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Chrysalis Dance is committed to promoting understanding and enjoyment of modern ballet.

In May 2012 over 200 young dancers nationwide will participate in Chrysalis Dance's workshop programme, where the company willl bring it’s unique style of dance to a new generation through active participation.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to work closely with the professional dancers, get an insight into the choreography and push some boundaries with their ballet techniques by 'modernising' what is familiar to them. The workshops are suitable for a variety of age groups and levels of dance experience.

The Chrysalis dancers are qualified and experienced teachers of dance with the IDTA, RAD and ISTD, maintaining a high code of practice.

Sibley has been an international tutor for the RAD and spent 6 years as chairperson of the RAD's Irish Regional Committee. Currently she is a Director of Irish Ballet Forum.

Chrysalis Dance has an on-going apprenticeship programme with Youth Ballet West.

To date, nine talented YBW members have been offered apprenticeships with Chrysalis Dance and have performed in their works.

Sharing a home with the Corrib Dance Academy, students in Galway are given a unique insight into the work of the company and are invited to watch rehearsals and see the work as it progresses.

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