Kickin’ It Irish stands without plot, but it does come with a history. This show’s story began in 1997 when Riverdance first came through the Twin Cities. It was hot off its New York and LA debuts, playing to royalty, presidents and movie stars… Its heart-pounding rhythms & soulful melodies caught the attention of the world. Cormac was on tour at 19 years old. At 16, he’d been one of the original cast along with 21 others, 17 of whom were from his parents’ dancing school in Dublin.
Cormac and Natalie met working on that show and moved here together in 2001. They started O’Shea Irish Dance when their eldest child was ready for her first steps. They built The Celtic Junction, establishing a center for Traditional Arts that welcomed The Center for Irish Music in 2009.
We are delighted to present this show with the Two Tap Trio, and featuring World class competitive Irish dancers including Regional & National Champions on stage. Several of them compete at the World Championships.
It is a rich tradition of Irish music and dance that brings these incredibly hard working and talented kids to this stage. Working with them is what keeps our hearts beating strong. This is the next generation of Riverdancers. Enjoy.