The An Comhdháil World Irish Dancing Championships 2017 has kicked off at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
The huge event - which runs until Friday - will see over 5,000 dancers from all over the world competing in 41 competitions.
This will culminate in one hopeful claiming the title of Wold Irish Dancing Champion.
The prestigious competition has been running for 47 years.
This is the first time the event is being held in Belfast.