What's On

Thursday 3 May, 8pm, €16/€14 conc.

Merry.go.round by Maria Nilsson Waller

presented by Dance Limerick

Merry.go.round is the latest and final piece in Maria Nilsson Waller’s triptych based on unclaimed territories. The dance work looks beyond our world into the great vast blackness of the cosmos in order to examine our most human of concerns: the search for true love and what it is we call home. In this otherworldly realm of celestial bodies five characters orbit each other. Some are destined to converge, others to split apart. They all long for authentic connections in a world where every man is an island. Caught between construction and deconstruction it is a marvel universe both beautifully simple and incredible messy.

Rebel Swedish jazz band Je Suis!, NASA recordings of the solar system and iconic opera music all feature as part of the eclectic soundtrack. Strange yet familiar, with a touch of cinematic sci-fi, merry.go.round is never the same twice.

Duration 45 mins

Thursday 17 May, 7pm , €13 adult/€10 child/Family 4 ticket €39

Broadway Dance School – Shoot for the Stars

Broadway Dance is a recreational and competitive dance school which trains dancers in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and contemporary dance.

This year’s show will be a demonstration of what we achieved during this school year and will showcase our dances from different genres, various decades and with different creative themes. Don’t miss this exciting night of dance.

Wednesday 30 May, 2pm, free of charge

Afternoon Tea Dance

presented by glór & Clare Arts Office

Clare Arts Office teams up with glór for an afternoon of singing and nostalgia as we mark the Bealtaine Festival - Ireland's national celebration of creativity as we age.

Admission free and all are welcome, with light refreshments provided after the event.

Thursday 31 May – Friday 1 June, 7.30pm, €12/€10 conc.

Beauty and the Beast

presented by The Dinan School of Ballet

The Dinan School of Ballet takes to the stage once again with their own unique blend of dance, music and drama.

Using a creative mix of ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance along with a wide ranging musical score, their show will take you on a dramatic
journey based on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

A fun night out for all the family is guaranteed!

Saturday 2 June, 3pm & 7.30pm, €14/€9 Child/€44 Family of 5/€38 Family 4

Sparks Hip Hop School of Dance

Sparks present a fun and entertaining night for all the family, young and old.

See performers from as young as 3 years all the way up to adult champions. Don't miss it!

Early booking strongly advised.

Saturday 23 June, 3pm - 4pm and 4.15pm - 5.15pm (followed by social dancing), €30

Kizomba Dance Workshops presented by Kizomba Ennis

with Tomas Kieta and Claire O'Meara

Kizomba is a dance which originated in Angola back in the late 1970s & early 1980s. It since travelled to Europe and has been growing ever since - Kizomba is taking the world by storm!

Claire O’Meara, a native of Co. Clare, has been dancing for many years and after discovering Kizomba almost 5 years ago, she set up Kizomba Ennis and has been sharing her passion for the dance teaching and choreographing in Ennis for almost 2 years.

Claire regularly travels abroad to Lisbon to train with the masters of Kizomba as Portugal is a hub for the dance, She has recently started to teach Kizomba at different festivals in the UK.  Claire is delighted to have had the opportunity to train and work with Tomas Keita and is excited to collaborate with him on this exciting project.

Tomas Keita was born in Guinea-Bissau and is one of the pioneers of teaching Kizomba and African dance in Europe, particulally in Spain. As a teacher and choreographer for African Rhythms and dance, he works in in different dance academies in Portugal and participated in different international congresses for Kizomba.  He has been working for more than 15 years as a teacher and trainer. Based in Barcelona, he is delighted to come to Ennis to share his passion with everyone.

Hour long workshops will run at 3pm and 4.15pm. Make sure to stay after to enjoy some social dancing.

Booking is directly with Claire O'Meara on 085 76 46 098 or claireomeara2000@gmail.com

Monday 23 - Friday 27 July, 11am - 1pm (Ages 12+),
Monday 23 - Friday 27 July, 2pm - 4pm (Ages 6-11), €95/€85 for 2 or more children from same family

Ballet Ireland’s Annual Summer School

Let’s Make a Ballet!

Calling all budding performers!

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2018. This much-loved programme gives participants a chance to experience all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer. Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, participants will be completely involved in creating their own ballet based on a familiar story that is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

The week-long programme involves daily class and numerous workshops exploring all the component parts that make ballet; choreography, music, mime, drama and making props and costumes. It is a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.

"When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?" – 2017 Summer School Participant

The programme is suitable for boys and girls ages 6+ with or without dance training.