Percussive dance tutorials?
November 10, 2019 at 5:20 AM #78735
Anyone know where I can find online percussive dance tutorials? I’d prefer Celtic styles (e.g. Irish or Canadian step dancing) but I’m also open to clog or buck dance, I’d just prefer not big band or jazz tap dance styles. I’d obviously prefer free lessons or YouTube lessons, but I might be willing to pay a little if it’s not expensive. Any suggestions appreciated thxNovember 10, 2019 at 7:46 AM #78737
When I went to clogging classes with my daughter (she learned, I fumbled and stumbled and never learned…lol) there was some youtube channel showing various clogging steps…I don’t remember now what it was called…but it had the steps we were always supposed to be working on…I’ll ask her if she remembers it…that’s all I know…there is something out there…lol…hope you can find what you’re looking for!November 10, 2019 at 8:03 AM #78743
A Google search found this website
Does anyone know anything about it or if it’s good?November 10, 2019 at 11:23 AM #78760
Also I know John’s daughters are step dancers, so maybe he could point me towards something?November 11, 2019 at 11:31 AM #78801
I was pointed towards this site
I’m thinking about it, but not sure yetNovember 11, 2019 at 5:06 PM #78820
Is it mainly Irish you’re interested in?November 11, 2019 at 5:07 PM #78821
Have you seen that African style dance where you dance with your shoulders? We had Ethiopians in our old church back in the mountains and they taught us all how to dance with our shoulders…lol…odd but true. The Queen of LeSotho came to visit us too…way back in the mountians, we had a lot more culture than all these guys up here who think they know everything…lol.November 12, 2019 at 2:41 AM #78845
Yes I’m mainly interested in Irish dance. I don’t think I’ve seen any African shoulder dancing, around here the dance is a basic two step pattern that repeatsNovember 13, 2019 at 3:04 PM #78917stumpkickerParticipantNovember 13, 2019 at 3:10 PM #78919
Hey thanks for the link stumpkicker! I just saw that cuz someone linked it at another place I asked. I’ve already started practicing that with my fiddleNovember 13, 2019 at 3:46 PM #78921
Gunnar, I was in an Irish step-dancing troop for 5 years and I can tell you that the internet is a real rabbit hole for that one!!! I’ve never been able to find a video I was satisfied with to remind me of the dances I wanted to remember better. I was supposed to teach 60 ten year olds to dance an Irish jig and I almost went insane trying to find a video to explain it to them. In the end I had to do it on my own…
I also taught myself clog dancing using the DVDs (this was before I even knew YouTube existed) I bought for maybe $10.00-15.00 on Steven’s where I also bought my shoes https://stevensclogging.com/
I taught myself flat footing very recently just by trial and error (twisted ankle anyone?) and watching amazing (but unhelpful mostly) dancers on YouTube 🙂
I just read my post over, and that doesn’t seem very helpful, but maybe 🙂November 14, 2019 at 12:12 AM #78943November 14, 2019 at 3:01 AM #78950
Thanks Kaeleigh, I figured you’d probably have some experience with this. I’m seriously considering the two websites I linked to, but I don’t really have much money, so I’m not sure about which one to use.
Thanks Grace, but those videos require some prerequisite knowledge of dancing which I don’t haveNovember 14, 2019 at 10:52 AM #78967
This lady has some free stuff Gunnar, it looked good to me (although she is trying to sell something 🙂 )November 14, 2019 at 10:58 AM #78968
Mostly I’ve learned from videos like these:
these people are helpful (although they dance to some pretty awful songs 🙂 ):
I wish I could lend you my old dance videos 😉November 14, 2019 at 3:02 PM #78974
Thanks Kaeleigh, I had seen Sabra’s channel, I’ll give it a more serious look. Also, there’s a free Sean nos starter course at thedancemovement.com so I’m gonna try that. Also a channel called moonshine V has a bunch of flatfooting lessons which I’ll use.
I also don’t have any tap shoes, (or any shoes worth wearing) so I’m gonna try to get some hard sole shoes cuz they seem more traditional with buck dancing and sean nos
I wish you could loan me them…November 15, 2019 at 8:37 PM #79011
Ok, well, this will sound weird, but I’ve found that the best thing (actually, I prefer them even over my good taps shoes) Is old cowboy boots! Because they often have wood, or at least hard plastic soles. Do be careful though, they can be slippery!!!!!!!!! And I’ve even used them in public 🙂November 15, 2019 at 11:06 PM #79026John (BGD)KeymasterNovember 16, 2019 at 2:56 AM #79037
Cowboy boots actually would be great, but I don’t have any, and they’re expensive ?
Thanks John, I’ll check that out!November 16, 2019 at 8:46 AM #79045
Kaeleigh, I found this playlist on YouTube that teaches flatfooting (or buck dancing, what’s the difference?) I’m gonna start learning that too.
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