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Grass Films: Online Dance Workshops 29 May 2021

Join Second Hand Dance for a joyful dance workshop exploring nature for young children and their families, inspired by their Grass Films.

The two short films, Sunny Days and Insect Hands, invite you to explore the world around you. Shot in the great outdoors, the films celebrate the magic of the natural world - rolling in long grass, finding spiders in the park and the warm feeling of the sun on your face.

They invite us all to get moving and play, and this fun and interactive workshop is your chance to do just that!

It’s time to wiggle your toes as you imagine the bright green grass and move like the six-legged friends you might meet in the garden. With Keir from Second Hand Dance, you’ll learn some of the moves from Sunny Days and Insect Hands, and get to create your own dance!

Requirements for Participation

For safety reasons, a parent or grown-up should be present in the room throughout the event, and if necessary be available to assist their child, so you're very welcome to enjoy the event alongside your child.

  • Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table at children’s eye level
  • A clear floor area of about 8 paces square – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects
  • The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood
  • For safety reasons dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided.

Children and adults should wear:

  • Tracksuit, leggings & t-shirt
  • Bare feet or trainers as preferred
  • No jewellery

Online platform: The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software. This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked, the artists and The Ark's staff. The session will be recorded for the safety and security of all participants, however this recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.

Enhance Your Experience

Make sure to watch the Grass Films in advance to see what it’s all about! This series of short films is free to watch from Fri 28 May - Tue 1 June and can be booked in advance via Dublin Dance Festival here.

The Grass Films are also available with audio description, which you can book to watch for free via Dublin Dance Festival here.

A series of sensory films, offering an additional way to explore the films is available for children who explore the world in a sensory way, will also be available.