Saturday, November 23, 2013

Celtic Knights at the International Festival

This year marked my third year performing in the International Festival with Celtic Knights.  However, this year marked the first performance I put together for Celtic Knights.  I was excited to take on Celtic Knights as president this year but as the performance drew closer and closer, I became more and more nervous.  I never had to put together a whole performance together on my own and I was so worried something was going to go wrong!

I schedule extra practices as the festival got closer so everyone was more comfortable with the dances.  I also double checked time and costume materials so I wasn't missing anything.  I was getting pretty confident and everything was falling into place.  The night of the performance came around and we were all excited.  I introduced the group and the dances as they came up.  I even came up with a cool fun fact for the audience:

Irish Dance Masters used to travel around Ireland performing for people.  
There wasn't a lot of room for them to perform so they danced on top of 
barrels and table tops.  Arms at the side added a skill level.

All in all we performed well.  I'm proud of my dancers and all the hard work they put in.  It really paid off!  Check it out: