Dance Semester in Ireland

Study Irish dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, and learn traditional techniques from esteemed professors. Experience Irish dance as it was created – as an expression of a unique and high-spirited culture.


Spend a semester immersed in the beautiful green landscapes and flourishing Irish dance scene of Limerick, Ireland. Challenge yourself by learning traditional dance techniques from skilled faculty at the prestigious Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Through small-group instruction and the chance to focus on a specific type of dance, you will grow as a performer and gain valuable international dance knowledge.


-Age: Participants must be 18 or over the day they begin the program.

-GPA/Student Status: This program is for students who have finished Freshman year with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. If you are not a student, or have a lower GPA, please contact us to see if we can make an exception.

-Language: If English is not your native language, you may be asked to complete an international English language exam before acceptance.

-Experience: This program is meant for dancers with at least one year of dance experience. Some courses may require an audition for admittance.

-Motivation: We are looking for open-minded, flexible applicants who can clearly convey their passion for dance and an acute interest in international travel and exposure to new ideas.


-Application Deadline: Please see the "Cost & Dates" tab for the application deadline for your specific session.

-Application Process: to apply, click the blue “Apply Now” button on this page. You will fill out a simple initial application online and pay a $200 deposit that is refundable if you are not accepted, and will be applied toward your overall program cost if you are accepted (not an additional fee). At this point, we will ask you to send us the following materials:

-Your resume/CV
-Official university application / enrollment form
-One academic reference letter
-Your official academic transcript
-An audition video (optional except for specific courses)
-Your availability for a 30 minute Skype interview

We will contact you within two weeks of your Skype interview regarding your acceptance.



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• Learn Irish dance where it originated and was meant to be performed

• Find yourself surrounded by rolling green hills and incredible landscapes

• Experience vibrant Irish culture in the historical city of Limerick