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Four-year-old boy is already a star of Irish dance

You could be about to see an Irish dancing legend of the future after he has already attracted the attention of some of today’s top stars – despite being just four years old.

Oscar Donnelly is a member of the Stephanie Duff Academy of Irish Dance in Scotland. He has already been crowned the All Scotlands Under 6 Irish dance champion.

Four-year-old boy is already a star of Irish dance

In this video, Oscar is performing a step dance which he choreographed himself! He started Irish dancing when he was just three, and has won around 18 trophies so far.

Chris Naish is the leader of one of the top Irish dance groups around, Fusion Fighters. He told Ireland Calling a bit more about the technicalities of Oscar’s dancing.

He said: “The Set Dance Oscar is performing is called the Kilkenny Races at speed 110 BPM which is something most teenagers would usually take on. In fact most dancers don’t even start in hard shoes at all until much later. It really is incredible what he is doing at his age!”

Fusion Fighters have shared the video and Chris said it is “blowing up on our page”.

Oscar Donnelly Irish dance champion

Oscar’s mum Annie said: “He totally loves watching Irish Dance videos online, especially Fusion Fighters, so he will be jumping for joy knowing they are sharing his dancing. He made the Kilkenny races up himself. He loves dancing to all music, not just Irish music.

“He’s always had great understanding of music and rhythm which I think makes him as good as what he is! It’s just impressive that he does all this and he’s still at nursery.”

Impressive it certainly is. If Oscar’s chooses to pursue a career in Irish dance, then surely he can be a star of the future.

Take a look at the video below.

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One comment

  1. Nuala Maire Gaughran

    This refreshes my Spirit ! What a natural, a little sweetheart ! Thank you Nuala Gaughran Kaeding.

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