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Cancelled - Summer School Columbus Ohio

Due to Otterbein University’s updated measures to tackle COVID 19 all university activities including the Riverdance Summer School program 2020 are cancelled. Anyone who has applied or paid for the Columbus program will be contacted separately regarding refunds.

Week 1:

Cancelled Sunday July 26 to Friday July 31, 2020

Week 2:

Course Fee



$650 Early bird until Feb 1, 2020
Full rate $699

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Residential & Dining Package



6 days of program
6 nights accommodation (double occupancy) .
Dinners- Sunday to Thursday
Lunches – Sunday to Thursday
Breakfast- Sunday to Friday.
Check in Saturday July 25. Check out Friday July 31.
Students must be age 12 years or older.

With support from the Irwin Academy of Irish Dance, the Riverdance Summer School will take place for one week in July 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. The program comprises of 6 days of activity during which the dancers will be immersed in Riverdance and they will take part fully in an exciting schedule of classes and activities.

JUNIORS – Cancelled


The Riverdance Juniors Program runs alongside the Summer School. The program consists of three days of dancing and fun running for five and half hours each day. The dancers will be taught the Riverdance choreography, simplified to accommodate all standards of dance. Our aim is to inspire, encourage and motivate the young dancers through a fun and enjoyable experience. The sessions will be limited to twenty-five dancers.

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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.

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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. The scholarship covers the full cost of the program.

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 Summer School takes place at Otterbien University, Westerville, Ohio. The nearest airport is John Glenn international airport CMH Columbus, Ohio. https://www.otterbein.edu/