Step Up Dance Project aims to enhance young dancers’ professional networks, by connecting them to the Irish and international contemporary dance community, thereby improving professional opportunities for young dancers in Ireland and abroad.

Where: Limerick, Ireland

When: 5 July – 28 August 2021

Deadline for applications: Friday 30 April 2021

Step Up Dance Project 2021 continues to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland. Step Up is curated by Irish born, Marguerite Donlon, International choreographer. She is the Dance Director of the Dance Company at Theater Osnabrück, Germany. She is also the founder and director of Donlon Dance Collective, a project company based in Berlin.

Step Up aims to enhance young dancers’ professional networks, by connecting them to the Irish and international contemporary dance community, thereby improving professional opportunities for young dancers in Ireland and abroad. The eight-week programme is open to dancers who have completed their professional training within the last three years and who hold an EU passport.

This year’s eight-week programme combines:

– Creation of new works with leading choreographers
– Learning repertoire from renowned international companies
– Personal coaching
– Performances in Limerick, Longford and Project Arts Centre, Dublin

How to apply: For full application details, see www.dancelimerick.ie

Free for participants.

Contact details: Queries on the application / process can be addressed to Jenny Traynor, Programme Director at stepupdanceproject@gmail.com.

For further information, please visit https://dancelimerick.ie/news/step-dance-project-2021

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