Public Engagement

Opportunities for people of all ages to engage with dance

Dance Ireland provides opportunities for people of all ages to engage with the work we do on and offline.

We support the wellness benefits of dance for older people through artistically and physically focused classes. Silver Swans, Macushla Dance Club (50+), and Dance for People with Parkinson’s, which is also open to carers, friends and family run in our purpose built dance studios led by professional, qualified dance artists. These classes are currently online due to Covid restrictions.

Our support of youth work and community programmes, including:  Dublin Youth Dance Company Residency, Dance Artist in Residence, Cruinniu na nÓg, Emergence and activities to include DanceHouse Taster Evenings, International Dance Day, World Ballet Day, Cruinniú Na nÓg, Culture Night & New Movements, provide opportunities for dance enthusiasts and the general public to experience high-quality dance through participation, performances & curated artists interactions.  

This allows us to reach new participants & grow audiences; increases the impact that our work has on communities & the overall awareness of dance in their daily lives. 
In DanceHouse and online, our studio showings, talks, symposia & film screenings are free and open to the public. The informal settings allow for a more intimate engagement with the work & gives audiences the opportunity for dialogue with the work & artists. 

In addition, all our talks, symposia & podcasts are available online, which ensures content is widely accessible.