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IYDF International Dance Residency

 30th June – 5th July 2024

As part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival Programme (6th & 7th July 2024), in partnership with Dance Ireland and Dance Theatre of Ireland’s Centre for Dance, DYDC  in collaboration with the Irish National Youth Ballet (INYB) is offering a dance residency with International Guest Choreographer Kamara Gray, Artistic Director of Artistry Youth Dance London,  to create a new dance piece to be performed at the IYDF.  

The intensive week of dance is open to skilled young dancers 15-25yrs looking to develop their technical ability and performance skills in a professional dance setting. The young dancers are also given the opportunity to train and perform alongside DYDC Senior Ensemble and members of the INYB.

When & Where?

Sunday 30th June


Dance Theatre of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire

Monday 1st - Friday 5th July


Dance House, Dublin 1

What is involved?

This dance residency consists of 6 full days of dance including:

  • Morning dance class

  • Creative choreographic process

  • Development of choreography

The final dance piece created will then be performed in front of an audience at the Irish Youth Dance Festival.

The Dance Residency aims to develop:

  • Dance skills

  • Choreographic skills

  • Performance and Interpretative skills

  • Collaborative work (with choreographer and fellow dancers)

  • Performance preparation (stage and backstage protocol, technical rehearsals on stage, etc.)

  • Networking at a national and international level

  • Access to training in a state of the art premises

How much does it cost?


IYDF International Dance Residency

*closing date for applications 21st June 2024

Apply Now

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.

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