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TheMooche
ISCOMING…

JUNE10-13TH2016
CORK, IRELAND

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DANCEFESTIVAL.

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COMPETITIONS
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About TheMooche
Cork's BiggestVintage American Dance Festival.
June 10-13th, 2016

Workshops

We bring quality international instructors to Ireland, allowing dancers to have opportunities to learn new techniques, abilities, ideas and mindsets that propel them higher, helping them achieve their goals, whether for great social dancing, improved performance in the jam or a more competitive edge when throwing down in the ring.

LindyHop/Blues/Solo
Workshops

We bring quality international instructors to Ireland, allowing dancers to have opportunities to learn new techniques, abilities, ideas and mindsets that propel them higher, helping them achieve their goals, whether for great social dancing, improved performance in the jam or a more competitive edge when throwing down in the ring.

Social Dancing

The keystone of Cork’s small but fantastic dance scene is it’s natural default setting of “great craic”. It’s a simple mindset of shared enjoyment with a friendly disregard for level, ability, background, or ego.

Social Dancing

The keystone of Cork’s small but fantastic dance scene is it’s natural default setting of “great craic”. It’s a simple mindset of shared enjoyment with a friendly disregard for level, ability, background, or ego.

Parties

Well, who doesn’t like to party? After a day of classes, power naps and double espressos, you’ll find dancers crammed into an art gallery, theatre, pub or house, getting down to the business of fun.

Parties

Well, who doesn’t like to party? After a day of classes, power naps and double espressos, you’ll find dancers crammed into an art gallery, theatre, pub or house, getting down to the business of fun.

Cork, Ireland

Friendly & Laid-back

Listed by Lonely Planet as “Best in Travel 2010“, and honoured in 2005 to be European Capital of Culture, Cork is without a doubt one of Ireland’s best cities to visit. Cork city is compact, pedestrian-friendly, laid-back and riddled with good pubs! Cork Airport is 15 minutes away by car or bus, or you can come here from anywhere in the Republic by train, and coach.

Self-catering accommodation deal available!

The Teachers
2016 Teachers To Be Announced.

We are currently finalising our 2016 workshop teacher lineup!

Watch this space.

Great Venues

We know you’ll love them

Experience has taught us that dancers like a variety of venues that provide the most important aspects of their event experience. Workshop spaces and social dance venues that are close together and have the sort of ambience that inspire a feeling of friendliness, fun and excitement. We’ve worked hand-in-hand with business owners and managers in Cork city centre to find the best balance possible.

Foundations
Our Focus.

Swing Era

Born in the ballrooms and clubs of New York cities Harlem district Lindy hop was Americas first great export to the global dance world. A rhythm based dance combining slides, air-steps and looking sharp like never before. Get ready to swing-out wide!

Swing Era

Born in the ballrooms and clubs of New York cities Harlem district Lindy hop was Americas first great export to the global dance world. A rhythm based dance combining slides, air-steps and looking sharp like never before. Get ready to swing-out wide!

Pre: Swing Era

Blues is the original African-America dance and enjoys a rich history and laid the foundation for over a hundred years of dances to come… including Lindy hop. History aside, it’s just nice to dance slowly. The Mooche isn’t a folk Blues event and we welcome techniques from all dances and dancers. If it helps your slow dancing, bring it on!

Pre: Swing Era

Blues is the original African-America dance and enjoys a rich history and laid the foundation for over a hundred years of dances to come… including Lindy hop. History aside, it’s just nice to dance slowly. The Mooche isn’t a folk Blues event and we welcome techniques from all dances and dancers. If it helps your slow dancing, bring it on!

Partnered & Solo

If you show me your Suzy Q, I’ll give you my Trankey Doo. We’ll be working on quality and texture of movement, rhythmic range, basic vocabulary and bad-ass variations.

Partnered & Solo

If you show me your Suzy Q, I’ll give you my Trankey Doo. We’ll be working on quality and texture of movement, rhythmic range, basic vocabulary and bad-ass variations.

Competitions

Have fun, win great prizes!

While competitions are definitely not the top focus of The Mooche, we can still provide an arena for brave dancers to throw down their Lindy Hop and Blues dance skills in a fun, exciting series of competitions. Besides the thrill of competing, a few limited edition prizes such as custom engraved pewter hip flasks, passes to top international events (and even cash) just might tempt you to Get Moochey!

Fun Electives
Extra Classes For You.

Whiskey Tasting

Learn a bit more about the water of life.

The art of distillation spread to Ireland and Scotland no later than the 15th century. With a licence to distil Irish whiskey from 1608, the Old Bushmills Distillery in the north coast of Ireland is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. We will be expertly guided through some of the finer qualities of Irish whiskey – partly through a process known as ‘drinking’!

Sean-nós

Traditional solo Irish dance.

Sean-nós dance is an older style of traditional solo Irish dance. Sean nós in Irish means “old style”, and is applied to the dance form as well as sean-nós song. These now less-common forms of Irish dance and traditional Irish singing have been documented in Irish history and by ethnomusicologists, but are still alive in parts of the Irish music scene. The influence of Sean-nós dance in the development of jazz dance has been well established.

T’ai chi

Chinese martial art.

Since the first widespread promotion of t’ai chi’s health benefits in the early 20th century, it has developed a worldwide following among people with little or no interest in martial training, for its benefit to health and health maintenance.

Live Music

The cornerstone of every great dance event.

We believe in live music. In our view- dancing and live music are inextricably intertwined, so we’ve selected live bands that we think have the skill, repertoire and attitude that raise your spirits and move your feet.

TheMooche
Tailored Just For You.

We will be accepting registrations for The Mooche 2016 very soon.

We will offer full festival passes which will include workshops – or our popular social passes for folks who just want to chill during the day and party all through the night.

To get updates on this fine event – check out our Facebook page and/or The Mooche on Twitter:@moochecork

It was a wonderful weekend! Especially the cocktail night and the impromptu monday night. I learned so much from all the teachers and gained a lot of new friends!

–The Mooche 2013

Back in June 2016!

The Mooche festival will be happening from the 10th-13th of June 2016 in COrk, Ireland. We are fine tuning many aspects of this year’s event to provide an enhanced social experience! Stay tuned to our Facebook Page and Twitter @moochecork.

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