March 17th


Most of my elementary school years are a blur.  But some random things I learned are embedded deep in my brain.

One such memory is an Irish jig taught to us in physical education class.   I often recounted that little dance in the years that followed and it provided fun, especially on St. Patrick’s Day.  More than once, I tried to teach it to my kids who were disinterested at best.  I can no longer demonstrate how it is done, but I still remember each command.

So, if you are able, stand up and try this fun little jig on St. Patrick’s Day.  If you can’t stand, then try it sitting down.  If you can’t do that, then watch someone else do it or just listen to the music below.


Standing, arms at your sides.  When you read a command word, only that part of the foot touches the floor as you stand.  Kick describes kicking the foot outward.

Right Leg –  TOE.  HEEL.  TOE.  KICK.

Left Leg –  TOE.  HEEL.  TOE.  KICK.

Right Leg –   TOE.  HEEL.  TOE.  KICK.

APART.  TOGETHER.  SWING AND TUCK.   (In a jumping motion, move legs apart from each other. Then jumping again, bring legs back together.  Swing right foot out in front of you, then tuck  it behind your left foot.)

And begin again.

Here is some music to try it to once you are comfortable with the motions.  It goes rather quickly though, so be ready to work.



About Climbing Downhill

Wife and mother of grown kids, in my 60's and dealing with MS, making life's moments count and trying to offer something of value to others along the way.
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