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Internationally acclaimed Irish step dance and musical production staged at River Run Centre March 23

GUELPH, ON March 7, 2018 – Be whisked away to the Emerald Isle when the internationally acclaimed production Rhythm of the Dance arrives at River Run Centre on Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the RBC Showcase Series.

Featuring the most accomplished Irish dancers in the world, Rhythm of the Dance marries the contemporary and ancient, combining the traditions of Irish step dancing with modern dance and musical performances. Renowned as one of the best Irish step dance shows in the world, Rhythm of the Dance has been enjoyed by millions since the show was created in 1998.

“A toe-tapping and dazzling experience,” the UK’s Portsmouth News said of the production.

A dance and musical extravaganza, Rhythm of the Dance relives the journey of the Irish Celts through 1,000 years of history. Featuring 22 dancers acclaimed for their graceful movements and disciplined control, the production also features a live band and three tenors providing musical accompaniment.

Initially established for a three-week tour of the United States, Rhythm of the Dance became much more than that. During the past 20 years, the show has been enjoyed by more than seven million people in 36 countries on four continents. Rhythm of the Dance has also evolved since its creation. Most recently, producer Kieran Cavanagh updated the show, breathing fresh life into the production with reinvigorated choreography and music.

Bring your rhythm and grace as patrons are invited to attend a complimentary VIP Experience Step Dance Workshop taking place in Canada Company Hall at 7 p.m. Workshop is open to all ages, no experience is required just your love for the Emerald Isles and Celtic dance!

Tickets to see Rhythm of the Dance cost $52 for adults, $50 for seniors and students, and $29 for children 14 and under. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at

Media Contact:

Angela McEwen
Marketing and Development Coordinator
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 extension 2493
[email protected]

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