Thursday, June 12, 2014
A kilt is a big investment - and quite frankly I wanted to know she would stick with dancing before I invested in a brand new kilt.
It also gives her time to truly know what tartans look good on stage and which ones she likes.
I have, however wondered for quite some time what tartan this kilt was. There are just so many in the world it was hard to find out!
It turns out that E is wearing Dress Green Gilles. Thank you to the person on dancenet who was kind enough to answer my question!
Although E loves the modern aquas and purples I love this kilt. It swings beautifully as she dances and she looks beautiful in it.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
I admit it. I'm a bad highland dancing mum.
For a long time Miss E practised her sword dance without swords cause it was just all too hard!
And the swords I found were just far too expensive.
Then a google search led me to Racheldances on facebook.
The swords have are made from mild steel with a plastic hilt for safety. You can choose from a myriad of colours for your hilt - we chose blue as Miss E loves aqua and is starting to get a little bit over the traditional girly pink and purple.
For beginners you can lay the swords the other way for a flatter sword for practice.
All up, including post to Australia from the UK the swords were approx $60AUD for the pair. Definately within budget.
I have certainly seen Miss E's sword improve with practice with real swords. They are sturdy, true to size and definately worth the price.
A short video review is here on youtube
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/racheldances.co.uk?fref=ts
Please note- this is an unpaid review. I purchased these myself and am reviewing them after. All opinions are my own.