The title of this blog is a play on words from the classic Pink Floyd song “Shine on you Crazy Diamond.” I’ve always loved this phrase as I believe it means, no matter how different, strange or odd the world may find you, never hide your true character because you are as beautiful and rare as a diamond.
Irish dancer are unique and we shine to the world with our dancing.
Irish dancers have a special talent to create diamonds while dancing. We bounce around with pointed toes and over-crossed legs which, even for just a fleeting moment, a diamond is formed.
As we walk into a high school gym where a feis is taking place or watch Irish dancers perform during a summer Celtic festival, little glimpses of diamonds can be seen shinning everywhere.
I’ve created this blog to keep myself motivated to become the best dancer I can be and to connect to other Irish-loving people. Comment, share or use anything you find on my blog. Please feel free to email me about anything – a post I’ve made, something you found about Irish dance that you want to share or just if you want to chat!