Otherworld Festival: Parade Dance Tutorial

By emma
Wednesday, 17th October 2018
Filed under: Ballymun, ComingSoon


Only a handful of days left until 100's of local people take to the streets to perform in Ballymun's Halloween Parade.

We received so much positive feedback from last year about the dance parade that we're not one bit surprised even more people want to be involved this year.

For the past few weeks we’ve been running dance workshops in venues across Ballymun - Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, Aisling Project, Ballymun Youthreach and C&N Dance. So tons of young people are already learning the routine in preparation for Halloween night

We are also hosting an open group workshop from 6-7pm on Friday 19th October in axis for anyone else in the community who would like to learn the parade dance and join the madness on Halloween night. So that includes other community groups, families with kids, women, men, younger people or older people. This workshop is literally for anyone and everyone who wants to get involved.


Also to help you along we have released this year's dance tutorial video so you can practice every night at home if you fancy. You have zero excuse not to get involved. https://youtu.be/5X8BmsxNc30

On Halloween night  these are the details you need to know;

Just turn up at 4.40pm (sharp) beside Virgin Mary’s Girls School car park (right behind axis) for a parade briefing
There will be plenty of festival volunteers there to help/guide you into position
Parade takes off at 5pm
We will dance/weave our ways through Shangan and Coultry.
We stop 4 times at different key spots to perform the routine.
We arrive back at the main festival plaza about 5.50pm
You will then perform the dance one more time as the festival gates open at 6pm.
What to wear? Whatever you like - make it fun, make it creepy, anything goes!

Any more questions - pop into axis and ask for Emma or Aifric or connect with us on axis' Facebook page

So Ballymun - whip out the lycra, throw on your runners and get practicing...

See you on Halloween night, folks.