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Jig, the Story of Irish Dance

Powerscourt Theatre, Clarendon Street, | Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
00353 1 6111060
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Ranked #28 of 217 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Jig is a spectacular, high energy Irish Dance Show that showcases the best of traditional and...
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Owner description: Jig is a spectacular, high energy Irish Dance Show that showcases the best of traditional and contemporary Irish Dance. Jig introduces the audiences to the history of Irish dance and the many different steps, styles and dances that our part of our rich dance heritage. This live, multi-media show runs throughout the year in Powerscourt Theatre just minutes from Grafton Street in the heart of Dublin City and is a must see for anyone who has an interest in an authentic culture experience. Our world class professional dancers are guaranteed to impress. Suitable for all ages. Hop Up is our INTERACTIVE show for all those that want to Hop Up , learn to dance and have some fun. This Irish Dance experience opens with an impressive performance by our world class dancers who then invite the audience to take to the floor and learn some Irish Dancing. Fantastic entertainment for families, friends and corporate events. Suitable for all ages. Hop Up runs throughout the year in the Powerscourt Theatre just minutes from Grafton Street in the heart of Dublin City. All tickets include entry to the Irish Dance Museum which houses a collection of dresses, photos and other dance memorabilia.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Jig offers a show called, "Hop" in which you see a short film on folks impressions and knowledge of Irish dancing, you see a short demo by a few dancers, and then you give it a go yourself! The instructors were excellent, and it was totally fun to try dancing for ourselves. If nothing else, you completely appreciate just how... More 

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Suceava County, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A great way to finish some fantastic days in Dublin. It lasts one hour and you can feel up close how talented and dedicated the 4 dancers are. Very informative about the history of Irish dance, about how it developed and changed through the years, becoming that amazing and wonderful steps that fascinated an entire world since the River Dance.... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The evening show is both entertaining and enlightening. It's a chance to see the development of Irish dancing over the past 100 years. However, the real attraction for anyone looking to embrace Ireland on their vacation is the afternoon Hop Up show. Sue and Megan are wonderful teachers. Getting up on stage and spending an hour learning some of the... More 

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Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Absolutely loved this show. It's in a small theatre in a unique location off of Graffton Street. As the venue is small you can really see the dancers feet and appreciate how hard Irish Dancing is. The dancers were great and really engaging and the staff were friendly. The show lasts about an hour and runs through the various types... More 

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a nice little show. Only an hour long and the 4 dancers were really good. Lots of information before the show started and as it was going on. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ideal for a wet day or before an evening out. This little dance troop provided an entertaining and very energetic glimpse into Irish dance in the tiny Powerscourt Theatre situated within the Powerscourt Shopping Mall. For the more active traveller, the 3pm performance 'Hop up', allowed audience participation which we were not brave or fit enough to consider!

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This visit to Dublin I brought my 7 and 9 year old boys and wanted to show them something more of Irish culture besides the museums, pubs, and our relatives houses. Everyday we tried to do a culturally interactive event including playing in the park or having a play date with cousins. I was hoping to bring them to hear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This show was so much fun! Set in a little private studio in the heart of Dublin, led by champion dancer Sean O'Brien, this show had everything someone wanting to see a proper dance performance would want to have. It had street talks, history, a timeline and great athletic performances! My brother and I are from AUS and we wanted... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

During our all too brief stay in Dublin, we weren't planning on going to Jig, the story of Irish Dance museum and show. However, we thought it would make a nice change from wandering the streets and taking endless -irresistible- pictures of the lovely buildings all over the city. That and the price was extremely reasonable -always a plus-. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Short succinct & to the point. Not quite the experience that my wife & I would normally have gone out to but we were on holiday with 3 under 10 year old girls who were all enthralled. The small museum gave some insight & was interesting. The performance by the 4 dancers was of a high standard although quite brief... More 

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