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Dublin Dance Festival free family outdoor event. Join the festival for a fun family feast of dance and entertainment in the park

It’s the start of summer but Dublin Dance Festival is celebrating all the seasons at this year’s Moveable Feast. Pack a picnic and gather family and friends for an afternoon of fun dance experiences for all ages in Merrion Square park.

Getting off to a gentle start with family yoga, we’ve got a ‘Bubble Baby Boogie’, tea and cakes and a ‘Dress-up Selfie Station’ by Dance World.


Swing, roll and spin your way through ‘Funky Feet’ and ‘Bollyrobics’ workshops and enjoy pop-up performances by CoisCéim BROADREACH’s The Dance Ensemble 50+ and DUBLIN YOUTH DANCE COMPANY (1pm)


Explore the biodiversity of the park and learn a simple dance about the changing seasons for the biggest NELKEN-Line in Ireland at 2pm.

Remember to dress comfortably for all weathers. We’ll see you there!

DYDC Dublin Dance Festival Photocall

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2017

15th June, 11am - 3pm

@Dance House and Liberty Park

Free admission for children and families


Dublin Youth Dance Company Workshop for Children aged 5-8
Join Mariam Ribon, Artistic Director of Dublin Youth Dance Company, to learn dance in an imaginative and creative way. 
A great opportunity to have fun, learn new moves and express yourself!


Dublin Youth Dance Company Workshop for Children aged 8-12
Take to the floor with Sue Malone - warm up through games and dance tasks followed by learning a short dance. You will learn new moves and discover ways to recreate your favourite ones!! 

1.30-2pm, Liberty Park (beside DanceHouse)

Dance Performances for all ages
Come and see dance in Liberty Park with performances from some of Ireland’s leading youth companies including: young dancers from Ballybough Youth Services Dance Team, Company B and Junior and Transition Dublin Youth Dance Company

Cruinniú na nÓg


Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

8pm | Tickets: €14/€12 | Box Office 01-2312929 | Free booking online


The Ark's Open Stage

Meeting House Sq, Temple Bar

9pm | Tickets: €12 | Free booking online

Liberty Park, Foley St, D1

1pm | Free outdoor performance & workshops


Toni Bravo (USA)

June 19th - 23rd, 12-17 yrs | June 26th - 30th, 17-25 yrs

Yvonne Young (Scotland)

July 3rd - 7th, 17-25 yrs

More info:


Irish Youth Dance Festival 2017

DYDC presents the Irish Youth Dance Festival 2016

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2016
Irish Youth Dance Festival 2016
Check out the Irish Youth Dance Festival's 2016 video trailer

THE PEOPLE’S PARK, Dún Laoghaire
12pm & 2pm free performance

1pm free dance jam for all ages

4pm | Tickets: €5 |

8pm | Tickets: €14 / €12 | Box Office: 01-2312929 | * Free booking online

Linear Flow - Dublin Youth Dance Company performance

for The Dublin Dance Festival - DDF 2015


80 young dancers offer a fresh, vibrant and daring new perspective on the Grand Canal area!

Groups performing with DYDC Dancers are Dizzy Footwork Dance Academy Westside Peforming Arts & C&N Dance Academy  



Contemporary, jazz, hip hop and break dancing – enjoy a trail of multiple dance performances in different flavours as

they flow towards Grand Canal Square.


Here they merge in an exhilarating fusion, culminating in an impressive finale against the backdrop of the Dock.


This fun, dynamic celebration is a playful response to the urban intensity of the Square and the calmness of the surrounding water.


Featuring three youth dance groups from Dublin, led by choreographers Mariam Ribón & Karla Holden from the Dublin Youth Dance Company.

Meet outside Il Valentino Bakery, 

Pearse St., opposite The Lir.


Performance Grand Canal Square.

Sat 30, 1pm & 5.30pm 40 minutes approx. (no interval) 


FREE. No ticket required



Event times and locations subject to

change in the case of adverse weather, please check

in advance of attendance.


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ensemble work’

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