The future of Irish dance is here and her name is Kate McCafferty. Watch the video of her brilliant performance.

Kate’s Michael Jackson routine, caught on film when she performed it back in 2012 at the Foyleside Shopping Center in Derry, Northern Ireland, is hugely inventive and shows how Irish dance can mingle with other genres of dance and music to create something totally unique.

Her solo performance might not meet the ‘mob’ qualification of Irish dance flash mob week, but this tiny dancer has just as much energy and enthusiasm as any group – if not more.

Kate has continued on to great things since then, winning multiple World Irish Dancing Championships in her age group.

Now get your Irish dance shoes on and moonwalk a little with Kate!

*Originally published in April 2014.

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