While River Dancing is a modern adaptation of traditional Irish Dancing, they both stem from the same history. Irish step dancing was an integral part of society in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
Despite the little documentation of the past time, it was something most Irishmen and women did to celebrate certain events. After Irish dancing was an established part of the culture, troupes were formed where the best dancers in the land came together to perform.
They wanted to help perpetuate step dancing and keep the tradition going. In front of dozens of audience members, they step dance their way across the stage. Even with their nerves at an all-time high, they give the performance of a lifetime.
As this talented group Irish dancers filters out onto the stage, keep your eyes on their fleet feet. Their moves are crisp and quite impressive!