2017 News and classes start January 23rd
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Greetings friends and colleagues!
Check out our latest news for 2017, there will be lots happening at Dance Theatre of Ireland. Make room on your calendar for these upcoming events and get ready to start dancing and seeing dance.  Here's a peek at what's coming up.

Classes start next week! - 23rd January

REGISTRATION NOW ON!  Dance for Fun AND FitnessWe have over 12 styles and 22 classes of dance to choose from and it's never too late to learn to dance:
* Contemporary Dance                             * Hip Hop  Adults & Children
* Yoga (Hatha)                                          
* West Coast Swing / Jive
* Ballroom, Latin & Wedding                   * Bollywood  NEW!
* Modern dance for 3-12yr olds              * Well Dance for Seniors
* Dance N Fitness (Mornings)
                 *Lyrical Jazz/Musical Theatre
* Adult Ballet, Beginner & Intermediate, Pre-Pointe, Grade 8 & Repertoire RAD Ballet 
* Dancing Well with Parkinson's

We have classes for complete beginners as well as for those with more experience. All are welcome. Spaces are limited.  Evenings, Saturdays & Mornings
To Register 01 280 3455; info@dancetheatreireland.com REGISTRATION FORM  - SEE FULL SCHEDULE BELOW
Fiona Keenan O'Brien by Tatjana Turchina

Creating Space - Call Out
Performance Showcase
26th February

DTI host a series of informal performances throughout the year with dance artists. If you are a dance artist interested in showing work--whether it is a new work, a re-working of an existing piece, or a work-in-progress, contact DTI. The performances are followed by an informal Q&A session. The next Creating Space performances will take place Sunday 26th February, 3:30pm at the DTI Studio. Photos >>
Artists in Schools

Creative Practitioners in Primary Schools 

DTI has been selected to participate in the DLR Arts Creative Practitioners in Primary Schools Programme, a partnership with Blackrock Education Centre. DTI Artistic Directors will be creating a dance project with the 3rd Class students of Carysfort National School in 2017. Check out the photos and Blog from previous residencies at the wonderful  Scoil Cholmcille Senior National School
Seniors Classes at DTI
Well-Dance for Seniors

Well-Dance is a very popular programme of dance classes for Seniors at DTI’s Centre for Dance proven to increase mobility, flexibility and wellness by Trinity Occupational Therapy.  Open to Seniors with or without dance experience, Well-Dance is based on modern dance principles teaching fluid & natural ways of moving, all done to  GREAT music in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. There are always chairs in the room to sit down too!  Supported by an HSE National Lottery Grant.  Photos >>  Video >>
dlrcc/ HSE Well-Dance

Well-Dance / Living Well with Dementia, Stillorgan

Following on from a 5-week pilot programme in 2016, Dance Theatre of Ireland will be conducting Well-Dance for Seniors classes for people living with dementia and their carers, sponsored by the HSE in 2017. Classes take place on Mondays 2:45-4pm at the Patrician Villas Community Centre, Stillorgan.  Hosted by the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland, this is a new Dance & Health activity added to the HSE's Living Well with Dementia project. For those interested in joining please contact Joan Fitzpatrick: 01 268 0392.
dlrcc/ HSE Well-Dance

Well-Dance for Seniors, Shankill

Well-Dance for Seniors Classes are being offered for residents in the Shankill area, through the support of the DLR Age Friendly Initiative.  The classes take place at the Shankill Tennis Club, Quinn's Road, Shankill on Wednesdays 1:30-3pm. Classes are on now, to enrol ring 01 280 3455.


Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre

28 January / Dance Limerick
18 February / Firkin Crane

DTI Artistic Directors Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick
join former Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre colleagues Joan Davis and Mary Nunan in bringing to life selected repertoire from this 1980's pioneering contemporary dance company in the LIVE Archive project, conceived and produced by archive researcher and presenter, Emma Meehan. DCDT was Ireland's premiere contemporary dance company from 1979 to 1989.
There is an Exhibition accompanying the performances. LIVE Archive will be at Dance Limerick, Jan 28th and the  Firkin Crane, Cork, Feb 18th.

Robert & Loretta have reconstructed (and are performing in) a signature duet, Coupled Reflections, with dancers Eimear Byrne and Anderson de Souza, as well as a powerful solo from Lunar Parables to W. B. Yates' still relevant poem, The Second Coming. Joan Davis is reconstructing her in-spiraled solo, Continuum, and Mary Nunan is revisiting Search, connecting with Samuel Beckett's Company.

Don't miss it!

photos from Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre
Nature Moves
Nature Moves

Following a highly successful pilot project with several Dublin Area schools, with the assistance of the Arts Minister's Philanthropic Grant, Dance Theatre of Ireland will be continuing NATURE MOVES, a programme for young people to experience nature and creativity through dance. Nature Moves combines visits to local natural environments with an environmentalist and then creating dances inspired by Nature. For further information, and to book, contact: info@dancetheatreireland.com or ring us on 01 280 3455.
Easter Dance Camps
April 10th-14th Mon-Fri

Kids, Ages 7-12 yrs 11:00am-2:00pm
, Ages 13-17 yrs 2:30pm-5:30pm

Registration Now ON!  Keep your children moving this Easter Holiday! Learning, creating & performing each day in Modern, Hip Hop & Stage Musical Dance. Taught by professional teachers from Dance Theatre of Ireland, aspiring young dancers of all levels—learn high-energy routines, create their own dances and develop their creativity, musicality and dance technique. Culminating in an informal showing for family & friends. Info  or 01 280 3455  Brochure
Special Dance Workshops
April Special Workshops

SPECIAL Guest Workshops
April 3rd-14th 

Your chance to try new things like Aerial Dance, ballet intensives learning repetoire, Beyoncé Hip Hop workshops, West Side Story Jazz Workshop and more, with special guest teachers offering one-off workshops.
Watch this space for further information coming!
Opportunity - Join DTI
Centre & Outreach Coordinator - Full Time
DTI seeks an experienced and dynamic Coordinator to manage its Participation, Outreach, and Centre for Dance programs.

