Irish Dancers For Hire

The cast of this Irish Dance Troupe consists of world champion Irish dancers who have performed with some of the most prestigious Irish Dance Shows in the world including Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Magic of the Dance.

The show displays the many different techniques merged together with modern and contemporary music. It is a fine display of Irish dance talent.

The show consists of 2-10 dancers who can perform up to 45 minutes displaying a range of routines with light/heavy shoes and acapella.

There is a mix between traditional and contemporary Irish music.

Audience participation if required. Often change the display and make up new routines

Price From £800.00 – 4 Dancers, £200.00 per extra dancer
Areas Covered South East – Nationwide and Internationally

DANCERS – ABOUT

Aislinn
New Zealand-born Irish dancer Aislinn achieved international success from a young age, consistently placing in the top three at the World, All Ireland, and North American Irish dancing championships. In 2004 Aislinn joined Riverdance and toured North America, Europe, and Asia as the female principal dancer. In 2010, she starred in the 15th Anniversary commemorative DVD: Riverdance Live in Beijing. Aislinn works closely with renowned dancer/choreographer Breandan de Gallai and his ground breaking company Eriu Dance Company. In 2011 she performed in New York with de Gallai’s award winning production ‘Noctu’ and in 2012 she danced in the Irish premiere of ‘The Rite of Spring’. Aislinn is a qualified Irish dance teacher and has taught workshops throughout New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Ireland, and France.

Brendan
Born in Belfast, Brendan studied dance at the Paul Wilson School of Dancing and the Hyland School of Dancing, Belfast. At the age of nineteen, he performed the lead role in a production of Heartquest, in Melbourne Australia, in 2002. Following this, Brendan returned to competitive dancing and has been placed in the top five in the World Championships and top three in the All Ireland Championships. While obtaining a Politics/History Degree at Queen’s University Belfast, he spent his summers performing Lead Roles with the O’Shea’s Busch Gardens’ productions of Irish Thunder and Emerald Beat, before joining Riverdance in 2007. Brendan dedicates every performance to his late mother Catherine, and grandmother Ellie Dorris. RIP.

Aisling
Through her seventeen-year involvement with Riverdance, Aisling has performed in over 400 cities covering 43 countries over 6 continents. Highlights include dancing for President Putin in the Kremlin {Moscow}, The Great Wall of China, The Great Hall of the People{Beijing} The Acropolis {Athens}, Antilia House {Mumbai}, Brian O’Driscoll’s Testimonial {London}, BBC Red Nose Day {London}, The Ant & Dec Show {London}, The John Bishop Show {London}, The Hammersmith Apollo{London} and The Pantages Theatre {Los Angeles}. Aisling is now delighted to be performing in The Next Step Irish Dance Company with friends she has known for years through a shared love of Irish dancing. When not performing, Aisling is an artist based in London.

Caroline
Caroline started Irish dancing at the age of 5yrs old and carried on to win numerous titles including the British Nationals and All Scotland championships as well as placing in the top 5 at the World Championships. She went on to make a career performing on stage with Lord of the Dance and later joined Riverdance in 2003 touring Europe and North America. Caroline also performed on many TV shows namely, Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor, Blue Peter, Record Breakers and Dancing for Comic Relief to name a few.
When not performing, Caroline is a full time Physical Education teacher and has her own Irish dancing school teaching the next generation to come.

Deirdre
Deirdre started her professional dance career at the age of 15 in Dollywood Tennessee at her idol, Dolly Parton’s theme park as part of an Irish show. She then joined Riverdance in 2003 and since then has toured all over the world. Some of her highlights include performing for the Chinese New Year for over 1.2 billion people, Brian O’Driscoll’s Testimonial in London, BBC Red Nose Day, performing on the Ant and Dec Official Tour, Trafalgar Square’s St Patricks Day celebrations along with numerous other prestigious events. Deirdre has an adult Irish dance class based in East London and when she isn’t dancing, she is pursuing her love of photography.
Deirdre is thrilled to be apart of this dance company.

