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The ancient art of Irish dance is a modern-day workout - Field Trip Friday

Learning the Irish jig was one of the last in-person experiences Team Evening had before the pandemic. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ #k5evening

SHORELINE, Wash. โ€” EDITOR'S NOTE: This segment was originally shot in February 2020.

Watch Team Evening try to learn a traditional Irish jig!

The ancient art of Irish dance is getting plenty of modern attention at the American Dance Institute.

Instructor Addie Keller, who finished second in the world during a competition in Belfast, Ireland, teaches an introductory course for adults every week.

The steps arenโ€™t too complicated to learn, but the style of dancing is a serious workout.

โ€œI would say the hardest thing about Irish dance is that it's very, very aerobic,โ€ said Elizabeth Chayer, Director of American Dance Institute.

No matter skill level or age, there are appropriate classes for everyone, both in-person and streaming online. The school offers a wide variety of dance styles to choose from.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This segment was originally shot in February 2020.

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