Irish Stepdance

Popularized by the Broadway show Riverdance, Irish stepdance is a specific style of Irish dance originating in the mid-19th Century. Capable of being performed solo or in groups, Irish Step Dance is well-known for its quick and precise footwork while the dancer keeps a stiff upper body. Irish stepdance is performed publicly and in competitions around the world. These competitions, known as Feiseanna in Irish, are traditional Gaelic arts and culture festivals. The costumes worn at these performances are often brightly colored, and each costume has a unique design. This is to aid the performer with the judges and to captivate audiences.


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