What is Aerial Dance ?
Aerial Dance is using traditional and contemporary aerial circus equipment and skills and mixing it with contemporary dance with the idea of finding ways to create that dance in the air. It requires great strength and expertise both in the air and on the ground to make it look effortless.
We are the Irish Aerial Creation Centre.
The Irish Aerial Creation Centre is Ireland’s first purpose-fitted space for aerial dance. It is a unique addition to the cultural fabric of Limerick and Clare. We are home to Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company and other world-class aerialists, providing a centre for the creation and education of aerial dance.
It is a space in which professionals can develop, rehearse and explore their craft as well as a place in which members of the community are given an opportunity to unlock their own creativity and literally learn to fly. We teach vertical dance, wall running, counterweight harness work, bungee wall running, coccoon, fabric, rope, trapeze, aerial dance trapeze, hoop, aerial yoga and Roue Cyr (wheel). You can find us at Burlington Leisure & Business Park, Gilloge. Our space is 700 square meters in size and 8.5 meters high.
The Irish Aerial Creation Centre enables world-class and emerging aerial artists to create, teach and learn, raising the profile of aerial circus in Ireland and internationally. The centre is a unique way for the community and businesses, both local and national, to discover talents and skills they didn’t know they had; learning how to fly!
This new centre is home to the internationally acclaimed aerial dance company Fidget Feet, the fore-founders of aerial dance in Ireland. Doors are open to to the public and we offer summer camps for children, family days each Saturday and aerial classes for all levels and all ages during the week.
In 2011 Fidget Feet were awarded funding from the LEADER Regional Development Programme to conduct a feasibility study on the project. This was followed by seed funding from the Arthur Guinness Project Awards in 2013 to support the planning and development of the centre.