About 3,000 young dancers from around the world are taking part in Oireachtas Rince na hÉireann, the All-Ireland Dancing Championships, in Killarney.
The event, running this week in the INEC, continues until Sunday.
The high-steppers, aged from nine years upwards, have come from as far afield as the US, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and European countries.
As well as toe-tapping their way around Killarney, they are also giving a welcome off-season boost to the local industry.
More than 6,000 people are attending the event which has been held at the venue eight times since 2002.
The organisers were accorded a civic reception by Killarney Town Council.
The next major musical event in Killarney will be the 12th annual Gathering Festival, from March 2 to March 6, which will attract some of the country’s leading traditional musicians.
Performers will include Dé Dannan, Eleanor Shanley, Sean Potts, the Glacken brothers and John Carty, to name just a few.
Polka set dancing will again be a major feature of the festival, with workshops for beginners, children and advanced dancers.