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Join the Dance Heroes and help support Dance Limerick 

Dance Heroes of Dance Limerick will help fund and support the organisation’s current projects and foreseeable future. Photo by Rory Kirby.

Join the Dance Heroes and help support Dance Limerick 

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Sophia DiBattista

Dance Limerick is looking for supporters and Dance Heroes to help them continue providing content for dancers at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.




The organisation, with offices and their main studio located at 1-2 John’s Square in the heart of Limerick City, is a place of creativity, performance and participation. With funding by the Arts Council and Limerick City Council, Dance Limerick has given people the opportunity to join their masterclasses, talks, lectures, performances and much more. 

Like many other organisations, Dance Limerick has been put in quite the difficult position during the Covid-19 crisis. The inability to meet up in person has created a problem for the group, but they have risen to the occasion and have not stopped their outreach to members and the general public.

Since the pandemic, Dance Limerick has been providing professional dancers and beginners alike with online dance clubs and projects. So far, they have been participating in their Over 50s Dance Project, Dance Clubs for Young People, Summer Youth Performance Project, workshops and online screenings. These are just some of what the organisation has cooked up for everyone to enjoy.

Because dance is all about expression, the movement of people and bodies and physical presence, Dance Limerick had to alter their layout. With the usage of virtual media, they are able to connect with their followers as much as possible. Their passion for bringing about meaningful dances and relevant content is everpresent during this challenging period.

As a result, Dance Limerick has established their own Dance Heroes, made up of supporters for their work. By becoming a Dance Hero, these various projects and workshops can progress even further and keep the organisation on track for when they reopen. Some ways to support their cause is by buying a voucher from their website, making a once-off donation and keeping in touch on their social media platforms and website.

On the Dance Limerick website, they encouraged Dance Heroes and potential Heroes to donate saying, “Until we can welcome you back to Dance Limerick again, we need your help to allow these activities to continue. We know that this is a challenging time for everyone, not just those involved in the arts.”

Let’s keep this brilliant, Limerick dance hub going by becoming a Dance Hero! To contact Dance Limerick, email [email protected] or call 061 400994.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.