ZoNa Dance Company

Dance Classes in Ballet, Contemporary dance, 
Jazz Dance, Acro Dance & Pilates
Premier dance school in Donegal

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New Ensemble members

Posted on 16 October, 2016 at 16:55 Comments comments (0)

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Please welcome our NEW ENSEMBLE members

Junior Members:

Akvile Bajarovaite, Amy Strain, Cerys Thompson, Jessica Hone, Jessica Howard, Jessica Keys, Macha Rodgers

Junior Apprentices:

Ella Dunne, Kaela Tinney , Leah Daly, Olivia Plumb, Samia Gallagher

 

Senior Ensemble:

Alice Gavigan, Alison Dowling, Amy McDevitt, Cait McGarvey, Catherine Farrelly, Georgia Keys, Hannah MacGinty , Kaitlin McClafferty, Maeve O’Brien, Megan Skinnader, Mia McGarrigle, Molly Gallagher, Rebecca Hone, Riannan Mottram, Sarah Sweeney

 


Dance Classes for Children - the benefits

Posted on 17 August, 2016 at 19:05 Comments comments (0)

Why Dance??? 

Well maybe you love it, and maybe you don't but I can give you 10 reasons why you should consider dancing!!!


Ten reasons to participate

Dance keeps both the body and the brain active, vital for people of every age

Dance offers a way to improve strength and flexibility, which helps keeps muscles and joints healthy

Choosing to start a new hobby can help you meet new people and make friends with people who have similar interests

Dance helps you learn about your body, improving your posture and balance

Taking time out in the day to partake in a hobby can help to reduce stress levels

Dance can offer insight into other cultures, either through the dance style itself or meeting new people

Dance can led to new career opportunities, or help build vital communications skills needed in every profession

Participating in dance can help increase your self esteem and confidence through mastering new skills

Dance offers a creative outlet for people to express their personalities in a safe environment

Dance is a fun way open up new possibilities, keep healthy and enjoy yourself

Adult classes

Posted on 12 August, 2016 at 17:30 Comments comments (0)

Our adult classes are going to be running again very soon, Love seeing all the adults in class!!!! 

Pilates, 

Piloxing, 

Adult Ballet

Coming soon  - yoga

Coming soon - African dance

Coming soon.... LOT MORE



This year we're running a PILOXING BOOTCAMP in Greencastle



NEW DANCE STUDIO!!!

Posted on 5 August, 2016 at 9:30 Comments comments (0)

I am so excited to OFFICIALLY announce our NEW studio location in Letterkenny at last!!!

Our New Home:

Altmore House, Mulroy Business Park

Canal Rd, Letterkenny

Behind Hyundai Dealership, close to New Dunnes Store Shopping


 

• We will be holding a Registration Day for ALL students new and returning,

Registration Day 3rd of September from 11am – 4pm.

All students need to come to secure their place, classes fill quickly. Please find the enclosed 2016/17 brochure and registration form.

 


 

I can’t wait to see you in September – Jessica

 

 

Grand Opening Event - The Barefoot Ball Coming soon...

Ball Gowns and bare feet – it’s a dancer thing...

You are cordially invited to our grand opening event

The Barefoot Ball

Join us for a celebration with lite bites, performances

& media coverage by LK Post

more details in class

 

SUMMER!!!

Posted on 14 July, 2016 at 14:05 Comments comments (0)

Our Summer Intensive is NEXT WEEK and I'm so excited to see our amazing dancers again, I have truly missed seeing your faces each week. I am so inspired by you each week. Your dedication is great, and your motivation is getting bigger, we are going to have such an exciting week. Our favorite contemporary teacher is traveling back from London!!! YAY Chloe!!! 

https://vimeo.com/174430780" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/174430780  here is a bit of what she's been working on!!!

the very lovely Diarmaid O'Meara is going to be teaching repoirtoire from Sleeping Beauty, oh I'm loving this !!! we are going to be welcoming Samantha Harkin a former ballet dancer now yoga teacher to teach us about about yoga for dancers (she's from San Fransisco, and anyone who knows me knows that my FAVORITE city ever - so she has to be amazing... right???) 

an Moi??? I'm going to be teaching a fun Pilates for dancers AND will be debuting a NEW TRIAL Repoirtoire based class from the Royal Academy of Dance... This is so cool - only a few teachers in the world are going to be teaching this work this year, and depending on our findings it may become a new class!!! WE are all so fortunate to be able to trial this work before the rest of the world gets to see it. And if it goes well, this will be our Adult class in Letterkenny. 


OH MY MY... did I forget to mention that our new studio is well under work... I have an AMAZING ANNOUNCEMENT for next week... stay tuned!!!




SUMMER!!!

Posted on 14 July, 2016 at 14:05 Comments comments (0)

Our Summer Intensive is NEXT WEEK and I'm so excited to see our amazing dancers again, I have truly missed seeing your faces each week. I am so inspired by you each week. Your dedication is great, and your motivation is getting bigger, we are going to have such an exciting week. Our favorite contemporary teacher is travleing back from London!!! YAY Chloe!!! 

https://vimeo.com/174430780" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/174430780  here is a bit of what she's been working on!!!

the very lovely Diarmaid O'Meara is going to be teahcing repoirtoire from Sleeping Beauty, oh I'm loving this !!! we are going to be welcoming Samantha Harkin a former ballet dancer now yoga teacher to teach us about about yoga for dancers (she's from San Fransisco, and anyone who knows me knows that my FAVORITE city ever - so she has to be amaizng... right???) 

an Moi??? I'm going to be teaching a fun Pilates for dancers AND will be debuting a NEW TRIAL Repoirtoire based class from the Royal Academy of Dance... This is so cool - only a few teachers in the world are going to be teaching this work this year, and depending on our findings it may become a new class!!! WE are all so fortuneate to be able to trial this work before the rest of the world gets to see it. And if it goes well, this will be our Adult class in Letterkenny. 


OH MY MY... did I forget to mention that our new studio is well under work... I have an AMAZING ANNOUNCEMENT for next week... stay tuned!!!




Ballet Class Certificate

Posted on 26 June, 2016 at 14:35 Comments comments (0)

What a fantastic year all our dancers have had.
These lovely 4-8 year olds from  Quigly's Point, Greencastle and Letterkenny recieved their Certificate of Completions at their last ballet classes, while many of our friends are missing from the pictures due to the holidays, we are exctied to see them again on Registration Day 3rd of September 2016, see you soon, - Jessica 


Dance for All Seasons - Annual Showcase 2016

Posted on 2 June, 2016 at 7:40 Comments comments (0)


We are delighted to bring our 5th annual showcase to An Grianan Theatre this year and again perform in a professional setting. ZoNa Dance Co. shows theme, ‘A Dance for All Seasons’ has allowed the dancers to explore the differences that the four seasons brings to the mood and setting of movement. Our seasonal journey will evoke an emotive quality and use many different dance styles to tell our story. The talented and hardworking dancers will dance in the many styles of classes they take every week; ranging from advanced ballet, to contemporary and to a fun fusion of dance including hip-hop and jazz. While the dancers have been discovering the movement qualities through the seasons they have also been learning how to tell a story and express themselves without the assistance of spoken word - using only physical movement as their voice.

Join us for an exciting day in the art of dance with ZoNa Dance Co. production ‘A Dance for All Seasons’

 

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone or at the boxoffice of An Grianan Theatre

http://www.angrianan.com/event/dance-for-all-seasons-zona-dance-co/