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Step About Boston

Step About Boston


I started Irish step when I was 5 years old. My parents took me to see “River Dance,”
and I remember, well my Mom tells me, that I looked at her and was like “I want to
do that.” When I came to BU, I had always regretted
quitting Irish step, so I came back and found Step About Boston and joined immediately,
and I just fell back in love with it. Step About Boston was created in 2005 by a
group of undergraduate girls who wanted to continue Irish dance in college. We accept girls—and boys! Yes, and boys! We accept participants who have had no experience with dance or Irish dance all the way through the world champions like
Liz Morlock. I’ve been Irish dancing for 15 years now. Everyone is so committed and they pick up
things so quickly, and learn things that took me years to learn. Like the hard shoes or
tap shoes usually don’t even start until you’ve been dancing for a few years. Especially with hard shoes, timing is incredibly
important. You can’t be off a beat, you can’t be off half a beat. You really have to be like a robot almost. So that makes it really hard, but at the same
time it’s the most rewarding, once you finally master a step and you become one group, one
sound. One and two, drop hands, three, up, four. It’s chilly! I’m really impressed with
everybody’s dedication. It’s snowing and it’s going to be really magical. Today we are here to perform at Faneuil Hall
for their holiday show. It’s called “Blink.” We are also going to our first competition
in March, which is really exciting, at the University of Dayton. Right now, we’re just a club, but we hope
by competing that we can become more of a team in BU’s eyes. We have this thing in our contract that says
we’re lifelong friends, and honestly I really think we are. We’re so close. We have so
much fun at practice, but we also get a lot done. I just love it.

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