• Drama Classes

    We offer drama, acting, musical theatre and speech classes open to children, teens and adults. These classes run during the school year in Our Lady’s School in Ballinteer, Foxrock Parish Centre , Rathfarnham Village and   Howth Road Mixed National School.

    Classes Available:

    Drama classes for children, teens and adults encourage students to act and participate in many different activities specially designed to encourage creativity and confidence. All classes enable students to interact with other children and teens in a fun environment. Our small classes ensure that every child gets the individual attention they deserve.

    We also act as an agent for any of our students who have an interest in being put forward for tv/stage auditions.

    Classes for ages 7 – 18 are restricted to 15 students, whereas ages 3-6 have a maximum of 10.

     

    Free trial class for Children
    We offer a free trial class for children under age 6 so they can come along to see if they like the class. If for any reason, your child does not wish to continue, parents are under no obligation to pay for a full term.

    Drama, Movement and Music Classes for Kids Ages 3-6
    Drama and Movement classes for children aged 3-6 are designed to provided them with a solid foundation of speech and drama in a fun and enjoyable environment.  We use all the performance arts to maximise their enjoyment and build their vocal and co-ordination skills, along with their confidence.  Kids are encouraged to use their creativity in theatre games, mime, movement, storytelling and voice exercises. This class provides a very good foundation for any child interested in musical theatre, drama, acting, or simply having fun. Children are encouraged to take part in the end of term shows at Christmas and Summer. There is also the option for them to be introduced to preliminary Drama and Dance Exams.

    Locations 

    Ballinteer Rathfarnham Village Clontarf  
    Our Lady’s School Parish Centre Howth Road NS
    Term 1 Sat 12th Sept 2015 Fri 11th Sept 2015 Thurs 10th Sept 2015
    10am – 11am 2.30pm – 3.30pm 3.30pm-4.30pm
    €168 €168 €168
    Anyone who registers and pays their deposit before the end of August  receives a 10% discount for the Term! 

     

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    Speech and Drama Classes for Kids Ages 7-12

    Classes focus on building confidence and creativity and cover: mime, movement, improvisation, vocal work, characterisation and theatre games. A show is put on at the end of the Christmas term and the Summer term. Students will be involved in all aspects such as scenery painting, props and costumes as well as the actual performance. We pride ourselves in ensuring that no child is hidden in the back row but gets their moment to shine.
    At the end of the Easter Term students are invited to sit Speech and Drama Exams with the Leinster School of Music and Drama. While we encourage students to take part as it is great for their confidence and overall development, the exams are optional.

    Locations:

    Ballinteer Foxrock Rathfarnham
    Our Lady’s School Pastoral Centre Parish Centre
    12pm – 1pm 3pm – 4pm 5.30pm -6.30pm
    Term 1 Sat 12th Sept 2015 Wed 9th Sept 2015 Fri 11th Sept 2015
    €168 €168 €168

     

     

     

    There is a 10% early bird discount if you register and pay your deposit by the end of August 2015.

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    Speech and Drama Classes for Teens and Young Adults Ages 12-18
    Classes include mime, movement, make up and costume, text analysis, directing, vocal work, speech training, improvisation and use of different stage techniques.
    A show is put on at the end of the Christmas term and the Summer term. Students will be involved in all aspects such as scenery painting, props and costumes as well as the actual performance. We pride ourselves in ensuring that no child is hidden in the back row but gets their moment to shine.
    At the end of the Easter Term students are invited to sit Speech and Drama Exams with the Leinster School of Music and Drama. While we encourage students to take part as it is great for their confidence and overall development, the exams are optional.

    Locations:

    Ballinteer
    Our Lady’s School Hall 
    Term 1  Sat 12th Sept 2015
    11am – 12pm
    €168

    There is a 10% early bird discount if you register and pay your deposit by the end of August 2015.

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    Musical Theatre Classes

    Classes are designed to provide an introduction in voice training and improve confidence in singing and acting in front of an audience. Classes are broken into three modules of singing, dancing and drama. This class is perfect for Children who love to sing, dance and act. All children can take part in an annual theatre production and can audition for Radio, Theatre and Films when suited to casting requirements.

    We also encourage students to particpate in Musical Theatre Exams although this is not compulsory.

    Classes take place in the following locations, Ballinteer, Rathfarnham & Foxrock.

    Locations: 

     

    Ballinteer Rathfarnham Village Foxrock  Clontarf
    Term 1 TBC Parish Centre Pastoral Parish Centre Howth Rd NS
    Musical Theatre 6 – 12 Yrs Musical Theatre 6 – 12 Yrs Musical Theatre 6 – 16 Yrs Musical Theatre 6- 12 Yrs
    Mon 7th Sept 2015 Fri 11th Sept 2015 Wed 9th Sept 2015 Thurs 10th Sept 2015
     2.45pm -4.10pm 3.30pm – 4.50pm 3.00pm – 5.00pm 3.30-4.50
    €210 €210 €280 €210
    Musical Theatre 12 – 16 Yrs Musical Theatre 12 – 16 Yrs
    Mon 18th Sept TBC
    4.10pm – 5.30pm
    €210

     

     

    There is a 10% early bird discount if you register and pay your deposit by the end of August 2015

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    Adult Acting and Communication Course
    This is a ten week course which focuses on characterisation and communication.  We cater for beginners and experienced students with smaller classes designed to give everyone individual attention.
    These classes are not just for aspiring actors rather they can be a great benefit for anyone who as they can help you learn to be a better communicator, builds your team work skills, problem solving and public speaking ability.
    At the end of the first ten weeks students will have the option of sitting a drama exam with the Irish Board of Speech & Drama.
    It is the ultimate confidence booster!  You may discover a whole new love for the theatre!
    No previous experience required.

    Everybody has sides of themselves that they don’t use often, but what learning to act does is give you an opportunity to find the parts of yourself that can relate to the characters and the role you are playing.” Deborah Gruenfeld 
    Testimonial
    Gerry Grimes – Former Student
    I was fortunate that my first introduction to acting was with Jill Anderson’s School.  Her introduction course was a very good grounding and modules 2 & 3 really helped bring out my natural ability.
    The production at the end of each module really focused the group for the 2nd half and made the course incredibly enjoyable.  I can only say that if Jill ran a Golf Academy I would be on the Tour!

    Location: Ballinteer
    Wednesday 6.00 – 7.30 pm
    Fee: €150 for 10 weeks

    Term Dates:  23rd September 2015

     

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