1 week23rd July - 28th July12+TBC€650 Non Residential €1080Residential
1 week30th July - 4th August12+TBC€650 Non Residential €1080 Residential


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)

Application Process
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 Scholarship

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.

Cancellation PolicyClick for more info

The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course.

In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date, a forfeiture of €250 (on courses priced at €1,000+) or the total course fee (on courses priced below €1,000) will be retained to cover administration costs. 

A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee.

Please note, acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that a participant is not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.