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Gabriella Panther - U7
Trinity Academy
Learned how to dance hardshoe two months before Oireachtas. Danced as a U6 and got 18th place. Danced as a U7 at Nationals and got 13th place.

HOLY SHIT ajdhdnduakhsus 😭

Can I add just for the sake of earlier arguments that this is a Mid-American region new no-bling dress rule compliant costume and look, she still placed at a national level! What? How could that happen when her dress couldn’t possibly stand out against all the other blinged out costumes? Clearly she’s a fantastic dancer and THAT is what it’s all about in the end (the dancing). Her dress is a unique costume, and it is not just one (read ugly to some which I don’t understand) solid color that looks like everyone else’s costume.
It’s funny because the bling is a new concept - when I started dancing there were maybe 25-50 crystals (absolute tops) on the second-hand dress that was my first costume. Same with my second dress, but glitter dot and Lamé fabric were just beginning to start a fashion trend. The dresses were intricate with LOADS of embroidery and that’s what the kids fell in love with - the costumes, yes, but not the amount of bling on them. Just the fact that they got to wear the pretty dresses. It’s not like they’re expected to wear beginner costumes or potato sacks as someone commented earlier. They still get to wear beautiful and unique costumes and this talented young lady is a great example of that.
belligerentbutterfly:

bronaghbrigid:

celticclassrisingstars:

Gabriella Panther - U7
Trinity Academy
Learned how to dance hardshoe two months before Oireachtas. Danced as a U6 and got 18th place. Danced as a U7 at Nationals and got 13th place.

HOLY SHIT ajdhdnduakhsus 😭

Can I add just for the sake of earlier arguments that this is a Mid-American region new no-bling dress rule compliant costume and look, she still placed at a national level! What? How could that happen when her dress couldn’t possibly stand out against all the other blinged out costumes? Clearly she’s a fantastic dancer and THAT is what it’s all about in the end (the dancing). Her dress is a unique costume, and it is not just one (read ugly to some which I don’t understand) solid color that looks like everyone else’s costume.
It’s funny because the bling is a new concept - when I started dancing there were maybe 25-50 crystals (absolute tops) on the second-hand dress that was my first costume. Same with my second dress, but glitter dot and Lamé fabric were just beginning to start a fashion trend. The dresses were intricate with LOADS of embroidery and that’s what the kids fell in love with - the costumes, yes, but not the amount of bling on them. Just the fact that they got to wear the pretty dresses. It’s not like they’re expected to wear beginner costumes or potato sacks as someone commented earlier. They still get to wear beautiful and unique costumes and this talented young lady is a great example of that.
belligerentbutterfly:

bronaghbrigid:

celticclassrisingstars:

Gabriella Panther - U7
Trinity Academy
Learned how to dance hardshoe two months before Oireachtas. Danced as a U6 and got 18th place. Danced as a U7 at Nationals and got 13th place.

HOLY SHIT ajdhdnduakhsus 😭

Can I add just for the sake of earlier arguments that this is a Mid-American region new no-bling dress rule compliant costume and look, she still placed at a national level! What? How could that happen when her dress couldn’t possibly stand out against all the other blinged out costumes? Clearly she’s a fantastic dancer and THAT is what it’s all about in the end (the dancing). Her dress is a unique costume, and it is not just one (read ugly to some which I don’t understand) solid color that looks like everyone else’s costume.
It’s funny because the bling is a new concept - when I started dancing there were maybe 25-50 crystals (absolute tops) on the second-hand dress that was my first costume. Same with my second dress, but glitter dot and Lamé fabric were just beginning to start a fashion trend. The dresses were intricate with LOADS of embroidery and that’s what the kids fell in love with - the costumes, yes, but not the amount of bling on them. Just the fact that they got to wear the pretty dresses. It’s not like they’re expected to wear beginner costumes or potato sacks as someone commented earlier. They still get to wear beautiful and unique costumes and this talented young lady is a great example of that.
belligerentbutterfly:

bronaghbrigid:

celticclassrisingstars:

Gabriella Panther - U7
Trinity Academy
Learned how to dance hardshoe two months before Oireachtas. Danced as a U6 and got 18th place. Danced as a U7 at Nationals and got 13th place.

