Thank You for Supporting Ozanam Come Dancing 2016

Ozanam Come Dancing 2016 – THANK YOU all for your support and for helping us to raise an incredible €34,500 for our summer youth programmes.

Massive congratulations to Declan & Ann dancing ‘The Tango’ – our Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2016!

Ozanam Come Dancing was held in Liberty Hall on Friday 4th March. A sell out crowd of 400 people filled the venue and were entertained by our 10 amazing couples who danced the Cha Cha, the Charleston, the Jive, Disco and Samba among others.

Our amazing host Brendan Courtney was joined by our celebrity Judges Katherine Lynch and Gary Cooke as well as by Tony Rock, the centre manager of Ozanam House. All shared their wisdom, insight, humour and laughs throughout the evening.

Our volunteer dancers came on board from within Ozanam House, staff and volunteers, SVP volunteers and staff from some of our supporting companies including McCann FitzGerald, Diageo, Abbey Capital, Symantec, LCP Ireland, Business in the Community Ireland and FK International and a huge thank goes to them all for their hard work, commitment and support. They put on a truly incredible show on the night and amazed everyone with what can be achieved after only 9 weeks of lessons.

Massive congratulations goes to Declan and Ann who danced ‘The Tango’ and are Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2016!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our dancers sponsors and to the companies who donated goods and services to the event, to all our volunteer helpers on the night and to everyone involved for all of your efforts and support in making Ozanam Come Dancing 2016 an incredibly successful evening. We look forward to seeing you all on the stage next year!

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You can check out more pictures in the Gallery

Interviews with Dancing Couples 2016

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of interviewing all ten Dancing Contestants for the Ozanam Come Dancing Charity Fundraising Event 2016, which is on this weekend (Friday 4th of March) in Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin. Excitement & nerves are building up, and the contestants are busy with their dress rehearsals this week.

The Playlist below contains all 10 interviews, & you can jump to any one you wish by clicking on the menu icon on the top left of the video player. Have a look and see what they have to say about their experience and the event!

Dancers Meet Each Other

With all our dancers vigorously practicing their dance routines, and all at different times on different days, we thought we would host a little get-together for them to meet each other and get to know one another before the big show on March 4th. Lets hope we’re not breaking out the bubbly too early!

Tickets and information for the live show is available through our Upcoming Event page.
We hope to see you all there!


Judging Panel Confirmed


Host Brendan CourtneyWe are delighted to announce our Celebrity Judging panel for the Ozanam Come Dancing charity event 2016.

He graced the stage for us last year, and had such good fun he just had to come back! The well known TV presenter and celebrity, Mr Brendan Courtney will host the event for us again this year!


Our first Celebrity Judge is a familiar face to our panel; Katherine Lynch, the well-known Irish TV Personality and Comedian.
She brings her own style and flare and we are delighted to have her as part of our judging panel again this year.
GaryCookeOur second Celebrity Judge is Mr Gary Cooke, an Irish Actor, Satirist and Writer who is one of the stars on screen, of ‘Après Match‘ and on stage, ‘I, Keano‘ and ‘MacBecks‘.
He may even bring some of his characters with him on the night!



Ozanam Come Dancing 2014, Host Tony Rock

And finally, but not least, our third judge is Mr Tony Rock, Manager at Ozanam House Resource Centre. He has all the inside knowledge on how the dancers have been progressing since they started to learn their dance routines!



Video interview session with contestants for Ozanam Come Dancing 2016

Recording Video Interviews

Lights, Camera… & Action!

This week we had the pleasure of recording video interviews with all the Ozanam Come Dancing Dancers!
They have given us the inside scoop of the highs and lows of their experience to date, the challenges they face and how their fundraising is going. We will try to get you a sneak preview of the interviews before the show, but you can get to see them during the live show on March 4th.

Tickets for the live show are available through the Central ticket Bureau website, and you can find details and ticket links in our Upcoming Events page, on the menu to the top right of this page.

You can see their fundraising progress Here, and feel free to donate and support your favourite dance couple, every cent raised goes towards the Ozanam House Youth Programmes!

Here are a few behind the scenes pictures

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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!