Saturday, January 1, 2022

Wed 12 Jan '22

Dancer in red top
Professional Class with Maria Svensson
Book : Wed 12 Jan '22 to Wed 26 Jan '22

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.

Maria will offer a safe space for exploration and investigation into various ways of working with improvisation drawing from her most recent experience working with a group of intergenerational dancers and the idea of painting the canvas. Focus will be on noticing, and specifically noticing our pleasures which informs our learning about ourselves as artists.

About Maria

Maria Svensson is a professional dance artist working mainly with improvisation and an approach called ‘Poetic Movement’ which she has gathered from Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company. Her work spans from teaching all levels and abilities, performing, directing, including film. She is the artistic director and founder of the solo dance festival Going Solo Together which takes place biannually in Örebro, Sweden.

www.mariasvensson.com

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Tue 18 Jan '22

Woman jumping
Contemporary Dance for Adults
Book : Tue 18 Jan '22 to Tue 15 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

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 Format

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.

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

- No exchanges or refunds.

Wed 19 Jan '22

Dancer in red top
Professional Class with Maria Svensson
Book : Wed 12 Jan '22 to Wed 26 Jan '22

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.

Maria will offer a safe space for exploration and investigation into various ways of working with improvisation drawing from her most recent experience working with a group of intergenerational dancers and the idea of painting the canvas. Focus will be on noticing, and specifically noticing our pleasures which informs our learning about ourselves as artists.

About Maria

Maria Svensson is a professional dance artist working mainly with improvisation and an approach called ‘Poetic Movement’ which she has gathered from Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company. Her work spans from teaching all levels and abilities, performing, directing, including film. She is the artistic director and founder of the solo dance festival Going Solo Together which takes place biannually in Örebro, Sweden.

www.mariasvensson.com

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Ballet dancer
Ballet for Improvers
Book : Wed 19 Jan '22 to Wed 09 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

The class will take the form or a traditional structured class consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises. This class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm.

Our Ballet for Improvers class is suitable for individuals who have recent ballet experience, or who may have learned ballet when they were younger and are looking to regain those skills.

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

For Info on our Ballet for Beginners class click here.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

- No exchanges or refunds.

Ballet dancer
Ballet for Beginners
Book : Wed 19 Jan '22 to Wed 09 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

This class is an introduction to the world of ballet. As well as learning ballet positions and patterns, you will gain knowledge in the history of ballet and popular ballet styles. 

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

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

For Info on our Ballet for Improvers class click here.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

- No exchanges or refunds.

Thu 20 Jan '22

Two female dancers in a church
DYAD by Justine Doswell
Book : Thu 20 Jan '22

SOLD OUT

At Dance Limerick this January, catch the Live Premiere of the highly acclaimed dyad by Justine Doswell. Having been presented at Dublin Dance Festival in 2021 to rave reviews in the form of a performance film, we are delighted to bring you the first ever live performance of dyad.

The Irish Times ★★★★
The Arts Review ★★★★

A meditation on archetype and architecture, dyad reflects on the qualities of a woman whose faith and body served as a connection between the human and the divine: Mary / Maryam. A woman chosen among all women, revered in both Christianity and Islam.

A link across time, culture and creed.

Explored through the liquid virtuoso of dance artists Salma Ataya and Justine Cooper, dyad delves into the complex nature of interconnection, twinned concepts and shared ideals. Their presence unites with sculptural design, intricate lighting and evocative cello, to foreground the universality of the body as a sacred vessel and an extraordinary construction.

A contrapuntal embodiment, reflecting on the essence of a sacred feminine archetype, a paradigm of purity and piety, aspects of which have influenced and dictated women’s lives and roles in the structure of societies over many centuries.

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

 

Created by Justine Doswell in collaboration with:

Cast: Salma Ataya and Justine Cooper
Dramaturgy: Katalin Trencsényi
Music composition and performance: Mary Barnecutt
Lighting design: Gearóid O hAllmhuráin
Set design: Andrew Clancy
Costume design: Katie Davenport
Consultancy and Recitation Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri (Chief Imam and Mufti, Islamic Centre of Ireland, and Chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council)
Additional Consultancy Imam Anwar Shah
Mentorship: Ella Clarke and John Scott
Preliminary research and development: Salma Ataya, Ella Clarke, Justine Cooper, Millie Daniel Dempsey, Emily Kilkenny Roddy and Katalin Trencsényi
Film and photography: Luca Truffarelli

dyad was borne of choreographic / compositional research first undertaken at Dance Limerick in 2019 inspired by J.S. Bach’s contrapuntal masterpiece, The Art of Fuge, and Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080. dyad is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon with support from Dublin Dance Festival, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dance Limerick, LD Dance Shawbrook, Dance Ireland, the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

Sat 22 Jan '22

Two young girls dancing together
Dance Clubs for Tots (2-4yrs) 10AM
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. 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! Aoife’s class will include elements from her own dance background in Irish dance as well as creative and modern dance styles all set to popular music. It is the perfect introduction to the magic of dance for your little one.

One parent or guardian is required to stay with the student in the studio throughout the class.

Teacher Aoife O'Brien: As well as teaching dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL, Aoife is an experienced Irish Dance, Zumba, Pilates and Pilates Kids instructor.

Please note this class is now full. To be added to our waiting list in case of cancellations, please email info@dancelimerick.ie.

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm

- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 10-10:45am
Fee: €70+ booking fee
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick, V94 RRH6

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

DANCE CLUBS FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. 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! Aoife’s class will include elements from her own dance background in Irish dance as well as creative and modern dance styles all set to popular music. It is the perfect introduction to the magic of dance for your little one.

One parent or guardian is required to stay with the student in the studio throughout the class.

