These Contemporary Dance Classes are suitable for both beginners and those with experience in Contemporary Dance. The classes will help develop your creativity and technique through energetic and challenging phrases (sequences) and varied exercises. The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.
Class will begin with light stretching, or somatic exercises. You will then learn some contemporary exercises to warm up the body and will work on learning choreography. You will incorporate techniques learned throughout class. Class will round off with a warm down to finish.
4 Week Term
- No exchanges or refunds.
Part of Dance Limerick's New Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Associate Artist, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.
This class will have a focus on connection to self in relationship to space, but also connection to self in relationship to music. Rachel has many inputs in her practice including Hip-Hop, Fighting Monkey Zero Forms, Hanna Somatics and Contemporary Dance. She hopes to offer an insight into how she views movement, allowing class participants to explore via these myriad lenses too.
About Rachel Sheil
Rachel has been teaching, performing and choreographing in Limerick and Ireland since 2010. The themes of freedom, choice, power and play come up consistently in Rachel’s work. She is interested in how dance can empower the performer as well as the audience. Fantasy, anime, cartoons and comics make up a big part of Rachel's Contemporary dance practice, developing into work that is bizarre, hyper-real and often comedic. She lives in dreams, has a vivid inner life and is eager to bring audiences into this world!
Part of Dance Limerick's Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Associate Artist, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.
Tobi Omoteso's Morning Open Levels Class will be a fusion of Street Dance Styles such as Breaking and Hip-Hop Freestyle, Floor Work, and Calisthenics movement.
This class hopes to give the tools in getting body confidence/intelligence in a fun, vibrancy and engaging manner. The requirement is you must be a Living and Breathing organism to attend this session!
Professional dance artists and ensembles are invited to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in 2023 at Dance Limerick. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists in all genres for a period of one or two weeks.
Dance Limerick also has a particular interest in receiving applications from artists who wish to:
As part of each Residency, we encourage artists to share their work either through a work-in-progress showing or through debate/discussion with invited peers.
About our Residencies
Residencies may be for the following purpose(s)
What Dance Limerick can provide
In return, Dance Limerick requests the following:
Criteria for selection
Applicants should demonstrate:
Proposals will be assessed on the basis of the above criteria by a selection panel.
Applications should be made on the accompanying application form and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 3 June 2022
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