Ballet with Roisin Whelan

Mon 10 Oct 2022 - Fri 14 Oct 2022
10:00 - 11:30
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Professional / Advanced
Rosin Whelan

Through the principles of classical ballet we will be working through a structured class from barre to centre. Focusing on using the foundation of classical ballet while expanding beyond the parameters of the body and moving expansively across the floor through travelling sequences. Starting with a barre to centre the dancer, we will be working on performance, musicality and freedom throughout the class to bring a more open and release style to the work. 


ABOUT Róisín

Róisín Whelan is a dance artist born in Carlow. She is creating highly physical and technically demanding work with strong narratives that is accessible to all regardless of their age, gender, or socio-economic background. Recent choreographic work presented under her company name Róisín Whelan Dance / R.W.D. includes Man Down (Stage production) Spring 2022 funded by The Arts Council of Ireland; Man Down (Film) 2021, funded by LD Dance Performance Residency, Bank of Ireland Begin Together Award, in association with Business to Arts; In The End, We Begin (Film) commissioned by Dancer From the Dance Festival of Irish Choreographer / John Scott. She was commissioned by Ballet Ireland to create a children’s piece The Glasshouse that will tour in Autumn of this year.

In 2021 Róisín led a large-scale community development project with VISUAL Carlow, bringing creative movement sessions to the homes of people aged sixty-five and over, to combat the effects of isolation.

Róisín is the recipient of the inaugural Propel Award, a three year-long artist development and mentorship programme funded by the Strollers Network, Ireland’s largest consortium of Arts Centres and a member of the Northern Ireland Opera Open Studio as an Emerging Choreographer for the 21/22 season. Previous recipient of the LD Dance Performance Residency 2021, Backstage Theatre Activate Residency 2020 & 2021, Dance Ireland Regional Residency Award 2020 & 2021; Ballet Ireland Emerging Choreographer Award, an Arts Council Dance Bursary Award 2020, and Tipperary Dance Fellowship Award 2020. 

Róisín holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts and Master of Performance (Distinction) from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.  Before setting up her own company, she performed extensively with Black Box Dance Company (Denmark) and Matthew Bourne’s award-winning New Adventures (UK). Róisín continues to perform in Ireland and the UK as a dancer on stage and on screen and teaches professionally for several dance organisations. 

DanceHouse Protocols

Please note the following measures have been put in place for the well being of all who use DanceHouse.
Collectively, we will find a new rhythm for interacting while ensuring we follow best practice in keeping ourselves and others safe as we move in the studio space.

  • ​While changing rooms and showers are available for use by those who need them, we do encourage everyone to arrive in the clothes needed for practice, whenever possible.
  • Each group or class entering DanceHouse has a specific time to do so, 15 minutes before their class starts. 
    This is done to minimise crossover between groups entering and leaving, keep the flow in the building and to prevent clusters of people in the foyer and stairs.   
    Unfortunately, you cannot come earlier than above to keep the number of people at the safest level.
    All participants must leave the studio promptly after class – time for cool down will be part of the class and there will not be additional time in the studio after class for this.
    These times are scheduled to limit the crossover of people entering and leaving.
  • Please read the full protocols HERE

For further information:

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