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Dance from Texas to Ireland

May 2017

The road is rising up to meet you. 
Travel to Ireland this spring and dance on the Emerald Isle!

Join our Dance Program in Ireland for a Mini May Dance Appreciation course and a tour of Ireland. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Go to the Dublin Dance Festival to see international artists perform
  • Participate in dance classes at Dance Ireland
  • Take DANC-2303 Dance Appreciation, a 3-credit course that will count as your Creative Arts Core Class

Program Overview

  • Locations:

    TCC students on a Dublin sidewalk posing in front of wall poster for Dublin Dance Festival

    • Fort Worth, Texas (Northwest Campus)
    • Dublin, Ireland
  • TCC Instructor: Amy L. Jennings
  • Dates:
    • May 12–16: Meet on Northwest Campus
    • May 17–25: Travel to Ireland
    • May 26: Meet for final class on Northwest Campus
  • Course Credit: DANC-2303 Dance Appreciation (3 credits)
  • Costs:
    • DANC-2303: $177
    • Study Abroad: $3,030 ($200 discount September 1–30)
  • Deadlines:
    • To apply: January 31, 2017
    • To enroll: February 4, 2017
      • Full payment will be due at this time. 
  • Participants: This program is open to both students and community members.

Informational Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • Time: 10:45 a.m.
  • Place: WTLO 3101 A, Walsh Library, Innovation Forum

If you are an interested in the program but cannot come to this meeting, you can contact Amy L. Jennings (amy.jennings@tccd.edu) to make an appointment.

How does the Dance Appreciation course work?

The 3-credit blended course includes online materials as well as face-to-face course work. You will work on the course when you are on campus in Texas and when you are abroad in Ireland.

This course is focused on dance but is open to anyone. We will adapt assignments and group projects to the talents you bring to the group.

We also invite community members to enroll in the course as non-credit students and to participate in the tour, classes and performances.

How much does it cost?

rustic music combo playing music at Kate Kearney's CottageYou will be responsible for both the cost of the study abroad program and the TCC tuition for DANC-2303.

EF College Tours

We partner with EF College Tours for the Ireland experience:

  • Non-refundable reservation fee: $95
  • Program fee: $3,200 average (increases each month closer to departure)

Note: A minimum of 17 participants must be enrolled, or the program will be cancelled. If the program is cancelled, you will receive a 100% refund for any monies paid—except for the $95 non-refundable EF College Tour reservation fee.

TCC Tuition

  • DANC-2303: $177

Is financial aid available?

EF College Tours offers monthly payment options. 

You may also apply for a personal loan through the financial aid office. 

Please contact Amy L. Jennings (amy.jennings@tccd.edu) for payment schedule and additional financial questions.

How do I join the program?

  1. Enroll with EF College Tours
    • Go to EF College Tours
    • Enter tour #1817972ZK 
    • Pay the $95 non-refundable fee to reserve your spot and hold your Program Fee
      • Pay the Program Fee (average of $3,200) as soon as you are able; it increases each month closer to departure
    • Deadline: February 4, 2017, full payment of Program Fee is due
  2. Apply to the TCC Study Abroad Program
    • Contact Amy L. Jennings (amy.jennings@tccd.edu) for an application
    • Deadline: January 31, 2017, all applications are due
  3. Register for DANC-2303 Dance Appreciation
    • Have your completed and approved application before you register
      • Maymester registration opens March 13, 2017

What's included in the cost?

view of Blarney Castle through tree branches covered in bright green leavesThe EF College Tours program cost includes:

  • Round-trip flights
  • Land transportation
  • Hotels with private bathrooms
  • Light breakfast daily
  • 4 local dinners
  • Full-time tour director
  • Entrance to: 
    • Bog Museum
    • Blarney Castle
    • Queenstown Experience
    • National Stud Farm
    • Book of Kells at Trinity College
    • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
    • Kilmainham Jail
  • Enrollment Fee
  • Sightseeing tours:
    • 1916 Rebellion walking tour (Dublin)
    • Ring of Kerry (Cork)

What about cultural activities?

Some of the classes and festivals require additional fees. We will plan fundraising activities during the upcoming year to help offset these fees.

  • Traditional Irish Music & Dance Feast: $110
  • Traditional Irish Dance Class: $20
  • Dublin Dance Festival (Dublin): TBA
  • Dance Ireland (Dublin) class fees: $8–15

 

Contact

Northwest Campus
Amy L. Jennings, Associate Professor of Dance
817-515-7174
amy.jennings@tccd.edu

Updated November 29, 2016