Dance Ability Team

Free Inclusive Dance Workshops in collaboration with SMARTlab, ARC, Fluxusdance and the UCD Dance Society

Join Ireland’s foremost inclusive dance educator Cathy O’ Kennedy of Fluxusdance and Counterbalance in a series of Inclusive Dance Workshops at UCD this summer!

Starting: Wednesday the 20th of September

Where: UCD Student Centre

Time: 11 – 1pm each Wednesday

Inclusive Dance is a Creative Contemporary Dance Experience open to people with and without disabilities. The process is based on established principals and best practice in the field. The work explores Time, Space and Effort using Rudolph Laban’s theories and principals of movements and responds directly to the input of the participants. The primary focus is on Dance-Making and Choreography. The workshops also offer participants an opportunity to explore New Technologies with SMARTlab, working with Motion-Capture Techniques which integrate technology and movement, designed to deliver best practice in the field of inclusive dance and digital arts practice.

The project brings together a team from SMARTlab, the Applied Research Centre (ARC) at UCD and Fluxusdance to create a unique collaboration with UCD’s Dance Society. The project is supported by Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown County Council Arts Office and Sports Partnership and we guarantee the experience will be creative, challenging, enjoyable and inspiring.

For More Information

Anita McKeown (Project Manager) –

Cathy O’ Kennedy – or +353 (0) 86 820 1328


Cathy O’Kennedy

Fluxusdance and Counterbalance

Lucy Dundon

Sallnoggin Contemporary Dance co-ordinator and long-term collaborator with Fluxusdance


Dr Deveril


Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

SMARTlab Director

Video of ‘architectures of inclusion’ (funded by the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office and the HSE and made possible through the partnership of SMARTlab at UCD, Fluxusdance and UCD Sports Centre):

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