Yesterday, the Irish internet was introduced for the first time to the brilliant dance stylings of Morgan Elizabeth. According to her Twitter bio, Morgan is a future educator from Virginia Commonwealth University who also has a grá from some Irish dance.
She tik toks some of her dancing and a video of her dancing with a Megan Thee Stallion backing track totally blew up yesterday.
this remix has no business being this hard 😩😤 pic.twitter.com/JZQh0jvtg5
— m (@Morrghan) May 2, 2020
This is next level Irish dancing and Morgan received a lot of love for it.
This is awesome. I started Irish dancing as an adult, in the early 2000s when Riverdance was still a thing. I've always loved the creative, expressive side of it. (Rather than the wigs and the fake tans and the tiaras and dresses and everybody looking the same.) https://t.co/Yx1ET9SmDo
— Elowen Edwards (@scriobhann_si) May 4, 2020
How do I see the whole thing / try to do it / put my back out. https://t.co/nh21TCTkWL
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) May 4, 2020
Of course, it being 2020 and all, we can no longer have good things. A certain racist corner of Twitter wasn't long in piping up after the video started being shared yesterday. However, Morgan was quick to put the racists in their place.
As Ireland’s Embassy to the United States, we can tell you how fortunate we feel to have such talent here devote themselves to Irish dancing. You are better than good at what you do. And are a credit to both our nation & yours. Lean ort!
— Embassy of Ireland USA (@IrelandEmbUSA) May 5, 2020
The video was even shared on Instagram by Beyonce and Solange's mom Tina.
It's a massive crossover moment for Irish dancing and we thank Morgan for getting us there (and silencing the haters in the process). Here's some soft shoe to get you through Tuesday.
cha cha slide with an irish twist 💚 pic.twitter.com/Di5NgsCdTT
— m (@Morrghan) May 5, 2020