Friday, 20 July 2012

Ottawa Valley Dancing at Willie Clancy Festival 2012

Ottawa Valley Dancing at the Willie Clancy Festival 2012. "Ottawa Valley Style stepdancing originated in the Ottawa Valley which includes a large area North of Ottawa and a small area across the river on the Quebec side. This dance is very different than the other two styles of stepdancing, but still has influences from the Scottish and Irish. The Ottawa Valley style is characterized by the constant aggressiveness of the dance and the steps are danced high off of the floor. The better dancers include a wide variety of steps and different moves in their routines so that no step looks similar to another. The dancers’ legs look very "rubber like" and much coordination is required of the legs, feet and ankles." ( Posted on Youtube on the 17th of July 2012 by ThumbAndFingers.

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