Aoife and Greg

I love dancing and I had done some charity work for Ozaman House before. I realised the great work Ozanam did and jumped at the chance to help fundraise while dancing, which is something I love. I am looking forward to the rehearsal each week but my biggest fear is that Greg will drop me when we do a lift!



I am doing this show because my darling partner Aoife twisted my arm and really left me no choice. But I am excited to try something new. My biggest fear is performing in front of people and forgetting my routine or making mistakes. That said, I am looking forward to having a great time and supporting a great cause.


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

Johanne and David

I have always loved to dance, even with my two left feet, however my love of music never let it stop me. When I saw the opportunity to take part in Ozanam Come Dancing I nervously signed up. However after hearing the unbelievable benefit Ozanam House offers the children and people from the local community it has spurred me on to do my best to raise money for this very worthy charity.



I have never been much of a dancer, and I would usually be the last person to get onto the dance floor, however it is something I’ve always wanted to be able to do. I was recommended to sign up by a friend and I didn’t think twice, it is a great opportunity for me to learn a new skill and have a great time, but more importantly Ozanam House can benefit.
Learning about everything Ozanam House does for the local community, it really puts things into perspective and the money raised will genuinely be put to a worthwhile cause.


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

Lada and Anthony

I have first heard about Ozanam Come Dancing at work. I signed up because I love dancing and this sounded like a fun way of rehearsing an actual dance routine and doing something good at the same time. I’m pretty competitive so I’m definitely gonna try and raise as much money as possible for a great cause!


After volunteering with the centre a couple of years ago I could immediately see the vital part it has to play within the community. I don’t know of anywhere else that provides services for all walks of life irrespective of age, from crèches to adult education! What better way to contribute to this extremely worthy cause than to throw a few shapes in front of a massive audience!


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

It's costume time

Dressing the part!

Music, Lights and on-stage Dance Moves are all key parts to putting on a show like Ozanam Come Dancing. And this week we’ve begun to put together one of the major fundamentals when it comes to glitz and glamour, COSTUMES!

It's costume time

With 10 completely different dance routines comes 10 different styles. It doesn’t matter if your dressing for the Waltz or the Cha Cha Cha, costumes let all dancers know that showtime is just around the corner!

Preparations for Ozanam Come Dancing 2016

As most of you will know, Ozanam Come Dancing is back again this year! We have 10 new couples, 20 pairs of dancing shoes and toe tapping music for all to enjoy! And after last year’s super successful venue, we have the pleasure of revisiting the great Liberty Hall again this year! Leah marking stage area

With 20 new fresh faces gracing the stage early this March, and only 5 weeks left, they are all busy learning their moves under the watchful eye of dance choreographer, June Carr.
We’ve heard that after the first few dance practices, our dance couples have had a few nervous moments and giggles, but altogether enjoyable first encounter for all.

Our dancers will be interacting with the various programmes that we run in the centre during the week, along with prepping for video interviews in the coming weeks.

Dancers Profile Pages

Profile pages for all the dancers are up and running (, where each dance couple will be keeping you up to date with all their news and gossips. You can also find links to their Fundraising portal pages hosted on the main website. Please show your support for our dance competitors and the worthy cause they are dancing for; Ozanam Youth Programmes.

Keep up to date with our Dance Couples progress & check out their blogs here:
News Blog Category – Ozanam Come Dancing 2016

Phil and David

Phil and David are dancing the Viennese Waltz.

Taking part in the event has ticked a few boxes, in terms of exercise and fitness and “doing something that scares you” and this is really scary!!

But the most important reason for taking part is the amazing work done by Ozanam House.  We were really impressed by the fantastic service they provide to so many diverse groups in the inner city and are really looking forward to helping that cause in some small way.
David & Phil

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Mark and Annie

Mark and Annie are dancing the Cha Cha Cha.

I decided to take part in Ozanam Come Dancing because ‘i got the moves like jagger’ and I have to put them to good use!  I have also volunteered in Ozanam House on the summer projects for about 8 years now. It’s a wonderful place where people can learn and grow and I am honoured to be able to raise funds for such a fantastic centre.

I am participating in this year’s Ozanam Come Dancing as it is for a fantastic cause. The work and community spirit within this charity is admirable and makes such a huge difference to people’s lives. I cannot wait to put on my dancing shoes and raise money for Ozanam.

You can show your support for Mark and Annie by sponsoring their dance through their SVP Fundraising Page Here >>

Lee and Moira

Lee and Moira are dancing the Paso Doble.

I’ve always enjoyed a challenge, sometimes despite myself. Having witnessed the excitement with Ozanam Come Dancing over the past two years, I jumped at the chance to take part this year. Dancing with a person I met for the first time eight weeks before the big night? Busting some serious moves when my usual dance is the food-prep kitchen shuffle along to 1950s New Orleans rhythm and blues?  All this in front of a crowd of friends, workmates and strangers – how could anyone say no?!
I’m looking forward to working with Moira, learning our routine, raising some funds for Ozanam House and having fun in the process. Oh, and getting to wear a cape as part of my costume!

Well I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and I think dancing in front of hundreds of people might just fit the bill! I’m also a huge fan of Ozanam House so being able to help fundraise and have a great experience seems the perfect combination.
I love to dance too, so learning a new dance from our great teacher June is a bucket list experience. Also I couldn’t deprive Lee from wearing a cape!

You can show your support for Lee and Moira by sponsoring their dance through their SVP Fundraising Page Here >>

Sean and Laura

Sean and Laura are Disco dancing.

I am doing Ozanam Come Dancing 2016 because I want to support this great charity, get fit and have some fun along the way. I have done a few things with Tony Rock and Donal Waddell over the years and this time I’m really getting involved and I’m delighted to be dancing and representing Guinness, Diageo.
Guinness has a long and proud tradition of helping the less well off, especially in Dublin city and I’d like to play even a small part in keeping this going.
My ability as a Disco dancer remains to be seen, but I’ll give it my best. I’m really encouraged by the ability and confidence of my dance partner Laura. I’m sure together we’ll put on a good show and raise as much money as possible.
Here’s to the next 8 weeks of practice and then the show.

I love dancing, it was a 2016 New Years resolution to take dance classes so when my friend emailed me to say Ozanam house were doing a fundraiser and were looking for volunteers I jumped at the chance to take part.
I now get a leg up ( no pun intended lol ) with following through on my resolution and also get to be part of fundraising for such a worthy cause.
#Supportedbytheuniverse #commitment #goodforthesoul #teamwork #funandbutterflys #exciting #supportozanamhouse #fabulouscause

You can show your support for Sean and Laura by sponsoring their dance through their SVP Fundraising Page Here >>