Dance Opportunities for People Aged 50+
From weekly dance classes in Dublin city centre, to larger scale participation and performance projects, BROADREACH offers a variety of opportunities for people aged 50+ to engage with dance. With a focus on providing a quality creative experience for all participants, there are initiatives for people of various levels, all of which are designed to bring people together in a friendly social way.
Drop-in Dance Classes – Dublin
An enjoyable and relaxing way to stay in shape, each class combines easy stretch exercises and dance sequences which help to maintain flexibility, strength, balance and coordination. Bring a partner or come alone and have fun dancing to music of all styles. No experience necessary – everyone welcome. Each class lasts for up to 1 ½ hours including break.
No booking – no registration – just drop-in and dance!
The Wednesday dance classes for people aged 50+ began at St Teresa’s Church in 2007. Initially set up to run for three 8 week terms annually, the classes, due to their popularity now run all year round. Our new location at The Carmelite Community Centre – 56 Aungier Street offers a calm and light-filled space in which to dance. Strange though it may seem the sun always shines on a Wednesday afternoon between 2 to 3.30pm (yes it’s true we’ve counted the times!), but then perhaps that’s because we all have a sunnier outlook after dancing!
Wednesdays | 2.00 -3.30pm | Led by Philippa Donnellan
Term 1 | 30 August – 18 October 2017
Term 2 | 25 October – 13 December 2017**
Term 3 | 17 January – 7 March 2018
Term 4 | 14 March – 2 May 2018
Term 5 | 23 May – 11 July 2018
** Due to circumstances beyond our control, our final class on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at the Carmelite Centre, Aungier St has been cancelled. However, we would like to invite you to a FREE informal Xmas dance class on the same day Wednesday 13 December from 2 – 3pm at CoisCéim Studio, 14 Sackville Place (just off O’Connell St), Dublin 1. AND to all our friends who attend the class we are having a Xmas drink from 3.30 – 5.30pm at bar/restaurant AGAINST THE GRAIN, 11 Wexford St, Dublin 2. Please feel free to join us to celebrate a year of dancing – and to wish everyone a HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
LOCATION | The Carmelite Community Centre – 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Class takes place in the gym on the first floor. Lift access available. The Tea Dock in the Community Centre is also open on Wednesdays and serves a variety of drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
PRICE PER CLASS | €5 per class – pay at the door
WHAT TO WEAR | Loose comfortable clothing and lightweight rubber soled shoes
PARKING | Pay per hour parking is available at Whitefriar Street Car Park or Drury Street Car Park.
For further information please contact Philippa Donnellan, Director of CoisCéim Broadreach. Tel: 01 878 0558 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dance Ensemble
The Dance Ensemble is a performance group for people aged 50+. Established in 2013 it is an informal, non-membership group, open to people of all abilities and experiences – and for anyone who wishes to try something new and different. Together, The Dance Ensemble takes part in a wide range of creative projects – working with professional choreographers and performing in varied arts and cultural events in Dublin and beyond.
EMILY | 28 August – 22 September 2017
Projects and Performances