CLIFTON FORGE — The Alleghany Highlands Arts Council will present the National Dance Company of Ireland performing “Rhythm of the Dance” on Monday, March 18, at the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge.

Curtain time for the performance is 7 p.m.

“Rhythm of the Dance” is a magnificent Irish extravaganza melding songs, music and dance. It’s a perfect family outing on the day after St. Patrick’s Day.

The show features 20 dancers, a traditional Irish band and the incredible voices of Young Irish Tenors. 

Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, critics, audiences and millions of fans around the world have hailed the live stage show as a must-see.

In its 16th year touring, the show has been performed on stages in over 50 countries, including Australia, France, Thailand and Egypt.

Audiences have witnessed the unique blending of ancient Irish history with traditional dancing intertwined with Irish favorites, like “Danny Boy” and “Star of County Down.” By the end of the 90-minute performance, the audience will receive an authentic taste of the Emerald Isle.

WestRock is the show’s corporate sponsor and the group’s residency in our community is underwritten by The Alleghany Foundation.

Other funding is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the city of Covington and Alleghany County.   

Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students, and available at or at the door the Monday evening. Doors open to general seating a 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 962-2787 or check out the arts council’s  Facebook fan page.