Dance

Epic Irish dance performance during wedding, bride joins to shine

July 21st, 2021

We’ve all seen beautiful wedding dances.

Whether they involve the bride and groom, bride and her father, or groom and his new mother-in-law, it’s all part of a traditional ceremony.

Sometimes, these dances are emotional while other times, they’re over the top.

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But seldom do we see a bride steal the show with an entourage of backup dancers.

Nor do we see a bride perform an Irish jig…in her wedding dress and all.

You can only imagine what a sight that would be. Well, you don’t have to wonder any longer.

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Something different

Instead of doing what other brides do, one woman named Gretchen wanted to do something different to celebrate her wedding.

So, she came up with a brilliant idea. Now, there’s nothing wrong with a traditional dance but why not think outside of the box?

After all, it is a once in a lifetime event (usually) so might as well pull out all the stops to make it a memorable moment.

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Celebrating an Irish heritage?

To be honest, we’re not sure if the couple is Irish. Maybe a tinge or something.

But what we do know is that when Gretchen married the love of her life, she enlisted the services of dancers from the Hooley School of Irish Dance in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to help execute her plan.

Now we don’t know if he readily agreed or a further discussion happened, but she got her way.

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The video went viral

Fortunately for people who love to scour the internet for cool things, this event was captured on video.

To date, it’s been seen more than 9.6 million times. It immediately begins with two girls in short black dresses, white ankle socks, and black shoes making their way onto a dance floor set up outside.

Those smiles are really lovely too!

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Starting the party off right

With the song, “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, these girls start clogging. This style of dance is similar to tap although there are some different moves and the arms remain at the dancer’s side.

It looks fairly simple but don’t be fooled. It takes skill and incredible fitness levels.

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The number of dancers increases

As the song continues to play, two additional girls dressed in the same attire join the others.

Now all four are moving in unison to the beat of the music. Are you bopping your head yet?

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They’re fantastic

All of the wedding guests off to the side can’t take their eyes off of these girls. Not only is their dancing unique but they’re also incredibly talented.

But wait…there’s more.

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Before long, additional girls head onto the dance floor. Seamlessly, they begin clogging right along with the others and without missing a single step.

In the video, you see the bride and groom watching off to the left.

They’re just ecstatic as well since they made the right decision in asking these girls to dance!

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10 dancers entertain

For almost two minutes, these girls showcase their amazing skills on the dance floor.

They’re smiling, the guests are smiling, and we’re certain the bride and groom are smiling too. What a wonderful way to celebrate a wedding.

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Then it happens

You see the bride motion to someone as she walks away. The next thing you know, she and the flower girl are on the dance floor doing their thing.

In response, the guests cheer. This is something not often seen in weddings!

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Now they’re the stars of the show

And they’re just as good as the cloggers, maybe even better. In the background, the dancers clap to the rhythm of the music.

We don’t know the relationship between the bride and this young girl but you can tell they have a special bond.

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The spotlight is on the bride

After the flower girl exits the dance floor, the entourage steps forward to continue dancing with the bride.

She’s beautiful as the sunlight streams down on her and her gorgeous white gown.

If you love unique wedding dances, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Watch their entertaining performance in the video below!

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