tutorials to a range of first dance songs, from the most popular choices of 2021 … to lesser known but much loved songs … to classic, never going out of style, first dance song choices … and so many more.
Keep reading to explore all of my online wedding dance tutorials!
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So excited to share that I was recently featured on Magpie Wedding in an interview on how to feel more confident during your first dance. Read the full article at the link below!
First Dance Advice: 5 Ways To Add Confidence To Your First Dance
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First Dance Songs
First Dance Songs
So you love “Beyond” by Leon Bridges and are considering dancing to this song for your first dance. Join the club!
Beyond was one of 2020’s most popular first dance songs at my wedding dance studio and online. Earlier this year, I shared a video on YouTube of one of my 2019 couples dancing to this song and the feedback has been so positive! I even received multiple requests to create an online tutorial based on this dance.
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I’m happy to announce that I’ve released my twelfth and thirteenth (!!) custom choreography wedding first dance tutorials to two beautiful first dance songs, I Get To Love You by Ruelle and Enchanted by Taylor Swift. Watch the choreography videos to see the full dances, after the jump.
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I’m so excited to share that I was recently interviewed by Jenn and Steve Van Elk of the Wedded Podcast. We had so much fun chatting about all things “first dance” — how to navigate first dance lessons during the pandemic, how to prepare for your first dance, my favorite first dance songs, and so, so much more. I hope you’ll give this podcast a listen to learn more about me and my teaching philosophy.
Click read more for links to the podcast.
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Portfolio, First Dance Choreography
Portfolio, First Dance Choreography
Have you considered dancing to “Come And Get Your Love” by Redbone for your wedding first dance? It’s a great choice for a first dance because it’s upbeat, fun and funky, and the disco dance possibilities are endless!
Check out the following post for a video of Kaitlyn and Alex’s epic disco first dance to this song.
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First Dance Songs
First Dance Songs
I have loved the first dance song, “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds for a really long time and used to dream of my future boyfriend putting it on a mixed cd for me.
Keep reading to learn the pros, cons and my recommendation on whether to choose this song for your first dance.
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How To, First Dance Tips, Online Course
How To, First Dance Tips, Online Course
When I had to stop teaching lessons during the North Carolina shutdown, I thought I would have all this time to focus on other parts of my business, like writing blog posts, posting on Instagram regularly and creating a new online wedding dance choreography course every week.
Keep reading to learn how accountability helps me meet my goals and how it can help you learn how to dance for your wedding, even if you have “two left feet.”
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Anna and Zach’s wedding was planned for March 21 of this year. If you will recall, that was pretty much the first weekend of North Carolina’s Stay At Home executive order.
When I spoke with Anna a few days before her wedding she told me, “I won’t let the Coronavirus take my wedding day away from me!”
Keep reading to learn more about how Anna and Zach overcame their pandemic challenges, got married anyway, and performed their first dance among flowering peach trees.
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First Dance Choreography, Portfolio
First Dance Choreography, Portfolio
Are you considering dancing to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli for your wedding first dance? It’s a great choice for a first dance because it’s romantic, fun and exciting and the choreography possibilities are nearly endless!
I’ve worked with a lot of couples from beginners to more advanced students, and for two lessons to eight, to create first dance choreography to this 1960s classic love song. Check out the video of my students, Shelley and Robert, dancing to this song.
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First Dance Choreography
First Dance Choreography
First Dance Charlotte now has a YouTube channel where I post videos of my students’ first dances, as well as wedding dance tutorials. Check it out and subscribe!
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Just for Fun, First Dance Choreography
Just for Fun, First Dance Choreography
Happy Anniversary to my reluctant dance partner, Jordan. Check out a fun video of us dancing to Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” after the jump.
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First Dance Songs
First Dance Songs
When you hear the lyrics, “you’re just too good to be true...can’t take my eyes off of you...,” who else immediately thinks of the scene from “Ten Things I Hate About You” where Heath Ledger serenades Julia Stiles over the PA system during soccer practice? 🙋♀️
It would be impossible to come up with ten things to hate about this first dance song! Keep reading for my recommendation as well as photographic inspiration for those of you considering this song for your first dance.
