Auditions for Irish stage show receives worldwide interest

A competition is underway to find a lead singer for a spectacular stage show set to hit Ireland this summer.

Take the Floor

Take the Floor

Take the Floor is an Irish Dance show and is now in its third year. It is one of the biggest dance shows in the world. It features live music by Beoga, who were described by The Wall Street Journal as ‘the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century’, and over 60 Irish dancers.

Former Riverdance stars Shane McAvinchey and Paula Goulding are the producers of the show and they are inviting singers and dancers to audition to be a part of what promises to be another successful tour of Ireland.

It has attracted dancers from all over the world who have been auditioning online via social networks.

McAvinchey has Irish dance schools in Germany, Poland, Spain and Russia. His aim is to bring together young, talented dancers to train in performance Irish dance and offer them the opportunity to work with and learn from world-renowned choreographers and creatives.

He said: “Over the course of the 10 day rehearsal period the group will learn what it means to be part of a professional, full-scale, Irish dance production.”

The lead singer of the show will also be able to audition online. The public will chose their top ten videos and the panel will then select the eventual winner. Singers from all over the world have been submitting their videos.

McAvinchey said: “The top 10 videos chosen by the public will go before an expert panel including Celtic Woman Composer/Creator and Emmy nominated, David Downes and platinum selling singer/songwriter, Ryan Sheridan.”

Downes has written several original songs for the show. The winner of the competition will perform live onstage during the Take the Floor 2014 Irish tour.

For more information visit the Take the Floor website

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Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.

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