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Age & Opportunity and Dance Ireland will host a networking day for dancers working with older people in Ireland followed by a performance showcase on 6 December 2019 at Dance Ireland.

The Floor is Yours! invites dance artists who work with older people to come together to connect, reflect and share their practice. The aim of day will be to recognise, build and strengthen the community of dance artists working with older people, scale and map the needs of this community and share some of the knowledge, tools and skills that already exist in the sector. Beyond this, the goal is to improve provision and access to dance for older people.

The day will consist of workshops, discussions and presentations from those working in the field. A full schedule of the day’s events and speakers will be announced on

Who is this for? 
Professional dance artists or companies working in this area or who would like to work in this area, or organisations interested in this work or supporting this work.

Event information
Date: Friday 6 December
Venue: Dance Ireland, DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1
Time: 10am to 4pm (followed by a performance showcase)
Admission: Free but places are limited. Book via

For further information contact Dance Ireland:
Telephone: +353 1 855 8800

A number of travel bursaries are available to Dance Ireland members working outside Dublin, contact Dance Ireland to apply.

This is an Age & Opportunity ARTS development initiative in partnership with Dance Ireland and developed in consultation with Dance Theatre of Ireland. Age & Opportunity ARTS, Dance Ireland and Dance Theatre of Ireland are funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.


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