Meet The Kids Of TLC's "The Big Jig"
When you think of activities that promote teamwork, discipline and unity, dancing probably doesn't come to mind. But that's because you haven't seen the competitive world of Irish dancing. In its new special The Big Jig, TLC delves headlong into the competitive Irish dancing. The special follows five kids on their journey to compete and win the international Irish dancing finals.
Competitive Irish step dancing grew out of traditional Irish music and celebrations. Competitions are called féiles or feiseannas, and dancers are evaulated for technique, style, timing and rhythm.
Like a tot-sized Riverdance, The Big Jig shows the highs and lows of going for your dancing dreams. The series follows five kids -- Marina, Julia and Emily (from the same hometown of Rochester, NY), Grace and Julia -- who are all 12 and under. They'll fight injuries, family drama and their own nerves to succeed. Join the kids on their journey to this year's competition in Dublin, and watch them step to it!
The Big Jig airs October 9 @ 10|9c. Don't miss it!