Irish Dance and Pop Cultureby S.J. Velasquez
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- The top 12 Irish dance videos of 2012 - VIDEOS
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- Irish dance friendships: - down under meets upstate NY
Last year's most popular Irish dance videos were innovative and surprising, and just when we thought Irish dance couldn't get that much more exciting, 2012 packed a wallop with dubstep-inspired step dancing, "Got to Dance" champs and One Direction treble reels.
Based solely on pageviews attributed to individual Irish dancing videos uploaded to YouTube in the last year, these are the top 12 Irish dance videos of 2012: