For months, the Fusion Fighters have prepared day and night for the competition. And now they are here on stage ready to do their best and take home the top prize in the Irish Dance World Championship. The stakes are high. The competition is fierce. But the love of music and dance reigns supreme, and they’re all prepared to do what it takes to show the judges what they’re made of.
Every year, thousands of dancer travel to Ireland to show off their skills in front of 25,000 people in attendance. With an audience like that, the pressure is up. But it’s also up because they need to compete against the best in the world – and that means everyone in the competition is bringing their A-game.
But when it comes to talented dancers, the Fusion Fighters are at the top of the game. And as they stand on stage, ready to show the audience and the judges what it takes, the music starts up and so do the dancers.
Irish dancing has become a way to honor the amazing culture of Ireland. And the world absolutely loves sharing in that celebration. But before Irish dancing swept the world and became popular, it was just a simple way for simple folks on a simple island west of Great Britain to celebrate and enjoy each others’ company. Irish dancing has been popular for a long time, but since the modern age, it has become something the entire world can appreciate. Many groups like the Fusion Fighters join together to put their feet into high gear in order to nail the challenging moves that Irish dance entails.
According to the Fusion Fighters website, the dancers got together because they loved the traditional style of Irish dancing and wanted to give it a modern twist. How fun!
“For the past five years, they have branched away from what has become the typical Irish dance experience in order to evolve for a modern audience while still preserving their traditions.”
You’ll understand why people the world over love the Fusion Fighters. Keep your eyes on their feet if you can and watch as they blaze a trail of Irish dance across the stage.
The video below captures their awesome, world championship performance. If you have any interest in dance or just love to celebrate world-class talent, then this is a performance you need to watch.
According to their website, the dance group’s mission statement begins with:
“Fusion Fighters is a progressive performance company, and online community first launched on St Patrick’s Day 2013 at the Mayor of London Festival in Trafalgar Square. For the past 5 years, they have branched away from what has become the typical Irish dance experience in order to evolve for a modern audience while still preserving their traditions . The initiative has continued to grow and has now established itself worldwide working intensively in the creation, production, and delivery of unique campaigns and community projects. With their message of ‘Creativity and Inclusion,’ they offer a range of projects to include dancers of all ages and levels.”
Are you impressed with their performance?
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