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Three people dancing together in a community hall. Three people dance with their arms in the centre of a circle while using wheelchairs. To the left is a person in a black hoodie with dark hair, in the centre is a person in a white shirt, jeans, and glasses with long hair in a ponytail, and on the far right is a person with short grey and brown hair in a black shirt.

Opportunity: Inclusive Adaptive Céilí Dance Training Programmes

Posted: 30 April, 2024

All Irish Dance is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation tackling social isolation and loneliness by connecting people through Irish Céilí dance.

All Irish Dance train people with or without prior experience to lead inclusive adaptive céilí dance activities in their own local communities and/or care settings. All Irish Dance are delighted to launch their first of a kind evidence based Certified Inclusive Adaptive Céilí Dance Leader Training Programmes.

Their evidence based training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead All Irish Dance’s inclusive adaptive céilí dance activites for all ages, levels and abilities in communities and care settings including, but not limited to:

  • Céilí Recall © (for older adults)
  • Reels on Wheels © (for people who use wheelchairs)
  • Some Dance to Remember © (for people living with dementia and their support
  • Y-Céilí © (for teenagers and young adults).

The training is suitable for people, with or without prior experience of Irish or any other
form of dance/movement, who are passionate about inclusion, accessibility and/or
community engagement and may include caregivers, community development workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists,and other rehabilitation specialists to name a few.

For more information, visit allirishdance.com. If you are interested in organising group training for your organisation, please do not hesitate to get in touch at allirishdance1@gmail.com.

Dancer credit: Cian Horgan (back to camera), Caroline O’Halloran and David Fitzgerald.
Photo credit: Jamie Moore. 


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