Venue: "The Sanctuary"
Growing out of my experience in running classes/workshops, I now offer new opportunities for dancers to deepen their love and understanding of Old Style Step. I believe that dedicated time focused on dance will positively enhance people’s appreciation and involvement in this dance form.
“Step with Annette” has teamed up with Pat Caulfield, a close friend and dancer who runs a retreat centre called “The Sanctuary” outside Corofin village in Co Clare (just 30 minutes from Shannon Airport). We plan to provide a series of tailored Old Style Step Dancing weekends to include tuition, accommodation, and all meals.
These events will be structured and tailored around the needs and abilities of you as an individual, please note that group bookings are also an option. Treat yourself to some dedicated dance time in our special retreat space and expand your repertoire of dances in the company of a like-minded enthusiasts. Classes will be strictly limited in numbers to ensure a rich learning environment, with individual attention.
As this is a residential event, tutor and musician will be on-site throughout the weekend, and available formally and informally to enhance your enjoyment and to share their experiences and love of dance with you.
All of the workshops will be led by Annette (unless otherwise advertised) with live music.
Pat’s place “The Sanctuary” was formerly a donkey Sanctuary which has now been transformed into a cosy, welcoming retreat home influenced greatly by Pat’s time spent overseas. “The Sanctuary” is set in an idyllic part of the country, on a hillside overlooking Corofin offering fine views of the surrounding area, close to the Burren and many fine walks.
In the main house there are twin and double rooms with shared bathroom facilities, as well as newly-renovated studio apartments in an adjacent building, see below for photos.
Numbers for the weekend are strictly limited to a maximum of 10 dancers.
Annette will contact you in advance of the weekend discuss your dance background and expectations to help plan an event to meet your needs and ability.
We look forward to dancing with you at the Sanctuary.