Rhythm Of The Dance

Rhythm Of The Dance will play in Waterford’s Theatre Royal on Wednesday and Thursday 22nd & 23rd August,

This contemporary Irish dance show had its debut in Norway in Spring of 1998 and since then has travelled the world several times over and so far has played on all 5 continents in over 40 countries to audiences totalling over 4 million.

The show does not have a specific male and female lead dancer, instead the lead rotates among a specially chosen few dancers. During the Theatre Royal performances, Waterford’s Gemma Cooper will dance lead on at least one of the 2 evenings.

Gemma Cooper

Gemma Cooper from Marian Park, Waterford, has, since the age of 5, been Irish dancing with the Troy School of Dancing, the longest established dancing school in Waterford, run by Nancy Troy and Muriel Baldwin.

Gemma has won numerous Waterford and Munster titles and has ranked highly at All-Ireland level.

Gemma has deferred her College Education to dance in Rhythm of the Dance, she has been with the show on world tours for the past 2 years.

Mags McCarthy

Mags McCarthy, the phenonemon from Dripsey in Cork, her lightning fast fingers playing fiddle and her rhythmic Irish dancing all done at the same time is extraordinary to watch in the show Rhythm Of The Dance, audience reaction to her performance is sensational.

A gifted traditional multi instrumentalist, she plays fiddle, banjo, guitar and piano and Irish dancer, all this from age four, since joining the show almost 2 years ago Mags has toured the world with Rhythm Of The Dance performing to hundreds of thousands of people.

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