Southern Academy of Irish Dance - VA

Southern Academy of Irish Dance - VA

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I will be bringing THE LIFFEY RIVERS IRISH DANCER MYSTERIES to the McGrath Feis on April 22nd. Hope to meet up with some of you then. You can go to www.liffeyrivers.com to have a look at the books. See you soon!
For those going to Tall Oaks Assisted Living tomorrow: The address listed on Sign Up Genius is different from Tall Oaks website. Sign Up Genius has the address as 12022 N Shore Dr Reston but I found the number address to be 12052. 12022 is the address for Tall Oaks Shopping Center.
We just happened to be going through the drive-thru at CFA tonight. Such a treat to see such talented dancers while we waited!

Southern Academy of Irish Dance has Irish dance lessons for children and adults in Fauquier County, Frederick County and Loudoun County, VA

We are so honored that our very own Garet was chosen as the feis app dancer of the month! Thank you for the amazing article, @feistheapp. We appreciate you!!! ❤️👏🏻🎶David, thank you for inspiring all dancers, especially Garet. 😍@davidgeaney94
#irishdancerdreamsbig #irishdancevirginia #garetzagorski #irishdancers #idm #bemotivated #beinspired #irishdancechamp #littlemanbigdreams #southernacademyofirishdance

#stongertogether #keepdancing #irishdancefamily #wecareaboutourdancers #staystrong #stayhome #staysafe #quarantineirishdance #teachingmorethandance #irishdanceathome

Happy birthday 🎶

Happy birthday to 3 of our dancers!

We hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed the singing during zoom class!

Memory TRAYning! It’s the memory tray game! Dance teachers: play this with your students on zoom to increase memory skills! Put 30 items on a tray, show the items for 30 seconds, then ask dancers to write down as many items as possible that they remember. (They can write in a piece of paper, or type it in the chat box)! Then, have dancers’ family members make trays at home, cover with a towel, then uncover to play at home with everyone! What is easiest to remember? The bright colors? The bigger items? How can you remember more items? Have fun!! Congrats to Lara, Abby S, & Maggie and Zuzu for making trays right after class! ❤️👏🏻
#memorytray #memorytraining #memorygame #trainyourbrain #memoryskills #memoryskillsgame #teachingmorethandance #southernacademyofirishdance #southernirishdancers #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #irishdancezoomstyle #irishdanceismorethandancing #lifeskills #buildingskills #buildingskillsforlife

Be yourself.
#beyourself #trustyourself #beunique #beyou #youareyou #loveyoujustthewayyouare #youmatter #youarebeautiful #bethebestyou #lovewhoyouare #youareworthit

We have many pictures to post from our successful “Dance Master Road Trip” for throwback Thursday! Our dancers were beyond happy to see us!! We love our dance family!! Stay tuned for a complete video collage. And Mrs. Kristin danced 17 times today!! Keep dancing! ❤️☘️🎶
#throwbackthursday #irishdancingthroughquarantine #irishdancefamily #southernacademyofirishdance #southernirishdancefamily #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #irishdancewithyourteacher #irishdance #irishdancing #lovetoirishdance #webringirishdancetoyou #socialdistancedancetogether #irishdanceinyourdriveway #irishdancemasters #irishdancewarrenton #irishdanceculpepper #irishdancebealeton #irishdancefrontroyal #irishdancevienna #irishdancesterling #irishdanceashburn #irishdancegainesvilleva #irishdancebristow #irishdancepurcellville #irishdanceleesburg #irishdancealdie #irishdancesouthriding #irishdancewinchester #irishdancecharlestownwv

Our dance teachers are doing a throwback Thursday! Taking it back to our roots when the dance master visited the towns and taught dancers. We are all over northern Virginia and West Virginia today visiting our students from a safe distance. Stay tuned for videos of our visits!
#throwbackthursday #visitingourdancers #wemissyou #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #southernacademyofirishdance #weloveirishdance #irishdancinginthedriveway #bringingirishdancetoyou #irishdance #irishdancing #welovetoirishdance #milesandmilesforirishdance #idm

Happy Easter! Enjoy the day with your loved ones.