HOLY SHIT ajdhdnduakhsus 😭

Can I add just for the sake of earlier arguments that this is a Mid-American region new no-bling dress rule compliant costume and look, she still placed at a national level! What? How could that happen when her dress couldn’t possibly stand out against all the other blinged out costumes? Clearly she’s a fantastic dancer and THAT is what it’s all about in the end (the dancing). Her dress is a unique costume, and it is not just one (read ugly to some which I don’t understand) solid color that looks like everyone else’s costume.
It’s funny because the bling is a new concept - when I started dancing there were maybe 25-50 crystals (absolute tops) on the second-hand dress that was my first costume. Same with my second dress, but glitter dot and Lamé fabric were just beginning to start a fashion trend. The dresses were intricate with LOADS of embroidery and that’s what the kids fell in love with - the costumes, yes, but not the amount of bling on them. Just the fact that they got to wear the pretty dresses. It’s not like they’re expected to wear beginner costumes or potato sacks as someone commented earlier. They still get to wear beautiful and unique costumes and this talented young lady is a great example of that.
belligerentbutterfly:

bronaghbrigid:

celticclassrisingstars:

Gabriella Panther - U7
Trinity Academy
Learned how to dance hardshoe two months before Oireachtas. Danced as a U6 and got 18th place. Danced as a U7 at Nationals and got 13th place.

HOLY SHIT ajdhdnduakhsus 😭

Can I add just for the sake of earlier arguments that this is a Mid-American region new no-bling dress rule compliant costume and look, she still placed at a national level! What? How could that happen when her dress couldn’t possibly stand out against all the other blinged out costumes? Clearly she’s a fantastic dancer and THAT is what it’s all about in the end (the dancing). Her dress is a unique costume, and it is not just one (read ugly to some which I don’t understand) solid color that looks like everyone else’s costume.
It’s funny because the bling is a new concept - when I started dancing there were maybe 25-50 crystals (absolute tops) on the second-hand dress that was my first costume. Same with my second dress, but glitter dot and Lamé fabric were just beginning to start a fashion trend. The dresses were intricate with LOADS of embroidery and that’s what the kids fell in love with - the costumes, yes, but not the amount of bling on them. Just the fact that they got to wear the pretty dresses. It’s not like they’re expected to wear beginner costumes or potato sacks as someone commented earlier. They still get to wear beautiful and unique costumes and this talented young lady is a great example of that.
belligerentbutterfly:

bronaghbrigid:

celticclassrisingstars:

Gabriella Panther - U7
Trinity Academy
Learned how to dance hardshoe two months before Oireachtas. Danced as a U6 and got 18th place. Danced as a U7 at Nationals and got 13th place.

HOLY SHIT ajdhdnduakhsus 😭

Can I add just for the sake of earlier arguments that this is a Mid-American region new no-bling dress rule compliant costume and look, she still placed at a national level! What? How could that happen when her dress couldn’t possibly stand out against all the other blinged out costumes? Clearly she’s a fantastic dancer and THAT is what it’s all about in the end (the dancing). Her dress is a unique costume, and it is not just one (read ugly to some which I don’t understand) solid color that looks like everyone else’s costume.
It’s funny because the bling is a new concept - when I started dancing there were maybe 25-50 crystals (absolute tops) on the second-hand dress that was my first costume. Same with my second dress, but glitter dot and Lamé fabric were just beginning to start a fashion trend. The dresses were intricate with LOADS of embroidery and that’s what the kids fell in love with - the costumes, yes, but not the amount of bling on them. Just the fact that they got to wear the pretty dresses. It’s not like they’re expected to wear beginner costumes or potato sacks as someone commented earlier. They still get to wear beautiful and unique costumes and this talented young lady is a great example of that.

belligerentbutterfly:

bronaghbrigid:

celticclassrisingstars:

Gabriella Panther - U7

Trinity Academy

Learned how to dance hardshoe two months before Oireachtas. Danced as a U6 and got 18th place. Danced as a U7 at Nationals and got 13th place.

HOLY SHIT ajdhdnduakhsus 😭

Can I add just for the sake of earlier arguments that this is a Mid-American region new no-bling dress rule compliant costume and look, she still placed at a national level! What? How could that happen when her dress couldn’t possibly stand out against all the other blinged out costumes? Clearly she’s a fantastic dancer and THAT is what it’s all about in the end (the dancing). Her dress is a unique costume, and it is not just one (read ugly to some which I don’t understand) solid color that looks like everyone else’s costume.

