10.30am - 11.45am
10.30 - 11.30: Park will be open and ProdiJIG will demonstrate the simple dance steps
11.30: Ireland’s largest ever Maypole Dance begins! (Dancing will last approx. 10 minutes)
To celebrate the magic of Midsummer, we are thrilled to be partnering with Cork Opera House and the cast of ProdiJIG to bring you The Jig In The Park! In keeping with the spirit of Midsummer, we’ll be staging Ireland’s largest ever Maypole Dance - an iconic Midsummer ritual, this year inspired by the sensational dance show ProdiJIG: The Revolution. Alan Kenefick and ProdiJIG will be on hand to lead us all in a fun, specially created, once off Cork Midsummer Jig!
So we need YOU, your family and friends, and anybody else you can grab, to come down to Fitzgerald Park on the morning of June 18th to help us create another very special Midsummer moment! A simple tutorial video will be available from late May to help you to learn the steps in advance, or you can simply turn up on the day and pick up the steps as you go from the other dancers. Participants on the day will get a goodie bag and there will be balloons for all of the children, big and small!
What you need: White clothing (if possible), a strong sense of fun!