Wicked Jig at Eccles Theatre

<span>LOGAN – Cache Valley’s certified Irish Dance School, An Tus Nua (on-THOO-is NOO-uh), will perform <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>Saturday</span></span> night in<em>“Wicked Jig – RiverDance meets Thriller”</em>, <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>7:30</span></span> at the Ellen Eccles Theatre.</span>

<span>Proceeds from the performance will support the American Cancer Society.</span>

<span>‘If you are looking for the dance form that made <em>RiverDance</em> and <em>Lord of the Dance</em> so popular, this is it,” said Terena Lund, the dance school director.</span>

<span>“We have taken some of our Halloween traditions, ones we have discovered are actually Celtic in nature. We have put them to music and in costumes. So you will see some glow-in-the-dark skeletons dancing and banshees plus the story of Jack versus the Devil. That’s where the Jack ‘O Lantern came from.”</span>

<span><em>Wicked Jig</em> includes a “Mummers Dance” that is still celebrated in Ireland.</span>

<span>“It’s rumored that is where trick-or-treating came from. They would dress up and perform, then hope that would earn them better treats.”</span>

<span>Lund said there will be special appearances by local dancer Aaron Ashton, Enlight Ballroom and Inishfire Irish Dance.</span>

<span>Admission is $14 , $12 for students.</span>

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