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How to Do an Irish Jig

by eHow Arts & Entertainment Editor
The light jig is the simplest and fastest of the Irish jigs. This elegant dance is also the easiest to learn. The standard step for the Irish jig is called a rising step, or the rise and grind. It's also useful for the dancer to know the side step for this dance.

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