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Welcome to News from Dance Theatre of Ireland (DTI).  Take a look at what’s going on now and in the coming months.  Dance Theatre of Ireland have innovated Ireland’s largest, most multi-faceted, dance education & outreach program, with over 4500 participating yearly, including those who might never have discovered dance otherwise. 

We aim to get more people dancing and seeing dance with participants aged 3-90 in courses at DTI’s beautiful Centre for Dance in Dún Laoghaire, including new programs for Seniors. 

There is a nationwide program of dance workshops taking place in schools and community centres through Dance POP--Dance Performance Outreach Programe, some 2000 people participate in 175+ workshops yearly.  Dublin Youth Dance Company, initiated and supported by DTI, engages dozens of members year round at the Centre in weekly rehearsals and performances. The Creating Space program supports 8-10 choreographers every year in creating new work and sharing it with the public and Nature Moves provides young people opportunities to experience Nature and creating dances inspired by the natural world.

DTI gratefully acknowledges Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council & Arts Council support.
Spring News Update
July Summer Camps -  Dance All Day Enrolment now ON!

             For Teens, Children & Adults
Children:  ages 7-12 yrs  / June 29th-July 3rd  10-4pm
Teens:  ages 13-17yrs /  July 6th-10th   10-4pm 
 Adults   July 13th - 17th / half days  2-6pm 

DANCE ALL DAY is a 1-week Summer Dance Intensive for young people and adults. The course is designed to give experience in a variety of dance styles - concentrating on modern forms of dance.

Info & Registration Form >
Well-Dance for Seniors

Well-Dance for Seniors is a new initiative of weekly dance classes for Seniors at DTI’s Centre for Dance. Open to Seniors with or without dance experience, participants are guided through modern dance sequences rich in imagery and musicality, as well as activities that tap into their well of creativity. Well-Dance participants are also part of a  Trinity College OT study measuring the health benefits of dance for Seniors' well-being.   
Well-Dance Classes are also offered  in other locations through a dlr/HSE Arts & Health Project.

SEE the Video, Well-Dance Class for Seniors >>  Info >>
DTI Seniors Performance Group
'Vintage Youth' - May 11

Nineteen seniors will perform at the 7th International Dementia Conference. The DTI 'Vintage Youth' group recently performed in the new dlr LexIcon, 5 new pieces which were choreographed by DTI Artistic Directors Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick, set to  "Singing in the Rain", Pachebel Canon, Corelli, and a jazz rendition of "Fever". There are on-going morning Well-Dance Classes for Seniors. Supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council

Info> Photos Photos
Outreach Workshops /  Dance POP

Did you know Dance Theatre of Ireland provides ancillary support to schools and community groups and gives approximately 200 workshops every year in the community in dance?  Now in its 25th year, Dance POP (Performance Outreach Program) has reached over 69,000 children, teens, adults in schools, community groups and youth service organisations, locally and nationwide.

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 01 280 3455 or  
Learn more about DTI’s Outreach Programme >>
DLR Creative Arts in Primary Schools

Dance Theatre of Ireland is engaging 5th Class students at Harold Boys National School Dalkey this Spring in a 12-week collaborative Arts in Education dance project as part of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Creative Artists in Primary Schools Program, now in its 20th year.  You can follow the project and many others at the dlr Primary Arts blog and look in on what's happening in the schools in the Arts.

Follow the blog here >>
Nature Moves! Educational Outreach Project

Dance Theatre of Ireland is continuing Nature Moves a new project for young people to experience nature and creativity through dance, and is available to Primary & Secondary  schools.  Nature Moves combines experiential learning in local natural environments with learning and creating dance inspired by Nature.  Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick share their love of nature and dance, teaming up with OWLS Children's Nature Charity to deliver an engaging cross-curriculum arts experience.  For further information, email or ring us on 01 280 3455.  Brochure Info
Classes at the Centre April-June
Not too late to join!

With over 19 classes on offer throughout the week, Monday-Saturday, there is something for everyone!  Including Contemporary Dance, Ballet for Adults, Hip Hop, Modern dance for 3-5 year olds and 6-12 year olds, Street Dance, Yoga, Ballroom, Latin & Wedding as well as Dance n' Fitness, Belly Dance, Pilates & Dance, and Zumba®Classes run throughout the year and are competitively priced to be as inclusive as possible and to enable people to retain dance as a regular participatory arts practice.
Class Brochure  | Class Timetable  €14 per class, come 10 min before to Register Information: T  01 280 3455  E
Creating Space Performances @ DTI

On March 29th, DTI hosted a showcase of short works in-progress by choreographers Emma Fitzgerald & Antje O'Toole, Rachel Sheil, Ann Marie Brennan, and Jesse Keenan with Marion Cronin.
Creating Space supports local and emerging dance artists to create new work and encourages audiences to engage with artists through informal performances at DTI Centre for Dance. Performances take in December and March yearly.  If you would like to participate, contact  DTI.
Supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council & the Arts Council.
  See the photos
Adult Ballet RAD 6, 7 & 8 - Now at DTI

Dance Theatre of Ireland is now offering Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Grade 6 Grade 7 & 8 syllabus classes for Adults at the Centre for Dance. These classes are offered for those with a deeper interest in ballet, and are geared towards preparing for and taking the RAD Exams.  Intensive Workshops are often in July. 

Ballet Grade 6, RAD - Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00pm
Ballet Grade 7, RAD - Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00pm

See the full May June Class Schedule >>
April Special Workshops Roundup
Dance Theatre of Ireland ran a number of very special one-off dance workshops throughout April, and new participants, as well as our regular dance class students took part. The workshops were a huge success, with participants across the range of classes, which included hip hop, Aerial dance, Belly Dance and a  Giselle and CHICAGO workshop.

Click here to see the photos from our workshop with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance >>
Support DYDC FundIt campaign!

This is worth your support!
Dublin Youth Dance Company are supported by DTI--where they rehearse every Sunday since our opening in 2000. Don't Miss! Their new work  'Linear Flow' will be presented in Grand Canal Square as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2015.

80 youth dancers from contemporary, jazz, hip hop and break dancing groups around the city will merge in an exhilarating performance against the backdrop of the Dock, with choreography by Mariam Ribbon. See their amazing video below.
They need your help Now!
Dublin Youth Dance Company Promo
Dublin Youth Dance Company Promo Video
(PS: partly filmed in our wonderfully bright and spacious studio here at DTI...)
YouTube  ++353 1 280 3455

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