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DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) - 10AM CLASS
Sat 14 Jan '17 to Sat 11 Mar '17

**This class is full. There is a waiting list for next term. Please see below.** Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. This lively class explores moving as a group, telling stories through movement, rhythm exercises and improvisation. Time is spent learning to follow directions as well as free expression time which allows Tots to explore and develop co-ordination, all while having fun! Teacher: Fiona Marie Booth Fiona is a voice and dance artist/teacher based in Limerick. She graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with an MA in Festive Arts and a BA (Hons) in Voice and Dance, specialising in contemporary dance. Fiona has gained considerable experience internationally, having studied Kinesiology at California State University where she practised jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance, and having taught at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York as part of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. More recently, Fiona has been teaching and performing both music and dance in Limerick City. **Saturdays from 14 January - 11 March 2017 10am-10:45am | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60 for 9-week term **Places for next term will go to current participants first. Any remaining places will be offered to the waiting list on a first come first served basis** If you would like to be added to the waiting list, or to join our mailing list to receive notification of future classes, please email your details to info@dancelimerick.ie Please include your name and contact tel, as well as your child's name and date of birth. Thank you for your interest in our Dance Club for Tots!

Beginner
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4yrs) SATURDAYS 11am Class
Sat 14 Jan '17 to Sat 11 Mar '17

**This class is full. There is a waiting list for the next term. Please see below.** In this introduction to creative movement, you and your little dancer will explore your imaginations to enhance creativity, co-ordination and rhythm. Classes include movement collaboration with music and imaginative play, as well as a chance for tots to practice dancing with their friends. Parents/guardians will also love participating with their tiny dancers! Teacher: Rachel Sheil Rachel graduated with a BA Hons (First) in Voice and Dance from the University of Limerick, specialising in Contemporary Dance. An international teacher and choreographer, Rachel has taught throughout Ireland, England and the US, and has numerous TV appearances to her credit, both nationally and internationally, performing commercial and contemporary material, including the GAA All-Star Awards. Rachel has just completed her Masters in Dance Performance at UL. **Saturdays from 14 January - 11 March 2017 11am-11:45am Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60 for 9-week term **Places for next term will go to current participants first. Any remaining places will be offered to the waiting list on a first come first served basis** If you would like to be added to the waiting list, or to join our mailing list to receive notification of future classes, please email your details to info@dancelimerick.ie Please include your name and contact tel, as well as your child's name and date of birth. Thank you for your interest in our Dance Club for Tots!

Beginner
DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8yrs
Sat 14 Jan '17 to Sat 11 Mar '17

**This class is full. There is a waiting list for next term. Please see below.** Modern and jazz styles combine in this introduction to movement and music from around the world. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination to express their own individuality and develop their creativity, while also building confidence and strength. Teacher: Kristyn Fontanella is a choreographer and performer from the US. She holds an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL, as well as a BFA in Theatre and Dance from Central Connecticut State University. Kristyn has toured internationally for over 10 years with many high profile dance shows including Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Trinity Irish Dance Company, On Eagle’s Wings, Beyond the Bog Road (with Eileen Ivers) and Gaelforce Dance (lead role). A certified dance teacher (TCRG) with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha since 2009, Kristyn is delighted to be sharing the art form of dance with younger generations here in Limerick City and is excited to see where their creativity will take them. Saturdays 14 January - 11 March 2017 12pm-12:45pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60.00 for 9-week term **Places for next term will go to current participants first. Any remaining places will be offered to the waiting list on a first come first served basis** If you would like to be added to the waiting list, or to join our mailing list to receive notification of future classes, please email your details to info@dancelimerick.ie Please include your name and contact tel, as well as your child's name and age. Thank you everyone for your interest in our Dance Club for 5-8s!

Beginner
DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
Sat 14 Jan '17 to Sat 11 Mar '17

**This class is full. There is a waiting list for next term. Please see below.** This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Bianca shares techniques she has researched and learned to provide structured improvisations (contemporary) and a freestyle environment (urban styles). Every class is different, building skills consistently, but in different ways. Dancers develop skills around body-awareness and perception, along with awareness of space and people around them. Through group improvisations, working in small groups and pairs, the class focuses on moving, expressing through movement and, of course, having fun! This class is suitable for boys and girls of any ability. Saturdays from 14 Jan - 11 March 2017 1pm-2pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60.00 for 9-week term Teacher: Bianca Smith is from New Jersey, USA, and has been dancing and training most of her life. Her training includes traditional Irish dance, hip-hop, lyrical and ballroom styles. Bianca has experience with creative direction and video direction, and also has a degree in neuroscience. These are the lenses through which she approaches her dance training. Her passion is apparent in every work she creates. Bianca has just completed her MA in Dance Performance at UL, which was an eye-opening experience, and she is excited for her future with Contemporary Dance. **This class is full. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to go on the waiting list for next term. Please include your name, contact tel, name of child and date of birth. Thank you everyone for your interest in our Dance Club for 9-14s!

