The Carolina Irish Dance Association is having its Spring Showcase on Sunday in the Student Union from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is the group’s biggest event of the year and they will try to entertain students as well as teach them about something that very few people know about.
Most of the time when the group's dancers perform throughout the year, they do so as guest performers. This is the case when they perform at Admitted Student Day, Dance Marathon and various street shows.
The Spring Showcase, however, is distinctly different. It the only time during the year that the dancers are able to feature solo performances instead of only group ones, which allows for the show to be much more unique and diverse.
The showcase will feature a variety of different kinds of music as well as an a cappella dance performance. For some of the dances there will be accompaniment by a live fiddle played by sophomore Waverly Leonard, a member of the Carolina Bluegrass Band. Others will feature songs played over a loudspeaker which will range from traditional Irish music to Irish punk rock and pop music.
There will also be a performance by the UNC Walk-Ons, a co-ed a cappella group, which the dancers said will give them a chance to breathe and change costumes.