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“Great display of Irish Dancing for kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jig, the Story of Irish Dance

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 218 Attractions in Dublin
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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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“Great display of Irish Dancing for kids”
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 some traditional music, but most of it was with a dinner and didn't start until 1900 which is too late for us. I found The Jig and bought tickets online to the show at Powerscourt Center. It's a very small venue in a shopping arcade, but it's perfect. The started at 1800 and lasted one hour. The whole time, the boys were totally engaged and clapping while the 3 women and 1 man danced with lightning fast feet and the sound of their shoes thumping the stage to the music. Even during the black and white video scenes of dancers from the 1950s, the kids remained interested. I highly recommend this show for a more sensory experience than just listening to the music in a pub which may be more enjoyable for an adult, but not as memorable for a kid. We left the theater with the boys wanting more!

Visited July 2014
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“An unexpected thrill”
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 something raw and pure dance, without the "Hollywood" and this show delivers!!
Well done Jig!

Visited July 2014
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“A simple and surprising pleasure”
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 came in for the show and were surprised to find that the ticket seller from earlier was the star. Not knowing what to expect we sat, and then it began. The intensity of the performance was phenomenal. There were two men, and two women, and the four of them together were overpowering. I have never seen a crowd so fascinated by dancers before, and the standing ovation barely ended. If you have a chance, do not miss this experience!

Visited September 2013
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“Great for kids”
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 - perhaps a Q&A session (as the audience was only about 12 people) might of been of interest - the girls would have loved to be more engaged.

Visited April 2014
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“Wanted to do something different in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

1 hour. It's something you must do so you can tell everyone you learned the jig in Ireland. We opted to see a show or dance. Dancing was a good choice.

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