Digital Dancing with our Create Dancers

March 28, 2020

28 March 2020

Even though we are closed to the public right now, we are continuing our Dance Classes with our Create Dance participants online ... Both Mark Rogers and Conor Donolan have been dancing up a storm with weekly lessons keeping all our children (and their parents!) moving at home! 



Mark says “I’m missing you guys so much. I hope you are going to practice loads while we’re away, and we’ll see you when we’re back. Mams & Dads, there will be a test!
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Conor says “I hope you’re all doing great. I hope all your mams and dads and brothers and sisters are well. Keep practicing your moves and we’ll see you soon!”

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Conor has shared one of his videos for EVERYONE to enjoy
 


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Here's Jason trying his moves!
 



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Here's Lucy trying her moves!
 

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Here's Dawid trying this moves!
 


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Create Dance is a core part of Draíocht’s programming. Now in its 8th year, it's a fun, innovative dance project, where our young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, love to dance and move. Two groups of children with intellectual disabilities from the downs syndrome and autism spectrum, their parents and siblings have taken part in this innovative dance project through a series of weekly workshops since 2013, with an overwhelmingly positive response.

We miss you guys and we'll see you soonest! 
Keep up the dancing at home ok?

Read more about Create Dance and email paula@draiocht.ie if you're interested in joining when re re-open.

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Create Dancers Springing Back in January

January 7, 2020


Create Dance is a core part of Draíocht’s programming. Now in its 8th year, it's a fun, innovative dance project, where our young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, love to dance and move. Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Conor Donolan work together with participants and their parents, to explore all types of dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.

Two groups of children with intellectual disabilities from the downs syndrome and autism spectrum, their parents and siblings have taken part in this innovative dance project through a series of weekly workshops since December 2013. The response from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and the level of engagement increasingly impressive. This project represents a rare opportunity for these sometimes socially marginalised families to engage in the arts in a fun, creative and stress-free environment. 

Starting in January 2020, our Create Dance dancers and facilitators are collaborating with Lámh Signs Ireland, to create a new special piece of choreography for public show later in 2020. 

If you have a child aged between 5-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with paula@draiocht.ie / tel 01-8098029.
During term time, workshops are on Saturdays, for Juniors 12.15pm-1.15pm (places available) and Seniors 1.30pm-2.30pm.
Pre-booking for this workshop is essential via Paula or Sarah in our Children & Youth Arts Department.

Draíocht is generously funded by Fingal County Council, with additional funding provided by The Arts Council. Draíocht also has a loyal network of Friends who contribute annually to the Company.

You can also make a Donation to Draíocht of any amount from €2 upwards.
MAKE A DONATION TO CREATE DANCE

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Dancing up a Storm in Blanchardstown

December 1, 2016

Please vote for us in the Better Together Video Competition 2016 from The Wheel. You can vote Once a day every day until 7 December 2016!
We could win one of 6 prizes of €1000.
Thanks so much! ...

Just Click the link below and then click 'Vote Now':
http://www.bettertogether.ie/video/dancing-storm-blanchardstown



Draíocht’s Create Dance Project has been running since December 2013. Along with Draíocht’s Dancers Mark Rogers, Philippa Donnellan and Antje O'Toole, two groups of children with intellectual disabilities from the downs syndrome and autism spectrum, their parents and siblings have taken part in this innovative dance project through a series of weekly workshops. 
The response from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and the level of engagement increasingly impressive. This project represents a rare opportunity for these sometimes socially marginalised families to engage in the arts in a fun, creative and stress free environment.

Enjoy the full video here after you've voted.

Enjoy our Create Dance Blog here ... 

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Dancing up a Storm with Create Dance at Draiocht

March 20, 2015

We've had an amazing year and a half with dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnellan, who have been working with 2 groups of children with intellectual disabilities.
Our Junior dancers are aged 5-8 years and our Seniors are 9-12 years old.
Along with their parents and siblings, they've been dancing up a storm in Draiocht's innovative dance project, Create Dance, which started in December 2013

We've tried and succeeded in engaging all five senses, using a variety of methods. We've had some fun by using bubble wrap that pops, silk material that slides and music that bangs. Participants have watched, listened and felt, while dancing, laughing and creating.

The initial project ran from December 2013 to February 2014, made possible with the generous support of The Ireland Funds. The Project then continued through to now, when we had our final Dress Up Dance Class on Saturday 7th March 2015. We hope to continue our Create Dance Project next September.

If you would like to make a Donation to help us programme more Create Dance Workshops (which are free to the children & their families), please get in touch with marketing@draiocht.ie.

Enjoy some images below of our lovely dancers, along with Mark, Philippa and Leigh.

PROJECT UPDATE ... WATCH OUR VIDEO HERE ... 



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