Dance & Health Professional Development Series

Dance Ireland is delighted to announce a new initiative to take place in the area of Dance and Health in partnership with Kildare, Kerry and Tipperary County Councils and Dance Ireland. 

This project is the recipient of the Arts Council Ireland's Invitation to Collaboration Scheme (21 July 2017). This award will see €212,000 being awarded to six major arts projects around the country, as part of a scheme which promotes greater collaboration between local authorities.

This new programme will include three events, nationwide, over one year.  It will allow dance artists to develop their skills in the area of dance and health, and grow professional networks by connecting with colleagues doing similar work around the country. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the many facets of dance and health working on a theoretical and practical level through discussion and movement with national and international experts in venues around Ireland. 

From October 2017 – October 2018, in parallel with these events, the partners will undertaking a research project to create a recognised framework of training for dance artists in this area, as well as building awareness and connection among stakeholders at all levels. 



Nenagh Arts Centre, Tipperary
10-11 October 2017

Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Kerry
TBC April 2018

Loftus Hall, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth University, Kildare
26-27 July 2018

Full booking and programme details to be announced.  

This project is funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017

This project is a partnership between Kildare, Kerry and Tipperary County Councils, and Dance Ireland.   

Thanks to our event partners:
Tipperary Dance Platform, TOCHT Festival of Dance, and Kildare Dance and Movement Summer School.  Also to our venue partners, Nenagh Arts Centre, Siamsa Tíre and Maynooth University.