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Jenny Roche

Professional Classes Online

last: Wed 21 Oct '20

Please note these classes are now being presented live via Zoom due to Level 3 Restrictions for Covid-19. Once you reserve your ticket for the class you will be sent the Zoom link to join at 9:30am on the morning of the class. 

Join choreographer and course director of MA in Contemporary Dance at UL Jenny Roche for a series of morning classes this October and November. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students.

THINK THANK SERIES: SUMMARY 3

last: Wed 30 Sep '20

Throughout July, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and Dublin Dance Festival co-hosted a series of focused conversations about dance. These ‘Think Tanks’ are building on important discussions that have already been set in motion about the survival and sustainability of the sector.

Read the Summary of Third Think Tank HERE and please send your thoughts and contributions to thinktanks2021@gmail.com.

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #1, and HERE for info on Think Tank #2.

You can read more about the format and idea behind the Think Tanks HERE.

Think Tank Summary #1

Think Thank Series: Summary 1

last: Wed 30 Sep '20

Throughout July, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and Dublin Dance Festival co-hosted a series of focused conversations about dance. These ‘Think Tanks’ are building on important discussions that have already been set in motion about the survival and sustainability of the sector.

Please send your thoughts and contributions to thinktanks2021@gmail.com.

Read the summaries below: 

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #1

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #2

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #3

You can read more about the format and idea behind the Think Tanks HERE.

Think Tank Summary 2

THINK THANK SERIES: SUMMARY 2

last: Wed 30 Sep '20

Throughout July, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and Dublin Dance Festival co-hosted a series of focused conversations about dance. These ‘Think Tanks’ are building on important discussions that have already been set in motion about the survival and sustainability of the sector.

Read the Summary of Second Think Tank HERE and please send your thoughts and contributions to thinktanks2021@gmail.com.

Click HERE for info on Think Tank #1.

You can read more about the format and idea behind the Think Tanks HERE.

Angie Smalis

Professional Class (Online)

last: Wed 14 Oct '20

Please note these classes are now being presented live via Zoom due to Level 3 Restrictions for Covid-19. Once you reserve your ticket for the class you will be sent the Zoom link to join. 

Join contemporary dance artist Angie Smalis for a series of morning classes this September and October. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students. 

About Angie Smalis

Angie studied contemporary dance and choreography at the State School of Dance in her native Greece before joining the Viennese Folk Opera (Volks Oper Wien) in 2001. She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to work as a dance artist with Daghdha Dance Company. In addition to working as an independent contemporary dance artist, Angie is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities, under the auspices of the Daughters of Charity Service, Limerick. Angie has received funding for her own work from the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, the Mid-West Regional Authority and Limerick City and County Council. Lately, Angie received the Arts Grant Funding- Arts Council- to research and develop  “The Ambassadors” in collaboration with American performing artist Colin Gee, Irish dance artists Mark Carberry and Lisa Mcloughlin and American composer/vocalist Erin Gee.

Important Info before joining the class: 

- Please book your place at least 2hrs prior to the start of class. You will receive a link to the class no more than 1hr prior to it beginning. 
- You will need a Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table/chair at eye level. We suggest a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. 
- A clear floor area – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects.
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Please note it is the responsibility of participants to ensure you have a suitable and safe space to move during the class. 

Make & Move 2020

last: Fri 11 Sep '20

What is Make & Move? Make & Move will provide eight emerging choreographers with a two-week intensive in choreographic practice at Dance Limerick*, Aug 31-Sept 11, 2020.

The participants will be mentored by choreographer Catherine Young, who will encourage critical engagement with personal practice from a theoretical and physical perspective.

This opportunity aims to:

- Allow a space for reflection on and development of each participant’s unique artistic voice.

- Focus on giving the participants new knowledge from outside experts of the practicalities of working as an independent choreographer.

- Push the participants’ artistic boundaries.

- Physically explore new work ideas

- Encourage new connections.

Accommodation in Limerick is included and a stipend of €150

How to apply:

- Fill out the attached application form.

- Submit by email the application form, an online example of one work produced to date, and your CV to info@dancelimerick.ie, before the closing date with the subject line ‘APPLICANT NAME - Make and Move Application 2020’.

- The applicant must have confirmed their availability for the entire period (Aug 31-Sept 11), and completed the online application form in full for their application to be considered.

