I found this on Youtube a few nights ago.
Every Irish dancer needs to watch this.
Every. Single. One.
Reminded of my Highland dance teacher, who flat-out refused to teach us the kind of dancing that would win competitions, because it would wreck our bodies.
After six years of competitive Highland (in USA and Canada), she couldn’t even walk in ghillies.
(We were Scottish country dancers, doing Highland for fun and to sharpen up some of our SCD moves.)