Contemporary Irish Dance

Every Monday from Mon 15 Jan 2018 - Mon 12 Mar 2018
20:00 - 21:00
€12 drop-in, term rates available - contact Oran (details below) for more information.
All Levels
Oran Leong

An Irish dance with a spinal twist, a contemporary phrase with a sidestep. Learn an exciting new approach to bring two very different genres together. Develop greater flexibility, strength, speed and body coordination in this embodied and energetic class.

An integrated warm-up with technical drills will lead on to longer passages. The movement draws from the steps and rhythms of Irish dance, combined with contemporary dance practice to avail of the whole body incorporating the pelvis, spine, arms, neck and head. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace as the sequences get progressively more physical. 

No shoes necessary. This is an open level class, suitable from beginners to those with some experience Irish and / or contemporary dance.


Oran recently completed an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. With nearly 17 years of competitive Irish dance experience and three World titles, he is a qualified Irish dance teacher (TCRG). In the summer of 2017 he was accepted into the highly competitive Step Up: Dance Project where he worked with UK award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke to create a work that toured nationwide. During the project's repertory programme in November he also studied with choreographers Marguerite Donlon and Catherine Young.

For further information:

  • Telephone: 085 762 1330
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