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Online Course, Top Five Lists, First Dance Tips
Online Course, Top Five Lists, First Dance Tips
Have you been dreaming of a first dance where you and your partner float gracefully around the dance floor Disney princess style? Or maybe you want to get the party started with an energetic and less traditional song choice (I’m looking at you, St. Paul and the Broken Bones!) Either way, a choreographed dance is a great way to kick off the reception and create memories to last a lifetime.
Choreography doesn’t have to be elaborate or scary, I promise! Follow the link to check out my top five reasons to learn a choreographed first dance.
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How To, Online Course
How To, Online Course
Some wedding dance lifts are super simple to pull off and are a great way to end your first dance or highlight a particularly beautiful moment in your first dance song. They also look amazing in wedding photography! Keep reading to learn how to incorporate an easy, yet beautiful wedding lift into your first dance.
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Whether you live in Charlotte, NC or on the other side of the world, First Dance Charlotte is launching its first online wedding dance course in the summer of 2019 designed specifically for couples who have very limited time and no experience dancing together. Learn how to create a simple, relaxed and romantic first dance even if you are an absolute beginner. This course uses the same methodology and clear instructions that Alex uses in her private, in-person lessons that have resulted in hundreds of satisfied students and five-star reviews.
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Dear Steezy, How Do I Find Good Music To Choreograph To?
Dear Steezy, I've been trying to find a song to choreograph to for the longest time but haven't been too inspired by what I've been listening to lately. Any advice on where to find new songs? Thanks, Uninspired
Hey Uninspired, One of a dancer’s most valuable resources is a good song to choreograph to. A great song could be what sets good choreography to another level. Sometimes, it’s hard to find just the right song to accomplish such a task. Here is a quick list of resources and tips to help find that perfect song for your next choreo day!
1) Chart Toppers:
It’s hit or miss, what a lot of dancer’s refer to “mainstream” music. There’s nothing wrong with choosing a mainstream song, and I’ve found if you're looking to get some good traffic to your YouTube channel they’re a great way to go. This is great for up and coming choreographers that haven’t "made a name" for themselves yet. The downside? You will probably see tons of videos out there to the same song and you run the risk of being compared to other choreographers. Also, beware of the trolls. They exist in hordes on the intarwebs.
2) Online Radio and Streaming (Pandora/Spotify/Soundcloud):
What’s great about music search engines like Pandora and Spotify is that you can cater your radio to similar music. I’ve found countless tracks to choreograph to this way. Just search for a song that you love or fits your choreography style and voila! A list tailored to your needs. I’ve had success by looking up songs from sets that I love and using that as a jumping off point when searching for good internet radio channels.
Soundcloud is another awesome online resource. Tons of aspiring producers or artists put their stuff on Soundcloud. You never know where you can find a hidden gem!
3) Dance Friends:
This is one of my favorite resources. There’s always at least one on every team, someone who has a god-given gift of finding the most amazing songs. You can make your way into their musical circle in many ways - going over to a friend's place to session, sharing great music ideas, or even just following them on social media platforms.
There are up and downsides to this too. Since song choice is one of a dancer's most valuable resources, a lot of dancers won’t willingly give away their music. If you are lucky enough to get some sweet tunes off of your friend, be sure it’s ok to use said track. You never know if it’s in their pool of songs to put their own moves into. Or better yet, collabo opportunity? :)
The first few notes in a good throwback can get the crowd hype without even moving a muscle. These songs usually come from the 90’s and early 2000’s (and mad respect if you can choreograph to songs from an earlier era than that). A common debate that comes up is when it is acceptable to choreograph to some songs after others have. Technically, there really isn’t any set time, but normally after a couple of years (two or more) you can find it acceptable by the dance community to see another piece to that song.
