Daily Bite [Sweat]: Irish Step Dancing

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Irish step dancing is one of the most fun styles of dance to watch. Dancers leap, jump, and step in synchronicity while remaining graceful.

Interested in testing out your step skills for a great workout before the soda bread and guinness coming this weekend?

Step dancing is a high endurance, aerobic exercise. The upper body stays relatively still with good posture, while the lower body steps to the beat of a fast paced jig.

Luckily for most of us, you don’t have to be irish or a trained dancer to get a great workout from trying out step dancing.

Watch a video or two like this one, put on some cheery jig music, and see what you can do!

The Basics:

  • Point your right toe in front of your left foot,
  • Lift your rift foot up towards your left knee,
  • Step back with your right foot, placing it behind your left foot,
  • Lift your back leg up, and step it down  again,
  • Repeat on other side.

 

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