What is SpringMoves Dance Festival? 


It is an energetic celebration for dance in Wexford, centered around the National Opera House and moving out onto the streets of Wexford Town!

The festival is an opportunity for Wexford locals to engage with national and international dance artists and companies and to discover new dance in our communities. SMDF is a resource for professional dance artists and dance practitioners and a meeting place for creative research and collaboration.



June 1st -10th – Liz Roche Company Performances and workshops 

June 18th – Street Dance Takeover with Breakers, Hip Hop Dancers and DJ from all over Ireland 


This year we are thrilled to announce as a part of SpringMoves, the acclaimed Contemporary Dance Company, Liz Roche Company, performing THE HERE TRIO.

A timely exploration of borders and belonging.
Liz Roche‘s acclaimed Contemporary Dance Company comes to Wexford’s National Opera House with two live performances and post show talks. Book HERE to save your spot!

Free workshop ticket included when you purchase The Here Trio performance ticket! Book HERE!


Contemporary Techniques Workshop for Dance Teachers with Liz Roche BOOK


Flying Low Contemporary Dance Workshop for Adults with Lucia Kickham BOOK


Contemporary Dance Workshop for Ballet Dancers with Glòria Ros Abellana BOOK


Contemporary Dance Workshop for Young Dancers with Ryan O’Neill BOOK


Flying Low Contemporary Dance Workshop for Young Dancers with Lucia Kickham BOOK

Are you a dance teacher in Wexford? Do you fancy an exclusive opportunity to take part in a workshop led by company Artistic Director, Liz Roche? Tickets are now available for this exciting opportunity over on the National Opera House website 👀

Purchasing a ticket to any SpringMoves / Liz Roche Company workshop will entitle you to a complimentary ticket to Liz Roche Company’s The Here Trio performance. Box Office will contact you directly, once you purchase your workshop ticket.


More Info and To Book: HERE


Popping and Locking with Eoin Kelly: 11AM – 1PM
The Dance Hub Wexford – €5


Kids Capoeira Workshop: 11AM – 12PM
The National Opera House – €5


Adults Capoeira Workshop: 12PM – 1PM
The National Opera House – €5


Capoeira and Street Dance Cypher Performance: 1:30PM – 2PM
The Bullring Market – FREE


Limerocker’s Cru Street Show Performance and Public Workshop with live DJ Elemental: 2PM – 3:30PM
The Bullring Market – FREE


Exhibition Street Dance Battle: 4PM – 5:30PM
The National Opera House – FREE


DJ Dance Party 5.30PM – 6.30PM
The National Opera House – FREE

Past Years:


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Monday 7th December


Festival Introduction from Louise Costelloe (Dance Ireland), Lucy Medlycott (ISACS) and Vivian Brodie Hayes (SpringMoves Festival Director) with festival welcome from Liz Burns, County Wexford Arts Officer.


SpringMoves Short Films

Present With Me (6min 30) – Richard Chappell / Daniel Martin, UK

Born of the Trees (4min) – Magalie Lanriot / Rachel Ní Bhraonáin, Ireland / Portugal

Submerged (11min) – Kim Mc Cafferty / Jessie Keenan, Ireland

Tuesday 8th December
11am – 1pm

Online Dramaturgy Workshop with Lou Cope

(In association with Where Dance Meets Circus, a partnership with ISACS and Dance Ireland) 


SpringMoves Short Films

Crowned  (3min 30) – Neema Mwande, Ireland / UK / African diaspora

Anasa (4min) – Maja Zimmerlin / Thomas Delord, Germany / Belgium

Floor Falls (2min 30) – Jennifer Paterson / Lewis Gourlay / Abby Warrilow, Scotland

Waves Break, The Cycle Repeats (3min 30) –  Sarah Kinneen, Ireland

The Event  (3min 40)– TeaTime Company / Astrid en Roel, Netherlands / Ireland / Belgium

Festival Launch & Welcome

Get In Touch

If you’d like to know more, have any questions, feedback or suggestions, please do get in touch!

SpringMoves Dance Festival 2020

Our Kind Sponsors

National Opera House
Arts Council Funding
Wexford County Council Logo
Dance Ireland