Taught by Riverdance professionals, students will be fully immersed in Riverdance where it originated, in its hometown of Dublin, Ireland.
Students will participate in a range of exciting activities and classes that will include learning the iconic Riverdance choreography, training in all aspects of being a professional dancer from nutrition to fitness in preparation for a working life as a performer and gaining insight into how to choreograph new dance routines and what it takes to put a live performance on stage. Everyone will attend a performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin which will include a meet and greet with the cast backstage
For those dreaming of a life as a performer, the school offers unique opportunities to
• Join the Riverdance troupe onstage for a group number in the show (a small selection of dancers aged 16 and older may be chosen)
• Audition for Riverdance (for dancers aged 18 and over)
Applications for a place on the Summer School must be submitted here
NO FEE is required to apply for a place on the summer school.
Application information required includes:
• Dance experience and training to date
• A video recording of a solo dance performance (1 min heavy show, dancing to your choice of music)
All applications for a place on the Summer School will be considered.
Successful applicants will be notified by email and will be sent detailed instructions for full summer school registration and fee payment
The goal of the school is to welcome the next generation of dancers, to educate and to ensure that all students enjoy the experience.
There will be two scholarship places available each week. The scholarship covers the full cost of the school.
To apply for the Scholarship:
Write an essay (500 words or more) or
Record a Video piece to camera (no longer than 3 minutes)
The essay or video should be added to your online application
The essay/video should be used to explain why you deserve to be the recipient of the scholarship. You can talk about what Irish Dancing means to you or you can talk/write about who is your biggest inspiration but remember that you are applying for a for an Irish dancing scholarship.