To avoid the above problem of doing a song someone’s done before, a good way to avoid this is to choreograph to a cover or remix of that song. Covers are great. There are tons of talented people with amazing covers, sometimes debatably better than the originals. Some of my favorite pieces I see on stage or on YouTube are often done to covers. Remixes are usually the more upbeat versions if you’re looking for a good opener or closer song to a set.
There you have it! A quick list to help you get your music munchies sated. What are you waiting for? Get out there and find a new song to dance to!What are some places you go to to find good music to choreograph to? Share with the community by commenting below! Once you find a good song to choreograph to, musicality becomes a big part of the choreography process. Find out how to train your musicality here!
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(chanson des Bee Gees) (Bee Gees song)
For articles of the same name, see How Deep Is Your Love.
How Deep Is Your Love is a song from the Bee Gees performed by Barry Gibb, released in 1977 on the album Saturday Night Fever: Original Movie Sound Track .
- 1 The birth of a song
- 2 Registration
- 3 Videos
- 4 awards
- 5 claims
- 6 Take that version
- 7 Other recoveries
- 8 See also
- 8.1 Related items
- 8.2 Bibliography
- 8.3 External links
- 9 links
Birth of a song
After mixing Here at Last ... Bee Gees ... Live , The Bee Gees began recording songs for their next 1976 studio album: Children of the world . But a call from Robert Stigwood asked for their songs for a film he was producing. The Bee Gees granted his request and gave him five songs, one of which was How Deep Is Your Love .
2 versions were made: the first one with a shaved Barry Gibb, the second one a little later, where he appears with a beard.
The song won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1978.
In 1983, the Bee Gees were sued by Chicago songwriter Ronald Selle, who alleged that the Gibb Brothers had stolen melodic material from one of his songs, Let It End , and used it for How Deep Is Your Love . The Bee Gees first lost the case, the juror said that the factor that influenced the jury's decision was that the Gibbs brothers did not present expert evidence that could disprove the expert evidence demonstrating that " it is impossible for the two songs to be written independently. However, the sentence was overturned a few months later.
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The song was covered by English boy band Take That. Their version is included on their greatest hits compilation titled Greatest Hits and released in 1996.
Shortly before the release of the album, the song was released as a single. It was the only single from this album.
Single debuted on 1 - m spot in the UK charts (during week 3 to ) and held that spot for another two weeks.
How Deep Is Your Love is one of the most cover versions in the Gibb Brothers catalog, we can quote: Aberdeen (1997), Adeaze (2004), Jeffrey Archer (1981), B3 (2002), Baby Lemonade (1994), Backstreet Boys (2003), Bad Plus (2009), Bird and Bee (2009), Blaze (2002), Paul Brett (1980), Brotherhood of Man (1978), Michael Bublé & Kelly Rowland (2010), Jerry Capo (2012), Richard Clayderman (1984), Ray Conniff (1978), En Vogue (2003), Ferrante & Teicher (1978), 5th Dimension (1995) , John Frusciante (2006), Adam Garcia (1998), Lionel Hampton (1978), David Hasselhoff (1987), Marcia Hines (2004), Jem Xiao (2012), Jinusean (1999), Billy Jenkins (1999), Jeff Johnson (2011), Kayla (2010), Johnny Mathis (1978), Paul Mauriat (1978), Mina (1985), Peter Nero (1998), N'Sync (2003), Anonymous (2001), Portrait (1995), Real McCoy (1994), Martin Rolinski (2007), Jane User (1978)), Ultra Naté (2001), Luther Vandross (1993), Dionne Warwick (1978), Haley Westenra (2000), Peter White (1994), Ann Wilson ( 2000), David Choi (2008), Barney ( Barney & Friends ) (2004), Tina Turner (2000), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry, Glee) (2012) and Donnie Osmond.
