Doorstep Dances - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre of Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Doorstep Dances

Free dance workshops in person or online for over 65's in Carlow

June - December 2021

Admission: Free

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Are you aged 65 or over? Do you live in Carlow? Would you like to be part of a free county wide dance project delivered direct to your front door?

Doorstep Dances is a six-week dance and movement programme where you will engage in a series of 1-2-1 'in person' workshops lead by local dance artist Roisin Whelan. Each week Roisin and the Doorstep Dances team will visit your home to dance, chat and even have a cup of tea. Each dance session will be designed and tailored to meet your needs, abilities and music choices.

Over the course of the programme local visual artist Bridget Flannery will also visit to capture the dance class through figurative mark making. These art works will be gifted to you upon completion of the programme.

Local filmmaker Patrick Bramley will also create a film documentary capturing the whole process.

The workshop series will run for six weeks over three separate cycles. Each cycle will take place in one of the three municipal districts in Carlow. Dates and districts are as follows:

June 21st - Aug 13th: Municipal District Carlow

Ballinacarrig, Burton Hall, Carlow Rural, Carlow Urban, Graigue Urban and Johnstown.

August 16 – Set 24th: Municipal District Bagnelstown

Agha, Ballyellin, Ballymoon, Ballymurphy, Borris, Clogrenan, Coonogue, Corries, Fennagh, Garryhill, Glynn, Killedmond, Kyle, Leighlinbridge, Marley, Muinebeag Rural, Muinebeag Urban, Nurney, Oldleighlin, Rathanna, Rathornan, Ridge, Sliguff and Tinnahinch.

27th Sep – 12th Nov: Municipal District Tullow

Ballintemple, Ballon, Clonegall, Clonmore, Cranemore, Grangeford, Hacketstown, Haroldstown, Kellistown, Kilbride, Killerrig, Kineagh, Myshall, Rahill, Rathrush, Rathvilly, Shangarry, Tankardstown, Templepeter, Tiknock, Tullow Rural, Tullow Urban, Tullowbeg and Williamstown.

To register for the 1-2-1 project please call or text Janice deBroith on 085 261 1666 or email her at

Online Workshops

What to take part but concerned about having visitors to your home? Don’t worry you can still take part in our weekly online classes held on Zoom.

Starting Wednesday 30 June and running every Wednesday from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

To take part online you will need a tablet, phone or laptop with internet access.

Register for our online class today. You only need to register once to access all classes.

Doorstep Dances is produced by VISUAL Carlow, in collaboration with R.W.D. (Roisin Whelan Dance Company), and delivered in partnership with Carlow County Council, Carlow Arts Office, Carlow Friendly Ageing Programme, Carlow Sports Partnership and Healthy Carlow. This projected is kindly supported by Creative Ireland.

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