World Irish Dancing Championships podium
Photo courtesy Martin Bradshaw

"Strictly Irish Dancing" is a documentary on the 2011 World Irish Dancing Championships which took place in Dublin, Ireland, for the first time in 15 years.  From the enormous success of Riverdance to the increasingly challenging, glamorous and athletic passion that is competitive Irish dance, "Strictly Irish Dancing" is both fascinating and inspiring.  To the delight of Irish dancers around the world, "Strictly Irish Dancing" will be televised June 13, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. E.S.T. and June 14, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. E.S.T. on TBS.

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From TBS about "Strictly Irish Dancing": "Delve into the world of Irish dance and experience the discipline and dedication it takes to be part of this growing global sport. Follow four students of Irish dance from Ireland, England and America as they prepare for the 2011 World Championships." 

From one fan: "Strictly Irish Dancing” is an entertaining and informative peek into the world of Irish dancing. It’s much less cinematic than Jig but shows a lot more actual dancing. It also provides a better overview of the history and culture, thanks to interviews with everyone from Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain to Gavin Doherty."

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