Dance Limerick to ‘get city moving’ through classes

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

A group of Dance Limerick dancers limber up for the classes beginning next month. Picture: Alan Place
DANCE Limerick has announced a season of dance classes for all levels and ages, beginning in September.

DANCE Limerick has announced a season of dance classes for all levels and ages, beginning in September.

The contemporary dance hub, based in St John’s Church, will host classes for all ages and levels, billing it as “an opportunity for everyone to get moving this autumn”.

“As a resource organisation for dance in Limerick, we aim to provide opportunities for dance to be created and experienced by all ages and by professional and non-professional dancers alike,” explained Dance Limerick director Jenny Traynor.

“For our new season, we have added some new dance clubs for our younger communities and have made some changes to our classes for adults and older people,” she said.

“For the professional community, we also have a nice series of professional morning classes with visiting artists so, all in all, we’re very excited about our new programme and hope to get everyone moving this autumn,” she added.

Dance Limerick - a support and development organisation for professional dance, funded by City Council and the Arts Council - replaced the now defunct Daghdha Dance Company and is attempting to reinvigorate dance in Limerick city.

As such, it will host free taster sessions for several of the classes in the Milk Market this Sunday and the following Sunday, September 7.

Classes start the week beginning September 8, and Ms Traynor said that “all are welcome to come along and give dance a go”.

Teachers for each class have been carefully selected for their experience and expertise, but also for their ability to encourage class participants to develop their confidence and skill, to express themselves through movement and to have fun.

Classes are open to boys and girls, men and women and no previous experience is required.

A special free taster and audition session for Limerick Youth Dance will take place at Dance Limerick on Wednesday, September 3 from 6pm-8pm.

For more details and information on class times, see www.dancelimerick.ie.