The call closes on 24 July 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 4 August. If you have any further questions, contact Dance Limerick at info@dancelimerick.ie

Rivca Rubin

UPwording & Coaching with Rivca Rubin

last: Sat 29 Aug '20

As part of this year's Step Up dance project we’re delighted to invite you to join Rivca Rubin in three UPwording & Coaching sessions. Rivca's coaching techniques challenge, encourage and support you to identify what you really want, and explore what you can and are prepared to do to achieve it.

The session are suitable for artists across all mediums and are free of charge. Pre-registration and attendance of all three dates are essential. 

Daily Schedule:

Morning Session: 10:00am-12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30pm-1:45pm
Afternoon Session: 1:45pm-4pm

About the sessions

Taking an UPwording Coaching Approach assisting ourselves and each other when communicating, exploring, learning, planning, preparing, performing, we shift the way we think and speak from limiting, hindering, and sometimes inflammatory to libratory and motivating.

As much of the way we speak is habitual, the practice of UPwording starts with raising awareness of the underpinning concepts, intentions, and positions taken, implied in habitual words and phrases, and from here make active language choices to align our language with our intentions. 

Words change Worlds
yours mine ours

About Rivca Rubin

Rivca Rubin assists people to live the lives they want to live, artists to ascertain their vision, locate the essence and refine their practice, companies to refine their vision, grow purpose, align practice to values, and create working cultures people engage with, flourish and enjoy working in.

Read more about Rivca HERE

Dance Clubs Online Series

last: Fri 05 Jun '20

We are excited to announce the return of our Dance Clubs for Young People in a very special 4 week online series. Aoife, Rachel and Sarah return to lead our classes, this time beamed directly into your home! 

Our Dance Clubs introduce the excitement and wonder of dance to young people through movement, creativity, learning and play. The clubs aim to develop a dancer's ability with skills and technique while nurturing the creative possibilities within every young person. Young people are encouraged to use their imagination to express their own individuality and develop their creativity, while also building confidence, self esteem and fitness.

Age Group: 

- Dance Club for Tots with Aoife (2-4yrs)
- Dance Club for 5-8yrs with Sarah
- Dance Club for 9-14yrs with Rachel

There are 2 series of Online Dance Clubs available now. ​​​​​If you would like the links to the tutorials please send your name, email and participant's name and age to info@dancelimerick.ie. 

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Be A Dance Hero, Support Artists during the COVID-19 Crisis. 

By supporting Dance Limerick you allow us to continue to provide opportunities for dance artists and our audience during the Covid-19 crisis through online performance projects such as our Over 50s Dance Project (more info here), Dance Clubs for Young People (more info here), Summer Youth Performance Project (info coming soon) and the many more opportunities we are planning such as online screenings, workshops and more.

MORE INFO & DONATIONS HERE.

B̶a̶l̶l̶e̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶A̶d̶u̶l̶t̶ ̶B̶e̶g̶i̶n̶n̶e̶r̶s̶

last: Wed 25 Mar '20

Please note that due to government regulations for COVID 19, all classes have been postponed. For any queries, please contact info@dancelimerick.ie

 

6 week Term | Dates: 25 March, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April

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.

- No refunds or returns
- No drop in rates available

B̶a̶l̶l̶e̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶A̶d̶u̶l̶t̶ ̶I̶m̶p̶r̶o̶v̶e̶r̶s̶

last: Wed 25 Mar '20

Please note that due to government regulations for COVID 19, all classes have been postponed. For any queries, please contact info@dancelimerick.ie

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.

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

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- No refunds or returns

C̶o̶n̶t̶e̶m̶p̶o̶r̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶d̶a̶n̶c̶e̶

last: Tue 24 Mar '20

Please note that due to government regulations for COVID 19, all classes have been postponed. For any queries, please contact info@dancelimerick.ie

 

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.

Term of 6 classes | Dates: 24, 31, March, 7, 14, 21, 28 April.

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.

Dance Club for 9-14yrs

D̶a̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶C̶l̶u̶b̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶T̶o̶t̶s̶ ̶(̶9̶-̶1̶4̶y̶r̶s̶)̶

last: Sat 21 Mar '20

Please note that due to government regulations for COVID 19, all classes have been postponed. For any queries, please contact info@dancelimerick.ie

 

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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- No refunds or returns

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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