Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Tue 14 Jan '20

Contemporary Dance
Book : 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.

Wed 15 Jan '20

Morning Class with Catherine Young
Wed 15 Jan '20 to Wed 29 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.

BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS
Book : 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

BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Book : 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 refunds or returns
- No drop in rates available

Sat 18 Jan '20

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : 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)
Book : 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 5-8yrs
Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Book : 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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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Book : 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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- No refunds or returns

Wed 22 Jan '20

Morning Class with Catherine Young
Wed 15 Jan '20 to Wed 29 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.

Thu 23 Jan '20

The High Kicks. Photo by Shane Vaughan
Over 50s Dance Project
Thu 23 Jan '20

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 Salma Ataya.

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!

Wed 29 Jan '20

Morning Class with Catherine Young
Wed 15 Jan '20 to Wed 29 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.

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What Next 2020
CĂ©ili Afro Dabke - Open Call
Dance Classes for Adults
Dance Clubs for Young People

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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