Irish Dance and Pop Cultureby S.J. Velasquez
- Irish dance group TapTronic takes to the NYC streets for new video
- Catching up with Jason Oremus of Hammerstep dance crew (VIDEOS)
- TapTronic dancers step up their step-dancing game - VIDEOS
- 'Heartbeat of Home' online auditions prompt influx of amazing dancer videos - VIDEOS
- The top 12 Irish dance videos of 2012 - VIDEOS
Open auditions for "Heartbeat of Home" -- the dance fusion show produced by the creators of "Riverdance" -- began Monday, and the competition is as fierce as it is diverse.
Judges responsible for casting the new show will be watching video auditions uploaded to YouTube by dancers of various genres, including Irish, flamenco, Latin and street dancing. So far, Irish dancer videos outweigh dancers of other forms in the competition.