A: A beginner dancer can be any age, including adults, but generally no younger than 4¾ years old. 7 or 8 years old is also a popular age group to begin Irish dancing.
A: The soft shoe dance called the Beginners Reel.
A: It does depend on each individual, but an average time is around 6 months to 1 year.
A: For most dancers it is the hard shoe set dance, it is an advanced dance and can last for up to 3 minutes, so also quite physically demanding.
A: You must be the minimum age of 21 years, and complete the TCRG exam, which includes both theory and practical components. The exam is usually a 3-day test. A pass in all components makes you a certified teacher. All Irish dancing teachers are required to be certified in order to register their students for competitions.
A: It is pronounced, Ly·nagh [Line-Are]. Not ‘Lin-Nag’ [incorrect], as it is sometimes heard.