Good reminders. Stay well and safe.
#thinkpositive #stayactive #dancemore #worryless #showlove #behappy #staysafe #stayhome

Let’s play Bingo!!! Thanks to our awesome seniors for making our bingo squares! Tag 2 people.
#southernacademyofirishdance #irishdancevirginia #bingo #bingochallenge #bingofun #irishdancers #irishdancebingo #irishdancing #irishdanceforlife #teachingmorethandance

Fitness Friday!! Even siblings are joining us!! Stay strong! Stay home: workout on zoom!
#fitnessfriday #fitnesswithfriends #fitnessathome #zoomfitness #armday #planks #30minuteworkout #dontforgettostretch #irishdancefitness #staystrong

A week of compassion continues....
Wednesday was WRITE a letter to someone and mail it.

Thursday is be THANKFUL. Write a thank you sign or poster and thank all our health professionals. They are working so hard and would love to see our appreciation for them.
#thankfulthursday #thankyouhealthcareworkers #heroeswearstethoscopes #comfortnavyship #mercynavyship #showcompassion #compassionandgratitude #frontlineheroes #thankfulfordoctors #thankfulfornurses #thankyouforyoursacrifice

Tuesday is TALK to a relative who doesn’t live with you. Give someone a call. Post who you called (no names, just aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparent)
Many of our dancers called or FaceTimed their relatives in far away states. Talking to and listening to a relative shows compassion.
#weekofcompassion #showcompassion #talktuesday #listenwithcompassion #talktorelatives

Garet, the boys All Ireland champion u10 doing Jockey to the Fair. Post a video of a trad set and tag feis tweets! @feistweets @feistheapp
#tradsettuesday #jockeytothefair #irishdance #irishdancing #irishdancevirginia #boysdance #irishdanceboys #clrgallirelands2020 #southernacademyofirishdance #garetzagorski

Monday is MAKE someone happy with an act of kindness, such as: help with meals, help clean up, do something extra special you wouldn’t normally do! Post what you did or a before and after picture of what you did.
Here are lots of examples of people making people happy: delivering eggs, massages, doing extra dishes, watching younger siblings, making something special for mom, helping build a kitchen shelf and extra TLC for animals. Show compassion by making others happy.
#compassionishappiness #makesomeonesmonday #makesomeonehappy #actsofkindness #actsoflove #helpingothers #eggdelivery #doingforothers #showcompassion #dowhatisnotexpected #makingmondaysbetter

Sunday is SHARE love. Make a heart and put it in your window. Take a picture and post it.
Here are some ❤️ pictures from Virginia, Ohio, and Tennessee. Let’s see if we can get all 50 states and at least 10 countries!
#sharelove #virginiaisfordancers #showcompassion #heartinawindow #putaheartinyourwindow #dancersforlife #irishdancevirginia #lotsoflove #lookforlove #findheartseverywhere #southernlove

A week of compassion

In a time where things are very different, let’s take a few minutes each day and think of others!

There’s no pressure to post, only if you feel like it. If you want to share your ideas of compassion, we’d love to see all the creativity!

Sunday is SHARE love. Make a heart and put it in your window. Take a picture and post it. ❤️

Monday is MAKE someone happy with an act of kindness, such as: help with meals, help clean up, do something extra special you wouldn’t normally do! Post what you did or a before and after picture of what you did. 🧡

Tuesday is TALK to a relative who doesn’t live with you. Give someone a call. Post who you called (no names, just aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparent)💛

Wednesday is WRITE a letter to someone and mail it. And WASH your hands. Post a 20 second song you say when you wash your hands. 💚

Thursday is be THANKFUL. Write a thank you sign or poster and thank all our health professionals. They are working so hard and would love to see our appreciation for them. Post it on Instagram or Facebook and #thankyouhealthcareworkers 💙

Friday is FLOWER day! Send flowers to someone if you can. If not, go for a walk, pick a flower and give it to someone in your house. If you can’t go out, draw a flower and post it. 💐

Saturday is STORY day! Take a video of reading a kids story and post it! So many young kids miss their teacher reading to them. 💜

Think of others. Show compassion. Stay at home. Stay safe.
#showcompassion #sharelove #makesomeonesmonday #talktuesday #writewednesday #thankfulthursday #thankyouhealthcareworkers #fridayflowers #storytimesaturday #aweekofcompassion #idm #irishdancingmagazine #teachingmorethandance #irishdancevirginia