Teacher Aoife O'Brien: As well as teaching dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL, Aoife is an experienced Irish Dance, Zumba, Pilates and Pilates Kids instructor.

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm
- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 11-11:45am
Fee: €70+ booking fee
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick, V94 RRH6

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

Children dancing in class
Dance Clubs for 5-8yrs
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Modern and Irish dance 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.

Teacher Aoife O'Brien: As well as teaching dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL, Aoife is an experienced Irish Dance, Zumba, Pilates and Pilates Kids instructor.

Please note this class is now full. To be added to our waiting list in case of cancellations, please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name and contact number.

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm

- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 12:15-1pm
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick, V94 RRH6

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

Dance Clubs for 9-14yrs
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

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

Teacher: Aoife O'Brien

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm

- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: €70+ booking fee
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

Tue 25 Jan '22

Woman jumping
Contemporary Dance for Adults
Book : Tue 18 Jan '22 to Tue 15 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

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 Format

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.

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

- No exchanges or refunds.

Wed 26 Jan '22

Dancer in red top
Professional Class with Maria Svensson
Book : Wed 12 Jan '22 to Wed 26 Jan '22

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.

Maria will offer a safe space for exploration and investigation into various ways of working with improvisation drawing from her most recent experience working with a group of intergenerational dancers and the idea of painting the canvas. Focus will be on noticing, and specifically noticing our pleasures which informs our learning about ourselves as artists.

About Maria

Maria Svensson is a professional dance artist working mainly with improvisation and an approach called ‘Poetic Movement’ which she has gathered from Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company. Her work spans from teaching all levels and abilities, performing, directing, including film. She is the artistic director and founder of the solo dance festival Going Solo Together which takes place biannually in Örebro, Sweden.

www.mariasvensson.com

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Ballet dancer
Ballet for Improvers
Book : Wed 19 Jan '22 to Wed 09 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

The class will take the form or a traditional structured class consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises. This class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm.

Our Ballet for Improvers class is suitable for individuals who have recent ballet experience, or who may have learned ballet when they were younger and are looking to regain those skills.

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

For Info on our Ballet for Beginners class click here.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

- No exchanges or refunds.

Ballet dancer
Ballet for Beginners
Book : Wed 19 Jan '22 to Wed 09 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

This class is an introduction to the world of ballet. As well as learning ballet positions and patterns, you will gain knowledge in the history of ballet and popular ballet styles. 

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

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

For Info on our Ballet for Improvers class click here.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

- No exchanges or refunds.

Thu 27 Jan '22

2 women and 1 man dancing in beach clothes
Over 50s Dance Classes
Book : Thu 27 Jan '22 to Thu 24 Feb '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Dance Limerick's Over 50s Dance Classes are a fantastic way to maintain well being and keep active. Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis is on having fun!

As well as the social elements of dance, there are many positive health benefits like improving mental health, fitness and balance.

Each class features popular hit songs from past and present, inviting you to move your body and have fun while doing it.

No upper age limit - No experience necessary.

Class Dates & Time

- Thursday 27 January
- Thursday 3 February 
- No Class Thursday 10 February due to the WHAT NEXT dance festival taking place. 
- Thursday 17 February
- Thursday 24 February 

Time: 2-3:15pm.

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

- No exchanges or refunds.

Sat 29 Jan '22

Two young girls dancing together
Dance Clubs for Tots (2-4yrs) 10AM
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. 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! Aoife’s class will include elements from her own dance background in Irish dance as well as creative and modern dance styles all set to popular music. It is the perfect introduction to the magic of dance for your little one.

One parent or guardian is required to stay with the student in the studio throughout the class.

Teacher Aoife O'Brien: As well as teaching dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL, Aoife is an experienced Irish Dance, Zumba, Pilates and Pilates Kids instructor.

Please note this class is now full. To be added to our waiting list in case of cancellations, please email info@dancelimerick.ie.

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm

- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 10-10:45am
Fee: €70+ booking fee
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick, V94 RRH6

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

DANCE CLUBS FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. 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! Aoife’s class will include elements from her own dance background in Irish dance as well as creative and modern dance styles all set to popular music. It is the perfect introduction to the magic of dance for your little one.

One parent or guardian is required to stay with the student in the studio throughout the class.

Teacher Aoife O'Brien: As well as teaching dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL, Aoife is an experienced Irish Dance, Zumba, Pilates and Pilates Kids instructor.

Email info@dancelimerick.ie if you would like to try a pre-recorded taster class.

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm
- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 11-11:45am
Fee: €70+ booking fee
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick, V94 RRH6

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

Children dancing in class
Dance Clubs for 5-8yrs
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

Modern and Irish dance 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.

Teacher Aoife O'Brien: As well as teaching dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL, Aoife is an experienced Irish Dance, Zumba, Pilates and Pilates Kids instructor.

Please note this class is now full. To be added to our waiting list in case of cancellations, please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name and contact number.

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm

- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 12:15-1pm
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick, V94 RRH6

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

Dance Clubs for 9-14yrs
Book : Sat 22 Jan '22 to Sat 26 Mar '22

Please read and be familiar with Dance Limerick's Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines before booking a class or event, find them here.

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

Teacher: Aoife O'Brien

January Term Schedule:

- Saturday 22nd January
- Saturday 29th January
- Saturday 5th February
- NO CLASS - Saturday 12th February – Due to the WHAT NEXT festival taking place at Dance Limerick
- NO CLASS - Saturday 19th February – Due to February midterm

- Saturday 26th February
- Saturday 5th March
- Saturday 12th March
- Saturday 19th March
- Saturday 26th March

Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: €70+ booking fee
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick

T&Cs

- Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
- No exchanges or refunds.

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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