Send CV to dancetheatreireland@gmail.com 
For Further information>>

DYDC - Photo by Ewa Figaszewska

Dublin Youth Dance Company

Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) is a professionally directed dance company for young people ages 12-17 & 17-23, directed by Mariam Ribbon. There is both a Junior & Senior Company which is based at Dance Theatre of Ireland. DYDC rehearse every Sunday at DTI and are working on many projects:  They’ll be performing at Destinations Youth Dance Festival Glasgow, Unanimous 2017 Youth Dance Festival Belfast, The Laois Dance Platform, the Noisemoves Youth Dance Festival (Civic Theatre) and the Transitions Dance Celebration in Blanchardstown
Later this year DYDC  will be in Rimini Italy to perform at the Malatesta Castle. The Company will also be presenting the
17th Annual Irish Youth Dance festival in July at the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire and a summer residency with Toni Bravo (USA) as well as an intergenerational project with Dance Theatre of Ireland.  More Info at  the DYDC Facebook page or http://www.dublinyouthdance.com or Contact info.dydc@gmail.com.
DPOP Workshops

Dance POP - Educational Outreach

Would you like to have dance workshops in your school or with your community group? Perhaps for your next special event or party? Whether it’s as an on-going activity or for a once-off occasion,  DTI offer a range of exhilarating dance workshops for schools, festivals, clubs and community groups -  for people of all ages and levels. 
To Book a dance Workshop as part of your activities for your school, group or club contact DTI at 01 280 3455 or email
SE Schools Workshops

Dance Southeast

Dance Theatre of Ireland are teaching Workshop residencies culminating in informal performances in secondary schools in Kilkenny and Wexford. The DANCE SOUTHEAST programme, now in its 13th year, continues through Spring 2017. If you are a school or community group in this area and would like to participate in a series of dance workshops culminating in an informal performance, contact: info@dancetheatreireland.com or 01 280 3455.
Seniors Dance Performance

Dancing Well with Parkinson's

Move4Parkinson’s in conjunction with Dance Theatre Ireland (DTI) is offering modern dance classes on Fridays 11am-12:30pm at DTI for People with Parkinson’s and their Care-Partners. Participants will engage with simple movement exercises, rich in musicality and imagery. DTI is part of the Dance for PD® membership programme, a dance programme which is proven to improve physical and emotional well-being for people with Parkinson’s in over 100 communities around the world.  Supported by an HSE National Lottery Grant.
For information or to register ring 01 295 0060

New Classes - January term 2017


Don't Miss out, Early Booking Advised!

Adults, Teens, Children
Pre-Pointe Ballet                                               6:30 - 7:00pm 
Ballet -
Some experience                                   7:00 - 8:15pm
Hip Hop -
Beginners                                            8:15 - 9:15pm

Dance 'N Fitness                                            10:00 - 11:00am
        Well-Dance for Seniors                                 11:00 -12:30pm        
Afternoons/ Evening
Modern Dance (3-5 yr olds)                            3:00 - 3:45pm

Modern Dance (6-12 yr olds)                          5:00 - 6:00pm
Contemporary Dance - Some Experience      6:45 - 8:00pm
            Lyrical Jazz / Musical Theatre                        8:00 - 9:00pm           
         Well-Dance for Seniors                                 11:00 -12:30pm  

   Contemporary Dance - Beginners                   6:45 - 8:00pm   
 NEW   West Coast Swing / Jive                                  8:15 - 9:15pm            

NEW Dancing Well with Parkinson's                      11:00-12:30pm       
                Ballet RAD Intermediate                                   6:00 - 7:00pm               
 Yoga - Hatha                                                       7:00 - 8:30pm


 Body Cond/ Contemporary                         10:00 - 11:15am
  Ballet - Beginners                                            11:15 - 12:15pm
Hip-Hop (8-12 yr olds)                                   12:15 - 1:15pm
       Hip-Hop (Adult/Teen)                                      1:15 - 2:15pm
Ballroom, Latin & Wedding                            2:15 - 3:15pm
RAD Ballet Repertoire & RAD 8                   3:15 - 4:15pm            
NEW  Bollywood                                                     4:15 - 5:15pm        

Term starts Jan 23rd
€100 for 10-week term, €15 per class
Discounts for multiple classes and family rates


 Modern Dance for Children ages 3-12, €77, 6 weeks;
Well-Dance for Seniors €80, 8 weeks - Voluntary sliding scale, €80 max - €55 min
Pointe & Pre-pointe €65, 10 weeks
Ballroom/Latin &  Wedding €89, 7 weeks
Bollywood €89, 7 weeks

To register for classes
or to purchase a Gift Voucher and Presentation Card

T 01 280 3455, E
Or stop in, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm

Alternatively, download a Registration Form

and return with your payment cheque to:
Dance Theatre of Ireland, Bloomfields Centre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
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