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Jig

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Today, I bring you a wonderful documentary from 2011 called Jig. The doc is about the Irish dancing competition world, and it’s absolutely fascinating.

I found this film in kind of a circuitous way. I first came across the short dance video below, called Steps. I was amazed by the dancing, but I wasn’t able to . find out anything about how the group was formed. They seemed to be random dancers put together just for this video. So I started to hunt down the individual dancers. I started with the striking lead of Steps, Shane McAvinchey, and that’s where I came across Jig. Here’s the video that started it all.

Now, for Jig. The film follows a group of 11-21 year-olds (and their families) competing for a world title at the annual Irish Dancing Championships. McAvinchey is the dancer from Ireland who teaches the Russian team, and he’s adorable.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Jig

  1. Always have enjoyed the River Dance group. Will come back when I have time to watch the entire show. It really is fancy foot work.

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  2. Yes, River Dance was great. I can’t remember the name of the lead dancer. Guess it was around 2008 that I saw them the last time. But all of them in Donna’s pick are great also. Hal

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  3. According to their YouTube 2013 was the last year they did River Dance. I am one of the worst remembering names. But Donna had the right name. Hal

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  4. Jig wasn’t ‘available’ for me but Steps was and I loved it. I was a mad Riverdance fan way back when. Thanks for reminding me how much I enjoy this kind of dancing!

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