|Adult Irish dancer Andria Beauvais from Celtic Steps in Colorado|
When I talk to other adult Irish dancers, I often find that they feel isolated. While you may be the only adult dancer in your area, there are thousands more who lace up their hard shoes and pound the floor with seasoned feet. If you are an adult Irish dancer (any level or age) or know of an Irish dancer that would like to be spotlighted, please send an email to christy at dorrity dot net.
My daughter actually started dancing first. We happened to go to the Colorado Springs St. Patricks day parade and saw Irish dancers there and, well, it all began that day.
I actually got started after my daughter had been dancing for a while. Honestly, watching her I thought this isn't that hard, I can do this. Not too long after taking classes I actually did my first feis and have been going strong since then.
I actually get a lot of support at Celtic steps. About 5 years ago I dropped down to the age groups and had to dance with the kids. The Celtic steps family is very supportive of everyone. Even when you think you can't do it, there is some who will always say you can do it. Most of the time they are right but there are somethings that my body just won't do.
I opened the Irish dance store so that there was something local here in Colorado Springs so people could get shoes and supplies faster than driving 45 mins to an hour to the shops in Denver.
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I've been dancing slow speeds for several years. I do help with colorado springs Celtic steps adult class and I have been working with them on their slow steps and they are actually very excited about doing the slow steps.
Thank you Andria. Congratulations on reaching your goal of Championship level and good luck in your future dancing.