2 days of online dance classes and 100% attendance!!! And we received amazing feedback: the girls seemed happy and engaged: You’re making this work. ❤️We so needed happiness right now: Bless you 🙏🏻
We are so glad to bring smiles to our students. 😍
#southernacademyofirishdance #zoomirishdance #happyirishdancers #proudirishdanceteacher #teachingmorethandance #irishdancingmagazine #irishdancevirginia #zoom #virtualirishdancing #happinessisseeingyousmile #southernirishdancersinnorthernva #warrentonva #irishdancelife #thenewnormal #stayathome #keepdancing

Watch us jig!

Watch us jig! Irish dancing in northern Virginia. We recorded this video in our studio last week. Stay tuned for more videos.
#southernacademyofirishdance #irishdancevirginia #warrentonva #southernirishdancers #southernirishdancersinnorthernva #teamsouthern #watchmejig #allaboutthejig #irishdancing #idm #idmmarchmadness

Happy St. Patrick’s day! Some 3 hand reels.
#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #stpatricksday2020 #cantcancelstpatricksday #southernirishdancersinnorthernva #teamsouthern #irishdancefriends #irishdancefriendsarethebestfriends #irishdancevirginia #warrentonmoms #warrentonva #irishdanceforever #idmmarchmadness

[03/17/20]   Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here is one of our videos from dance class! We filmed it in our class last week. I will do a live video at 5:00 eastern time! Please join us to learn a jig with the all Ireland champion, Garet!

Happy St. Patrick’s day! We were able to do 10 of our 32 shows, drink some shamrock shakes, have fun, and share the gift of Irish dance with our community! We won’t be performing anymore in March. For those of you who didn’t see us, we will reschedule shows in the future. Stay safe and healthy and stay home. We will post videos throughout the week!! @graftonschool @fcps_news @finnegans.ashburn @auldshebeenva @salamanderresort
#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #idmmarchmadness #irishdanceperformance #greenseason #irishdance #irishdancevirginia #fauquiercounty #fauquiermoms #irishdancefun #lovetoperform #idm #seniorslastperformance #welovetoirishdance #shamrockshake

[03/17/20]   Things to do at home for Irish dancers:

Here are some ABC’s of Irish dance. You can create your own or ask some of your dancers to come up with theirs. My 6 year old came up with H is for hop, L is for lift, and O is for over 23s! Feel free to share, or copy and paste. Have fun!!

A is for Attitude. Always start practice with a good attitude. “Your attitude determines your altitude.” Come up with a phrase that is meaningful to you.

B is for Birdie. Practice 10 birdies on each leg. If you don’t do birdies, practice 10 butterflies on each leg or 10 BIG springs.

C is for Cuts. Do 10 cuts on each leg.

D is for Drums Practice drums for 30 seconds each foot. If you aren’t in hard shoes yet, practice your favorite Dance.

E is for Energy. Always dance with energy and excitement.

F is for Feis. Write about your favorite feis and why. Describe the awards and who was there.

G is for Garden of Daisies. Practice your traditional set. If you don’t know it yet, draw a picture of a garden full of daises.

H is for Hop. Hop on one foot for 8 bars the then other foot for 8 bars. Continue for 1 minute on, 30 seconds off for 6 sets.

I is for Irish music. Listen to all your Irish musicians and take time to understand the beautiful music of Irish dance.

J is for Jig! Teach someone in your family the jig!

K is for Kicks! Practice 10 kicks on each leg.

L is for Lift. Do 30 seconds of leg lifts, each leg, and 30 seconds of springing off the floor.

M is for Many friends! Write a letter or email to one of your many dance friends.

N is for Notebook. Keep your dance notebook organized and review comments from your teachers. If you don’t have one, get one and start taking notes on your corrections.

O is for Over 23s! Practice over 23s for 3 minutes.

P is for Posture and Planks! Do 20-30 seconds (or more) of planks for better posture. Don’t forget about side planks.

Q is for Quiet. Be quiet for a minute and take deep breaths, 4 seconds in and 4 seconds out. Think of your dance goals and write them down such as more flexibility, better turnout, higher kicks, etc.

