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  • Sep
    11

    Benefits of Drama in Learning English Literature


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    Drama can be a great help for students who are struggling with the secondary literature.  According to Chris Boudreault, “Drama can also be used to bring literature to life for the students. It is more dynamic than simple text and helps the visual learners as well as recycles new vocabulary. While drama does have a characteristic of recreation, the fun aspect should not be under-estimated.  When the students are enjoying an activity, they are learning and letting their guard down.

     

    For students who English is not their first language,  the shyness and fear of using English very often blocks learning.  When the students are submerged in an active fun activity, they are more open to new concepts and learning will occur. When the students are having fun, they let their second language guard down and become less inhibited.  The student will tend to relax and stop blocking out the new language.  They will forget how hard it is and start absorbing the ideas presented. Changing the students’ perception of the language learning from a negative to a positive is a huge plus for the learning process.

     

     

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  • Aug
    18

    Hip Hop Dance Class for Teenagers in Taney


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    Our Hip Hop Dance Class for 13 plus is on will be starting on Saturday 10th September.

    The course is run by a professional and fully qualified choreographer. Perfect for honing dance skills, fitness levels and learning great routines to contemporary music.

    Is suitable for Gaisce students as well for either the fitness module or learning a new skill.

     

    For more information contact Jill on 0872196516.

     

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  • Aug
    05

    Giggles the Clown at Marino Library


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    We had great fun on Tuesday when Giggles the clown visited Marino library.  The kids at the library spent the morning helping Giggles to laugh again as she had forgotten how!

     

    Thanks a million to Marino Library for hosting our workshop it was great fun.  We always have a brilliant day there.

     

    Our next workshop is on Thursday at 11am when Doctor Doolittle’s cousin is paying a visit!

     

     

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  • Jul
    17

    Win a Place in our Rathfarnham Musical Theatre Class for 6 – 12 Year Olds


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    Win a term of Musical Theatre for our September Term 2015 in our Rathfarnham Location.

     

    The class is on a Friday afternoon 3.30pm – 4.50pm and is for 6 – 12 year olds.

     

    There is 40 minutes of Drama and 40 minutes of singing one week and dancing the next week.

    To be in  with a chance to win simply like and share our post on facebook   or send me a quick mail to jillspeechanddrama@gmail.com

     

    Competition Closes the last day in July.

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  • Jun
    29

    Shakespeare for Primary school Children


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    I saw this article and thought it was such a pity that there is no theatre company who does this for primary school children in Ireland.  I know our students would love something like this, they would be more open to the sounds and flow of  the language.  A students get older there is a dread of Shakespeare and before they even read one word they tell you they can’t understand it.   Is this because society dictates that it is hard?

     

    Click here for the Guardian article.  Definitely worth a view.

     

     

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  • Jun
    20

    Characterisation Workshop in Ballyroan Library


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    We will be in Ballyroan Library on Tuesday 23rd June at 3pm to do a characterisation Workshop for 6 – 8 year olds.

    There will be loads of costumes to dress up as we learn how to become your favourit characters through movement, facial expression and language.

     

    Promises to be great fun for any aspiring actors.

     

    To book contact Ballyroan Library.

     

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  • Jun
    11

    Summer Workshops in Dublin Zoo


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    We will be doing drama workshops over the summer in the Dublin Zoo camps for July and August.  The camps sound brilliant loads of exciting activities to keep everyone interested.  Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a summer camp this year! :)

     

    For more information on the camps and how to book click here 

     

    We have loads more workshops planned for the summer so do keep an eye on the site for the locations, dates and time

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  • Apr
    28

    New Tiny Tots Class in Foxrock


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    We are delighted to announce our new tiny tots drama, movement and music class in Foxrock Parish Centre on Wednesday Afternoons from 3.00pm – 4.oopm.

    We will be doing workshops starting on Wednesday 20th May and running every Wednesday till the end of June for anyone who would like to come along and try it out.

    There is a free trial class and then each class costs €12.

    All students who register before the end of June get a 10% discount!

    To book contact Jill on 0872196516.

     

     

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  • Apr
    04

    Great feedback from our Workshop in Marino Library


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    Thanks to Marino Library for hosting our little red riding hood drama workshop. We had a great response from parents and kids alike.

    Very interactive & fun”, “staff were very approachable & friendly”, “it was very good at engaging the children”, “it was brill”, “very enjoyable”, “great interaction with children”, “great games, lots of fun”, “excellent”, “very enjoyable, great atmosphere

    Gemma and Aoife teach on Thursday afternoons in Howth Road Mixed National School, clontarf.

     

    We are now taking registrations for our September Term.  To book contact Jill at jillspeechanddrama@gmail.com.

     

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  • Mar
    27

    Free Workshop in Marino Library


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    Red Riding Hood 2

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