Irish dance is percussive in the tradition of clog, flamenco, and tap, but it's shown off, like ballroom, in competition. Many members of the Lord... cast have won national and international contests. It's easy to see why. While the rat-tat-tat of the taps on the heels, soles, tips of the shoes are an amazing effect, it is when the choreography allows the dancers to move quietly through the same intricate steps without the tapping that we are fully immersed in how skillful the movement is. The peace of those moments when we watch in awe at the nimble feet of the cast is sublime.