The young people are not the only ones full of excitement and joy for the summer project. This year we have had the highest number of returning volunteers coming back as youth leaders for the duration of the project. This is thanks to the success and pure enjoyment from the previous years. The volunteers can see the positive impact they are making on the lives of these children.
Both our returning and new volunteers bring their dedication, time, energy, skills and experience to each and every day they are in Ozanam House. They make a lasting impact on the lives of the children and young people and even through some of them are only taking part in the project for few days or a week, children and young people see their energy and the positive attitudes they bring. They are the ones who take part and lead activities each and every day, they facilitate the fun and joy the children and young people are having and look forward to every summer. None of what we are trying to do in Ozanam House would be possible if we didn’t have our amazing volunteers.
With the help and great work of the volunteers, so far we have been able to give a fantastic experience to 235 children and young people this Summer.
This gallery contains 22 photos.
This gallery contains 22 photos.
Can you spot yourself in the crowd? Pictures of our amazing audience.
In Ozanam House, we are lucky to work with such incredible people every day. However, the dancers that take part in Ozanam Come Dancing go above and beyond the call of duty. Their tireless work and dedication goes unseen by most but is greatly appreciated beyond words by us here at Ozanam House.
Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 was our most successful to date and that is down mainly to our amazing dancers and their time and energy. This will mean that 2019 will be our greatest Summer Project yet and this will have a hugely positive impact on the community of the North Inner City. To our Superhero dancers; Thank You One and All.
A huge congratulations to all of our winners of the MEGA RAFFLE which was held in Liberty Hall at Ozanam Come Dancing 2019, on March 8th last. See a full list of our winners below.
All of our winners have been contacted and will collect their prizes in Ozanam House over the coming days.
Thank you so much much to everybody that bought and sold tickets. Our raffle raised €8,690 towards our overall total raised funds of €69,000 for Ozanam Come Dancing 2019.
3 Night City Break for two; Christy Canavan Ticket #352
Overnight stay at Ashford Castle; Evatagio Klingiene Ticket #299
Overnight stay at Mount Wolseley Hotel; Finn Cousidcio Ticket #2021
Family holiday to Trabolgan for a family of 5; Carlos Figueira Ticket #2091
Overnight stay at Cellbridge Manor Hotel; Monica Mak Ticket #1146
Overnight stay at Hamlet Court Hotel; Mary Murphy Ticket #343
Overnight stay at Lakeside Hotel; Beth Graham Ticket #3485
€300 Topflight holiday voucher; David O’Brien Ticket #3482
€70 accommodation voucher for Westport Hotel Group; Susan O’Callaghan Ticket #3431
Voucher for dinner for two; Linda Kenny Ticket #4334
Voucher for dinner for two; Irene Kelly Ticket #3282
Voucher for dinner for two; Helen Byrne Ticket #1282
Ozanam Come Dancing 2019
THANK YOU all for your support and for helping us to raise an incredible €69,000 resulting in €63,000 towards our summer youth programmes.
Massive congratulations to Tereza & Graham dancing ‘The Argentine Tango’ – our Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2019!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our dancers’ sponsors. Thanks also to the companies who donated goods and services to the event, to Tiernan O’Rourke and his team for producing all of our videos, to Eimear Donegan our Audio Visual Producer on the night, all of our many volunteer helpers on the night and to everyone involved for all of your efforts and support in making Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 an incredibly successful evening.
We look forward to seeing you all on the stage next year!
A HUGE Congratulations to our Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 winners
Tereza and Graham danced ‘The Argentine Tango!’
Tereza and Graham both work for law firm McCann Fitzgerald. Tereza said of being involved in Ozanam Come Dancing 2019; “Even though the thought of performing live is daunting, any doubts I might have had dissipated when I met Tony and the Ozanam House team – their enthusiasm for their work is infectious. It is a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful fundraising effort” Graham added; “The Ozanam Come Dancing alumni at McCann FitzGerald have nothing but good things to say about the process and so I just had to get involved.”
Congratulations to Tereza and Graham again and to all our dancers on the night. You contributed to a wonderful night, but also to so much more, helping to raise so much funding for our Youth Summer Projects. The summer projects have such a positive impact on so many young people and children in the North-Inner City.
Thank you all so much.
Charleston is a harbour city in South Carolina. South Carolina is known as the Palmetto State due the fact its main forth was built on spongey palmetto wood which helped repel a British attack as the cannonballs simply bounced off the fortress. Perhaps it is no surprise the Charleston dance is characterised by its bouncy rhythmic movements.
The Charleston made its debut to the wider world in 1923 in the Broadway show Runnin’ Wild. It is comprised of the African dance Juba and consists of fast footwork with twisting, bouncing heelwork and swinging arms.
Performed on the night by Tara and James to “Bang” by Will.I.Am;
and Helena and Michael to “Rock it For Me” by Caravan Palace;
Unlike many of these dances, which formed over time, the Cha-cha’s birth can be located to a specific place and time. Cha-cha music was created by the Cuban composer Enrique Jorrin in the 1950s.
This music was created to fit in rhythmically the dances being performed in the Havana dance halls. This dance is performed in two holds; closed and open.
Performed on the night by Sarah and David to “Lullaby” by Paloma Faith and Sigala