FAQ for Reopening DanceHouse

Some of your questions answered

As we work towards moving back into working in DanceHouse, you may have some questions. 
We have compiled some frequently asked questions here for you. You can also read our Phased Reopening Plan for DanceHouse here or go to our Studio Hire page for our Protocols for Bookings, Checklists etc.

Can I book studio space?
We are now open for booking enquiries. Please email info@danceireland.ie with your enquiry. From July 6 you will be able to phone us on 01 8558800.

Will I need to give you more information when making a booking?
Yes. To ensure everyone’s safety, Dance Ireland is using a risk-based approach to all bookings, as advised by the Return to Work Protocol. You can read our protocols here which outlines what we both will need to do to ensure a safe place of work. You will be required to agree to these and to complete a Risk Assessment which will list the precautions you will take within the studio to ensure the safety of you and your collaborators.

DanceHouse was closed when my residency was due to take place, what happens now?
We are in touch with all residencies that were unable to take place and these have been rescheduled.

I am planning for a future project. Will there be changes to the capacities of each studio?
Yes. We have calculated the maximum number of people that can be in the studio based on 8-10 metres squared per person. This is in line with the Government Guidelines and ensures adequate physical distancing and a maximum number of people in DanceHouse. These capacities are phased and will be smaller during our initial opening (between July 20 and the end of August).

  • July

Small max - 2
Med max  - 4
Large max - 6

  • August

Small max - 3
Med max  - 8
Lge max - 12

  • September

Small max - 4
Med max  - 12
Lge max - 20

When will classes resume?
Reopening DanceHouse as a place of work for professional dance through Rehearsals, Residencies and Workshops will be addressed first in July and August. Professional Morning Classes/Evening Classes, all of which involve a higher risk, will be addressed in subsequent plans.

Will face masks be obligatory to wear in the studio?
All users of DanceHouse must follow the guidelines to be set out by Dance Ireland for the safety of all. Current Government advice suggest that if participants / dancers are going to be in closer proximity than 2 metres, then face coverings should be worn and other precautions taken. See hse.ie

Can I book the Resource room for a meeting or to do admin?
Yes. As of July 6, the Resource Room will be available to pre-book for meetings (whole room) or individual desks. As this is a shared space, careful attention must be given to cleaning before and after use. Contact info@danceireland.ie for more information.

Members studio and Winging It. When will these programme elements restart?
These parts of our programme are currently being reviewed.