Dance
Tiny 3-year-old Irish dancer goes viral with adorable footwork
Aww, she made my day. What a sweetheart.
Eduardo Gaskell
04.25.22

An adorable three-year-old child was recorded dancing her heart out and it is just too cute.

Meghan Surrell from Orlando posted a video of her daughter Zoe and it has gone viral, and why wouldn’t it? Zoe is amazing!

And it really is impressive considering most three-year-olds can barely run straight. This child is doing the real Irish jig, almost like she’s something out of a cartoon.

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The dance is a celebration of the country’s rich history and culture. It’s experienced a resurgence thanks to Riverdance, and soon captured the imagination of many.

The cultural dance started with the Celts which arrived at the same time Christianity was introduced by Saint Patrick during the 5th century. That’s an interesting mashup.

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The subsequent periods of political unrest saw many written documents on the dance destroyed, but the Celts’ somehow persevered and carried on the rich music and dance traditions.

The dance and its background continued to be passed down to the next generations.

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And now this little girl at the tender age of three has her whole life ahead of her. Zoe can pass the dance on to her future daughter, to her grandchildren, and so on.

The balance, the poise, and the energy needed to execute the dance is out of this world.

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Most of the dances were comprised of circular formations which were done around sacred trees. Certain patterns were also performed by males and females in a religious rite.

Zoe just springs and jumps up and down, moving from left to right. Energy!

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Modern step dance performances have now moved to venues such as theaters or outdoor stages, with official competitions even organized. today’s dancers are encouraged to utilize all space of a stage, just like this little one is doing.

Centuries prior, dancers couldn’t really do so due to a lack of ample room to dance. Think small pubs or taverns.

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It’s not exactly a massive stage but Zoe is only three and to her, she’s got all the space she needs!

Her parents are awesome people for enrolling their little one in dancing classes. Zoe’s going to grow physically strong, confident both socially and emotionally, and many other developmental benefits.

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And if you have a little one who shows interest in dance, look around and find a good studio that can help bring out the best in your child.

It doesn’t necessarily need to be Irish dance, not unless this video helps get them into it.

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How could you not adore this little lady who’s putting all her heart into the dance!

OMG – what a Sweetheart & promising Irish dancer. Thank You” says a viewer named Owen Mullen.

This little sweetheart from Orlando brought smiles to everyone in attendance, and to all her online viewers!

Let’s hope Zoe keeps dancing. She’ll only get better over the years and who knows, she may be responsible for future dancers!

Check out this quick clip of Zoe’s Irish dance below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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