TG4 are looking for competitors to take part in series five of the station’s popular Irish dancing show, An Jig Gig.
All forms of Irish dancing are eligible, from step dancing to brush dancing, and Sean-nós dancing to set dancing. It’s the ultimate free-for-all competition and a celebration of all Irish dancing traditions. There are no restrictions on age or the number of people who can participate in each act. The show’s three judges, Breandán de Gallaí, Dearbhla Lennon and Labhrás Sonai Choilm Learraí are all experts in their field, and they will be running the rule over contestants each week.
Over the past four years, thousands of Irish dancers have applied to participate in the show in their quest to be crowned TG4’s ‘Best Traditional Irish Dance Act’. The acts have come in all shapes and sizes and vary from solo dancers to large troupes, and it is the first Irish dance competition to see dancers of different ages, styles and organisations come together to battle head-to-head on the same stage.
Following nationwide auditions, 90 acts will be invited to participate in the series, and will be featured in the first round shows which will be recorded next month. One winner will be picked from each of these shows and there will be a further three shows, where the 10 first round winners will be whittled down to one overall champion.
Entry forms can be filled out online at www.tg4.ie or by calling 01 2843877.