At only 2 years old, Con Holleran is a seriously impressive Irish dancer.
In 2019, Con's dad Brian Holleran has shared an absolutely adorable Facebook video of his son Irish dancing which went viral and has been viewed over a million times.
Speaking with IrishCentral, Con’s proud dad said of his son: “He’s some boy.”
“His mother is a dance teacher and I’m a flute player,” said Holleran, which makes sense given Con’s impressive footwork and timing!
“He loves the dancing. She’ll show him things here and there in the house and he just picks it up like a sponge.
“There’s a lot of music and dancing in the house. He’s such a happy little chap too.
“When he started dancing in time to the music, we couldn’t believe it. They say it’s best to learn a language before age three. I guess the same goes for a few steps!”
Con's dad also hilariously noted in a separate video that "He also requests his pants off while dancing - just like daddy."
Check out this video of Con Holleran dancing an Irish dance set piece, Planxty Hugh O’Donnell - thanks to Brian Holleran for sharing!
Two-year-old shows off his Irish dance moves
This might be one of the cutest Irish dance videos out there 😍 Read more about talented Con Holleran here: http://bit.ly/2WAMxQUPosted by IrishCentral.com on Monday, April 1, 2019
We wouldn't be surprised if we see Con among the dancers of "Riverdance" at some stage soon!
Irish dancing is known to be beneficial for all ages, aiding those older folks with issues such as Parkinson's and even helping American footballers with their fancy footwork but little stars can really start off early as Con shows!
Many dance schools offer classes for children as young as three years old. However, it is important to note that every child develops at their own pace, and some may not be ready for formal dance training until they are a little older.
Irish dancing offers a wide range of benefits for young children including physical fitness, coordination and balance, self-confidence, cultural appreciation, and socialization.
If you know a little one with some flying Michael Flatley feet... perhaps Irish dance could do them a huge amount of good!
* Originally published in 2019. Updated in March 2023.