Slide Step shake up the Irish dance scene with their hard shoe rhythms and contemporary style.Slide Step / Vimeo

The Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley may be hanging up his hard shoes at the end of his current Broadway run but the next generation of professional Irish dancers are more than ready to step, rally, and slide into the void he will leave.

We’ve already enjoyed the magic of Brooklyn-based group Hammerstep and their short film inspired by Irish dance and martial arts, and now professional troupe of dancers Slide Step have unleashed their incredible new performance style in this fantastic video.

Read more: Brilliant short film combines Irish dance and martial arts (VIDEO).

Slide Step NEW ROUTINE from 360 Entertainment on Vimeo.

A mix of contemporary street moves and energetic, powerful, hard-shoe rhythms, Slide Step’s look is far from the wigs and dresses we may normally associate with Irish dance and they specialize in everything from 5 minute dance blasts at events to table-top revelry.

Started in 2013, the group have a big year ahead of them and shows scheduled throughout Ireland. We hope they can fit in a tour of the US, too.

You can find out more on Side Step and their show schedule on their website or give them a follow on Facebook and Twitter.

* Originally published January 2016.