Flash mob of Irish dancers stun Portugal
The people of Lisbon were given an unexpected treat when the town centre was transformed into a stage by a flash mob of Irish dancers.
It looked like just another normal day on Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a picturesque square in the middle of Lisbon and a popular tourist spot.
All of a sudden, two Irish dancers began hopping and tapping in the centre of the square to the delight of the shocked passersby.
The two girls captured the attention of everyone and many people pulled out their mobile phones to record the impromptu performance.
However, most onlookers didn’t realise what was about to happen. As the two girls jumped, tapped, twisted and turned in perfect unison, they were joined by another two dancers, then another two, and another two.
In the blink of an eye there was an entire flash mob of Irish dancers, young and old, performing in the middle of Padrão dos Descobrimentos.
The perfectly choreographed routine saw the dancers move together in unison and take it in turns to take centre stage.
The crowd of onlookers were as stunned as they were delighted and when the performance ended the dancers were greeted by cheers and applause.
The flash mob was made up of dancers from the Rince na Lisboa Irish dancing academy. They were promoting the Lisbon St Patrick’s Festival which runs for more than a week in the city.
Thankfully, there was a team of professional cameramen in and around the square to record the entire performance from every angle. The footage has now been edited into a fantastic video.
Take a look below.
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