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Is This The Best Ever Irish Dance Off?

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Is This The Best Ever Irish Dance Off?
Is This The Best Ever Irish Dance Off?

Best Ever Irish Dance Off

This has to be the best Irish Dance Off we’ve ever seen. Spectacular Irish Dancing in Galway City. The Irish do start them young.

This has to be the best Irish Dance Off we’ve ever seen. Spectacular Irish Dancing in Galway City. The Irish do start them young.

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What is Irish Dancing and How did it take the world by storm?

Irish Dancing originated in Ireland and encompasses group and solo dancing. Irish Dancing can be done for social The theatrical show,  Riverdance, really made Irish Dancing famous worldwide. It originated as an interval performance act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, featuring Irish dancing champions Jean Butler, Michael Flatley and the vocal ensemble Anúna. Riverdance made it’s debut on stage in the Irish capital, Dublin on  February 9, 1995, in the presence of Ireland’s president, Mary Robinson.

Best ever Irish Dance Off

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Is This The Best Ever Irish Dance Off?

History of Irish Dancing

Irish dancing originated with the Celts and druids and as Christianity started spreading, was influenced by similar dances from Europe. Remnants of the formations and the patterns used by the druids still seen today.

In 1893, the Gaelic League was established with the aim of fostering and nurturing all facets of Irish culture within Ireland. This initiative included the organization of official competitions, instructional programs and the formulation of guidelines for Irish dancing.

Eventually, in 1930, this endeavor culminated in the establishment of the Irish Dancing Commission, which was tasked with overseeing this increasingly popular cultural pursuit.

With the advent of its own regulatory authority, Irish dancing witnessed a substantial surge in popularity and in the ensuing decades, it extended its reach to the extensive Irish diaspora across the globe.

Is Irish dancing popular in America?

In particular, the popularity of Irish dance is stronger than ever among Irish-, and non-Irish, Americans alike. For generations, Irish dancing remained a local pursuit, enjoyed recreationally among the Irish and Irish- American communities that developed across America.

What about the rest of the world?

We’ll sometimes Irish dancing spontaneously errupts!

But nobody does it like the locals!


Last updated May 29, 2023


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