Dance to the sound of summer

SCHOOL children in Dundalk area with a passion for dance are being invited to to take part in a new dance summer school.

SCHOOL children in Dundalk area with a passion for dance are being invited to to take part in a new dance summer school.

Co Louth VEC has established two Dance Summer Schools, which are running next July in Dundalk and Drogheda.

The summer schools are aimed at both primary and post-primary children and will be held in O’Fiaich College in Dundalk and St Oliver’s Community College in Drogheda.

Members of the highly successful Dublin based hip-hop and break dance group, Raw Edge, have agreed to lead the two dance summer schools for the VEC. Raw Edge whose TV credits include ‘Got to Dance’ (SKY1), ‘The All Ireland Talent Show’ (RTE) and ‘Ballet Chancers’ (RTE), will be in O’Fiaich College, Dundalk from July 25 to 29, and in St Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda from July 18 to 22.

The dance schools aim to allow young people to explore their own creativity

and expression through music, dance and movement without having to keep strictly to a particular dance style.

There will be two class groups in each dance school; one for young children up to 12 years, and another for teenagers. The dance schools are open to all young people interested in modern dance, and to those interested in fine tuning their dancing skills. The summer schools will focus on the creative process, as opposed to final performance, so ensuring that all participants enjoy a successful learning experience and have great fun.

This is the second year running that Co Louth VEC has set up summer

schools in its different premises across the county. Last year Bush Post-primary

School played host to a very successful Summer Music School. Co Louth VEC plans to proceed with the Bush Summer Music School this year also with planning for the event already well underway.

Fees for the Dance Summer Schools are being kept to a minimum with places being offered on a first come first served basis. For further information and

registration contact Ian Walker, Co Louth VEC Youth Officer at Chapel St,

Dundalk on 042-9334047.