Beginner
LIMERICK YOUTH DANCE FOR 15-25YRS
Wed 18 Jan '17 to Sat 18 Mar '17

Want to dance? Meet new friends? Limerick Youth Dance meets: Wednesdays (from 18 January 2017), 6pm-8pm Dance Limerick Studio 1-2 John's Square, Limerick For 15-25yrs - New members welcome! Limerick Youth Dance is a great opportunity for young people who have a passion for dance to develop as a dancer, to create new dance pieces and to perform on stage and screen. Interested? Let us know by emailing info@dancelimerick.ie / 061 400994. Joining Limerick Youth Dance means… - making a commitment to be part of a dance ensemble, a group of people dedicated to dance projects - participating in weekly workshops - meeting other young dancers Term Dates: 18 January - 22 March 2017 Fee Per Term: €110.00 Teacher: Angie Smalis trained and worked professionally as a dance artist in her home country of Greece before moving to Vienna, Austria in 2001 to join the Volksoper Wien. Angie relocated to Limerick in 2003 to join Daghdha Dance Company. She is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of contemporary dance artists with intellectual disabilities. Angie is also a proud mother of 5! Image credit: Lucy Dawson Film credit: Limerick Youth Dance film "Stoixeia/Elements", created by LYD members in Spring-Summer 2015, filmed by Dominik Kosicki. Stoixeia/Elements received a Special Mention in the Outstanding Student Work Award category at the Light Moves 2015 Festival Awards, and reached the final of Fresh Film Festival 2016. Click on video link to view the film (10 mins)

Beginner
CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS, WITH KATHERINE O'MALLEY
Tue 28 Feb '17 to Tue 04 Apr '17

Tues 28 Feb - Tues 04 April (six weeks) 6pm-7.15pm Dance Limerick Studio €60.00 (six weeks) **This class is full - Please see below. The aim of these new classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease. Informed by postmodern dance and somatic principles, each class will begin with simple warm-up exercises and build progressively towards more expansive movement phrases which travel out into the space. All of the activities are based on practices/techniques which will help to release tensions which limit the range of movement. This will, in turn, allow each person to move with greater clarity and efficiency, to regain a sense of the natural flow of their movement and to enjoy their own unique dancing body. Teacher: Katherine O'Malley Dance artist / choreographer Katherine O’Malley trained professionally in Russia at the Perm State Choreographic School and at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, touring extensively before returning to Ireland. A graduate of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at UL, Katherine was a founding member of Liz Roche Company. **This class is full. If you would like to go on a waiting list/mailing list for future classes, please email info@dancelimerick.ie and include your name, contact tel and the class you're interested in.

Beginner
HIP HOP CLASSES WITH RACHEL SHEIL - TUESDAYS
Tue 14 Feb '17 to Tue 21 Mar '17

Hip Hop Classes with Rachel Sheil Six-week class Tuesdays from 14 February to 21 March 2017 8pm-9pm Class fee €60 for six weeks / €12 drop in rate. Advance booking strongly recommended. To book, email rachel.sheil86@googlemail.com “This term of classes will see participants learning hip-hop as a social dance and will include old school moves alongside foundations and technique. My class aims for you to leave with a deeper understanding of the dance and culture as a whole and an ability to groove along with any song you love, comfortable in your own skin! You will learn choreography and freestyle skills and, in the process, hopefully have a great time with great people to great music!” Rachel Sheil

Beginner
DANCE CLASS FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+
Thu 19 Jan '17 to Thu 13 Apr '17

Thursdays 2pm-3.15pm €5 per class Venue: Dance Limerick, 1-2 John's Square The emphasis with these classes is on having fun! Participants will learn new moves and enjoy social dancing. Dancing is great for mobility, exercise, developing your own creativity, expressing yourself and making new friends. Come by yourself or bring a friend - We look forward to seeing you. Teacher: Kristyn Fontanella To book: Email: info@dancelimerick.ie Or call: (061) 400994 Or just come along any Thursday at 2pm.

Beginner
BALLET FOR ADULTS, WITH PATRICIA CROSBIE - SIX WEEK CLASS
Thu 02 Mar '17 to Thu 06 Apr '17

Thursdays for six weeks from 2 March 2017** 6pm-7.15pm Dance Limerick Studio, 1 & 2 John's Square, Limerick Fee: €60 (for six weeks) Level: Improvers **This class is currently full. Please see below. A very popular class at Dance Limerick, this class is suitable for those with some recent experience of ballet. This ballet class works on developing posture, flexibility, musicality, balance and movement co-ordination while building on the basic rudiments of ballet. It consists of a gentle warm up, followed by a classical ballet barre (exercises specifically designed for warming up the body and improving technique, precision and posture). This is followed by exercises in the centre, away from the barre, which focus on balance, posture and co-ordinating music with movement. The class finishes with a warm-down and gentle stretch to improve flexibility and breath control. There are multiple benefits of training in classical ballet: It enhances the body-mind connection and awareness, develops strength and flexibility and makes the dancer more sensitive to rhythm and coordination with the music. Come and join this lovely class! Teacher: Patricia Crosbie Patricia Crosbie was a member of Irish National Ballet for 6 years, dancing leading roles in many of the classics, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Cinderella. Patricia was a principal with London Ballet Theatre and Vienna Festival Ballet and toured worldwide with the renowned rock band, The Kinks, choreographing and performing in their concerts. Patricia is now Ballet Mistress with Cork City Ballet for whom she has choreographed many ballets. She has conducted workshops and master classes for INYB, Crux Dance Company, Siamsa Tire and Dance Ireland and has been teaching Adult Beginners Ballet classes at Firkin Crane Dance Centre for almost 3 years. Patricia taught ballet and jazz ballet on the Diploma in Dance course at Cork’s College of Further Education (CSN) for 12 years and is now ballet tutor on the MA and BA dance courses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick (UL). Patricia was awarded her MA in Dance from UL in 2011 and has been appointed Associate Artist for 2015/16 by Dance Ireland. **This class is full. If you would like to go on the waiting list for future terms of classes, please email your details (name, contact tel) to info@dancelimerick.ie

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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at
jenny@dancelimerick.ie