proctors-theatre.JPGRousing new stage production also features The Young Irish Tenors Schenectady, N.Y. - Rhythm of the Dance celebrates both the rich history of Ireland and the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step to the sensual moves of the Sean Nos. Rhythm of the Dance heralds a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring 30 dancers, a full, traditional Irish band and the dashing and handsome 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! The amazing cast of dancers, musicians, and singers, are the real thing-a traveling carnival of working class Irish talent. All the members of The National Dance Company of Ireland have been performing since they were young children and they truly represent the new Ireland-the 21st Century Irish lads and lassies of today. Touring with Rhythm of the Dance is a dream come true for each of them; performing for millions of people, tapping and stomping out the beats of a thousand years of Gaelic history. Along with the powerful and moving songs of celebration and hope performed by The Young Irish Tenors (soon to have their own American Public Television special), all the music in the show, as well as is played live on stage by the Rhythm of the Dance musicians, utilizing rare and haunting instruments like the Celtic bouzouki; the cittern; the octave mandolin; the melodeon (Irish accordion), tea whistle and pennywhistle flutes; various hand drums; and century-old harps, banjos, fiddles, guitars. To date, The National Dance Company, along with The Young Irish Tenors, have performed Rhythm of the Dance to standing ovations in front of over 4.8 million people in 59 countries!  Rhythm of the Dance is sponsored by Logical Net. ### Rhythm of the Dance 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27 Proctors 432 State Street, Schenectady 346-6204 proctors.org $20-$50