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Laban Dance Summer School in Kildare

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Kildare County Council Arts Service, through its three-year Dance Artist in Residence programme with Cathy O’ Kennedy identified a need for training in Community Dance in the Kildare area. As a result, the Laban Guild Community Dance Leaders Course was established in 2002, in association with Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. Twenty-two dancers, artists, actors, teachers and community workers attend the course.

Following on from the success of the Community Dance Leaders Course, Kildare County Council is pleased to announce that a Laban Guild Summer School will take place in NUI Maynooth Kildare from Monday 4th August to Saturday 9th August 2003.

A provisional programme for the Summer School includes practical workshops/classes in

  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance in Education, with emphasis on the Dance Strand of the Physical Education Curriculum for primary schools.
  • Youth Dance
  • Integrated Dance work
  • Choreography
  • Dance in a Community Context
  • Dance Technique


The programme is based on Laban principles i.e. a systematic analysis of movement in relation to dynamic use of the body in space. However, previous experience of Laban’s work or other dance techniques, is not essential.

For further information or to register interest in the Summer School please contact the County Arts Service.


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