"What an absolute joy to watch." - Jenny, parent of Helena, Create Dance troupe Member
Last Friday 30th June WAS pure joy indeed! After 5 full days of intense dance practice, and months of work and original choreography, Draíocht Blanchardstown's Create Dance Senior Group presented their showcase performance Going Solo. We were delighted to welcome Cllr Angela Donnelly to the performance along with all the parents and friends of our dancers.
Running for 10 years, Create Dance is a core part of Draíocht’s Sensory Friendly programming. This fun, innovative dance project encourages our young dancers, aged 5-18 years, with a variety of intellectual disabilities and abilities, to dance and move weekly on Saturday afternoons in Draíocht.
"For us to see her so happy is wonderful! To see her on stage expressing herself with such confidence is one of the best feelings in the world. We are so grateful to all involved." - Susan, parent of Naomi
"I am truly grateful for Jason to express himself through the universal language of dance. Inclusivity is imperative to us as a family and Create Dance is the definition of inclusivity. Thank you from our children. Such an amazing platform." - Lisa, parent of Jason
"Daniel really enjoyed the week, spending time with his friends, learning new dance routines and moves. Daniel's Grandad and Auntie loved the showcase - it was great for them to see Daniel perform." - Christine, parent of Daniel
With thanks to funding from the Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme, dancers Jess Rowell, Kevin Murphy and Mark Rogers worked alongside musician Alessandro Zangrando, to support and lead our Senior Dance Group to further explore their personal style of dance in response to live music, in this week long Summer Project culminating in an exciting live performance for family and friends.