R is for Rhythm. Practice trebles to heavy jig and hornpipe for 5 minutes each and work on the different rhythms of the dances.

S is for Stretching. Pick 4-5 stretches that your teacher wants you to do and work on your flexibility. Hold stretches for 45 seconds.

T is for Teachers and Thank you! Write a thank you card to your teachers for all they do for you!

U is for Up! Lift those heels up. Do 20 calf raises and then 10 one foot at a time.

V is for Visualize. Close your eyes and picture yourself dancing. Imagine how you look in every movement.

W is for Water. Remember to drink lots of water and stay hydrated.

X is for eXtra eXtension. Do 20 switches with straight legs

Y is for yes. Always tell yourself YES I CAN!

Z is for zzzzzs. Make sure you get enough sleep!

wjla.com

Local Irish dancer wins big, scores perfectly at All Irelands Championships

Here’s the link to the news story:

https://wjla.com/news/local/local-irish-dancer-wins-big-at-all-irelands

wjla.com A local Irish dancer recently grabbed a perfect score at the All Irelands Championships and Kidd O’Shea takes us to Warrenton, Virginia to meet the new Champ, Garet Zagorski. You can learn more about Southern Academy of Irish Dance by clicking here.

Northern Virginia friends: please watch abc at 4:00 today!! Kidd O’Shea interviews Garet about winning the All-Ireland Championships! @abc7kidd
#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #irishdance #irishdancevirginia #allirelandchamps #traininyourgarage #dancehardwinbig #abc #tvinterview #borntodance #borntodancetheirishway #happyfeet #idmmarchmadness

When your former dancers still love Irish dance, you know you’re doing it right ❤️ These two saw Riverdance in Radio City last night and were so excited to have a picture with their idol @jeanbutlerdance. Received this text:
“Just thought you would like to see what happened tonight!!! Thanks for being such a wonderful teacher! I’m so thankful for so many wonderful years of dance”
#teachfromtheheart #dancestudents #riverdance25thanniversary #riverdance #jeanbutler #radiocity #lovetoteach #irishdance #idmmarchmadness #irishdancefriends #teachmorethandance #shesheridol

Performances in full swing! We were on fire 🔥at the Ashburn firehouse pancake breakfast Sunday and the Warrenton library 📚 last week. Check out our website for all our performances!
#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #powerintheperformance #southernirishdancersinnorthernva #pancakebreakfast #warrentonlibrary #irishdancevirginia #idmmarchmadness #airtime #irishdancebirdie #irishdanceperformance #ashburnva #warrentonva #comeseeusirishdance

Last weekend, Garet finished in the top 6 in the NAFC MINOR BELT U13! What an honor for an under 10 dancer. Congrats to Tim Blake, the minor belt winner! Also pictured is Garet with Megan Stuart and Mackenzie Mahler who are the junior and senior belt winners and all 3 won the All Ireland championships last month. These girls are great role models! Thanks for taking time to take a picture with Garet ❤️❤️#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #nafcchampionships2020 #irishdance #irishdancing #idm #idmfeisfun #irishdancevirginia #garetzagorski #allaboutu10sx

Our Tennessee dancers rocked it today! Laney is 7th in an amazing competition and top North American!! With 10th in the hornpipe and 33rd in the reel. Julia with 36th in the hornpipe. A great day to end our week in Killarney! @sairishdance
#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #clrgallirelands2020 #irishdance #irishdancers #irishdancing #killarney #idm #irishdancelife #irishdancetn #irishdancevirginia

Well done to Laney and Julia, our Tennessee ladies 18-19. Julia recalled in the hornpipe and Laney with all 3 recalls! Way to go girls!
#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #clrgallirelands2020 #irishdance #irishdancetn #irishdancing #irishdancer #irishdancelife #sairishdance #lovetodance

Great two rounds for Kate at the All Ireland Championships and waiting for recalls. Huge shout out to our Tennessee dancer, Jadyn who could not compete today due to an injury but she came to watch her competition. We are so proud of you, girls!
#southernacademyofirishdance #letitbesaid #sairishdance #clrgallirelands #irishdance #irishdancing #irishdancelife #ineckillarney #irishdancetn #irishdancevirginia

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