Ozanam Come Dancing is Back

Liberty Hall, 8th March 2019

Doors Open; 6.30pm

You are invited to join us at our biggest FUNdraising event of the year; Ozanam Come Dancing 2019. This event will raise funds for the vital work we do in the community, focusing on our summer youth programmes where we hope to engage over 250 children and young people from the north inner city in a safe and fun programme during the summer months.

Our twelve brave couples will battle it out to become Ozanam Come Dancing CHAMPIONS 2019. Our judges, and you, the audience, will decide which of our couples executes Cha Cha, Disco, Tango or Jive the best. Tickets will go on sale soon and can be purchased through our website www.ozanamhouse.ie

Stay in the loop here on our news page, our through our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the dancers, the events and even some sneak previews behind the scenes.

Last year, with your help, we raised a whopping €50,500 for our summer projects. So, join us on a night full of entertainment and fun. See you there.

You can also learn more about each of our dance couples, via the links below;

Tara and James

Olivia and Rory

Orla and Declan

Áine and Peter

Sarah and David

Tori and Gerard

Tereza and Graham

Jacqueline and Jordi

Helena and Michael

Kirsty and Tim

Rita and Krishna

Michelle and Noel

 

Rita and Krishna

Dance; Paso Doble

Music; “Fuegos” by Dance Life

 

Rita

I want to participate because I’m aware of the hard work and effort that goes into running Ozanam House.  This is a great opportunity to become involved in raising some much-needed funds for a very worthwhile charity.  I am excited to be involved as I have a passion for dancing and I look forward to learning some new steps!

 

Krishna

Well! I think I have the Strictly bug as I have done a few before! I would really love to dance all formats. Tango – tick, Bollywood-tick…so what’s next? I would like to take up the next challenge and live up to it. And of course, it is for a very worthy cause in this great Resource centre who do so much for the community. Believe me, you will all have a cracking night.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Kirsty and Tim

Dance; Salsa

Music; “La Bomba” by Ricky Martin

 

Kirsty

My Name is Kirsty Farrell and I am a trainee solicitor in Eversheds Sutherland law firm. I am excited to be taking part in the Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 event as Ozanam House do amazing work in my local community and I would love to do my bit to help as best I can. The support and encouragement Ozanam House provide to those who need it the most is commendable and deserves as much funding as possible. My Partner Tim and I are looking forward to taking part in this exciting (and scary) challenge and hopefully we don’t embarrass ourselves too much!

 

Tim

My name is Tim Ryan and I am a solicitor in Eversheds Sutherland law firm. I am delighted to be taking part in such a great cause for an organisation such as Ozanam House which carries out such great work in its community. It’s great to have events such as this to raise awareness and much needed support to continue this great work while having a bit of fun along the way. I might even pick up a few dance skills, if my partner Kirsty doesn’t kill me along the way with my two left feet.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Helena and Michael

Dance; Charleston

Music; “Rock It For Me” by Caravan Palace

 

Helena

My name is Helena O’Toole and I am 27 years old. I have wanted to volunteer for a charitable cause for a while now and Ozanam Come Dancing is the perfect fit.  Ozanam House does fantastic work in the community and give people the support, encouragement and help they need to build a better future at a time when finances are tough for many, many families. I want to help by being a small cog in the fantastic machine that is Ozanam House by raising money for a wonderful organisation. I am also a little clumsy so if I fall on the stage…. at least I will provide entertainment on the night!

 

Michael

My names Michael Gibney, I’m 26 years old and from Lucan in Dublin. I got involved in Ozanam Come Dancing through a lovely lady called Kim who currently works in Ozanam House. After attending the induction night, I felt like this was my time to give back and do something for such an amazing place. I took part in a strictly come dancing back in 2015 and it was the most rewarding amazing experience, dancing the jive and taking home the trophy, so I’ve a little experience behind me. I’m really looking forward to getting into my dance classes and trying my best to raise much-needed funds for Ozanam House.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Jacqueline and Jordi

Dance; Disco

Music; “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire

 

Jaqueline

I work within St Vincent de Paul as a manager of the Vincent’s charity shop in Malahide. I have worked within the organisation for over six years. I have always thought of myself as someone who loves a challenge, now I can put this to the test. As I have previously worked as a youth worker I know the importance of the work Ozanam House does. Every child deserves an opportunity to create good memories, and this is what this centre does. I just hope I can remember the steps!

 

Jordi

I work in the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul as a shop manager in Crumlin. I put myself forward for this great event because It is for a good cause to raise money for the organization, and to help people in need. I like to dance, even if I dance like a dizzy duck! So my biggest fear is falling off the stage!

