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Dance Club for 9-14yrs

Dance Club for 9-14yrs

last: Sat 18 Jan '20

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. 

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Dance Club for 5-8yrs

Dance Club for 5-8yrs

last: Sat 18 Jan '20

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 led by Sarah Fennell.

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Dance Club for Tots

Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)

last: Sat 18 Jan '20

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 led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for Tots

Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)

last: Sat 18 Jan '20

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 led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS

last: Wed 15 Jan '20

Dates: 15, 22, 29 January, 12, 19, 26 February, 4, 11 March (Please note there is no class on Wednesday 5 February).

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.

About teacher Roy Galvin

A native of Limerick city, Roy Galvin has had a long and distinguished career as a professional ballet dancer. Having trained with The Irish Ballet Company - the first male dancer to train to professional standard without having to leave Ireland - Roy danced professionally with The Irish Ballet Company/Irish National Ballet and as principal dancer with Dublin City Ballet Company, touring extensively throughout Ireland and overseas.

With his own Pas de Deux Dance Company, Roy performed regularly at The National Gallery of Ireland and The National Concert Hall. At the invitation of John Scott, he was appointed the first ballet master with Irish Modern Dance Theatre. More recently, Roy has worked in television and radio as a choreographer and dance correspondent. Recently Roy was a senior judge on the popular weekly TG4 talent competition Scór Encore. Roy was a founding member of APDI (the Association of Professional Dancers in Ireland Ltd, now Dance Ireland).

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

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- No drop in rates available

BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS

last: Wed 15 Jan '20

Dates: 15, 22, 29 January, 12, 19, 26 February, 4, 11 March (Please note there is no class on Wednesday 5 February).

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.

About teacher Roy Galvin

A native of Limerick city, Roy Galvin has had a long and distinguished career as a professional ballet dancer. Having trained with The Irish Ballet Company - the first male dancer to train to professional standard without having to leave Ireland - Roy danced professionally with The Irish Ballet Company/Irish National Ballet and as principal dancer with Dublin City Ballet Company, touring extensively throughout Ireland and overseas.

With his own Pas de Deux Dance Company, Roy performed regularly at The National Gallery of Ireland and The National Concert Hall. At the invitation of John Scott, he was appointed the first ballet master with Irish Modern Dance Theatre. More recently, Roy has worked in television and radio as a choreographer and dance correspondent. Recently Roy was a senior judge on the popular weekly TG4 talent competition Scór Encore. Roy was a founding member of APDI (the Association of Professional Dancers in Ireland Ltd, now Dance Ireland).

 

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

Morning Class with Catherine Young

last: Wed 22 Jan '20

Catherine’s classes are highly physical and technical and incorporate much somatic, contemporary dance and yoga training to enable the dancer to experience the full body in motion. Catherine's contemporary classes are influenced by her yoga and African dance training and are highly physical in nature. Class begins with a strong floor based warm up that works to standing and her style focuses on floor work, breath, release, rhythm, balance and the full body in motion.

Contemporary Dance

last: Tue 14 Jan '20

This class introduces different concepts present in dance. Starting with a warm-up aiming to bring the awareness to the body and mind working together, exploring the development of each person’s conscious body. You will follow to task-based exercises focusing on the body’s sensations and use images and sounds to develop an individual movement exploration. The explorations will lead to a series of structured exercises to explore the concepts presented.

Dates: 14, 21, 28 January, 11, 18, 25 February, 3, 10 March (Please note there is no class on Tuesday 4 February).  

About teacher Juliana Tarumoto

Juliana Tarumoto is from Brazil and started dancing classical ballet at early age; her first professional experience was at the age of 17 as an apprentice with Ballet Chicago Studio Company (Chicago/USA) under direction of Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair. Juliana started to be interested about different ways of dancing, exploring movements and creating. With this approach, she started her BA in Contemporary Dance and Dance teaching degree at UNICAMP (Campinas/Brazil). During her studies, she did an exchange program at London Contemporary Dance School (London/UK), working with Dane Hurst, Sarah Dowling, Geir Hytten, Hannes Langolf, Fernanda Prata and Fionn Cox Davies. In Brazil, she was a dancer with Dança sem Fronteiras directed by Fernanda Amaral from February/2017 to July/2018.

In September/2018, Juliana moved to Ireland to do the MA in Contemporary Dance in The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance- University of Limerick, having as course director Jenny Roche. During the MA, she performed works by Jack Webb, Liz Roche, Ursula Robb and Paul White. Also, she took part in a residency with Evangelia Kolyra at Dance Limerick and performed the piece “Oi!” directed by Yasmin Mello in the Scene+Heard Festival (February/2019) in Dublin. Juliana participated of Step Up 2019, training with Eoin Mac Donnacha, Dieter Heitkamp and Rainer Behr and performed original works by Marguerite Donlon, Francesco Vecchione and Emanuele Soavi in Limerick, Longford, Cork and Dublin.

