Irish Dancing has grown in popularity over the last several years. It’s made its way to Laramie–you can take a class, or before you take that step (pun intended), you can watch live Irish Dancing from the comfort of a theater seat. 

The University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center Special Events presents Trinity Irish Dance Company on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Riverdance comes to mind for many, which isn’t far off. The UW news release said Trinity Irish Dance Company was founded in 1990, and was the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, an inventive movement genre that significantly changed the direction and scope of the art form, leading directly to commercial productions such as “Riverdance.”

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Trinity Irish Dance Company has performed on sold-out tours worldwide. The dance group is accompanied by a live band, with vocals, guitar, fiddle, bódhran, and percussion. 

“By using Irish dance as an instrument and a metaphor, Trinity Irish Dance Company redefines the medium with passion, flair and precision. With a unique blend of uncompromising power and grace, the company sends a consistent message of female empowerment with a repertory that has elevated the art form for nearly three decades,” UW said. 

Tickets are $16 for the public, $13 for senior citizens and $8 for students. A nominal processing fee will be charged for each ticket. To purchase tickets, visit the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts box office, call (307) 766-6666, or purchase tickets online here. 

There are classes offered in Laramie, in case the show inspires you. Classes have grown from youth to adult classes due to their popularity. For information on those, contact the Laramie Dance and Arts Center’s page for Irish Dancing here.  

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