2 years old fantastic baby surprises with her beautiful Irish Dancing!!! This little Irish dancer brightened up her family’s day. Irish dance refers to a group of traditional dance forms originating in Ireland, covering dances both solo and in groups, as well as dances for social, competitive and performance purposes. Irish dance in its current form developed from various influences such as earlier native Irish dance, English country dance and possibly French square dance, as it became popular in Britain and Ireland in the 19th century.
The dance was taught by “itinerant dance masters” across Ireland in the 17th and 18th centuries, and individual dance forms developed according to regional practice and different purposes. Irish dance has become an important part of Irish culture, especially for the Irish nationalist movement. Since the early 20th century, a number of organizations have promoted and codified the various forms of dance, creating competitive structures and standardized styles. Irish dancers who compete for competitive reasons dance in a dance style that is more modern than traditional Irish dance. This is mostly done solo, but there are also team dances in groups of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 16 and even numbers in chambers. Competing Irish dancers wear dresses heavily embroidered with Swarvoski crystals and shine on stage. Competing Irish dancers may also wear large wigs and stage make-up.