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This event was part of our 2021 Edition

Grass Films – Family Workshops Second Hand Dance

Dublin Dance Festival and The Ark present two workshops for ages 4 – 7


A joyful dance workshop exploring nature for children and their families inspired by the Grass Films.

Grass Films – Family Workshops
Grass Films – Insect Hands by Second Hand Dance © Alice Underwood

Join Second Hand Dance for a fun dance workshop exploring nature inspired by the Grass Films

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How long?

30 mins

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This workshop is for children aged 4 – 7, parents are encouraged to join in and get moving too! Capacity is limited (early booking advised).

Booking for this event will open on Fri 30 April and will close 90 mins before the event. Access codes and Zoom link will be sent via email 1 hour before the event. You will need to have Zoom installed before the event (Download Here).

Closed captions available as part of this Zoom workshop.


29 May

From the show

Grass Films – Insect Hands by Second Hand Dance © Alice Underwood
Grass Films – Insect Hands by Second Hand Dance © Alice Underwood
Grass Films – Sunny Days by Second Hand Dance © Foteini Christofilopoulou
Grass Films – Sunny Days by Second Hand Dance © Foteini Christofilopoulou

The two short films, Sunny Days and Insect Hands, invite you to explore the world around you. Shot in the great outdoors, the films celebrate the magic of the natural world - rolling in long grass, finding spiders in the park and the warm feeling of the sun on your face.

Now it’s time to wiggle your toes, get moving and play with this fun, interactive workshop. With Keir from Second Hand Dance you’ll learn some of the moves from Sunny Days and Insect Hands, and get to create your own dance!

Enhance your Experience

Make sure to watch the Grass Films in advance to see what it’s all about! This series of short films is free to watch HERE.

The Grass Films are also available with audio description, free to watch HERE.

A series of sensory films offering an additional way to explore the films is available for children who explore the world in a sensory way.

You can also download fun interactive Family Packs to make the most of your Grass Films experience.

Sunny Days Family Pack

Insect Hands Family Pack

Requirements for Participation

Important: A parent or adult in the family must actively engage in the workshop with their child and be present in the room throughout the workshop.

- Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom (placed on a table at children’s eye level)
- A clear floor area of about 8 paces square – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood
- For safety reasons dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided.

Children and adults should wear:

- Tracksuit, leggings & t-shirt
- Bare feet or trainers as preferred
- No jewellery

Online platform: The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software. This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked into the workshop, the artist and The Ark's staff. The session will be recorded for the safety and security of all participants, however this recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.

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