Dance Classes for Older People2024-04-22T10:20:39+00:00

Dance Opportunities for Older People

From weekly dance classes in Dublin city centre, to larger scale participation and performance projects, BROADREACH offers a variety of opportunities for older people 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.

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Photo by Anthony Griffin 

 

DANCE CLASSES 2024

 

WEDNESDAY DROP IN CLASSES WITH LAURA MACKEN

ONGOING

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class on 8 & 15 May

WHEN | WEDNESDAYS
TIME | 2.30-4.00pm
WHERE | Carmelite Community Centre,  Aungier Street, Dublin 2
FEE
| €5 cash per class
No booking required

Welcome in the brighter evenings and let Laura put a spring in your step this Summer season! This weekly class will see us moving, bopping and stretching in tune with one another! No registration is needed – just drop in and dance each week.

 

ENERGISING, RELAXING AND FUN!

Designed to maintain flexibility, strength and coordination – the classes include easy stretch exercises, dance sequences and freestyle movement to music of all kinds – No experience necessary – Bring a partner or come alone – No booking required.

Our Weekly Wednesday Class is designed for everyone – all the movements can be adapted to suit individual mobility.  If you have any special needs or concerns about your ability to participate please let us know!     As a general note we would like to make clear that when taking part in our Broadreach projects, you are doing so at your own risk and take full responsibility for any injuries that might occur.

Questions? Email caoimhe@coisceim.com OR call/text +353879941786 for more information about the class and alternative payment options.

Digital Dance Class Library

On-demand digital classes led by Philippa Donnellan are a great way to have some fun and dance with us from the comfort of your home anytime.

Start with easy warm-up exercises and learn different dances – let’s keep moving together! At the click of the mouse you can watch on your computer, phone or tablet, then just join in and dance. AND – if you can’t get the moves the first time – just re-wind and watch again!

Click here to find out more…

YOU SAID…

It was lovely to stretch, move and have fun with Anthea, and I love her sense of humour!

We loved his instinctive approach, starting each class with a few powerful images, linking always to nature, the body and the breath. It felt like he was in the room with us.

It is wonderful to have something to keep us mentally and physically engaged in difficult circumstances.  Dee was a pleasure to meet and gently, but energetically, put us through our paces! 

We loved his instinctive approach, starting each class with a few powerful images, linking always to nature, the body and the breath. It felt like he was in the room with us.

Wednesday afternoons have been a point of joy during the week in these COVID times!

We loved his instinctive approach, starting each class with a few powerful images, linking always to nature, the body and the breath. It felt like he was in the room with us.

The Zoom experience was invaluable, it enabled me to “flail” to my hearts content!

 

We loved his instinctive approach, starting each class with a few powerful images, linking always to nature, the body and the breath. It felt like he was in the room with us.

We loved his instinctive approach, starting each class with a few powerful images, linking always to nature, the body and the breath. It felt like he was in the room with us.

Projects and Performances

” …being part of this project has changed me in so many ways. I am much more confident and each year continue to learn more about myself.” – Love Song and Dance Participant

“I found I forgot all my worries and troubles and came away each time feeling happier.” – Feast on Dance Participant

“I cannot really express how much I enjoyed the classes, from the gentle exercises to the choreography I found it all so enjoyable and satisfying.” – Class Participant

(AT A) DISTANCE DANCING | Fairview Park

LED BY ANTHEA MCWILLIAMS

JUNE 2021 

Since 2020, Anthea has led (AT A) DISTANCE DANCING workshops in Lisburn Park. We were delighted to welcome her to Dublin, in-person, to guide participants in some big moves & some small moves in the beautiful surroundings of Fairview Park.

WHEN 16, 23, 30 June, 7 July
TIME  2.00-3.00pm
WHERE  Fairview Park, Dublin 3.  Meet from 1.45pm at the concrete base of the bandstand – beside the skate-park. CLICK HERE for map. 

After a physically distanced group introduction & warm-up,  Anthea leads off with some short choreographed sequences that travel along the pathways through the trees accompanied by some lively recorded music. There is time to enjoy some improvisation, strength building, balance, coordination, timing, rhythm, speed, dynamics, breathing all the way of course and fun! The workshops end in a spacious circle for some stretches, reaches, roll downs, breaths and reflections. 

Visit DISTANCE DANCING’s Facebook page HERE for short video promos and pictures of AGE ON STAGE in Lisburn’s Wallace Park!

International Dance Day Tea Party

April 2021

To celebrate International Dance Day, we were delighted to be joined by so many familiar and fresh faces in a wonderfully madcap TEA DANCE PARTY live on Zoom. Led by Philippa, we were joined by special guest – flautist Lina Andonovska playing live!  Not only is Lina a fine flute player of world renown, but she’s also an accomplished Flamenco dancer. From the comfort of your homes we found our dancing shoes, put the kettle and danced!

DAY | Wednesday 29 April 2021
TIME | 2.00 – 3:30pm

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.