I just found out that this movie is FINALLY coming to Rochester!!
I cannot wait(!) to see this documentary solely about competitive Irish dance. You know, I started Irish dancing when I was 13. Which, is pretty late but since I had had previous dance experience (jazz and tap for a number of years) the rhythm in the hardshoe and the footwork in the softshoe just seemed to come so easy to me. I'm a naturally musical person - having musicians on both my mother's and father's side of the family, I just love how the steps mimic the rhythm and the story in the music. Once I entered into my first competition I was hooked! I was always a competitive kid - I played various sports, but nothing seemed to really set my heart on fire like dancing on stage at a Feis (competition). I knew immediately that I wanted to be very good at it. So, I worked very hard. Harder then I've ever worked for anything in my entire life. Harder then homework at school, harder then I work at my job. And although I'm not, and will never be a World Champion... I now feel it's my duty as an almost TCRG to pass on my talent and motivate and inspire my students to be a World Champions. Now that sounds like a stage mom or crazy teacher - but, I don't mean this in a "I want to live vicariously through my students" sort of way. But, in a "those who can't do, teach" sort of way. Slowly but surely we are getting there! :) You have to walk before you can run...
So, I hope you enjoy the trailer and if you get a chance to see Jig- DO IT! It will give you a little insight into the crazy world in which I live, and love dearly with all my heart.