Irish dancers kick off busy St. Patrick’s Day weekend

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Dancers from the Mayer School of Irish Dance took the stage all weekend long at Kelly's Irish Pub in Davenport.

"I like to dance a lot, but not just regular dancing," said dancer Meredith Mohr. "I wanted to do this sort of dancing, where you get to jump a lot and stuff."

The girls participate in competitions year-round, but say St. Patrick's Day weekend is one of the busiest of the year. They performed for crowds at Kelly's on 53rd Street Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

"It's just so fun and unique, and it's a great athletic dance to do. And it's cultural at the same time," said Emily Jansen.

You can learn more about the Mayer School of Irish Dance here.