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Tereza and Graham

Dance; Argentine Tango

Music; “Buenos Aires Underground” by José Rendon Santana

 

Graham

I am a Real Estate Associate at McCann FitzGerald and looking forward to dusting off my dance shoes in support of Ozanam House. 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. I hope to raise as much money as possible and put on a good (hopefully injury free) show for the audience.

 

Tereza

I am a solicitor in McCann FitzGerald who have been a big supporter of Ozanam Come Dancing for many years. I love to dance so it didn’t take (that!) much to convince me to take part in the 2019 event. And 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, one well worth overcoming a little stage fright for!

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Tori and Gerard

Dance; Jive

Music; “Wake Me Up Before You Go” by Wham

 

Gerard

My name is Gerard Hegarty and I am representing AIB in this year’s Ozanam Come Dancing Event and I cannot wait. The reason I got involved in this event is because I wanted to do some sort of fundraising but I didn’t know what.  I know people that work closely with Saint Vincent De Paul so I am very familiar with the great work that they do and I knew this was the charity I wanted to be involved in. The opportunity to participate in Ozanam Come Dancing arose and I found it too good not to. Great way to have some fun and raise some much-needed funds in the process.

 

Tori

My name is Tori Mooney, and I work in AIB. I heard about Ozanam Come Dancing from AIB’s involvement last year and knew it was something that I would love to be a part of! I would have had years of experience dancing when I was younger but after a year or two of not training I thought now was a good time to throw myself back in the mix and all for a good cause! I hope this year to make a difference and help raise as much as I can to help support Ozanam House in the great work that they do.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Sarah and David

Dance; Cha cha

Music; “Chilli Cha Cha” by Jessica Jay

 

Sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah I’ve been working for SVP for just over 3 years now and I have seen the great work and dedication that goes into Ozanam House by the staff and volunteers, so I am delighted to be part of the event this year. On a personal level I am really nervous about getting on stage and possibly making a show of myself but at the same time, I’m extremely excited to perfect my Carlton Banks moves! Let’s hope we can raise as much funds as possible for this great service!

 

David

Hi there, I’m David! I am currently living and working in Omagh as a carer for Adult Learning Disability and have been coerced into taking part in the Ozanam Strictly this year by my better half who is from Dublin. Having seen the great work SVP and Ozanam House do, I am delighted to be a part of something so worthwhile and essential to the community. I am hoping that by the end of this we will have raised some well-needed funds and I will have found some rhythm and coordination in the process!

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Áine and Peter

Dance; Samba

Music; “Magalenha” by Sergio Mendes

 

Áine

I’m very excited to be involved in Ozanam Come Dancing 2019. Ozanam House is such a fantastic resource and I’m delighted to be in a position to do my bit to help out. I work in the digital health industry as Head of Commercials for an Irish company, Two-Ten Health. I took part in a similar event 5 years ago, and after watching the recording of the show afterwards, I made the decision not to pursue my dream of going professional!  But now I hope to enjoy the amateur journey from start to finish.

 

 

Peter

I work as a sales representative in Symantec and having had the experience of being involved three years ago I jumped at the chance to do it again. I have some experience in ballroom dancing, as a non-professional of course and fundraising through dancing is great idea so I am excited to be involved again. I hope to win and have a lot of fun, meeting new interesting people and as long as I survive the judge’s questions after my dance I’ll be fine.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website

Orla and Declan

Dance; American Smooth Viennese Waltz

Music; “Ain’t I Got to You” by Alicia Keys

 

Orla

I was asked by a friend of mine to help raise funds for Ozanam House by participating in their Come Dancing Fundraiser. I live very close to the North inner city where SVP do their great work and I am well aware of the tough challenges the children in this area face. I work for a company called Global Vision as a retinal photographer. I have zero dance experience but I am always willing to try new things and I have no problem making a show of myself, so if I can raise money for a very worthy cause at the same time, even better. I hope to learn to stay upright in heels and if I could get some sort of rhythm into me that would be fantastic. If nothing else, I should provide some entertainment :-).

 

Declan

I work in Independent News and Media. Unfortunately, I have no dance experience and I have 2 left feet but I am up for the challenge. I have 2 colleagues who participated last year and they had a great experience and they convinced me to take up the challenge. I hope I contribute on a laughter scale as well as helping fund the Summer Camp in 2019 for a great cause. My biggest fear is that I will let my beautiful partner Orla down.

 

If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so through the main SVP website