The Riverdance Summer School Boston 2017

The first Riverdance Summer School in the United States will take place in July 2017 in the heart of Boston on the prestigious Boston University campus.
Each weekly program is comprised of 6 days of activity from Monday to Saturday during which the dancers will be immersed in Riverdance and they will take part fully in an exciting schedule of classes and activities.
They will:

  • Learn the iconic Riverdance choreography from the show, taught by the Riverdance professional dancers.
  • Train in all aspects of being a professional dancer from nutrition to fitness and general personal management so as to be prepared for a working life as a performer. Learning from the best dance professionals in the world to understand what it takes to become the best.
  • Attend talks from experts in the fields of dance and fitness to learn about strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology and fitness.
  • Gain insight into how to choreograph new dance numbers and what it takes to put a live performance on stage. On completion of the school students will have gained a wealth of knowledge about the industry.
  • Take part in a fully staged rehearsed performance of extracts from Riverdance featuring all the students.  This is the finale of each week where the students can showcase their work and perform to an audience of their families and friends. This showcase will take place in the state of the art, Tsai Performance Center in Boston University.

Week 1:  SOLD OUT

Monday  July 10 – Saturday  July 15, 2017     


Week 2:  SOLD OUT

Monday  July 17 – Saturday  July 22, 2017

The Course is a day school. Residential packages for the school can be booked with Boston University directly.
Applications are being taken now for the limited places available.

  • Course Fee
  • $725plus registration fees of $22.25
      • All students must apply for a place (no fee required to apply.)
      • Course Fee from February 2, 2017:  $725

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  • Residential & Dining Package
  • $ 425 - 475plus registration fees of $14.75
    • Details of Boston University’s Housing & Meal Packages will be sent once you have been accepted to the school.
    • Monday through Friday night (5 nights of accommodations) with all meals.
    • Housing & Meal Packages are limited. Early application and registration is recommended.

For those dreaming of joining Riverdance, the school offers unique opportunities

The school will become the main way in which dancers over the age of 18 will audition for our shows. We feel that by auditioning over the course of a week the dancers are given a fair way of showcasing not only their talents but also their work ethic and personality. These are two traits that are extremely important to Riverdance.


The goal of the school is to welcome the next generation of dancers, to educate and to ensure that all students enjoy the experience. The scholarship covers the full cost of the course

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 attached to your online application 


Explain why you deserve to be the recipient of the scholarship. You can tell us what Irish dancing means to you or you can talk/write about who is your biggest inspiration. You can talk/write almost anything you like but remember you are applying for an Irish Dancing scholarship.

Explore the Location


The Riverdance Summer School Boston will take place in the heart of Boston City at the Boston University Fitness and Recreational Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215


The residential accommodation is located Boston University dorms at 1019 Commonwealth AVE 1019 Commonwealth AVE