- Bee Gees Discography
- Fred Bronson, U.S. Number One Billboard Guinness World Records 712 p. (ISBN 0-85112-396-1)
- (fr) This article is taken in part or in whole from an English-language Wikipedia article entitled "How Deep Is Your Love" (see list of authors) .
- ↑ « How deep is your love | complete history of official charts", Official Charts Company (accessed April 8, 2018)
How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees song)
Bee Gees Singles
|1990s and 2000s|| |
|Studio albums||Take That & Party (1992) Everything Changes (1993) Nobody Else (1995) Wonderful World (2006) Circus (2008) Progress (2010) III (2014) Wonderland (2017)|
|Other albums||The Greatest Day - Take That Present: The Circus Live (2009) Progressed (2011) Progress Live (2011)|
|Compilation albums||Take That: Greatest Hits (1996) The Best of Take That (2001) Forever. .. Greatest Hits (2002) Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Platinum Collection (2006)|
|Singles||"Do What You Like" "Promises" "Once You've Tasted Love" "It Only Takes a Minute" "I Found Heaven" "A Million Love Songs" (EP) "Could It Be Magic" "Why Can't I Wake Up With You" "Pray" "Rekindle My Fire" "Baby" "Everything Changes" "Love Isn't Here Anymore" "Sure" "I'll Be Back Forever" "Never Never forget" "How Deep Is Your Love" "Patience" "Shine" "I'll Wait for Life" "Reach Out" "Rule the World" "The Greatest Day" "All Night" "Garden" "" It's All Said "Raise the Light" "Flood" "Baby" "Happy Now" "Love, Love" "When We Were Young" "These Days" ""Let the Sun in" "Above, the higher" "Hey Boy" "Crying" "Giants"|
|Tours||Party Tour All Changes Tour Pops Tour Nobody Else Tour The Ultimate Tour Beautiful World Tour 2007 Take That Present: Circus Live Progress Live Take That Live 2015 Wonderland Live 2017 Tour|
|Television||Take That: Recorded Take That Countdown to Midnight|
|Related Articles||Discography · Songs · Nigel Martin-Smith · John Shanks · Stuart Price · Never Forget: The Musical SingStar Take That|
- ↑ Bronson, p. 476.
I love to invent something new...
The 2002 interview will be of interest, most likely, only to those who will not be indifferent to the dance of Gillian Norris. You can see it, for example, here.
Gillian, your dancing career started at a very early age. How old were you when you first started Irish dancing and is it a family tradition?
I was 10 years old when I first started taking dance lessons. As with any Irish family, it is normal for someone to dance or dedicate themselves to music. Anyway, my family is very musical. My father is a tenor, my sister is also a singer, she performs with a group, and by the way, they also once danced on various stages, but I am the only member of the family who did this one hundred percent. My mother also did dance choreography.
How many brothers and sisters do you have?
Three brothers and two sisters.
Where in Ireland were you born? Were dance traditions welcomed there?
I was born in Kilmacthomas, a small village near Waterford. I studied at the Higgins Academy in Waterford which is a very good dance school. In general, I think that in any part of Ireland there is something associated with Irish dancing, especially in the last few years, when they have become very popular everywhere.
How old were you when you began to participate in competitions and championships?
About 6-8 months after I started dancing. I grasped everything I needed very quickly, I worked very hard. And it was through this time that I already went to my first open dance competition. I won this competition, and many others, while still a beginner in dance, and in the future it helped me to become strong and win Championships. I participated in competitions and beat people who have been dancing much longer than me - from the age of four or even three.
Don't you think it happened because you started dancing later than them? After all, your age was more conscious compared to three or four years....
No, on the contrary, it was more difficult for me, because the earlier you start, the better. It was much easier for them to dance well and correctly, they already participated in all sorts of competitions, unlike me. I started dancing at the age of ten - when others already had a lot of experience, certain standards, so I did a great job to beat everyone. And - thank God - I succeeded!
Tell me, do you have other talents, for example, musical ones?
