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A DVD of Sean Nos Dancing tutorials & performances from Edwina and her dancers with local musicians filmed across the Leitrim landscape
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The aim of my kickstarter campaign is to finish my dance project. A project I've been thinking about and planning for the past 5 years and now I'm finally seeing it all come together. It's all very exciting!! :)

I am currently making a video, teaching 15 of my own Sean Nós dancing steps suited for beginners, improvers and advanced dancers. It's ideal for both children & adults. With your help I can achieve my funding goal which will allow me to complete the making of my DVD and get me across the finish line. 

http://youtu.be/ZXZl4DPCqtw 

It is being filmed all outdoors during Spring and early Summer in scenic locations around my home of Co. Leitrim by German film maker Markus Plawszewski. Several local musicians join me on set to provide the finest of music from Leitrim and the North West of Ireland.

http://youtu.be/gPV0j4nFdZ4 

http://youtu.be/GECt4BIwafE 

Also joining me are pupils I teach from Leitrim, Sligo & Roscommon helping me demonstrate the steps and dancing a few solo performances too. This is one of my favourite parts of the DVD as it allows you to see the personal style, creativity, spontaneity and character of each dancer and how the musician and dancer interact and entwine through the music.

http://youtu.be/jyN6XiadhBs 

My dance group Sean Nós ar an tSionann will perform some of the routines that I have choreographed with them demonstrating some of Leitrim's old traditions, and indeed some new ones too. :)

http://youtu.be/IodANqKMz7I 

http://youtu.be/PyFoVIoifq8 

I am currently working on my website to allow people to purchase this footage online giving you two options: you have the choice to be sent the DVD or you have the option to buy the streamed version allowing you to log in and watch wherever and whenever you wish.

On this website you will also be able to subscribe to a year of dance classes where each week you will receive a video tutorial from me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and a huge thank you to everyone for their support. 

Míle Buíochas 

Edwina :)

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.11

    Are you serious? You just want to help me for no reason at all?....I like you a lot!
    I'll do a little step for you right there on the spot next time we meet. Whoop!

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    I love to take photos! So your reward will be... Polaroids taken during filming of my DVD this May in the most beautiful place in the world....LEITRIM! #proudleitrimwoman

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    A copy of my finished DVD sent your way with lots of happiness and love.

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    A copy of my finished DVD sent your way with lots of happiness plus a personally recorded video of a dance step specially dedicated to you on my facebook page Sean Nós ar an tSionann

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    A copy of my finished DVD sent your way with lots of happiness plus a pair of shiny new dance shoes just for you!

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    A copy of my DVD sent your way with lots of happiness plus a subscription to my new dance website for a year's free online lessons in Sean Nós Dance

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    Pledge €150 or more About US$ 167

    A copy of my finished DVD sent your way with lots of happiness Plus a private 1 hour Sean Nós Dance lesson whenever I'm in your area, or you're in mine....or just incase you're Chris Hadfield, we can do Skype!

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    A copy of my finished DVD sent your way with lots of happiness Plus a private 2 hour Sean Nós Dance lesson whenever I'm in your area, or you're in mine....or just incase you're Chris Hadfield, we can do Skype!

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    A 3 hour workshop at your festival/event (excluding travel expenses)

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    A performance by my dance group Sean Nós ar an tSionann at your festival/event
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    Full group performance of 30 dancers, musicians & singers from Sean Nós ar an tSionann at your event/festival.
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