Local dancers invited to compete for chance to perform in Riverdance when it returns to Boston


New England Irish Dance groups are invited to compete for a chance to perform on stage at the Boch Center Wang Theatre prior to the April 1 performance of the international Irish dance phenomenon, “Riverdance,” which is back by popular demand in a brand new 25th Anniversary production, March 31 - April 5.

Groups can submit videos (up to 3 minutes in length) showing their best footwork. The deadline to enter is next Monday, March 16.

Ten finalist dance groups will be chosen to compete in a live Dance Audition event before a panel of judges on Monday afternoon, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. at CambridgeSide’s Level 1 Food Court. 

Judges will include Melissa from Hot 96.9 and two “Riverdance” lead dancers, Maggie Darlington and Jason O'Neil. Three winning dance companies will be chosen to perform live onstage (in front of house curtain, maximum 3 minutes in length) at 7:30 p.m. at the Wang Theatre on Wed., the first of April, prior to the performance of the Riverdance.

The winning dance companies will also receive complimentary tickets (one for each dancer, maximum of 20 per company) and a special Friends & Family discount ticket offer for the April 1 show.

Video Submission Deadline

To enter, capture and fill fill out the entry form here – forms.gle/9S44vnkWRTyjyTmU9   – to upload your dance video. Be sure to share it to your Facebook page! Tag the Boch Center’s page and use #RiverdanceBoston.

 For contest rules and more information, visit bochcenter.org/riverdanceconcert.

Tickets for the “Riverdance” performances are now on sale at the Boch Center box office, through bochcenter.org or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787).