Michael
Michael started Irish dancing at the age three and was taught by his parents, Michael and Kathleen Maguire. As an amateur he was champion of London for five consecutive years, and received multiple awards in the World Championships in solo and group competitions. He began his professional career in 1999 with the international show Gaelforce Dance. Over the years he has performed in many shows including Gaelforce Dance, Ragus, Magic of the Dance, Dancing Feet, Celtic Masters, Celtic Feet and Hammerstep.
He joined Riverdance in late 1999 and toured the world for over eight years, performing in prestigious venues including The Kremlin, Moscow and The Great Hall of the People, Bejing. He progressed musically as an on stage drummer and singer, and was also trained as understudy for the main lead. Michael is featured in several Riverdance documentaries including the most recent ‘Riverdance: Today’s Stars’ and Riverdance Live from Beijing. Michael toured with Ant and Dec on their takeaway tour in 2014. He currently performs at corporate events in the UK and Europe. He is also fully qualified primary school teacher in London.

Benedict
Profile coming soon!

Testimonials
What a truly wonderful evening you gave us – thank you so much!” – Avril

“I just wanted to personally thank the Next Step for an amazing night of Irish dancing last night. It was brilliant! And feed back was superb from the audience afterwards. They thoroughly enjoyed it. So well done to you all!” – Aileen

This unique Irish Dance group have dance crews in both the UK & Ireland and present Irish Dance with a fusion of other styles, percussive instruments & variety of music styles.

Their performances can range from 5-20 minutes and can be adapted to suit a range of events.

Each dancer in the crew is a leader in their respective field who has been trained to combine multiple high-energy dance disciplines. All of these dancers are either World champions, ex-stars of Riverdance, or even Guinness World record holders.

With innovation to the extreme; their advanced video technology, breathtaking choreography and a limitless range of music collaboration will blow you away.

This versatile cast has multiple routines that are suitable for a wide variety of events, from intimate venues or weddings, to larger corporate & festival performances.

The cast is also built from ex Riverdance & Lord of the Dance leads, World Champions and Guinness record holders with an all star cast.

It’s been quite a few years for them building this up from scratch, they now have one of the biggest and most recognisable communities and brands in the World of Irish Dance.

They fully expect it to keep growing too and we are now working towards our week long festival, showcase and full scale show in 2017.

Price From £POA
Areas Covered South East – Nationwide and Internationally

Includes 10 special reinforced round dining tables (either 5ft or 6ft), 8 Celtic Dawn dancers, 1 Bodhran player, 1 Celtic Drummer, 4 stage managers to execute the routine, transport, Delivery & Collection, P&L insurance.

Established in 1996, these professional Irish dancers have proven to be the most successful dance troupe in its field, with performances from weddings to Broadway shows.
They employ 110 of Ireland’s finest dancers with troupes based in Dublin, Leitrim, Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Kerry and Cork. Many of their dancers perform with Riverdance, Lord of the dance , Celtic Tiger, Rhythm of the Dance, Gael Force and Dance Masters. These professional Irish dancers are available for any event small or large, nationwide or internationally. With 14 years of experience and experienced dancers all over the country their aim is to provide you with a Professional, reliable, friendly and cost effective solution.

BIG “WOW” act – Celtic Surprise
Celtic Surprise: Generally performed on reinforced tables but a stage or floor can be used.

At an agreed time in the evening a haunting sound of ancient Celtic music can be heard echoing in the room. Cloaked figures carrying candles move majestically through the crowd. They form a guard of honour along the long walls of the room as an imposing figure, our bodhrán player, enters.

He enters the middle of the and without saying a word, he starts drumming with an increasing intensity solo and interacts with the audience. During this time some of the cloaked figures have also made their way into the middle of the room.

Then with a loud cry and a commanding strike to the bodhrán, the dancers drop their cloaks and erupt into a spectacular hard shoe acappella performance. This generally results in an immediate outburst of spontaneous applause from an astounded audience! The piece continues with the appearance of a Celtic Warrior Drummer who enters the room. There is a trade-off between the bodhrán and the drum. At the end of this show-down, the drummer has apparently lost the fight, but he has one last trick up his sleeve. To the delight of the crowd, he finally calls 4 female dancers to join him. After one more routine, all 8 dancers and 2 percussionists perform a spectacular hard shoe routine on the guests’ dining tables. A powerful dance off on the tables then ensues, percussion versus dancers in a sensational duel of rhythm, noise and exhilaration!

As an Optional Extra –
The dancers then take to the stage where they perform a further 10 min show of rapid footwork, graceful elegance and diverse choreography, culminating in a “Riverdance” style finale. With the use of some theatrical lighting effects, this short but breathtaking performance with its climactic finish will astound any audience and leave them wanting more.

