Since one of our Leaders takes ballet and her older daughter is an Irish Step dancer we figured they could run a little workshop for the girls to complete the steps for the Dancer badge. I reserved a large room at our branch of the public library and we had the workshop there.
Step 1: Warm up and get moving
Step 2: Try a new dance
The girls learned a little bit about the history of Irish Step dance and learned some steps.
|learning about the Irish Step dancer's dress|
The girls learned the 5 positions of ballet as well as the ballet carriage and bow.
Step 5: Show your move
We played some different styles of music (ie. country, folk, rock-n-roll and modern favorites) and the girls did their own little dances and then had a dance party.