‘From Around the World’ Summer Dance Programme
Grab your dancing shoes and celebrate cultural diversity with this unique series of on-line dance tutorials.
You will have the chance to experience a wide variety of ethnic dances from other countries such as Bulgaria, China, Latvia, Malaysia, India, Ireland, Japan, Poland and Scotland.
Each workshop will be led by a trained experienced dance tutor.
This Summer Dance Programme is part of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s Good Relations Programme and complements the ‘From Around the World: Celebrating Our Cultures’ exhibition presently on display at Enniskillen Castle.
If you took part in any of the activities below we would love to hear from you! Scroll to the bottom of this page and download the questionnaire relevant to you, don’t forget to email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your completed evaluation will be entered in a draw for a Good Relations goodie bag.
Programme of Activity
Week Commencing 20 July 2020
Polka is a popular folk dance in many European countries including Latvia. Join Latvian-born Evija Nvaneri for a dance of Polka.
Bon-Odori is a traditional Japanese folk dance performed during summer Festivals. In the past it was performed to receive spirits and send them off again, but now the dance livens up the summer festivals atmosphere
Week Commencing 27 July 2020
Aneta Murawska is a Polish dance teacher promoting her native culture. Performing Arts are her passion and, in this video, she shares her love for and knowledge of the traditional Polish dancing with you. Enjoy!
A Chinese fan dance performed in celebration of culture by Weihong Tu. It represents beauty, grace and delicacy and expresses a feeling of joy. You can use any type of fan, scarf or ribbons to dance it.
Week Commencing 3 August 2020
Learn some Irish Dancing steps with Irish Dancing Champion Lee McCrystall, who will show you how to dance a Jig and a Reel. These traditional Irish dances are the foundation for every solo dancer.
Week Commencing 10 August 2020
Professional folk dancer and tutor Plamena Chemshirova will show you some simple traditional Bulgarian folk dances. Impress the locals with your steps when next on your holidays in Bulgaria.
Week Commencing 17 August 2020
This dance video reflects Malaysia’s multi-ethnic identity. Try a few steps from the Malay, Chinese and Indian dance traditions, which all come together beautifully into a tapestry of diverse dancing.
Join Scottish Dance tutor Ruth Clarke as she tells you how to dance one of the most famous Scottish Ceilidh dances, the Gay Gordons. She will show you how to do each movement before dancing it to the music. Impress your friends with your moves at the next ceilidh!
Week Commencing 24 August 2020
Bollywood film music and dance is a mixture of Indian formal and folk musical and dance traditions. Once danced by the common people, these group dances soon developed their original choreography and unique style. Join ArtsEkta’s South Asian Dance Academy to learn some energetic Bollywood dance moves.