Learn, Train and Join in

Workshop with Laura Sarah Dowdall
Tue 22 Oct '19

This workshop will explore how we use space- creating, dismantling, distorting and moving it. It will focus on integrating spoken-word into movement research that is embodied, active and self-aware. It will experiment with the role and relationship between audience and performer throughout.

Performers with strong improvisation skill and spoken-word experience will enjoy the dynamics of this workshop.

For info on Laura's Work-in-progress Sharing on 25 October click here

For more info on Laura's residency click here

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Work-in-progress sharing Laura Sarah Dowdall
Fri 25 Oct '19

As part of a Percolate residency at Dance Limerick, dance artist and performer Laura Sarah Dowdall will host a work-in-progress sharing of the results of her research period. This a free event, all welcome. RSVP essential to info@dancelimerick.ie. 

For info on Laura's Professional Workshop on 22 October click here.

For more info on Laura's residency click here

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Contemporary Dance for Adult
Contemporary Dance / Mind Body Awareness with Mary Nunan
Book : Tue 29 Oct '19

This class introduces a number of different approaches to developing mind/body awareness in movement. It emphasises the importance of working with both your mind and body in order to develop your capacity to move with ease and confidence. It involves a series of exercises and task-based activities that are both strength building and relaxing. They harness the energy that is generated through the integration of mind and body in movement. These exercises are based on techniques drawn from contemporary dance and somatic practices and meditation.

About Mary Nunan

Mary Nunan’s professional career began when she joined Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre (1981-86). This was Ireland’s first professional contemporary dance company. She was founder Artistic Director of Daghdha Dance Company (1988-1999).

Throughout her career she has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed solo and ensemble choreographies that have been performed at national and international venues and festivals including: London (South Bank), Berlin (Podweil Theatre), Munich (Dance ’95), Paris (Pompidou Centre) and Guanajuato (Festival Cervantino), Mexico. The screen adaptation of her dance-theatre work ‘Territorial Claims’ was selected for screening at the Lincoln Centre’s Dance-for-Camera Festival in New York City.

She was a collaborative artist/ performer in a number of works choreographed by Yoshiko Chuma (2000-2003) when Yoshiko was Artistic Director of Daghdha. She was member of the Maya Lila Collective, under the direction of Joan Davis (2002-15) and performed in ‘The Bell’s Shadow’ (2015) a feature length film directed by Mary Wycherley and Joan Davis. Recent ensemble improvised performances include ‘Rewriting Distance’, (2016) with Lin Snelling and Guy Cools Cools and ‘Tilting’ (2018), with Isabella Oberlander and Mary Wycherley: the latter premiered at LCGA and toured to RHA Dublin.

Beginner
BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS
Book : Wed 06 Nov '19

Ballet is a technical form of dance training with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. As well as being good for the body and mind it requires discipline and focus.

Our Ballet Classes for Adults provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for total beginners (Beginner Class) and also those with previous dance experience (Improver Class).

This class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm.

You will learn 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.

Class led by Juliana Tarumoto.

We also offer a ballet class for beginners. Click here for details. 

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- No refunds or returns
- Drop in rates not available

Beginner
BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Book : Wed 06 Nov '19

Ballet is a technical form of dance training with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. As well as being good for the body and mind it requires discipline and focus.

Our Ballet Classes for Adults provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for total beginners (Beginner Class) and also those with previous dance experience (Improver Class).

This class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm.

You will learn 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.

Class led by Juliana Tarumoto.

We also offer a ballet class for improvers or those with recent ballet experience. Click here for details. 

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- No refunds or returns
- No drop in rates available

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Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs) 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!

Due to space limitations only 1 parent or guardian can stay with the participant for the duration of the class in the studio, we also have a foyer area where you are welcome to wait until the class is over.

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th, 12th & 14th December. 

Class led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

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Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs) 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!

Due to space limitations only 1 parent or guardian can stay with the participant for the duration of the class in the studio, we also have a foyer area where you are welcome to wait until the class is over. 

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th, 12th & 14th December. 

Class led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

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Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

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.

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th, 12th & 14th December. 

Class led by Ashley O'Toole.

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- No refunds of returns

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Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Teacher Rachel Sheil 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. 

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th, 12th & 14th December. 

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- No refunds or returns

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Announcements

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Percolate Residency - Laura Sarah Dowdall
Dance Classes for Adults
Dance Clubs for Young People

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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