VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS | 2020

 

DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE is a workshop series that encourages everyone to explore choreography in a lively, fun and individual way. In July 2020,  led virtual workshops with Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries as part of the Creative Hubs in Libraries Summer Programme. In April, we teamed up with The Ark to present a series of virtual workshops for to enjoy in their own homes. 

See below for a list of events and a free online tutorial or get in touch if you’re interested in booking a workshop for your group.

 

Tutorial with Olwyn Lyons

Love the dances on TikTok? Now’s your chance to create your own! Join Olwyn on this online taster session that draws influences from urban and contemporary dance styles. Starting with a general warm up and stretch, Olwyn will then then introduce you to some cool moves to uptempo beats that you can put together to Dance Your Own Dance!

 

CREATIVE HUBS IN LIBRARIES SUMMER PROGRAMME| JULY 2020

Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries hosted these virtual workshops in association with CoisCéim BROADREACH. Participants created magical, wildly adventurous stories and danced to all kinds of brilliant music, from their living rooms!

THURSDAYS 9 & 16 JULY | FOR AGES 6 – 8
with Philippa Donnellan

TIME | 10.30am
BALLYFERMOT LIBRARY Ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 11.30pm   
CABRA LIBRARY Cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 12.30pm  
COOLOCK LIBRARY Coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

THURSDAYS 23 & 30 JULY | FOR AGES 9 – 12
with Olwyn Lyons

TIME | 10.30am  
CABRA LIBRARY Cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 11.30pm
COOLOCK LIBRARY Coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 12.30pm
BALLYFERMOT LIBRARY Ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL | 11AM (ages 8-9) & 12.30PM (ages 10-11)
Part of The Ark @ Home

In celebration of International Dance Day and in partnership with The Ark, we invited children aged 8-11 and their grown-ups to join us for an urban dance adventure with Olwyn Lyons.  

WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL | 11AM & 12.30PM
Part of The Ark @ Home

Led by Philippa Donnellan, these colourful, themed sessions took 6-8 year olds on an absorbing creative dance journey in their own home. This fun physical adventure was based on THE WOLF AND PETER by David Bolger. Together, participants explored how Peter dances as he goes into the forest, did a quick change to become the scary Wolf (who is a super cool Street Dancer!) – and found out what actually happened to The Duck…

WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL | 11AM & 12.30PM
Part of The Ark @ Home

Philippa Donnellan led this colourful, themed dance story workshop for 6-8 year olds to enjoy participating in at home.  In this workshop, participants headed to the beach with a few ‘seaside’ props to help set the scene. On arrival at their imaginary beach, they danced to some great tunes with the other participating children and made some amazing shapes, swam to the music and skip, hop, twist and turn to Dance Your Own Dance!