To be honest, at the age of ten, the desire to dance was in my last place. Most of all at that time I loved sports: women's football, basketball, running and in general everything connected with sports. My mother really wanted me to dance and study music, and only for this reason I began to take dancing seriously. And then the desire to please my mother grew into a great love for the art of dancing.
How far did you travel from home to competitions and how often?
I think the farthest trip was to England for the Great Britains and British Nationals, and in general, most of the competitions were held in Ireland. Basically, they were held on Sundays. And we went on long trips once or twice a year.
Was your mom happy with what you're doing? After all, as far as I know, she also once danced?
Oh, yes, she was delighted. Mom used to be engaged in staging dances. She quit because she was in a bad car accident, but my mom always wanted at least one of us to become a dancer. I hope I was able to make her dream come true.
Yes, I think I did it! What are the coolest awards you have earned?
Well, I won the British Nationals, I competed there every year, then the All-Ireland Championships, I had qualifying exams - Championships in Munster, and I was constantly on top for three years. I think that I achieved everything that could be achieved for that period.
Have you thought about getting back into competition like some of the dancers on the show do?
No, I think the test for me is being on a show. This is the best competition.
Have you ever imagined that dancing would take you into the worldwide dance show business?
Never. Never, until I saw the show "Riverdance", because it was like a dream ... I would really like to be in the place of the dancers of this show, but I did not even dare to dream of it.
Did you see the Eurovision Song Contest that very night?
Yes, I saw it. The fact is that not long before this there was an All-Ireland Championship or something like that, and I met several girls there who participated in it. They went to the wonderful Seamus o'Se dance school in Dublin and some of them competed with me. So, the girls told me to watch Eurovision because they would dance there. That is why I was sitting near the TV. And when I saw THIS, I was simply stunned!
You are now a world famous dancer thanks to your role as The Morrigan on Michael Flatley's LOTD and FOF shows. In addition, at this time you are also the star of the wonderful show "Ragus", which has been running in Dublin since the summer of 2001. Tell me how did you get there?
I met Michael Ryan, a dance teacher. He is the choreographer of this show and he asked me if I would like to participate in it. At the time, I didn't know at all what I wanted and what I could do, because since January 2001 I left the show "Lord Of The Dance" and was in limbo. But then I decided that, despite five performances a week, "Ragus" will still be in Dublin, which means that I can often go home. And I agreed.
"Ragus" is on a small stage and is very different from those mega-projects that you are used to participating in. What do you think about this?
Yes, on the one hand, the difference is huge. But on the other hand, it doesn't seem to exist. It makes no difference to me - two people in front of me or twenty thousand. I will dance the same. I want people to experience the joy of my dancing, they come to see me, and I must make sure that they are not disappointed. This is my job. And as for the feelings... the little scene is somehow homely, sweet and cozy. Large arenas gather a huge number of spectators, which, of course, causes an indescribable feeling. But now I am so pleased to perform on the chamber stage, this is exactly what I want at the moment. I want to emphasize that right now! And then ... who knows?
Do you know people who have auditioned for Ragus and have they done big shows like you before? If not, how difficult was it for you to feel each other on this new show?
Well, firstly, two of my cousins came with me to the casting - Karen Halley and Deirdre Kieli. I am very grateful to them, because they supported me, I knew that part of my family was here, nearby . .. I knew the other dancers, because Michael Ryan rehearsed with them right next to me, so I even remembered their names. But of course they weren't my friends. Donnacha Howard, who auditioned for the lead role in Ragus, he is still dancing in Riverdance, Karen is also in Riverdance, so they certainly understand what it means to perform in front of huge audiences in big shows.
Ragus uses more traditional choreography than other shows you've done. Was it difficult for you to return to this kind of dance? Have you brought any new style to them? Have you come up with a new choreography?
