Active Retirement Trip to the Abbey Theatre

On January 22nd, the Active Retirement Group took a trip to the historic Abbey Theatre. We were given an exclusive and in-depth tour of the theatre, stage, and backstage. We were shown how the special effects worked and how the character wigs were made. We grabbed lunch at Wynn’s Hotel before setting back to the Abbey to see ‘Drama at Inish’. It was a great day filled with laughs!

RAFFLE / EXCLUSIVE PRIZE DRAW

Tickets €5 available in Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1 and on the night!

WIN A 3 NIGHT CITY BREAK To Vienna, Lisbon, Krakow, Berlin or Budapest.
An overnight stay with dinner in Ashford Castle.
An overnight stay with dinner Mount Wolsely.
Plus lots more luxury prizes for full details visit www.ozanamhouse.ie. All proceeds go directly to Ozanam House SVP.

Ozanam Come Dancing is Now Sold Out

Following an unprecedented response, we are delighted to announce that our show is NOW SOLD OUT!

Ozanam Come Dancing 2020 is our biggest fundraising event of the year. 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 280 children and young people from the north inner city in a safe and fun programme during the summer months.

You can still get involved in the event and DONATE by supporting our dancers HERE!

OZANAM COME DANCING 2020 – MEGA RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW

Ozanam Come Dancing 2020 MEGA RAFFLE

We have launched our MEGA RAFFLE as part of this year’s Ozanam Come Dancing. Don’t miss your chance to win lots of Luxury Holiday Prizes and Exclusive Restaurant Vouchers as well as lots more prizes.

Tickets are €5 each and are available in Ozanam House or at the show on the night.

The Draw will take place at Ozanam Come Dancing 2020, Liberty Hall, on March 6th.

For more information see our prizes list.

OZANAM COME DANCING-TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets are now on sale for our BIG annual Fundraiser Ozanam Come Dancing.

Join our host Brendan Courtney, our celebrity Judges Thommas Kane-Byrne and the fantastic Katherine Lynch for a great night of fun, dance and fundraising.

Friday, March 6th at 7.30pm in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.

Tickets are €20 and are ON SALE NOW from TICKET’S SALES.

Úna and Michael

Dance; Swing

Song; Do You Love Me? by The Contours

Úna

My name is Una Collins. I am the Deputy Principal in St. Laurence O’ Toole’s CBS “Larriers”, Seville Place, North Wall. I have been working in the school for 16 years and I love it. Over the years we would have had children in our school who would have used the services provided by Ozanam House SVP so I know it well.

I have no previous dance experience so this is going to be a new challenge for me… I’m sure it will be scary and exciting but I’m really looking forward to experiencing something new and fun. Just taking part is an achievement in itself and it will most definitely take me out of my comfort zone which can only be a good thing. Go Us!!

Michael

My name is Michael Spain and I have lived all my life not far from Ozanam House. It is my first involvement with the centre and I am absolutely buzzing to get started with everyone. I don’t have much dance experience only when I’m in a night club teaching everyone a lesson in being a ‘groover’. My dance partner is my former teacher so when she asked me I couldn’t say no. I have done a strictly before and it is an amazing experience shared with everyone involved where you get to make great new friends.

I’d do anything in front of a million people, no fears at all! It’s all about enjoying yourself in life and to fear nothing… as it holds you back! My only hope is to achieve lots in supporting the cause that we’re all working hard towards, raising lots of funds for Ozanam House SVP so let’s blow it out of the park!

If you would like to support us, you can do so through this link.

Susan and Paul

Dance; Charleston

Song; Happy by C2C

Susan

I have Worked for Ozanam House for the past 15 years with the Active Retirement Group, teaching adult education dance classes and the children’s dance classes on a Saturday. I teach line dancing and hip hop in the centre and in many other areas of Dublin so this is something completely different for me and I can’t wait for the challenge. I can’t wait to learn a new style of dance but most of all to have lots of fun.

Ozanam House is a such a great resource for the inner city community and I hope everyone I know, all my students and friends throughout the city will get behind us and support us…and of course, I hope I don’t trip up on the night!

Paul

My sense of involvement in Ozanam House is through my wife Sue who has been teaching there for 16 years. I work in a pharmaceutical company in Baldoyle called Mylan. My only previous dancing experience is Daddy dancing in Tomangos maybe! I’m looking to gain experience of the joy of dance, also to step out of my comfort zone. My biggest fear is not falling off the stage…but pulling a muscle, at my age!

If you would like to support us, you can do so through this link

Sharyn and Przemek

Dance; Jive

Song; Footloose by Kenny Loggins

Sharyn

I’ve been a Legal Secretary in Eversheds Sutherland law firm for more 15 years.  I first heard about Ozanam House when two of my colleagues took part in Ozanam Come Dancing last year.  They had such a good time and brought so much awareness about Ozanam House to the company that when I was asked to do it this year, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.  And then, of course, managed to persuade my hubby to do it with me!

We’re delighted to be given this opportunity. We hope to raise as much as we can in support of the programmes run and provided by Ozanam House for the children and young people of the community.  As parents to an amazing little boy, we understand just how important these programmes are for not just the children but for the parents too. 

Przemek

I’m a Cinematographer and I’ve been making movies for the last 10 years here in Dublin.  I got involved in Ozanam Come Dancing through the encouragement of my brilliant wife Sharyn, whom I met at Salsa classes years ago.  Together, we feel privileged and happy to take part in this great event for this great cause.  I’m very much looking forward to working with our amazing choreographer and most of all to try out my dancing costume 🙂

If you would like to support us, you can do so through this link.

Maria and Marcus

Dance: Salsa

Song: Mas Que Nada by Sergio Mendes and The Black Eyed Peas

Maria

My name is Maria and I work with SVP as a Relief Manager in our charity shops across the east region. One of my colleagues was involved last year which got me interested as I love dancing. At first, I was hesitant to do it, but eventually, I made my mind up to give it a try and I am delighted I did.

It’s not only taking part in the event and entertaining everyone that I am looking forward to. I hope to be able to help those in Ozanam House, to extend awareness of the amazing work that happens in the centre and of course to raise lots of funds and support the many children, young people and the elderly who benefit from the centre and from SVP.

Marcus

My name is Marcus, I am from Germany and I work for Liberty Mutual Insurance. I am good friends with one of the childcare staff in Ozanam House so I know about some of the great work that’s done here. As I’m now settled in Ireland, I feel it’s a good time for me to return some of the great hospitality I received when I arrived in Dublin and when the opportunity to fundraise through Ozanam Come Dancing came up and I was hooked!

I’ve done a little dancing before. I took ballroom dancing classes when I was 18 in Germany and over the last 15 years, I’ve taken some Salsa classes around the world, including, Germany, Ireland and America – how international! So I obviously hope to entertain the audience with a good show on the night, but more importantly, I want to be able to help Ozanam House to continue supporting the families, kids and older people that they work with into the future.

If you would like to support us, you can do so through this link.