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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Listings

Fri 24 Feb '17

COLIN DUNNE - IN REHEARSAL
Fri 24 Feb '17 to Tue 21 Mar '17

Fri 24 Feb – Tues 21 March Dance Limerick Space Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome renowned Irish dance artist Colin Dunne to develop and rehearse his new work, Concert, a collaboration with director Sinéad Rushe and composer/sound designer Mel Mercier, exploring the iconic recordings of virtuoso traditional Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts. Colin will preview this work on Tuesday 21 March. Watch this space for more details…

KUNDALINI YOGA WITH TRICIA MCGLACKEN RYAN
Fri 13 Jan '17 to Fri 07 Apr '17

Kundalini Yoga for Beginners, with Tricia McGlacken Ryan Fridays 6pm-7.30pm | Dance Limerick Studio €15.00 per class / €40.00 for four consecutive classes To book: (086) 3483020 / tmcglackenryan@gmail.com Kundalini Yoga, developed by Yogi Bhajan, is a safe and comprehensive system which combines breathing, stretching, movement, meditation and more for the experience of spirit and to heal your life. No experience in yoga is necessary, all welcome. Not just a physical discipline, Kundalini Yoga encompasses the whole person: body, mind and spirit. It is designed to cultivate energy, endurance, stress mastery and the development of personal resources for the active lifestyle of our times. With a broad spectrum of techniques, classes can be tailored to achieve many results. Tricia is a certified instructor in Kundalini Yoga and comes from a therapeutic and medical background. Tricia's classes are challenging yet heart centred, active and yet meditative. Come and experience these classes which lead to the heart of healing!

Sat 25 Feb '17

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!

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!

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!

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!

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)

Mon 27 Feb '17

COLIN DUNNE - IN REHEARSAL
Fri 24 Feb '17 to Tue 21 Mar '17

Fri 24 Feb – Tues 21 March Dance Limerick Space Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome renowned Irish dance artist Colin Dunne to develop and rehearse his new work, Concert, a collaboration with director Sinéad Rushe and composer/sound designer Mel Mercier, exploring the iconic recordings of virtuoso traditional Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts. Colin will preview this work on Tuesday 21 March. Watch this space for more details…

Tue 28 Feb '17

COLIN DUNNE - IN REHEARSAL
Fri 24 Feb '17 to Tue 21 Mar '17

Fri 24 Feb – Tues 21 March Dance Limerick Space Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome renowned Irish dance artist Colin Dunne to develop and rehearse his new work, Concert, a collaboration with director Sinéad Rushe and composer/sound designer Mel Mercier, exploring the iconic recordings of virtuoso traditional Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts. Colin will preview this work on Tuesday 21 March. Watch this space for more details…

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.

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

Wed 01 Mar '17

COLIN DUNNE - IN REHEARSAL
Fri 24 Feb '17 to Tue 21 Mar '17

Fri 24 Feb – Tues 21 March Dance Limerick Space Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome renowned Irish dance artist Colin Dunne to develop and rehearse his new work, Concert, a collaboration with director Sinéad Rushe and composer/sound designer Mel Mercier, exploring the iconic recordings of virtuoso traditional Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts. Colin will preview this work on Tuesday 21 March. Watch this space for more details…

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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