I am 25 years old and have been dancing for 21 years in the mid-atlantic region. I stopped for a few years in college, but before I stopped, I had reached championship level.

So now I find myself in the awkward position of coming back into a level of competition where no one else stopped dancing. My stamina is down, my turnout... well, that was never that great to begin with. So I have a lot of work cut out for me.

Let the journey begin.

 

thefeckinpiper:

Ok so credits to Dani (aka turntheblanket) for this photo but I absolutely love it, so lucky to have the teacher that I do!

Also, so lucky to have the most gorgeous dress on the face of the planet…

thefeckinpiper:

Ok so credits to Dani (aka turntheblanket) for this photo but I absolutely love it, so lucky to have the teacher that I do!

Also, so lucky to have the most gorgeous dress on the face of the planet…

Thinking out loud here

cinneadh-paisean:

claddaghstrong:

lots-of-treble:

turntheblanket:

So at some point CLRG is going to have to relent and expand Senior Ladies, right? There were almost 200 gals entered. The hall was stupid packed with people for this comp (dangerously so, even). The AIO is doing u23 and 23&O. Can’t we get that at the Worlds, anyone?

I think I would seriously weep with joy if we got a 25&O category

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Preach!

This would make me so happy

Yes! I wouldn’t feel so old then

Reblogging again for the GIF.
A+ GIF usage.

And HELL yes that category needs to exist!!!

claddaghstrong:

tylenold:

how do i lose weight quickly and easily and also how do i gain the ability to fly and breathe fire and how do i cheat death 

You start competitive irish dance tbh

^ yup, basically

Thinking out loud here

danceirish:

turntheblanket:

So at some point CLRG is going to have to relent and expand Senior Ladies, right? There were almost 200 gals entered. The hall was stupid packed with people for this comp (dangerously so, even). The AIO is doing u23 and 23&O. Can’t we get that at the Worlds, anyone?

I think I would seriously weep with joy if we got a 25&O category

*votes for 25 and over category!*

Please??? Pretty freakin’ please??? Speaking as a 25 year old, 25 is a LOT different than 20 or 21.

winning-london:

aethareal:

Pictures of yesterday’s Ceili dancers!

Photo source: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Our babies in the green! They medaled and this is their first time doing ceili! Most of them are only 7 or 8 :)

Wow. Amazing photography.

http://fairy-reel.tumblr.com/post/83137592671/lemon-lark-lemon-lark-i-just-walked-into-my

lemon-lark:

lemon-lark:

lemon-lark:

I JUST WALKED INTO MY ROOM AND PUT DOWN MY STUFF FOR A SECOND AND NOTICED A HUGE ASS WASP WAS CRAWLING ON MY PILLOW WHAT DO I DO I JUST RAN OUT OF MY ROOM AND LEFT EVERYTHING INSIDE I HAVE TO POST THIS FROM MOBLE JESUS CHRIST WTF HOW DID IT GET IN MY HOUSEE HOW DO…

I wish I had a significant other that was less afraid of bugs than me but the problem is I’m not afraid of bugs. I have eaten Bacon Cheese Crickets. A bee has landed on me and I just kinda let it crawl until it flew away. Hell, I’ve even had my friends pet tarantula sleep on my shoulder while we watched the first lord of the rings movie. but wasps…. wasps are THE ONLY INSECT THAT HAS EVER BITTEN OR STUNG ME EVER AN IT WAS FOR NO GOOD REASON I WAS LITERALLY READING A BOOK OUTSIDE BY THE GARDEN AND IT JUST CAME OVER AND STUNG ME LIKE A DOUCHEBAG.

Bluhhhhhh, they just move too fast. Spiders don’t really bother me, bugs in general aren’t that bad… But honestly, what freaks me out the worst? There’s these centipedes called Silverfish. And they. Are. TERRIFYING. Also, wasps and yellow jackets because I’m allergic to them.

sophietheirishdancer:

London and London 🌎✨
Special photo credits to Jimmy McNulty, the Irish Post (Getty images), and whoever took the gymnastic photos. And please comment if I need to give others any credit for there work! I always want to make sure that each persons work is credited 😄

lemon-lark:

lemon-lark:

I JUST WALKED INTO MY ROOM AND PUT DOWN MY STUFF FOR A SECOND AND NOTICED A HUGE ASS WASP WAS CRAWLING ON MY PILLOW WHAT DO I DO I JUST RAN OUT OF MY ROOM AND LEFT EVERYTHING INSIDE I HAVE TO POST THIS FROM MOBLE JESUS CHRIST WTF HOW DID IT GET IN MY HOUSEE HOW DO I GET MY STUFF

I HAVE GOTTEN NO HELP ITS STULL FUCKING UP THERE AND I CANT GET MY SKETCHBOOK OR MY LAPTOP BECAUSE OF A GODDAMN WASP HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE NOW I CAN NEVER SLEEP IN MY BED AGAIN

A prerequisite for any significant other in my book is that they are not afraid to kill/dispose of any insectoid/arachnid creature that gives me the heebie jeebies

sheerimperfection:

therisingstep:

Poodle sock elephant!!
I said….
POODLE SOCK ELEPHANT!!!!
Brilliant.

SHMERGABERG I WANT ONE

Waaaaaaant

sheerimperfection:

therisingstep:

Poodle sock elephant!!

I said….

POODLE SOCK ELEPHANT!!!!

Brilliant.

SHMERGABERG I WANT ONE

Waaaaaaant

cosplayadoration:

Hocus Pocus. / Costumes: Castle Corsetry / Models: Birds of Play as Winifred and Sarah Sanderson, Chrissy Lynn as Mary Sanderson & Strange Like That Cosplay as Billy Butcherson / Photographer: Joits Photography 

This is the most impressive fucking cosplay that I have ever seen. Ever.

When I hear Irish music and I’m not at a feis or listening to my iPod:

victorian-porcelain-doll:

So, around st Patrick’s day, I woke up and heard a treble reel coming from the other room. Incredibly confused, I lept out of bed, and found my boy friend’s kids watching The Luck Of The Irish. Simultaneously the best and worst movie ever.

spartanrace:

On the eve of the Boston Marathon, we at Spartan Race, along with the country, pay tribute to all the victims and survivors of last year’s attack.
Pictured are athletes and citizens who lived through the events and won’t let tragedy grind them to a halt. This series shot by Robert X. Fogerty for Dear World captures the resilience of those affected that can’t be dampened. Please visit their site to learn more about these people’s stories and pay tribute. 

Boston is as strong as community as the world has. We are proud to be part of it. On Marathon Monday, we will be there and along with the rest of the world, we will be watching a city recover as one.  

that-redhaired-lass:

I was feeling motivated from all these worlds pics so I decided to really bust my butt practicing. After two hours I was feeling a bit discouraged so I stepped outside to cool off/clear my head. I happened to look down and find not one, but TWO four leaf clovers right in front of me. If that isn’t a sign then I don’t know what is. 🍀🍀

that-redhaired-lass:

I was feeling motivated from all these worlds pics so I decided to really bust my butt practicing. After two hours I was feeling a bit discouraged so I stepped outside to cool off/clear my head. I happened to look down and find not one, but TWO four leaf clovers right in front of me. If that isn’t a sign then I don’t know what is. 🍀🍀

Boyfriend: what are you looking at?
Me: world’s results. It’s in London this year- wish I could have gone.
Bf: where is it next year?
Me: Montreal. I’ll probably drive up there to see it. I’ve never seen the worlds before.
Bf: well… What do they do? Is it the same as that other one we went to? (The oireachtas)
Me: well… Yeah… But bigger… And more… Idk, you’d have to be a dancer