Learn, Train and Join in

Dance Club for Tots (2yrs)
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

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.

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!

NB: As September is on of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Beginner
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (3-4YRS)
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (3-4YRS)
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

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. 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! NB: As September is on of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Beginner
 DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS
DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

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. NB: As September is on of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Beginner
 DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

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. NB: As September is one of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Beginner
Contemporary Dance for adults
Contemporary Dance for adults
Book : Tue 04 Sep '18 to Tue 23 Oct '18

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

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 long break. Each session builds on a movement sequence which is mastered by the end of the 8 week period. The teacher facilitates a relaxing yet exciting environment where the body's natural intuition and playfulness will be explored and appreciated.

NB: As September is our busiest term early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

The first 4 classes will be led by Jazmin Chiodi and the final 4 will be led by Mary Wycherley. 

About the teachers

Jazmin Chiodi

Jazmin Chiodi was born in Argentina and graduated at the San Martin Contemporary Dance School in Buenos Aires. She performed with various choreographers in Argentina (Suzana Szperling and Mariana Bellotto), where she also contributed to the organisation of workshops and festivals.

She moved to France between 2001 and 2005, taking numerous workshops and classes with choreographers and teachers such as Mathilde Monnier, Carlotta Ikeda, Pina Bausch, Michelle Anne de Mey and Susan Buirge. 

She now lives in Ireland where she has been performing with Liz Roche Company, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Catherine Young Siamsa Tire, and Fluxusdance. She now gets more and more involved into dance teaching. Whether she teaches at University of Limerick’s MA in Dance Performance, for professional training centres abroad, in schools, or in professional environments, Jazmin approaches movement from three directions: contemporary dance, tango and somatic techniques. In 2016, Jazmin graduated Masters in Festive Arts with first class honours.

Mary Wycherley

Mary’s contemporary dance class will focus on finding freedom and ease in movement for each participant’s individual body. Beginning with warm-up exercises that embrace breath and gentle stretching the class will progress to exercises and phrases that integrate gesture, repetition, fluidity and fun. Mary’s class is based on contemporary and release based dance approaches. 

Mary is a contemporary dance artist and teacher whose work spans live performance, curation and filmmaking. Collaborative processes underpin her work which has toured and been exhibited in Ireland and internationally at venues and festival including the Museum of Contemporary Arts Shanghai, American Dance Festival, Rua Red Gallery Dublin, National Museum of Contemporary Arts Bucharest, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Limerick City Gallery of Art and Galway Film Fleadh. Throughout 2018 Mary tours her new live performance work Invisible Histories to a number of national art galleries. Mary has recently been re-appointed as Limerick Dance Artist in Residence and is a founder and curator of Light Moves Festival of Screendance since it’s inception in 2014. For more info see marywycherley.com

Beginner
Linda Hayford
MORNING CLASS WITH LINDA HAYFORD
Wed 26 Sep '18

Linda Hayford is a young and yet accomplished dancer whose undeniable mastery of technique serves strong organic gestures, where popping, hiphop and house dance all meet together as an harmonious body expression.

She collaborates with companies and artists such as Par Terre – Anne Nguyen, Paradox-sal, Engrenage – Marie Houdin and Black Sheep – Johanna Faye / Saïdo Lehlouh, as well as developing her own personal projects within her company Inside Out.

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The High Kicks. Photo by Shane Vaughan
Over 50s Dance Project
Thu 13 Sep '18 to Thu 13 Dec '18

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 from Thursday 13 September. 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!

Beginner
Ballet for beginners
Ballet for Adult Improvers
Book : Thu 06 Sep '18 to Thu 25 Oct '18

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. NB: As September is our busiest term early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

intermediate
Ballet for Beginners
Ballet for Adult Beginners
Book : Thu 06 Sep '18 to Thu 25 Oct '18

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. 

NB: As September is our busiest term early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Beginner

Announcements

Call for 3 Female Dancers
Light Moves 2018 Programme Launch
Percolate Residency - September and October
September dance classes

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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