The Riverdance group first began in April 1994 when Irish dancing champions Jean Butler and Michael Flatley joined together to create an unstoppable dance troupe that would tour the globe.
Since its start, the Riverdance style has been recreated all over the world with a smaller number of dancers and different routines. Despite each troupe’s unique style, most of the Riverdance break offs still hold the name of famous Irish rivers like the Liffey, Lee, Lagan, Avoca, Shannon, Boyne, Corrib, Foyle, Moy and Bann.
This naming tradition helps keep the spirit of Irish dancing alive and honors the place where it all began.
Enjoy watching the dance below…