A Song and a Dance community dance project for seniors, culminates with an open tea dance in the Sean O'Casey Centre 16 oct 09
A Song and a Dance is a series of 10 music and dance workshops for senior citizens in Dublin's Docklands - which has been running in the new Seán O'Casey Community Centre, St. Mary's Road, East Wall, Docklands since 14th August.
This project is supported by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority in partnership with the Macushla Dance Club. The course is being delivered by choreographers - Dr. Ríonach Ní Neill and Michelle Cahill every Friday morning from 10.30am to 12.00pm. This is the first project which the Docklands Authority has programmed in the new community centre. Its aim is to encourage community participation in the arts - a stated goal of the Docklands Arts and Cultural Strategy.
The course participants will perform at a Tea Dance which is open to all, on Friday afternoon 16th October from 4.00pm to 7.00pm - also in the Seán O'Casey Centre. The Brian McCarthy Big Band - will provide the live music at this special dance and sing-along event for interested docklands seniors. Tea Dance tickets cost €4.00 per person and are available from the course leader Ríonach Ní Neill - please phone her on 087 4121775 to reserve a place.
A Song and a Dance is one of two Docklands supported community arts projects in 2009 which get professional artists and curators engaging directly with the docklands community. The other project entitled "As We See" - was a community photography project which was run in association with the South Docks Festival, in St. Andrew's Resource Centre on Pearse Street, Dublin 2.