Dance Ireland Dublin (IE)
Year of foundation
Dance Ireland is the representative body for dance. A membership-led resource and service organisation, it celebrates, develops and promotes the diversity of dance practices in Ireland today. The founding principles are:
- To provide support and practical resources for dancers and choreographers
- To work towards developing a sustainable dance sector in Ireland
- To lead, represent and advocate on behalf of the dance sector in Ireland
- To enhance public awareness of and involvement in dance at all levels
Dance Ireland also manages DanceHouse, on licence from Dublin City Council.
Located in the heart of the North-East inner city, DanceHouse comprises 6 purpose-built dance studios, Artists’ Resource Room, artists’ kitchen/green room facilities & exhibition spaces. DanceHouse is a working home for all forms of dance practice and a hub for the wider dance community.
Dance Ireland is the parent organisation and the trading name of the Association of Professional Dancers in Ireland Ltd (APDI). Established in 1989, incorporated as a not-for-profit in 1992, APDI rebranded in 2006, on assuming responsibility for DanceHouse and granted Charitable Status in 2012.
Initially administered under the umbrella of the Dance Council of Ireland, APDI was created as a proactive support for dancers and choreographers. While our founding principles remain the same, the organisation has evolved over the past 27 years and provides a crucial platform for its members to innovative, create and connect nationally and internationally.
Tel: +353 1 855 8800