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As we enter Phase 3 of easing lock down restrictions we're gearing up for next week's FUNKY STEPS Dance Camp, an online project that allows young people to dance, have fun and connect with others in a safe and encouraging environment.
Join us online for a week bursting with fun, laughter and dance for our FUNKY STEPS Youth Dance Performance Project for young people aged 9yrs +.
FUNKY STEPS is led by professional dancer and teacher Sarah Fennell. Through live Zoom classes, Sarah will guide you through learning 5 short dance routines including traditional and creative steps. You’ll dance to current and vintage pop hits by Beyoncé, Tones and I (Dance Monkey), Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and lots more (some you’ll recognise from Tik Tok)!
Each day will contain a structured but engaging format including: an introduction of the day’s theme, warm-up and stretches, intro to footwork and full body movement, traditional dance steps and mindfulness. The day will end with a fun and energising dance sequence that will be repeated and built on daily.
Sarah will record videos of her steps each day so you can practice even after the camp has finished for the day. She will guide you through how you can record your own videos of your dance which will be professionally edited into a video of all participants at the end of the camp.
Requirements for Participation
- A parent or guardian must be present at the beginning of the class to make sure the participant is logged in, can see and hear the teacher etc. A parent or guardian is welcome to stay in the room for the duration of the live classes however this is not mandatory.
- Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table/chair at participant’s eye level
- 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!
Children should wear:
- Comfortable clothes they can move in, no jewellery
- Bare-feet or trainers as preferred
Camp Online Platform:
The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software. No recording of the live classes will be / are prohibited made in line with Dance Limerick’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy. This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked into the camp, the teacher and Dance Limerick’s communication’s manager Emer Casey who will provide support for Sarah in the event of technical issues.
A link to the Zoom meeting for the workshops will be sent out 1 our prior to the beginning of the first day of the camp. The camp will start promptly so please ensure you are logged in and ready to dance 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
In the interests of the best possible experience for the audience and performers, we ask that you respect the age guide of the camp (9yrs+).
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