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The Firkin Crane

If variety is the spice of life, Firkin Crane, the home of dance in Cork, has something for every palate. Everyone interested in dance, from three-year-olds toddling their first steps, or professionals preparing for performance and teaching examinations, to afficionados seeking dance performances of the highest quality, will find a class, workshop or recital to fit the bill.

Under the tutelage of some of the country’s best teachers, there is an eclectic weekly programme, including jazz, tap, modern and contemporary, international folk styles, contact/improv and movement techniques based on yoga and pilates.


Firkin Crane has gone through many guises since it was erected as part of the Butter Market in the 19th century: the current rotunda building has been a dedicated cultural centre since the 1980’s and continues to be a focal point for dance in Ireland.

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