It doesn't matter what I dance, it doesn't matter what it is... I always give my dances my own "I". This is me, this is mine. It can be some kind of movement of the hands, some kind of turn of the head - I do what I consider my own, with which I feel comfortable and right. You know, today I can do something in this way, and tomorrow, for example, I will go the other way. The movements of my legs will remain the same, but with my hands I will do something different. That is, it rarely happens that I repeat the same thing every evening, because every time I feel different in the dance. I love to dance lightshoes dances (dancing in soft shoes - approx. MAP) - this is my element, I love to invent something new ...
And you obviously don't have a problem with that?
No, no. These are absolutely verified, precise movements that Michael taught us. Of course, I add something of my own to them, and thus my own dance is born ...
How long do you plan to play with Ragus? Will the performances only take place in Dublin or outside of it?
I don't know yet. The decision will appear when we have a break in performances. I want to go on vacation to Dubai for two weeks, where I will enjoy life and relax. And only then will I decide what I will do when I return to Ireland.
Let's go back a little. The decisive turning point in your career came when you became the star of the Michael Flatley show "LOTD" and the leader of the First Troupe. You were only 16 at the time. Tell us how you got into this show and in general, what do you remember about this historic day?
I remember... there were so many people.... it was already the second re-selection of dancers, I was very flattered by it. But I did not think that I would pass it, you have no idea how many people were there! There were all the winners of the All-Ireland Championships, who had already qualified once, but I thought that Michael needed someone special, so I did not hope for success. We were all called in turn, and suddenly Michael Flatley came out to us, and it was ... well, what can I say? He was my idol, no discussion, and to see him like this, standing next to me! There was complete silence, no one said a word, and then Michael said to us: "Hi, guys!" - and I just couldn't believe that I could stand like this and listen to Michael Flatley talk! On the same day, he began to practice movements with us . .. you know, he inspired me with such reverence, because this man was a deity for me, I did not believe that I was next to him, I am here, and next to me is this Amazing Dancer ! Then I went home, waited for the result, they called me back very quickly and offered to play in a team with other girls (there were nine of us) in London. You know, everything happened so quickly, I was sharply involved in the work, and everything turned out as a matter of course! Life began to spin, at the same time I was invited to dance at Riverdance, I didn’t even have time to think about what to prefer, because Michael so urgently demanded an answer from me about the dance of nine girls that I immediately agreed. The choice was "here and now" or "wait and go to Riverdance" and I said to Michael: "I want to be with you." That's how it was.0675
It is well known that the dancers treat Michael with love and respect and have warm feelings for him. Tell me, was it difficult for you to work with him at first, or did you immediately establish a good relationship? Is it easy to work with Michael?
I never had a problem with Michael. I have always tried to be the best for him. If he wanted me to do something the way he sees it, then I always did it. In turn, if something came to my mind about the choreography, I constantly consulted with him. You see, he worked with us as a team. So I never experienced fear and insecurity, and from the very beginning everything was fine.
And is he a good teacher? I mean, was it easy to understand what he required of you?
Yes, yes, his head is always full of cool ideas! He wanted to make us the best. He demanded from us, at first glance, the impossible, but it gave such results! Michael is a very strict and tough leader, but look what we can do on stage thanks to his lessons!
I know that you and Bernadette Flynn were chosen very quickly for the two lead roles on the show. Was it a surprise for both of you? What did you feel at that time?
We just couldn't believe it! We were the youngest among all the other dancers! I remember one day I was invited into a room with Marie ( Duffy - approx. MAP) and Michael, who told me that I definitely fit the role. I think I was one of the first girls they invited into their office. Then, for several days there was no news, and during the next classes, Michael put on a CD with "Gipsy" and asked me to dance the main part to this music - to dance the way I feel it myself, the way I feel it myself. After watching Michael was clearly satisfied, and from that day I was finally approved for the lead role. It was a big shock for me, because I was just a teenager and never thought that I would be able to dance such a part ... you see, seeing people much older than me, I was sure that one of them would get the leading roles - after all, they are longer me dance, they are much more experienced! But, as it turned out, Michael had very different thoughts on this matter. He wanted who he wanted, and luckily I was the one to fill the role.
