Open Call: Step Up Dance Project-deadline extended

Step Up Dance Project 2020 continues to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland. Step Up is curated by Irish born and International Choreographer, Marguerite Donlon.

Step Up aims to enhance young dancers’ professional networks, by connecting them to the Irish and international contemporary dance community, thereby improving professional opportunities for young dancers in Ireland and abroad. The eight week programme is open to dancers who have completed their professional training within the last three years and participants will be selected via audition on 10 April

** Deadline extended to April 17**Applications should be submitted via email to with Step Up Application in the subject line. 

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to an audition on in mid June. Up to eight  dancers will be selected from audition to take part in the Step Up 2020 programme and letters of offer will be sent in the week immediately following the audition.

For further information on the Step Up Project, and previous participants, see here.

To download info on open call, click here.

Image-Step Up Participants 2019: Pictured (L-R) Aliina Lindroos, Ambre Twardowski, Juliana Tarumoto, Ginevra Cecere, Rosie Mullin and Claudia Gesmundo. Picture: Don Moloney