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

View terms and conditions here

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

Máire and David

Dance; Jive

Song; Happy by Pharrell Williams

Máire

I am a full-time student at Trinity College and an active member of the VDP Society. The Trinity VDP society hosts a kids’ Christmas party every year in Ozanam House with the kids we volunteer with during the year so I know the amazing work they do.

I used to attend weekly dance classes when I was in secondary school, however, I didn’t keep them up when I got to college. Pity! I have many fears….If we’re talking generally, I’m not the biggest fan of spiders, but with regards to this experience, I just hope not to trip over myself on stage! I hope to raise funds and awareness of the great project that is Ozanam House’s summer youth programme and also have some fun along the way.

David

My name is David Kearney and I am a student at Trinity College. I remember playing ultimate frisbee in Ozanam House with my school when I was in transition year so it’s nice to see it from another angle. I have been involved in Trinity SVP since I came to college so enjoy helping out so was glad to get involved.

I have no dance experience, my uncle is an Irish dancing teacher and always tried to teach me stuff like the two-step but I never listened. I hope to raise as much money as possible for the kid’s summer camps and also to have a great time dancing while getting to know Máire and the other couples. There’s nothing I’m very worried about other than maybe dropping Máire on her head during one of the lifts…HaHa!

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

Lorraine and Jimmy

Dance; Paso Doble

Song; Espana Cani by The Harmony Group and DJ Ice

Lorraine

My name is Lorraine and I am the group conference & events sales manager at Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport. I have been so impressed with what I have heard about Ozanam House SVP since I first stepped into the centre. I love what the funds are going towards and am looking forward to being a part of something that will create opportunities for so many children in the inner city.

Having only taken a couple of Salsa lessons years ago, I am stepping into the unknown here really. I watched my sister tale part last year and decided to give it a go to raise much-needed funds for a great cause, learn to dance and have lots of fun!

Jimmy

I heard about Ozanam House and OCD 2020 from my friend and fellow dancer Bronwyn at an event for Ballymun Kickhams GAA where I am currently a juvenile mentor. I have enjoyed working for the Cyclone Group for nigh on 20 years now. They are a great bunch and will no doubt give me great support. I have no dance experience whatsoever so the nerves are kicking in but it is the same for the other dancers and we’re all going to be there for each other.

Growing up in Ballymun, I know how important places like Ozanam House are to a community and how vital the Summer Projects can be to the children and young people as I’ve experienced them myself as have many of my friends. My biggest fear is getting it wrong on the night and letting Lorraine and our supporters down but hopefully, if we work hard enough, that won’t happen. With your help, we hope to raise as much funds as we can for this very worthy cause.

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