Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre is delighted to announce its partnership with Step Up: Dance Project 2014, while Michael Keegan-Dolan will be the programme’s guest choreographer.

Applications are now being accepted and details are below.


Step Up: Dance Project 2014: Open Call For Recent Dance Graduates

This year Step Up: Dance Project will be a partnership with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.  The project will give dance graduates an opportunity to work under the direction of choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan. 

Step Up: Dance Project, aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland.  The programme will enhance these dancers’ professional networks by connecting them to the Irish contemporary dance community and improving their professional opportunities in Ireland.

We are seeking applications from exceptional young dancers who will graduate in summer 2014 or who have graduated from professional level dance training within the past three years. 

Six participants will be selected to work with Michael Keegan Dolan and 4 members of Fabulous Beast in a six-week programme of rehearsals and development running 07 July to 17 August. The programme includes studio sharings in at Dance Limerick, DanceHouse in Dublin and at the Firkin Crane in Cork over the last weekend of the project 14 – 17 August.

Accommodation will be provided near UL and participants will receive an honorarium for their involvement.  Applicants must be born or currently resident in the Republic of Ireland and have a strong dance technique.

Please send your CV, a web link of recent dance footage, along with a one-page cover letter describing why you would like to be involved in the project. Please e-mail applications by the deadline 5pm, Wednesday, April 16th 2014 to Dance Limerick (info@dancelimerick.ie) with Step Up: Dance Project 2014 in the subject line.

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to audition with the choreographer at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance on Friday 9th May 2014.  Six dancers will then be selected from audition to take part in this year’s programme.  Letters of offer will be sent in early May.

Step Up: Dance Project, is a partnership between the Arts Council, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and the University of Limerick. 

For any questions about the application process, please contact Lisa Hallinan, General Manager at stepupdanceproject@gmail.com or on 086 855 8509.