PERCOLATE RESIDENCIES 2020

last: Fri 13 Dec '19

Professional dance artists and ensembles are invited to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in 2020 at the studio, or the performance space, depending on the nature of the project. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists in all genres for a period of two weeks.

Our Percolate Residency aims to provide professional dance artists with space and support for research, experimentation, practice development and/or performance of new work.

The selection is competitive, and artists will be selected on the basis of who we think can make the best use of the facilities available and who will have a positive impact on the local dance community.

Dance Limerick also has a particular interest in receiving applications from artists who wish to:

a) Premiere new work at Dance Limerick at the end of their residency.
b) Engage local artists (through talks/ workshops/ performances or in developing work within a socially engaged arts practice.

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):

1. Exploration, research, development and experimentation or
2. Taking an already developed idea to the next stage or
3. Rehearsal / production weeks toward premiering new work at Dance Limerick.

What Dance Limerick can provide:

• 2 weeks studio time
• Accommodation provided for up to 4 artists/collaborators in studio apartments or artist-friendly houses.
• A contribution of €75 per week, .per artist toward living costs – payable to the lead Applicant on receipt of an invoice
• Residency listing in our printed and on-line newsletter
• Peer feedback / mentoring if required.

In return, Dance Limerick requests the following:

• That resident artists deliver a company class, at least once each week during residency period
• Interaction with the local dance community through sharing of work or a talk about your work
• That you contribute a news item for our website
• That the Dance Limerick logo be included on all future publicity materials relating to the work resulting from your residency
• A completed evaluation form with feedback and suggestions for future residency opportunities

Criteria for selection

Applicants should demonstrate:

• A close fit with the aims of the Residency
• A proven track record in making and presenting dance work
• A focus on new work that will be interesting / relevant to local artists and audiences
• The ways in which the residency will contribute to the artist’s development and to his/her work
• Feasibility, within the context of the Artist’s budget and on the basis of what Dance Limerick can offer

NB Dance Limerick can put the Residency artist in contact with local dance artists if the residency research/work depends on the input of other artists. In such instances, the Residency Artist should be in a position to provide a small fee or stipend for the local artist.

Proposals will be assessed based the above criteria by a selection panel.

Applications should be made on the accompanying application form and emailed to jenny@dancelimerick.ie.
Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 13 December 2019. Applicants will be notified in January 2020.

MORNING CLASS with Lisa McLoughlin

last: Wed 18 Dec '19

As part of our new regular series, Lisa McLoughlin will host morning classes on Wednesdays 4, 11 & 18 December at 10- 11.30am.

About Lisa's Class

Lisa’s class will begin with vinyasa yoga and somatic exercises to get deeply warm on these dark winter mornings. Following this, participants will use both improvisation and structured sequences to engage all of the body into movement and finally into a dynamic movement phrase. 

Lisa's Bio

Trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London. Lisa has performed extensively across the globe with many companies as a freelance dancer. A founder member of Rex Levitates (now Liz Roche Company) she has worked with CoisCeim, Marguerite Donlon and Dancers, IMDT, Ciotóg among many others. She is an award-winning choreographer and a passionate advocate and teacher of dance. She is a tutor and researcher in dance at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, holds a first-class honours MA in Dance combining dance and psychology. Lisa has been awarded Irish Research Council funding for her Arts Practice PhD, which explores autonomy and dependency in society. This research involved contributions from over 500 people and has been co funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. She is a board member of Liz Roche Company and the Dublin Dance Festival.

Workshop with Luke Murphy

last: Wed 20 Nov '19

Choreographer Luke Murphy will host a professional morning class suitable for dance artists and advanced students ahead of his performance of The Milkyboy Kid on Thursday 21 November at Dance Limerick. 

About Luke

Ultima Vez (2014-2018) Punchdrunk (2009-2017, Original Cast member of Sleep No More NYC and Shanghai) Kate Weare Company (2011-2014), Pavel Zustiak Palissimo Company (2011-2013), Martha Clarke (2010-2011). Projects with, John Kelly, John Scott, Luca Silvestrini- Protein Dance, Sean Curran, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company.Award Winning Choreographer and Artistic Director of Attic Projects, creating and performing original works across Ireland, UK and USA since 2012. Founder and Programming Director of The Catch8 Workshop Series. BFA 2009 Point Park University, MA 2017 University of Chichester.

Workshop with John Scott

last: Wed 06 Nov '19

John Scott, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre, leads a workshop exploring creation and development of material, spatial awareness, performance state, text, dance and wordless stories.

Suitable for professional dancers and advanced students.

Special €22 tickets for this workshop PLUS the Croi Glan Dance Double Bill performance on Thursday 7th November are available HERE.

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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