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FUNKY STEPS Summer Youth Dance Camp

FUNKY STEPS Summer is an online Dance Camp for youths starting in July.

FUNKY STEPS Summer Youth Dance Camp

Join Dance Limerick online from Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10 for a week bursting with fun, laughter and dance for their FUNKY STEPS Youth Dance Performance Project for young people aged 9yrs +. 

FUNKY STEPS is led by professional dancer and teacher Sarah Fennell. Through live Zoom classes, Sarah will guide you through learning 5 short dance routines including traditional and creative steps. You’ll dance to current and vintage pop hits by Beyoncé, Tones and I (Dance Monkey), Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and lots more (some you’ll recognise from Tik Tok)! 





Each day will contain a structured but engaging format including an introduction of the day’s theme, warm-up and stretches, intro to footwork and full-body movement, traditional dance steps and mindfulness. The day will end with a fun and energising dance sequence that will be repeated and built on daily. 

Sarah will record videos of her steps each day so you can practice even after the camp has finished for the day. She will guide you through how you can record your own videos of your dance which will be professionally edited into a video of all participants at the end of the camp.

Dance Limerick ask that a parent or guardian must be present at the beginning of the class to make sure the participant is logged in, can see and hear the teacher etc. A parent or guardian is welcome to stay in the room for the duration of the live classes however this is not mandatory. 

Participants need a computer/tablet/phone with internet access for Zoom. Placed on a table/chair at the participant’s eye level. 

To ensure safety participants should have a clear floor area – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects and to avoid dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided, please! Dance Limerick recommends floor surfaces of carpet, lino or wood.

Children should wear comfortable clothes they can move in, no jewellery, bare-feet or trainers as preferred.

Camp Online Platform:

The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software. No recording of the live classes will be/are prohibited made in line with Dance Limerick’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy. This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked into the campthe teacher and Dance Limerick’s communication’s manager Emer Casey who will provide support for Sarah in the event of technical issues. 

A link to the Zoom meeting for the workshops will be sent out 1 hour prior to the beginning of the first day of the camp. The camp will start promptly so please ensure you are logged in and ready to dance 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

The event costs €35 and takes place from 11 am to 1 pm daily during the week of the event.

About Dance Limerick:

Dance Limerick promotes, supports and celebrates dance creation, presentation and participation. Dance Limerick Studio and offices are based at 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick, in the heart of the city. Directly across the square is the Dance Limerick Space (St John’s Church, formerly Daghdha). 

Funded by the Arts Council and Limerick City Council, Dance Limerick is a support and development organisation. Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick advocates for artistic dialogue and exchange. 

In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick promotes the creation of new and innovative work and devises programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public. 

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