Cost for the Show which includes 8 dancers, the Bodhran Player/ Irish dancer, a Celtic Drummer/Irish dancer, 4 stage helpers, Stage Manager, a PA and wireless mic for the bodhran and Insurance.

Performance on stage afterward if available and applicable FOC.

Price From € 3000.00 + vat plus 10% Booking fee.

(price with freshly painted Tables, delivery etc € 4500.00 + vat plus 10% Booking fee).

Testimonials

As you know Dublin Port Company hosted an international cruise conference during May/June of this year, the official dinner was hosted in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, your dancers were the main act, guests were truly amazed and entertained.

I wish to confirm Dublin Port Company would highly recommend these dancers.

Edel Currie
Corporate Services
Dublin Port Company

Thank you so much for the amazing dancer show you put on for our event. Our guests are still talking about it, it was phenomenal!! It really was one of the main highlights of our day. So much so that 2 of our guests booked you for their events.
You were a pleasure to deal with, so professional, punctual & talented!
I am a wedding executive, so I have seen many different performances & entertainment over the years but your gig by far, leaves the rest in your shadow!

I would not hesitate for a second to recommend you for weddings, corporate events or any functions.

Laura Mulvaney
Sales & Wedding Executive
Trim Castle Hotel
Castle Street
Trim
Co. Meath

A powerful momentum giver to any event, with an explosion of awesome rhythms and beats, the noise of percussion pulsating in the air will be as spectacular to listen too as it is to see.

Stage Show
A 15 minute charged spectacle crafted to leave jaws on the floor. They blast their way through a variety of pieces containing phenomenal choreography, blistering speeds, dynamic breath taking Irish dancing with Celtic, Brazilian and African influenced drumming styles AND a healthy dose of audience participation. Guaranteed to leave you wowed and wanting more.

Weddings
Want to make sure your wedding entertainment never falters?
As they are primarily acoustic, they have no need for elaborate stage set ups. Whether your band is setting up or taking a break, they can fill the interval with exciting set pieces.

Meet & Greet
What better way to greet your guests then a line of ferocious drummers! Bringing excitement from the get go, there really is no better way to kick start an event. They are also open to work with other entertainers, bringing them into the fold, be it jugglers, fire breathers or stilt walkers. Don’t hesitate to ask for more, they are happy to oblige all requests.

Mobile Show
In need of ushering people from one event to the next? Why not have a platoon of blistering drummers lead the way! A dynamic and exciting way to link events and a sure fired way to make sure the pace never lets up.

Nightclubs
Having 6 Celtic warriors set up in the middle of your dance floor and start playing is one definite way to amaze and captivate your clientele with something unique and unforgettable. Certain to get everyone pumped up and ready to dance the night away!

Award Ceremonies
Why not add to the already building tension of an award ceremony with a drumming chorus.
Raising the tension to maximum levels before the big reveal!

Collaborations
They are more than happy to collaborate with any other performers you may have hired on the night. For example, we often work alongside our Irish Dancers, providing the music for their routines. A highlight of such a show being a percussive battle between drummers and dancers. Other forms of entertainment can be folded into our performances with some coordination, be it fire breathers or jugglers, they can create something spectacular and unique. They can also provide extra percussion elements with DJ’s or live bands, adding to the elation of live music!

Sporting Events
Let them open your sporting event or provide half-time entertainment, their passion is sure to drive the crowd to feverish levels!

Festivals
The perfect event for a platoon of battle hardened drummers. Always sure to draw a crowd, they know how to get people moving!

What they supply
They have a wide range of percussion instruments, and can supply you with a choice of Steel finished drums, or a natural wood finish. All drums are cared for meticulously, and great attention is payed to fine tuning them for the maximum sonic experience.

Professionalism
When they arrive at a venue they take care to keep out of sight as much as possible. The element of surprise always lends to the wow factor of an entertaining night.

All of our drummers take care to dress appropriately for your event, they like to look professional even out of costume. They rehearse regularly and are constantly driven to keep their skills razor sharp.

Part of what makes them so good is that they are all enthusiastic patrons of percussion.

It’s who they are, it’s what they do. It’s their life. There love.

Cost €POA