When you were preparing for your first performance at Dublin's Point Theater in 1996, did you think Lord of the Dance would ever go on a world tour? When this thought came to you for the first time, were you excited or did it make you nervous?
Actually, I never thought about it. When a person is young, he does not think about some global things. I was the youngest in the family, I was always treated like a baby, spoiled in every possible way, I got used to the care that surrounds me, it was my world. And all of a sudden.... this is a huge show, I'm the lead... everything happened so fast that I just didn't think about the possibility of touring and being far from home as well. When this moment came, I was a little confused, but then I said to myself: "Well, now I will not live at home, I'm leaving!" - and it became completely normal even for a domestic child like me.
You and Bernadette Flynn, as well as other dancers, are incredibly effective and charming. You always have amazing make-up, your hair is very beautiful and exotic. Do you use any professional secrets?
No! My hair is really curly, I just wash my hair, then spray some hairspray on my hair and everything is OK. As for makeup, I do it myself, because I think I can do it. Of course, in moments like filming a show for a video, we put ourselves in the hands of professionals. On the other days, Bernadette and I do everything ourselves.
Apart from the fact that you traveled from shows and went to competitions, did you go anywhere else?
No, I tried to be at home most of the time. I am a home child and have been that way since early childhood. Wherever I went, my mother was always nearby, and she and I went exclusively to competitions. I never thought that I would ever travel so much. For me it was a completely new feeling.
Touring was tiring for you or did you enjoy it? Did you miss home?
Well, the first two years everything was so new, just great, but the longer it went on, the more tired I got. And then my nostalgia for home exceeded all possible norms. Of course, touring is very tiring, but at first I didn’t feel it, I liked it.
Tell us about the most exotic and memorable places you have visited.
I think Australia and South Africa hit me hard. The tour of South Africa was amazing and everyone really enjoyed the trip. The impressions were very vivid, crazy, but not at all the same as, for example, in the States. There we did not have the opportunity to see and analyze the sights. But in South Africa - everything inspired us with awe! We've seen so much! I think that all of us were delighted. It was very hot, we stayed in a beautiful place of extraordinary beauty, everyone felt great and were in great shape. It's so imprinted in my memory - yes, those tours were amazing. And Australia. I really liked it there because it was my first significant flight. Before that, we performed in Ireland and England, and then immediately - such a flight to Australia! Before that, I had only seen Ireland and England, but here Australia is just a dream! And I also remember how kind people there are. It's impossible to forget.
How did you spend your free time? On those trips when you didn't have time for sightseeing, for example?
So, let me think. .. oh yes, I love shopping, shopping is like a drug for me! Almost all the girls in our show were also shopping freaks! Most of the time we went shopping, or went to the pool, after which, if possible, we sunbathed. In general, you get so tired during the tour that you want not to get out of bed all day. I really like to lie in bed longer in the morning, and when I have the opportunity to do this, I always use it. I woke up, lay around, then got up, ate something, and then according to the plan: shops - pool - well, and something else. This is how the days went by.
I saw in the documentary how you did fitness with me and the rest of the troupe. Physical training is a routine, but it is the main part of your life. What are your favorite exercises?
I'm not a fitness freak, you know. Thank God, I don't have to do it all the time to keep myself in shape. If you dance, extra pounds simply cannot appear! When I left the show, I took a dance time out for the first time ever. I didn't put on my dance shoes or exercise for a few months, and then in just two weeks I was back to normal. I did yoga, aerobics on the advice of my friend, but I didn’t dwell on it at all, because in fact, I don’t really need it. If I feel that I need to go to the gym, then I will do it, but relaxation works best for me, for example, I can increase my tone in the pool. And most of all I like to relax in the jacuzzi, it's so great!
Looking back, we can say that you have matured very quickly. Are you worried that you left your parents' house so quickly, or do you think that at the moment you have fully realized yourself, using your best chance to become famous? Do you feel that it has helped you become strong, self-confident and that you have gained a unique life experience?