It’s funny because the bling is a new concept - when I started dancing there were maybe 25-50 crystals (absolute tops) on the second-hand dress that was my first costume. Same with my second dress, but glitter dot and Lamé fabric were just beginning to start a fashion trend. The dresses were intricate with LOADS of embroidery and that’s what the kids fell in love with - the costumes, yes, but not the amount of bling on them. Just the fact that they got to wear the pretty dresses. It’s not like they’re expected to wear beginner costumes or potato sacks as someone commented earlier. They still get to wear beautiful and unique costumes and this talented young lady is a great example of that.

irishmartini:

Hey y’all okay so my little sisters dress is for sale! It’s got over 1000 Swarovski crystals and none of them are missing. Only worn four times, two of those being majors. It’s practically brand new and would fit a dancer u10-12. Contact me or xdrymartini@ctc.net if you want more info! Please reblog to get the word out.
irishmartini:

Hey y’all okay so my little sisters dress is for sale! It’s got over 1000 Swarovski crystals and none of them are missing. Only worn four times, two of those being majors. It’s practically brand new and would fit a dancer u10-12. Contact me or xdrymartini@ctc.net if you want more info! Please reblog to get the word out.
irishmartini:

Hey y’all okay so my little sisters dress is for sale! It’s got over 1000 Swarovski crystals and none of them are missing. Only worn four times, two of those being majors. It’s practically brand new and would fit a dancer u10-12. Contact me or xdrymartini@ctc.net if you want more info! Please reblog to get the word out.
irishmartini:

Hey y’all okay so my little sisters dress is for sale! It’s got over 1000 Swarovski crystals and none of them are missing. Only worn four times, two of those being majors. It’s practically brand new and would fit a dancer u10-12. Contact me or xdrymartini@ctc.net if you want more info! Please reblog to get the word out.

irishmartini:

Hey y’all okay so my little sisters dress is for sale! It’s got over 1000 Swarovski crystals and none of them are missing. Only worn four times, two of those being majors. It’s practically brand new and would fit a dancer u10-12. Contact me or xdrymartini@ctc.net if you want more info! Please reblog to get the word out.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

HOW CAN I DANCE WITH CONFIDENCE PLEASE HELP!

iirishdance:

As cliche and contradictory as it sounds, BE CONFIDENT!

Sometimes the only person who is going to believe in you is you and you have to realize that YOU can do it.  YOU are capable of going all the way.  YOU have the potential. 

I personally have struggled with confidence for a long time.  It took me the last 2 years or so (off and on) to get my head on straight and my dancing is finally starting to take off. For me, my struggle was that I really didn’t know how good (or bad) I was as a dancer, I had some guesstimates but the not truly knowing was killing my confidence.  

Here are a few things that I did that really helped me.  Hope it helps you too.

1. Video tape your dancing.  I know that this can be terrifying.  Trust me, I did it and it was scary.  But here is how you do it.  Tape your routine maybe 3 different times.  Then go back and watch it.  When you watch it though, bring a notepad and before you critique yourself, make yourself pick out 5 things each time that where GOOD.   Then pick out 5 things -specific things- that need some work and practice a bit.  After a week or however long you want, tape again and mark your progress.

2. Tell yourself you are a good dancer.  Tell yourself you are confident. and Tell yourself that you are going to make it to whatever your goal(s) are.   If you say it out loud at least 2x per day (even if its in your closet :)) you will start to believe it.   The mind believes what we tell it to believe.

3.If you have a good relationship with your teacher, ask to meet with him/her outside of class for15min.  Tell them you are having some difficulty and that you need some encouragement.  Sometimes teachers see all the good things and forget to tell us. Specifically ask them to tell you strictly things that are improving, better or changed in your dancing.

4. Read the Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.   It really helped me sort out my confidence and I think it will help you too.

Sorry that this is so long but I really hope that this helps you.  I hate to see anyone struggle with confidence.

-Hannah

If you want to be confident, pretend you are for a day.  you will be amazed at how different you will feel.

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