Create Dance & Sensory Friendly
We work with specialist educational partners to develop programmes especially aimed at children and young people with a range of needs.
A core part of Draíocht’s Sensory Friendly programming is Create Dance, a fun, innovative dance project, where our young dancers, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, love to dance and move on Saturday afternoons in Draíocht. Dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers and Conor Donelan, work together with participants and their parents to explore all types of dance and free movement in two age groups:
Junior Group: 5-9 years
Senior Group: 10-18 years
The response from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and the level of engagement increasingly impressive, as families engage in the arts in a fun, creative and stress-free environment. Running since December 2013, this project is suitable for children aged 5-18 years and pre-booking is essential as places are limited.
CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS / OCT 2021
We currently have spaces in our junior group. If you have a child aged between 5-9 years, with a love of dance and music, and an intellectual or physical disability please get in touch with Sarah Beirne firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 809 8029, to find out if Create Dance is for you.
Draíocht’s Sensory Friendly programme includes regular Sensory Friendly Family Movie Screenings, with lowered volume, lights on a low level, small audience size, comfy beanbags and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screenings if you wish.
We have a long-standing relationship, started in 2008, with the Daughters of Charity’s ‘Connect Club’ Summer camp in Laurel Lodge. The camp, catering for young people with varying degrees of intellectual disability, aims at providing an outlet that is fun and focused on the individual’s likes and interests. In recent years, Draíocht’s Artists have facilitated drama, dance, music and visual art workshops for young people aged 12-18 years.
For more information on all Sensory Friendly programmes, please contact email@example.com