Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Thu 02 May '19

Springboard 19 - IWAMD at Dance Limerick
Book : Thu 02 May '19

Presented by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Springboard ’19 is an exciting new showcase of Ireland’s next generations of young professional dancers emerging out of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Contemporary Dance students from across all years, including graduating fourth years, will present a program of compelling and artistically distinct dance pieces by choreographers Jazmin Chiodi, Ursula Robb, and Grant McLay.

This year the IWA are delighted to be partnering with Dance Limerick to present these works in the unique surroundings of their performance venue, St John’s Church in John's Square.

Tue 07 May '19

Hip Hop with Rachel Sheil
Tue 23 Apr '19 to Tue 21 May '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.

Class Dates: 

16th, 23rd & 30th April, 7th, 14th & 21st May

Tue 14 May '19

CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR ADULTS
Book : Tue 14 May '19

Class led by dance artist Celina Jaffe, term lasts for 5 weeks.

The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Each session holds a dynamic structure: Classes include an introduction to floor-work, partner-work, and improvisation. With space to develop mind/body coordination as well as inner listening, students will be comfortable as first-time dancers or those coming back to movement after a break.

Each session builds on and finishes with a movement sequence which is mastered by the end of the 5 week period. Celina facilitates a relaxing yet exciting environment where the body's natural intuition and playfulness will be explored and appreciated. 

More on Celina Jaffe at www.celinajaffe.com

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- No refunds or returns

Hip Hop with Rachel Sheil
Tue 23 Apr '19 to Tue 21 May '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.

Class Dates: 

16th, 23rd & 30th April, 7th, 14th & 21st May

Wed 15 May '19

BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS
Book : Wed 15 May '19

Class led by Celina Jaffe, term lasts for 5 weeks.

This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness, and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline. It also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. You will learn basic 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
- Drop in rates not available for Contemporary Dance and Ballet

BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Book : Wed 15 May '19

Class led by Celina Jaffe, term lasts for 5 weeks.

This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness, and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline. It also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. You will learn basic 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 improvers or those with recent ballet experience. Click here for details. 

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- No refunds or returns

Sat 18 May '19

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 18 May '19

Class Dates: 18th & 25th May, 8th, 15th & 22nd June. No class on 1st June due to bank holiday.

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. 

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 18 May '19

Class Dates: 18th & 25th May, 8th, 15th & 22nd June. No class on 1st June due to bank holiday.

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. 

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Book : Sat 18 May '19

Class Dates: 18th & 25th May, 8th, 15th & 22nd June. No class on 1st June due to bank holiday.

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.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Dance Club for 9-14yrs from 23 March
Book : Sat 18 May '19

Class Dates: 18th & 25th May, 8th, 15th & 22nd June. No class on 1st June due to bank holiday.

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

STRIKE Over 50s performance
Book : Sat 18 May '19

Inspired by the centenary of the Limerick Soviet The High Kicks of Limerick (An Over 50's dance ensemble) have worked alongside choreographer Jessie Keenan to create a new dance performance this May.

This work draws on the increasing pressure and tension between the British Military and the workers of Limerick just before the strike, and the sudden, dramatic breaking point that resulted in the formation of a ten day soviet. The High Kicks will create a dance piece that re-imagines the exceptional atmosphere and energy within Limerick during April 1919.

Tue 21 May '19

Hip Hop with Rachel Sheil
Tue 23 Apr '19 to Tue 21 May '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.

Class Dates: 

16th, 23rd & 30th April, 7th, 14th & 21st May

Wed 22 May '19

Morning Class with Justine Doswell
Wed 22 May '19

Justine’s class begins with a comprehensive warm-up, drawing from a number of dance techniques and movement practices, designed to improve body awareness, coordination and efficiency of movement. Justine focuses on healthy and natural body alignment with an emphasis on allowing the body to move expressively, concentrating on connection, weight, rhythm and momentum with the ability to move with ease and articulation. The class gradually builds using centre and traveling combinations and finishes with a choreographic movement phrase.

For more info on Justine's residency click here.

For info on Justine's Work-in-progress Sharing on Thursday 23 May click here

Bio

Justine has been based in Dublin and actively working in dance since 1997. Companies and choreographers she has worked with include Liz Roche Company (previously Rex Levitates) / Jodi Melnick; John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre / Fabrice Dugied / Sean Curran / Sara Rudner; CoisCéim Dance Theatre; Channel 4's Ballet Boyz / Charles Linehan; Dance Theatre of Ireland / Les Carnet Bagouet; Charleroi Danses / Merce Cunningham / Lucinda Childs / Paul Taylor Dance Company / Karole Armitage; The Abbey Theatre; Opera Ireland amongst others. 

Her work The Thing Is?... was curated for Theatre Club's Theatre Machine Turns You On Volume 5 at Project Arts Centre, December 2018 and most recently she participated in Liz Roche Company, The Lir Academy and Dance Ireland's collaborative project Lighting Design for Dance, presenting work in progress, The Elusive Apple of My ”I”, in collaboration with lighting designer Matt Bourke.

www.justinedoswell.com

Thu 23 May '19

Work in progress sharing - Justine Doswell
Thu 23 May '19

Following a week-long Percolate residency at Dance Limerick Justine Doswell will present an informal sharing of the results of her research period.

For more info on Justine's residency click here.

For info on Justine's Professional Morning Class on Wednesday 22 May click here.

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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