I am absolutely sure that this made me a strong person. I mean, when you learn life not from books, but in reality, you become an adult very quickly. In just a few months, I turned from a mother's daughter into an independent person and gained life experience. And my advice to all sixteen and seventeen year olds, if they have a chance to do something important, let them use it. I don’t worry at all that I did what I did, I was able to achieve what not all teenagers can achieve. Of course, sometimes I feel sad about leaving my family abruptly, but now I'm at home and catching up.
Of course, all members of the troupe are very close and resemble a large family. Have you made real friends among the participants of the show?
Of course, when you spend so much time on tour, you become very close to some people. I had two or three roommates. Sometimes you can get very close to someone, and then the friendship ends, and it hurts. Sometimes you can hear what people are saying about you behind your back, and this is not at all because they are to blame, or you ... it’s just that your paths have diverged. In general, in a confined space you often make friends who do not stand the test of time. When I danced in "Lord Of the Dance" I had a lot of friends, but it wasn't until I left there that I found out which of them were my real friends. You can count them on the fingers of one hand, but they are true friends, they are several people from LOTD, I met them there, and I am very glad about it.
Let's touch the romantic side. Tell me, is there a special person in your life? And who is he, a dancer or not?
The answer to the first question is yes, to the second - no. He is not a dancer. I met him when I returned home, and since then we have been inseparable. He... he's a real gentleman, he treats me very well. This person shares my hobbies one hundred percent, and we are great together. I am happy with him.
The "Feet of Flames" show at Hyde Park was the pinnacle of your big show career. Tell us a little about your impressions, how the preparation went and a little about the show itself.
Preparing for this performance, I think, was the most difficult test for us, because we practiced new movements, and in general there were a lot of new things - costumes, props . .. and in order to make everything at the highest level, we rehearsed, like crazy. To record the show on video (RDS studio in Dublin) - we only had ten days to learn the parts and only two weeks to rehearse. As far as I remember, we hoped that everything would be fine and tried very hard, since we only had two chances to make a video recording. The first time we rehearsed in costumes, that is, there was a general run-through, and the second time we danced already at the show. It was from these two days that the video was made. I remember that we were under stress, but I also remember that we were excited. I have never experienced such an incredible feeling in my entire life! The audience received us wonderfully, everything seemed just incredible.
You recently traveled to America on business unrelated to dancing. Tell me about it.
I work with "Celtic Talent". This is a modeling agency in Clonmel. I have been working with him for about six to eight months. This agency selects talented people who can sing, dance and so on. I flew to America, to New York, for two weeks with this agency. I received some very good offers in the States, but I do not aspire to connect my life with them.
But you danced in America?
Yes, of course. I was asked by a person from the MTA Awards if I could dance at the official reception. At first I was against it, but they begged me so much that I agreed. Only two people from the agency were invited to dance, and I became one of them.
What plans do you have for the future?
I will work in the modeling business and sing. I really want to sing. When I was a very young girl, I dreamed of singing, and I hope that my family will support me. If I can do it, that's great. If not, well... You know, I tried to do something about it when I was in America. But I would like to pursue a singing career here in Ireland. Who knows what will come of it? Let's see. .. This is what I really want.
What changes can happen in your life in the future?
Now I can't say that. So much going on... Do I have to do this? Should I do it? But I know one hundred percent that I do not want to devote myself to anything completely, because for five years I have lived away from home, and now I only want to be with my family. Someday I will have to leave my parental home to spend my life with my loved one, but for now I am not going to change anything.
Do you miss big shows? Would you like to go back there?
Yes and no. I miss the big stage, the big auditorium, I miss my part in LOTD so much more than anything else because that show is what made me who I am today. I always wonder how this show is doing. And I always think about him. But there are parts that I don't miss, and I think that even after many years I won't regret my decision to leave the big stage.
Will you dance as long as you can? Or will you become a teacher? Maybe you have some other dreams?
I don't know.