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Date Posted: 13:21:22 08/02/17 Wed
Author: Advice inside....
Subject: Congratulations on qualifying for solos at the Oireachtas!
In reply to: Trinity 's message, "Oireachas Solos" on 09:05:00 08/02/17 Wed

Don't think you don't have a chance for a recall, because you absolutely do! At my daughter's first Oireachtas, two of the dancers in her group qualified for WORLDS and in MidAmerica, which is a notoriously difficult oireachtas to compete in. Both girls started the dance year in Novice, worked hard to get into Prizewinner by the end of the summer and continued to work hard! My suggestion as an experienced dance mom (Mom of OC dancer who also dances), stretch every day after a good warm-up to improve flexibility and practice almost every day you don't have dance class. Go through your steps twice without breaking to improve stamina. Do lots of crunches to strengthen your core and most importantly (!), master the basics. That means turnout, cross, arm placement, timing and posture. Those are the most important things the judges will look at. Pointing, straight knees and lovely jumps are also nice, but turnout, cross, posture, timing and posture are those things that judges look for first. Lastly, just have fun. You made it to "The O," which is fantastic and a feat in and of itself. Savor the experience!

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  • My dd was in a similar situation her first O. She didn't recall -- but..., 16:57:33 08/02/17 Wed

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