Firstly, I want to thank all those who supported our FUNDit campaign. We were so encouraged by your generosity.
As we didn’t achieve our target in the campaign, we were unable to receive any of the funding offered to us. Therefore, we have created a pay pal account where you can make your donations at any time you wish. To make a donation you will have to click on ‘LYDE Donations’ button in this webpage (at the right side on your screen).
Who we are:
Laois Youth Dance Ensemble is a contemporary dance group from County Laois, Ireland, providing for young people (aged 12-19) from all cultures and backgrounds the opportunity to experience dance in a context that values the individual. The ensemble gives young people a unique voice, facilitating dance training and comprehensive artistic education that fosters excellence in technical performance and freedom of artistic creation.
Since LYDE was founded in 2013, Dunamaise Arts Centre has supported the ensemble with investment in kind. Laois Arts Office has also been supporting us through Arts Act grant Scheme (maximum awarded: €350). Unfortunately, all our Arts Council applications up to date has been unsuccessful.
With all costs that a dance company needs to cover their basic needs, we understand that is necessary to look for support outside our main cultural bodies. Therefore, we’re asking your help to strength our work.
For 2015-2016 project (‘Identity’) we’re investigating what is deep within us, finding also what is superficial so we can relate to our influences and personal experiences. Identity will also be our new dance piece and dance film. It shall express who we are and facilitate new discoveries which will lead us to new ways of movement and approaches.
I thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness.
Laois Youth Dance Ensemble artistic director