Soar Ups 2023
Soar Up is a programme created by Fidget Feet that aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional aerial dance practice in Ireland. Fidget Feet is committed to running this as an annual intensive programme of aerial training, upskilling, rehearsals, performances, networking and development for dancers who have completed some form of professional dance training. It is also open to any dancers that has some aerial skills it’s not compulsory to have aerial skills.
The first Soar Up project was in 2022 and the training happened alonsgside Fidget Feet's "House" production. An outdoor drive in bingo show with aerial and theatre. Soar up is inspired by the highly successful Step Up Dance Project.
Soar Up 2023 will focus on dance graduates by supporting them through the often difficult and uncertain period of pre-professionalism. The programme will offer this unique opportunity to 3 dancers based on the island of Ireland over the course of 14 weeks between 7th August – 15th October 2023.
The program will be based at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick where the majority of the training & rehearsals will take place. With open days with community groups and shows in Kildare, Tipperary, and Donegal.