Velocity Irish Dance Comes to Hatfield Hall Theater

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Image of Velocity Irish Dance members

Breaking away from old Irish dance traditions, Velocity Irish Dance will provide an evening of expressive, fast-paced and edgy performances in a March 19th Performing Arts Series show at the Hatfield Hall Theater.

Velocity Irish Dance, the next generation in Irish tap, is coming to Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall Theater on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. A multimedia show for all ages, Velocity Irish Dance breaks away from old Irish dance traditions for an evening of expressive, fast-paced and edgy performances.

Velocity Irish Dance features James Devine, the Guinness World Record holder for The Fastest Feet in the World, and David Geaney, five-time world champion Irish dancer. Together, they are joined by a group of musicians and an old school scratch DJ to create an evening that showcases the history of Irish dance, but with modern twists. The show promises a high-energy celebration of the past, present and future of Irish dance.

In addition to the performance, Velocity Irish Dance will host a free masterclass for Terre Haute dance students to learn the technique and history of Irish tap from the leading professionals in the industry. Any student from a Wabash Valley dance studio can attend the class, which will take place before the main performance on March 19. The masterclass is free thanks to a grant from Arts Illiana.

Tickets for Velocity Irish Dance are $35 for adults, $30 for faculty/staff and $10 for those under 18 years old. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 812-877-8544, or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If still available, tickets also could be purchased at the ticket desk beginning one hour before the show.