Dance Events

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 13:00



Interactive dance showcase for all ages ! Come along to watch the award winning dancers from Wicklow Latin Dance studio

WHEN  :  Sunday 24th May,  1pm

WHERE :  Festival Stage @ Abbey Grounds, Abbey Street

FREE family event

WLD Dance and Fitness will be entertaining visitors to the Wicklow Arts Festival with some Strictly Come Dancing glamour and the latest fitness craziness that is Bowka Fitness.
WLD students will be showing you the Ballroom and Latin dances such as cha cha, waltz, Jive & samba featuring All Ireland U8 Champions, Max & Naoise, and Ireland’s U8 Champions Joshua and Faye.  WLD’s Bokwa enthusiasts –children and adults alike will be showing you what the latest fitness craze is all about. You can even join in and experience the Bokwa Buzz for yourself for free!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:00


Exciting dance showcase by members of FYI Dance Club and Wicklow Youth Dance Company including a mixture of street dance, modern theatre & contemporary.

WHEN  :   Saturday 23rd May, 12pm     FREE family event

WHERE  :  Festival Stage @ Abbey Grounds, Abbey Street

FYI: FUN, YOUNG, INCLUSIVE  FYI have been running classes in Wicklow for over 8 years, with the ethos that learning should be fun; that dance helps the physical, mental and emotional development of Young people; and that everyone works together and is included regardless of age, status or gender. Specialising in classes in Steetdance (Hip Hop) and Contemporary Modern Theatre for children aged from 4 years to young adult., they also provide classes for Primary schools based on the PE curriculum.

Wicklow Youth Dance Company (formerly InTensions Youth Dance Company) was set up by company director’s Kate O’Connor and Zoe Patterson in 2012 as an outlet for talented youth in the County Wicklow area to engage individuals in dance to reach a higher calibre of performance ability and expressive artistry. With a high value on inclusivity, cultural and artistic diversity, exploration of the greater environment and achieving attainable goals while challenging young artists to work outside of their comfort zone by engaging in various forms of technique training and choreography including Classical, Jazz, Contemporary and commercial styles of Street and Hip Hop dance.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:30

Come and join Hazel for a morning of tea, chats and movement!  Have fun and try something new as you are guided through creating a short contemporary dance piece.

WHERE :  Wicklow Assembly Hall, Bachelor’s Walk, Wicklow Town

WHEN  :  Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10.30am-12.30pm

WHO : The workshop is aimed at people aged 55+ but don’t worry, we won’t be checking ID’s!

Cost :  The cost for the workshop is €5, payable when you arrive, and includes a lovely cup of tea!  For bookings call or text Hazel on 085 708 0055 /  email  / online at eventbrite

Hazel Hodgins - Spaced Contemporary Theatre   Hazel graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the University of Limerick in Voice and Dance.  Her area of interest during this time was dance for older people. After taking a break from dance to achieve a first in her Masters degree in Festive Arts, Hazel now hopes to bring her passion to work in the field of older dance to Wicklow.  To date Hazel has been commissioned for a dance film from Dance Ireland which she entitled Toe Tales and has created and exhibited a piece of sound art as part of visual artist Fiona Hallinan's Heterodyne project.  Hazel also has extensive experience teaching people of all ages and her primary interest is in working with the community to create work of artistic quality.