Dance Project – Global Water Dances

For the second year, children and adults of Starling Dance Theatre took part in the Global Water Dances: Dancing for Clean Water Everywhere!  This amazing world-wide community dance event connected over 170 participating sites to raise awareness of issues around drinking water access globally and local water issues.

Also part of Arts, Activism, and the Environment, and Cruinniu Na Nog at Cork Midsummer Festival it connected so many people here in Cork:

We are thrilled to have come together June 2019 with members of the communit, students of Scoil Bernadette working with dance artist Lisa Cahill, Lightbulb and UCC Youth Theatres, visiting students of James Madison University, USA. Aoife Desmond with River Action, Roksana Niewadzisz, Emma Woodhouse, The Department of Theatre, UCC, Mark Garavan and Orla O’Donovan – editors of the Community Development Journal launching a Special issue: Water, Anti-privatisation Struggles and The Commons-. The Glucksman Gallery, and many more. With Garry Jones of The Harmonic Forge leading all of us into a wonderful world of unique musical instruments and sounds.

To all those who took part and/or lent a helping hand, a huge thank you!

Here is our facebook live video

More pictures and videos will be linked later.

For more information on the event and if you are interested in taking part in the future visit:




Classes for Children and Teens

For children and teens, I offer weekly classes in Creative Dance, Modern Creative and Contemporary Creative, as well as Dance Projects, an After School Dance Club and a Dance in Schools Program.

There’s even a Baby Sling Dance Class for our youngest!

Join our courses from Sept 9th 2019!

To find out more, call, txt, whatsapp Maria at 0868776230

New Collaboration

A wonderful new collaboration with a group of amazing Yoga practitioners (and friends) here in Cork has made it possible!

  • Dance classes for children/teens on Tuesdays will be returning to the city centre,
  • New classes, like Baby Sling Dance, will be on offer
  • Contemporary Dance class & Dance Lab for adults can continue!
  • Summer workshops are on the way!
  • Yoga classes of various styles for adults and parent/babies are coming up this spring & summer.

Check out & share all about  The Collective Cork , opening at 2nd floor, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

also on facebook and instagram!

Find a class to suit you!

Photo by

Clem Onojeghuo

Free Taster Classes – March 9th 2019

Try out my new Dance classes at Turners Cross Community Centre.

It’s free – on Saturday March 9th 2019

Booking required!

Simply call/text/whatsapp  086 8776230.


Junior Dance (for ages 6-8)

SAT 12-1pm

Turners Cross Community Centre


Senior Dance (for ages 9-12) 

SAT 1-2pm

Turners Cross Community Centre


Whether you’re new to Starling Dance Theatre, or have been in touch already, this is a great way to see if your child/teen enjoys my class in Creative – Modern – Contemporary Dance.

Taster Classes Creative Modern Contemporary  Dance for Children & Teens