Dance
Two brothers in leather jackets slip on their tap shoes to dance to classic Queen hit
They are 5 times World Champion Irish dancers and they have won 50 major dancing titles. And now they bring us this.
Jaclyn Abergas
09.16.22

Are you ready to watch this performance?

This video starts out simply and you wonder, ‘what’s different about this?’ And in less than ten seconds, you’ll find out.

Usually, when we hear this song, it’s followed by a cover band performing it with so much gusto. We rarely watch a video of two brothers dancing to it.

But here we are.

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YouTube - Gardiner Brothers

What comes to your mind when thinking of tap dance?

Is it the traditional old-school tap dance? Is it a countryside setting or a musical or play?

Meet the Gardiner Brothers.

They’re featured in this video and have come out to show that tap dance can be melded with modern dance.

You just need to choose the right song and create the right choreography.

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YouTube - Gardiner Brothers

Just like they did here.

Choosing Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust” definitely brings the dance to a level it has never seen before.

It’s perfectly timed to the beats and sequences and it also helps that they’ve really embodied the essence of the song through their performance.

And it turns out that’s what the brothers do in all of their performances.

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YouTube - Gardiner Brothers

Mike and Matt are the Gardiner brothers.

They are 5 times World Champion Irish dancers and, between the two of them, they have won 50 major dancing titles.

Their goal is to show the world their Irish culture and dance through a mash-up of traditional Irish and modern music.

Thus the amazing choreography for Queen’s classic song with tap dance.

Tots in tap shoes.

The Gardiner brothers have been dancing since they were three and four years old.

And they have been racking up so many national, regional, and world titles between the two of them since they started.

Mike finally retired from the dancing competition world in 2015 as a 15-time major title winner. And Matt followed him three years later to retirement as a 30-time major title winner.

Today, they teach dance at the Hession School of Irish Dance in Ireland and are both members of the Irish dance group, Riverdance, where they get to dance around the world.

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YouTube - Gardiner Brothers

But it wasn’t until 2020 that they become very active in creating more dance videos. And it wasn’t just any type of dance video.

Irish Dance

They wanted to showcase the versatility, modernism, and athleticism of Irish dance.

Because they had a specific goal, they were noticed by a lot of celebrities, including Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tiesto, and Arron Crascall, among others.

These celebrities shared the brothers’ videos on their own platforms, which helped the brothers gain more followers.

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YouTube - Gardiner Brothers

Soon enough, they were being interviewed and featured on shows like Home and Family, RTE Nationwide, Ireland AM, Australia’s 7 network news, NBC’s Today show, and RTE Today show.

Getting signed

In September 2020, they were signed by Andrea Roche Model and Influencer Agency and became the first ever Irish dance influencers.

Not too bad for two boys who just loved to dance.

See their classic meets modern take on this classic Queen song in the video below!

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By Jaclyn Abergas
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Jaclyn Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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