Dance
Irish dancer moves so fast people can’t believe she’s human
What an unbelievable talent. This is why they call her the Irish dancing machine.
D.G. Sciortino
09.23.21

The way Cassidy Ludwig moves with such rapid precision has left people doubting that she’s human.

Her calculated footwork is mechanically perfect.

That’s how she earned the nickname of “Irish Dancing Machine.”

Posted by Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music onMonday, November 6, 2017

Technically, she is an Irish dancing machine, but she’s also very much human.

Her skill and technique aren’t the results of mathematically assembled gears or axles.

Her incredible performance is the result of passion and dedication.

Posted by Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music onWednesday, January 1, 2020

According to IrishCentral, Cassidy is an Irish step dancer with the Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music based in Ohio.

They were extremely proud when she won first place at the 2021 US National Irish Dance Championship held in Phoenix, Arizona.

“We are so proud of you and your hard work,” they wrote on Facebook. “So excited to see what you do in the future.”

Miss Cassidy Ludwig is the US National Champion 2021! 🥰We are so proud of you and your hard work❤️ So excited to see what you do in the future🔥

Posted by Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music onTuesday, July 6, 2021

That future includes going viral. Video footage of Cassidy’s practice session for the national championships has amassed more than 24 million views and counting.

The video shows Cassidy gliding across the floor with her feet rapidly moving beneath her like a propeller.

She moves so quickly and kicks so high that her movements appear to be supernatural.

She makes this centuries-old form of dance look effortless.

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But it is most certainly not, and you can tell by the look of exhaustion on her face by the end of her routine in the video.

But her hard work has definitely paid off.

Not only is she now internet famous but last year that she was asked to join the tour of Lord of the Dance on their Feet of Flame Tour in Taiwan.

And that’s a pretty good way to describe Cassidy’s footwork.

It’s so fast it looks likes it’s about to start a fire.

Check out our girl Cassidy Ludwig on tour in Taiwan with Lord of the Dance!

Posted by Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music onWednesday, December 23, 2020

Irish dance is a traditional dance that is performed both solo and in groups for social and competitive performances.

The Irish dance you see today is a combination of earlier native Irish dance, English country dancing, and French quadrilles, according to Wikipedia.

This kind of dance started becoming popular in Ireland and Britain in the 19th century.

It was taught by traveling dance masters as early as the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music - Facebook

Now Irish dance schools, competitions, and performances take place all over the world.

These days you’ll see competitive dancers wearing fancy dresses that are heavily crystallized, along with large wigs, and lots of makeup.

Cassidy’s dress above is a perfect example. And look at that heap of hair on her head.

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They say, “the higher the hair, the closer to God,” so that must mean that Cassidy is real close because that’s is some really big hair.

But when people watch Cassidy dance it isn’t about the dress or even that giant hair, it’s about her incredible talent.

And with the dedication that she puts in, we’re sure that Cassidy’s will continue to wow people across the world.

Check out her awesome moves in the video below!

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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