Irish dance camp brings people from around the globe to Schenectady

August 02, 2019 05:10 PM

SCHENECTADY - For the past 15 years, people from around the world have been packing their bags for a one-of-a-kind summer camp in Schenectady.

Every summer for a few weeks, Union College is the place to be for up-and-coming Irish dancers.


There are few things that match the energy and intensity of Irish dancing. So perhaps it's fitting that the "Electric" City hosts an international Irish dance camp every summer, called Camp Rince Ceol.

All the dancers are between the ages of 7 and 18. They all compete or have been taking dance for at least three years.

Only one dancer comes from the United States. The rest have traveled from around the world – including Scotland, England, and Ireland.

If you can't feel the energy these kids are creating at Union College, you can certainly hear it.

The program also has instructors from around the world. Many of the campers and instructors return year after year - making it feel like a family.

Hear about some of these dancers' aspiring goals, by watching the video of Jerry Gretzinger's "Upside" story.

MORE INFORMATION: Camp Rince Ceol (Irish dancing)


Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff

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