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Dancing on the door steps in Carlow

Doorstep Dances is a six-week dance and movement programme where participants 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 visit the participant’s home to dance, chat and even have a cup of tea! Each dance session will be designed and tailored to meet each participant’s needs, abilities and music choices. Over the course of the programme local Visual Artist Bridget Flannery will also drop by capture the dance class through figurative mark making which will then be given to the older person.

The workshop series runs for six weeks over three separate cycles in one of the three municipal districts in Carlow and classes are also available online.

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 this project please call or text Janice deBróithe on 085 261 1666 or email her at

Doorstep Dances is part of Carlow’s Creative Ireland ‘Creativity in Older Age’ Programme

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