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Adult Ballet Classes

BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - Beginners

last: Thu 19 Oct '17

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music. About Rebeca Mateos Morante Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades. Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others. Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

Adult Ballet Class

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante - IMPROVERS

last: Thu 19 Oct '17

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music. About Rebeca Mateos Morante Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades. Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others. Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

Contemporary Dance Class

Contemporary Dance for Adults with Salma Ataya

last: Tue 17 Oct '17

The aim of these 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.

Dance Classes for ages 50+

Dance Classes for age 50+

last: Thu 19 Oct '17

Every Thursday afternoon 2-3:15pm | €5 per class Do you enjoy dancing? Like to try something new? Dance Limerick has announced details of their current dance project for people aged 50+. Led by choreographer Kristyn Fontanella, the project is informal, social and lots of fun. No experience is necessary and no upper age limit applies. Come alone or bring a friend. Further details from (061) 400994. The project has come about as a result of Dance Limerick’s ongoing wish to engage with older people in Limerick and the Mid-West. Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, explains “As part of our remit, Dance Limerick runs classes for all ages, from tots to adults, and we now have a very successful weekly dance class for people over 50. Choral Moves brings the participation of our older movers to a new level and also gives us the opportunity to introduce new people to the joys of dance. We had great fun with Here’s Looking at You, Kid last year. Many new friendships were made and many new dancers were born! We’re really fortunate to be able to work with Kristyn Fontanella, who has done great work leading our older movers class over the last six months”. Further details: info@dancelimerick.ie | (061) 400994

Ballet

BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA (BEGINNER)

last: Thu 12 Oct '17

Thursdays 7.30-8.45pm €70 for six weeks from Thursday 7 September 2017 Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music. About Rebeca Mateos Morante Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades. Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others. Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA (IMPROVERS)

last: Thu 12 Oct '17

Thursdays 6-7:15pm €70 for six weeks from Thursday 7 September 2017 Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music. About Rebeca Mateos Morante Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades. Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others. Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS, WITH MARY NUNAN

last: Tue 10 Oct '17

From Tues 5 September 6pm-7.15pm Dance Limerick Studio €70.00 (six weeks) 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, Mary Nunan: Mary is a contemporary dance artist/choreographer, performer and teacher. She started her professional career as a member of Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre and was a founding member and Artistic Director of Daghdha Dance Company in Limerick. Mary enjoys teaching at every level – from beginners to professional master classes.

DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS

DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS

last: Sat 14 Oct '17

**Places for the forthcoming term are currently being offered to those on the waiting list. Please see below. Email info@dancelimerick.ie to be added to the waiting list for this class.** This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Rachel 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 2 Sept - 21 June 2017 1pm-2pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60.00 for 8 week term Teacher: Rachel Sheil Rachel Sheil Rachel has been teaching for over seven years and has recently completed her MA in Dance Performance at UL. She has taught Hip-Hop in Ireland, the UK and San Francisco and has also been successful in several Irish Intervarsity competitions. She hopes to continue her passion here in Limerick and share all the knowledge she has accumulated. **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!

DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS

DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS

last: Sat 14 Oct '17

**Places for the forthcoming term are currently being offered to those on the waiting list. Please see below. Email info@dancelimerick.ie to be added to the waiting list for this class.** 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: Rachel Sheil Rachel has been teaching for over seven years and has recently completed her MA in Dance Performance at UL. She has taught Hip-Hop in Ireland, the UK and San Francisco and has also been successful in several Irish Intervarsity competitions. She hopes to continue her passion here in Limerick and share all the knowledge she has accumulated. Saturdays 2 Sept - 21 Oct 2017 12pm-12:45pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60.00 for 8 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 number, as well as your child's name and age. Thank you everyone for your interest in our Dance Club for 5-8s!

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS)

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM

last: Sat 14 Oct '17

**Places for the forthcoming term are currently being offered to those on the waiting list for this class. 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 a Masters in Dance Performance at UL. **Saturdays from 2 Sept – 21 Oct 2017 11am-11:45am Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60 for 8 week term (inc. booking fee) **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 number, as well as your child's name and date of birth. Thank you for your interest in our Dance Club for Tots!

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS)

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 10AM

last: Sat 14 Oct '17

**Places for the forthcoming term are currently being offered to those on the waiting list for this class. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to be added to the waiting list for this class** 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 2 Sept - 21 Oct 2017 10am-10:45am | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60 for 8 week term (inc. booking fee)

Summer Dance Fusion

Summer Dance Fusion for ages 13+

last: Fri 18 Aug '17

Dance Limerick's Summer Dance Fusion project will offer a unique opportunity for young people to experience an intensive two-week dance project incorporating exciting fusions of dance. The project will be led by Dublin Youth Dance Company's Justine Doswell and Limerick based Street Dancer Tobi Omoteso. No previous dance experience is required. The participants will work in a fun, creative and supportive environment and learn basic technique and movement vocabulary as well as developing physical strength, co-ordination and confidence. The energetic and lively daily sessions will focus on a dynamic fusion of Contemporary dance, that combines many elements of different dance genres, in partnership with urban culture's latest street and hip hop techniques. Under the guidance of the facilitators, the project will take inspiration from Limerick City's streets and architecture and will emphasise playfulness and "drifting" around urban environments and how they make us feel and behave, connect or disconnect with our physical, social and emotional environments. PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the 2 week daily studio sessions there is a rehearsal day on Sunday September 17 from 12-4pm followed by a short evening performance on Friday September 22 (Culture Night).

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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