RTÉ is searching for couples or singles who have met through dancing or are seeking love on the dancing scene for a programme that will be produced at a dance class on Wednesday (February 13th).
RTÉ’s Brenda O’Donohue will be attending The Well Moate where Niall Doorhy runs weekly dance class for over eleven years; the segment is being produced for Thursday's Today with Maura and Daithi.
Brenda is hoping to speak with people who have found love on the dancing scene along with singletons who have ditched dating sites and nightclubs in a bid to find their perfect partner in the dancing community.
Increase confidence and social skills
Niall Doorhy from Co. Galway is very optimistic that there will be a good response to this call-out, having received numerous enquires after posting details on his Facebook page.
Speaking to That’s Farming, he said: “I'm a long time on the dancing scene and I have seen many people meet at my dance classes and that can be very heart-warming for me as a dance teacher.”
“When people take up dancing, it can increase their confidence and social skills that they might have struggled with previously.”
“For the girls on the dancing scene, they are always looking for a guy who can dance so looks are not always the puller; if a guy can dance, he's already halfway there. ” He added.
“For the guys, it's a place away from the booze culture and a place where girls will dance with them without the pressure of awkward conversations that can happen when first meet strangers.
“But most of all dancing is not owned, it's for everyone, any age, any place,” Niall concluded.
Doors open at The Well Moate at 7:30 pm and admission is €10 – for more information, please see here.
Image source: Niall Doorhy – credit: Dave Cooley Photography