Creative Dance for Children at the Quay Co-Op starting Tuesday!

My classes for children ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 are starting again! Join us from 8th Nov -20th Dec!

THERE ARE STILL SPACES AVAILABLE in my youngest group (ages 3-4) on Tuesdays 2 – 3 pm and my older group (ages 6,7,8) from 4 – 5 pm.

Classes are held at the Quay Co-Op studio.

Pricing is 8Eur/child/class and 6 Eur/child/class for unwaged parents and siblings discount.

To book/any queries please contact Maria: 086 877 62 30.





New Creative Dance Classes @ The Quay Co-op!

 More info about the class.

Creative Dance for Children @ the Quay Co-op with Maria!

Starting: Sept. 13th for a 7wk term

  • Creative Dance for ages: 3-4*  > Tuesdays 2 – 3 pm
  • Creative Dance for ages 5-6*  > Tuesdays  3 – 4 pm
  • Creative/Contemporary Dance for ages 7-8* > Tuesdays 4 – 5 pm
  •  *  the age group can be more flexible
  • €8 & siblings/unwaged: €6/child/class by term – first class is free
  • The Quay Co-op Studio, 18 Cove Street,Cork. Parking disks available
  • To join/info: Tel: 086 8776230   

About these classes:   

Joyful classes combining movement exploration, development & dance making based on Laban, Haselbach & Kiphard with modern/contemporary & ballet technique. Emphasis lies on encouraging creative choice, self-expression & teamwork in a respectful, cooperative atmosphere. Developing imagination, sensibility, awareness & social interaction, self-expression, musicality, coordination, strength, balance, flexibility &, most of all, self-confidence.  



The classes run in terms of 5-7 weeks. The first class is always a free class. You can then sign up for a term but commit to paying fees for each class even if you miss a class.  You may pay in cash or by bank transfer at the start of the term or weekly.       

About myself: 

I am originally from Berlin and started dancing ballet. modern and expressive dance from a very young age. I trained and performed mainly with the child and youth dance company Tanzwerkstatt No Limit, from 1988-2000.  I continued training in contemporary dance with the jilling company, Tantheaterproject Rostock, (now Tanzland Rostock) from 2001-2005 performing in many of their dance theatre pieces. Having lived in the US from 1992-94 and graduated from the German-American partnership School, JFKS Berlin in 2000,  I studied for MA in English and German Studies (2000-2006). I came to Cork first as an Erasmus student (2002/03) and again to study for MA Drama and Theatre Studies w. focus on expressive dance at UCC (2005-06).  For the last 10 years, I’ve trained & performed in a number of projects, mainly in contemporary dance with Inma Pavon.  I have a certificate in Creative Dance Leadership for children (AHAB Academy, Berlin), a Fetac 5 in Exercise and Fitness (CSN), a basic practitioner & teacher level in KDS. Floor Barre (Hamburg Dance Institute). Currently, I am training as Community Dance Leader (The Laban Guild), kindly supported by Cork City Council. In 2015 I founded Dance Theatre Project Cork to facilitate dance, drama and language courses.   

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Make Summer’ time for Dance!

My dance theatre class at Cork Educate Together NS is now on it’s summerbreak!  To keep dancing this summer, check out my small independent summercamp!  At summercamp I will mix modern dance technical training to the groups’ ability with sessions in dance making! For example, a dance on vanity & fashion, on the craze to buy the latest trends, a look at  what happens to our clothes once we get rid of them, intertwined with Irish legends – may be inspiration for a dance theatre piece we could develop.

Creative choices, intentions in dance and technique but most of all fun! is what I work with. I’ve been teaching dance theatre for children at CETNS for 2 years now.  The children explore movement, make their own dances together & train in modern dance. Class is all about creativity, strength & confidence building!

More creative dance/community dance and contemporary classes

Dance Theatre for Children

are planned for September for kids, adults and parent-child classes. Get in touch if you’re interested > email

Contemporary Dance – Adult Beginners Course in Cork

New 5 wk course starting 31st March – Contemporary Dance – Adult Beginners @ The Firkin Crane. Looking forward to it!!!!IMG_1695

Contemporary Dance / Dance Theatre for Beginners in Cork

Contemporary Dance / Dance Theatre for Beginners

This course will guide you through movement explorations, technique & dance making, relaying some of the basic principles & joy in contemporary dance / dance theatre.

Open to adults 16+ with little prior contemporary dance experience.
Thursdays 6:45 – 7:45pm
@ The Firkin Crane

first term:
Feb. 11th – Mar. 10th 2015
5 weeks

Maria Sinnecker 0868776230

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