FAQ - Riverdance


How long will The Show last?

Approximately 2 hours  (that’s including the interval) for all  Riverdance shows.

I am going to see Riverdance soon, how can I meet the cast?

In  Dublin, the Riverdance VIP Experience gives fans the opportunity to meet with the Riverdance dancers and musicians.

What do the names of the different troupes mean?

Each Riverdance production is named after a river in Ireland.
Previously there have been Riverdance companies named after the rivers Liffey, Lee, Lagan, Avoca, Shannon, Boyne, Corrib, Foyle, Moy, Bann and Barrow.

Riverdance Events

The Riverdance  Flying Squad’ is a dedicated team of Riverdance dancers and musicians who perform at worldwide events.

The Riverdance  Flying Squad performances comprise of excerpts from Riverdance.
The length of the performance and the number of artists that perform depends on the requirements of the client, the location of the event and the budget available.

Riverdance deals with requests from Public Relations and Event Management companies or directly with the main client.

Contact info@riverdance.com, outlining your interest/event and Riverdance will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Can you help me find an Irish Dancing teacher in my area?

You can find out about Irish Dancing schools from

CLRG – The Irish Dancing Commission
An Comhdhail – The Congress of Irish Dance Teachers
Irish Dancing Magazine

You can also contact the Commission for Irish Dancing for details at www.clrg.ie or An Comhdhail at comhdhail@irishdancingorg.com

Try to find teacher with their TCRGs (teaching qualifications) or equivalent.

How do I become a dancer in Riverdance?

Apply through the Riverdance Summer School
The Riverdance Summer School which runs each summer in Dublin and Boston is the now the main way in which dancers audition for Riverdance. Full details available on academy.riverdance.com

Or apply directly:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and at championship level in Irish Dancing, preferably having recalled and/or placed at world level.
We accept both Coimisiun and Comdhail dancers.  Click here for details and online application

How do I apply for a singing / musician part in Riverdance?

Singers should submit their CV/resume along with a photograph and audio and if possible, a video recording. All singers should indicate their vocal range on the CV.
For the audio recording females should perform Cloudsong from Riverdance and a second song in a similar style, for example She Moved through the Fair.
Males should perform Lift the WingsHeal their Hearts/Freedom from Riverdance and a second song that demonstrates their vocal range. All recordings must have some form of accompaniment, for example keyboard, harp or guitar. The video recording should feature the singer performing one of the above Riverdance songs.

Musicians should include a CV/resume, photograph, video and audio recording.
Please submit all applications to:
Music Department, Abhann Productions, 31 Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Email queries to info@riverdance.com