All Ireland Dance Experiment fever hits the Helix

Last Tuesday November 18, The Helix played host to The All Ireland Dance Experiment which featured performances from Trinity College, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), St Patrick’s College and our own DCU dance society.

The experiment is in its sixth year now and is organised by the committee of DCU dance society fronted by chairperson, Stephanie Larkin and deputy chairperson, Eimear Mac. DCU student, David Atkinson played host for the evening and kept the energy alive to the crowded theatre. The theme of the showcase was: Fearless and each of the acts featured in the show were encouraged to base their routines on the idea of fearlessness and courage. The theme, fearless, was in conjunction with St Pat’s mental health week.

All proceeds from ticket sales of the dance experiment were donated to the Irish Cancer Society through DCU Cancer society.

Various styles of dance were represented in the show including hip-hop, ballet and jazz. The acts that featured in the show were: DIT dance society; DCU Jazz; Trinity dance; So Little Crew; DCU Ballet Squad; DMC, Dance Republic; DCU Irish dance squad; The crew; The Dolls; Dance Mania; ID2; DCU contemporary; Ian Harris and Alex O’Neill; NUI Maynooth dance and finally the show concluded with the DCU dance mix piece with featured a variety of styles of dance together.

Katie O’Neill

Image Credit: Gianluca Avagnina

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