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Doorstep Dances

  • Summer/Autumn 2021
  • Tickets: Free

Are you aged 65 or over? Do you live in Carlow? Would you like to be part of a free county wide dance project delivered direct to your front door? 

Doorstep Dances is a six-week dance and movement programme where you will 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 will visit your home to dance, chat and even have a cup of tea. Each dance session will be designed and tailored to meet your needs, abilities and music choices.

Over the course of the programme local visual artist Bridget Flannery will also visit to capture the dance class through figurative mark making. These art works will be gifted to you upon completion of the programme.

Local filmmaker Patrick Bramley will also create a film documentary capturing the whole process.

The workshop series will run for six weeks over three separate cycles. Each cycle will take place in one of the three municipal districts in Carlow. Dates and districts are as follows: 

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.

What to take part but you are concerned about having visitors at your home? Don’t worry you can still take part in our weekly online zoom classes.

To register for this project please call or text Janice deBroith on 085 261 1666 or email her at

Doorstep Dances is produced by VISUAL Carlow, in collaboration with R.W.D. (Roisin Whelan Dance Company), and delivered in partnership with Carlow County Council, Carlow Arts Office, Carlow Friendly Ageing Programme, Carlow Sports Partnership and Healthy Carlow. This projected is kindly supported by Creative Ireland.