Sunday, September 1, 2019

Tue 03 Sep '19

Contemporary Dance/Mind-Body Awareness Classes
Book : Tue 03 Sep '19

This class introduces a number of different approaches to developing mind/body awareness through movement. The focus will be on increasing fluidity and flexibility, developing strength and ease and finding the pleasure that comes from getting the mind/body juices flowing together. 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.

Mary has developed a number of projects in collaboration with theatre practitioner and community activist Monica Spencer. These include ‘Starting with T’ (2014) and ‘Open O’ (2015)

Throughout her career she has choreographed  and performed a number of solo choreographies most recently  ‘The Movement’ was commissioned as part of her activities as Bealtaine national dance-artist in residence in 2107.

www.marynunan.com

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- No refunds or returns
- No drop in rates available

Hip Hop with Rachel Sheil
Tue 03 Sep '19

Class open to all ages, both Beginners and Improvers level in Hip-Hop.

Rachel Sheil's Hip-Hop class has gone from strength to strength for over two years with consistent interest. These classes teach you foundational Street Dance techniques, how to groove and feel more comfortable and confident in your own body, how to listen and react to your favourite music and finally, about the mindset and culture of Hip-Hop!

Please follow Dance Limerick Hip-Hop Class's Facebook page HERE to have a look at what we get up to in class.

Rachel says: I believe in creating a welcoming and supporting environment where people work hard, sweat laugh and feel safe to make mistakes in the ever continuing learning process.

For booking, prices and other queries contact Rachel Sheil at rachel.sheil86@gmail.com.

Wed 04 Sep '19

Morning Class with Heike Salzer
Wed 04 Sep '19

Heike's technique class draws on contemporary dance techniques including Limon-Humphrey, release the beat, and release technique. The balancing of energy and effort as well as speed and musicality combined with the sensation of flow in space are key concepts of the work. As a somatic practitioner which is founded in her education as a German Gymnastik Teacher in the Anna Herrmann Method, her class follows a holistic approach that consider the body as an organic unity, an awareness of breath and flow, and the principle of oppositional forces. Dancers are invited to listen to their inner voices, finding authentic presence in the moment of performance.

For more info on WECreate's residency click HERE.

BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS
Book : Wed 04 Sep '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

BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Book : Wed 04 Sep '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

Thu 05 Sep '19

Work-in-progress sharing WeCreate Productions
Thu 05 Sep '19

At the end of their 2 weeks residency at Dance Limerick, WECreate Productions will host a work-in-progress sharing. 

For more info on WECreate's residency click HERE.

Sat 07 Sep '19

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 07 Sep '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: 7th & 14th, 21st & 28th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October & 2nd November. No class on 26th October due to the bank holiday. 

Class led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 07 Sep '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: 7th & 14th, 21st & 28th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October & 2nd November. No class on 26th October due to the bank holiday.

Class led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Book : Sat 07 Sep '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.

Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name, contact phone number and the participant's name, age and DOB to join the waiting list for the winter term beginning Saturday 9th November. 

Class Dates: 7th & 14th, 21st & 28th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October & 2nd November. No class on 26th October due to the bank holiday.

Class led by Ashley O'Toole.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Book : Sat 07 Sep '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. 

Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name, contact phone number and the participant's name, age and DOB to join the waiting list for the winter term beginning Saturday 9th November. 

Class Dates: 7th & 14th, 21st & 28th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October & 2nd November. No class on 26th October due to the bank holiday.

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- No refunds or returns

Live Music, Dance and Jam Workshop
Sat 07 Sep '19

Limerick Youth Dance Company are hosting a fun, energetic and participatory music and dance fundraiser here at Dance Limerick.

The event starts off with a dance class followed by a jam where everyone can join in for a boogie.

The workshop is open to people of all ages and abilities, you are also welcome to come along if you'd simply like to sit and enjoy the live music and dance.

All funds raised go towards Limerick Youth Dance Company and 2nd Hand Drills, 2 fantastic youth groups based in Limerick that make music and dance available to everyone.

Thu 12 Sep '19

The High Kicks. Photo by Shane Vaughan
Over 50s Dance Project
Thu 12 Sep '19

Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Come join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50+ led by choreographer Kristyn Fontanella.

Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis with these classes will be on having fun!

Sessions are €5 each, 2-3:15pm. Email info@dancelimerick.ie or call 061 400 994 for details. 

No upper age limit - No experience necessary. Come on your own or bring a friend!

FitSteps with Geri
Thu 12 Sep '19

Join the fun on the dance floor!

FitSteps is an energetic, up beat dance fitness class featuring all of your favourite Strictly Come Dancing dances. It is designed to give real, measurable fitness results.

Come learn: Tango, Waltz, Jive, Salsa and lots lots more.

Suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. You don't need a partner. 

For queries and bookings contact Geri O'Sullivan on 087 968 7004.

Fri 20 Sep '19

Culture Night – The Big Limerick Céilí
Fri 20 Sep '19

Join us at Dance Limerick for a participatory celebration of traditional Irish dance and music. Céilí Caller Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain will lead you through the steps, with dance demonstrations and live music by students from The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Sat 28 Sep '19

SOFA STORIES - Philippa Donnellan
Sat 28 Sep '19

Do you have a sofa story to tell? Down the back of your sofa – might there be buried treasure, hidden tales or uncomfortable truths?

Whether couch potato, restless sofa surfer or remote controlling Amazonian explorer, SOFA STORIES takes a peek under the soft furnishings to explore tales of joyful mayhem, moments of agitated exchange, and those long nights of incoherent ramblings. 

Tapping into the goggle box generation, SOFA STORIES invites people of all ages to recount a sofa story of their own choosing, to re-imagine experiences through dance, theatre, music and choreography, and to participate in a specially devised dance theatre performance on, off and beyond the sofa.

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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