Ciara Sexton's #StPatricksDayStepAbout online trend let Irish dancers show their stuff during this unusual St. Patrick's Day.

When St. Patrick’s Day 2020 was all but canceled in the face of coronavirus, one community who felt the pinch the most is Irish dancers.

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Several organizations postponed or canceled their World Irish Dance Championships in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and Irish dancers faced further disappointment as their annual St. Patrick's Day shows and performances were canceled.

On top of that, many communities around the world were forced to remain at home during what is typically the busiest time of year for Irish dancers.

Recognizing the difficult time Irish dancers were facing, professional Irish dancer Ciara Sexton invited dancers from all around the world to share videos as part of the #StPatricksDayStepAbout.

In an Instagram post on March 16, Sexton said: "A couple of us teachers have come up with an idea to get us all dancing the same step for St. Patricks Day! Get out your jig shoes and either learn this step or create your own! Add the hashtag and we will create a collage! Lets bring our ID community together around the globe for a good old St Patrick's Day Step About!! "

When asked what the response has been like, Sexton told IrishCentral: “Oh my goodness they [the videos] are pouring in and I am so moved.

“It's so nice to see kiddos moving and shaking the during lockdown!!”

The trend quickly took off and Irish dancers showed off their creative side this March 17.

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Check out these talented Irish dancers showing off their steps for St. Patrick’s Day:

Sisters Ava and Ciara Leddy from Scoil Rince Na Saoirse in New York:

Professional Irish dancer Rebecca Kender:

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Found this awesome version of King of the Fairies by @jiggytheband , while studying for the TC. Wish I could be out jiggin in all the Irish pubs today, but I’m joining Irish Dancers from all over the world in a virtual step about this year instead! Keep up the festivities at home! Can’t wait for a pint of @guinness 🍻. •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ •☘️ #stpatricksday #stpatricksdaystepabout #paddysday #guinness #kingofthefairies #irishdance #irishdancer #irishdancing #irishdancelife #performer #professionaldancer #professionalirishdancer #dancer #dancersofinstagram #instagramdancers #irishdancersofinstagram #dancerlife #dance #dancelife #performance #dancerforhire #fortheloveofdance #irish #irishdancevids #dancevideo #irishdancevideos #hardshoes

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Abbie showing off a lively reel:

The Connick School, based in North and South Carolina, got in on the fun:

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Cancellations and postponements didn’t stop the dancing! From champ dancers to first time performers, we just couldn’t let the season get away from us. Please feel free to share to spread a bit of St. Patrick’s Day cheer💫 • • For each petal on the shamrock This brings a wish your way Good health, good luck, and happiness For today and every day☘️ • • Music: Traditional Set, Bill Whelan, @riverdance 25th Anniversary: Music From the Show • • #ConnickSchool #iConnick #irishdance #charlottedance #ncdance #scdance #heyjenlookatme #StPatricksDay #IDMMarchMadness #theshowgoeson #virtualstpatricksday #idmvideo #watchmejig #stpatricksdaystepabout @irishdancingmagazine

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Niamh from Enright Quinn Academy of Irish Dance in Limerick, Ireland:

Cameron from the Houston Academy of Irish Dance, who didn’t even let some snow stop his steps:

Melissa Purdon all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa of the Robinson Dance Studio:

Siobhan from Lorraine Duggan Irish Dance in Co Cork:

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2 vids in a row 🙈 fitting to be dancing in the rain on this lockdown of a st.patricks Day 😭 #stpatricksdaystepabout

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Tom Conroy of the Conroy Irish Dance Company, based in the UK:

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#stpatricksday #lincolnuk #irishdancer #irish #irishdance #stpatricksdaystepabout

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Share your #StPatricksDayStepAbout video on social media! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

* Originally published on March 17, 2020.