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A ballet, jazz, and classical, music extravaganza

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BALLET, JAZZ, classical, and film scores will come together in what is certain to be a splendid night of music and dance in Salthill, featuring the combined talents of Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe and the Regina Rogers School of Ballet.

December delight with Ballet Ireland’s witty Coppélia

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THESE RECENT winter nights have been grey and gloomy indeed, but all that should be dispelled by Ballet Ireland when the company comes to the Town Hall Theatre with its sparkling new version of much-loved comic ballet Coppélia.

Perm State Ballet of Russia returns to Galway

THE TCHAIKOVSKY Perm State Ballet of Russia, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies, is making a welcome return to Galway in November.

Monica Loughman to bring The Nutcracker to Galway

BALLET AFICIONADOS will be delighted to hear that the Monica Loughman Ballet Company will bring its latest production, The Nutcracker, to Town Hall Theatre on Friday November 4 and Saturday 5.

Made in Galway; Future stars of dance

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EIGHT GIFTED Galway dance students, members of Corrib Dance Academy and Youth Ballet West, have recently secured placements on elite courses at prestigious schools in the UK and mainland Europe. The eight dancers are Stephanie Dufresne, Mary Walsh, Elspeth McKeever, Rebecca Lee, Caitlin Langan, Jessica Nolan, Brigitte O’Reilly and Gemma Brook. To have so many dancers from the region progressing to these blue-chip establishments is a truly remarkable achievement, as Youth Ballet West director Judith Sibley explains; “Normally each year there would be four young dancers from all of Ireland going away to these top vocational colleges, so to have eight going from Galway city is phenomenal. And these are hugely competitive courses, one school I spoke to had 4,000 people apply for just 25 places.”

Shannon Dance Academy goes live

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Shannon Dance Academy is delighted to announce it has a fantastic new website. For information on the academy, wonderful images, and an insight into the ethos of Shannon Dance Academy, visit

Auditions for young ballet students

IRISH BALLERINA Monica Loughman is creating a junior branch of the Irish Youth Russian Ballet Company.

Shannon Dance Academy re-opens this September

Shannon Dance Academy based in St Mary’s National School, Athlone, re-opens its doors on September 6.

‘Ballet is like a sport, you’re an athlete first and then you become an artist’

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IRELAND’S LEADING ballerina, Monica Loughman, brings her Irish Youth Russian Ballet Company to Galway on Thursday February 18 at 8pm with its production of La Sylphide.

Shannon Dance Academy now enrolling

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Shannon Dance Academy, based in St Mary’s National School, Athlone, re-opens its doors on September 7. The school runs children’s ballet and modern dance classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and takes students from 4 to 17 years of age.


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