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Let’s Dance Academy & Agency Newsletter – April 2006
DUNBOYNE SCHOOL WELCOMES NEW MOVE -
We are relocating our classes from Dunboyne to The Community Centre in Ratoath in a few weeks. Our first class in this new beautiful purpose built dance studio and theatre will be on Saturday 13th May at the following times: Teeny Tots – 12-1pm Juniors –12-2pm Intermediates/Seniors –1-3pm I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
RIAM- ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC EXAMINATION
Singing exams will take place on Sunday 14th May in Navan. Aideen will confirm your
allocated time or call the office to confirm. All students should be at the exam centre at
least 30 minutes before their exam. We wish Aideen and all her students the very best of
LAMDA ACTING EXAMINATION -
All centres will be given the option to do the LAMDA (London Academy of Music And Dramatic Arts) Acting examination this term. We will run the following acting exam classes to prepare students for individual exams. Navan – Saturday 1-2pm Starts 29th April x 10 weeks - €60 per student plus exam fee (€25-50 depending on your grade).
Dunboyne & Kells – Saturday/Thursday – drama class on Thursday and Saturdays in
Dunboyne will be exam related. All students will prepare for examinations whether they
wish to be examined or not. Exam fees will apply for only students wishing to sit exams.
All acting examinations will take place in Navan on Monday 3rd July 06. Further
information will be given to classes individually. ____________________________________________________________________
PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMPS 2006
Due to popular demand, we are running 3 weeks of summer camp this year. They will run
from 10am-2pm Monday to Thursday and 10-3pm on Friday. They will consist of Hip
Hop, Street Jazz, Breakdance, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Puppetry, Musical
Theatre, Stage Combat, Sight reading, Stage Craft, Improv, Mask making, Costume design,
Make Up, Singing, Song writing, Story telling through music, Rhythm, Music theory,
Instrumentation and much more.
Application forms will be available very soon.
Academy members €110, Non Members €125.
July 10th –14th Week 1 – Ratoath Community Centre
July 17th – 21st Week 2 - Virginia/ Kells / Moylagh – Venue to be confirmed
July 24th – 28th Week 3 - Navan (Venue to be confirmed)
BREAKDANCE COURSE FOR 6 WEEKS
You’ve seen it on the Nike adverts and MTV so now its time to learn the moves. Mick will
teach fancy footwork, freezes and more. As an all Ireland Breakdance Champion and
currently a dancer with The Dublin Breakers, these classes are not to be missed. Suitable
for beginners and intermediate, boys and girls Age 8+.
Starts Tue 16th May for 6 weeks
8-9pm in Navan Rugby Club
Limited availability So Book Now €60
_____________________________________________________________________ CONGRATULATION TO THE FOLLOWING TV STARS
RACHEL O BRIEN
The above students were chosen for film work in RTE ‘s “THE DEN” over the last month
and loved every minute of it. If you missed the programme and have internet access, log
onto www.rte.ie/tv/theden/ddn/archive.html to watch them again. We will be choosing
additional student s from all classes in the forthcoming weeks also so watch out, it could be
____________________________________________________________________ CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ROSE
Grainne O’ Reilly (senior student) did us proud in the recent selections for the Rose of Tralee 06. The audience was amazed at such a talented dancer and got well entertained. We would also like to mention that Grainne recently auditioned for 3 of Ireland’s top dance colleges and has been offered a place in all 3. 100% record isn’t bad! We wish Grainne the very best of luck whichever dance college she chooses for September 06. _________________________________________________________________________
BELFAST COMMUNITY CIRCUS COMES TO THE ACADEMY
Would you like to learn the diablo, juggling, stilt walking, unicycle, plate spinning, tight
wire walking, devil sticks and lots of acrobatics? We have the pleasure of a circus
performance workshop with 4 professional and qualified circus performers on Sunday 18th
June at 12 and 2.30pm. There are 2 workshops each lasting 2 hours to choose from. Cost €20 per child. Suitable for boys and girls from age 8+. Advance booking is advised, as places are limited. Venue will be in Navan and confirmed soon. Please note all equipment will be provided.
We are currently planning our next production and it looks like very very exciting indeed.
If any parents would like to help out in anyway, please let Sheila and you will be the first to
NEW CLASSES STARTING IN VIRGINIA
Due to demand, we are starting new dance, drama and singing classes in Virginia on
Wednesday 3rd May. If you know anyone who may be interested in these classes, please tell
them to contact the office immediately as class places are filling quickly. CONGRATULATION TO OUR “TEENY TOT” MODELS
John Harkin and Niamh Cole both from Kells were photographed
recently with Gay Byrne to launch Daffodil Day in Ireland for the Irish
Cancer Society. They got to interview the well know Irish celebrity
and all for a good cause.
________________________________________________________________________________ NEW APPOINTMENTS –
please make our new teachers feel welcome. They are
really looking forward to getting to know all the students so feel free to chat to them at any
stage. WELCOME KEITH GROVES – NEW DANCE TEACHER FOR NAVAN,
DUNBOYNE AND RATOATH.
Hails from Dublin, having trained in Dance in Inchicore College and furthering his training
in Urdang Academy in London with Musical Theatre. Did you know that Keith is also a
trained aerial gymnast and has performed for the Prince of Saudia Arabia in the Al
Janriyadh Festival. WELCOME CORMAC WALSH – DRAMA COACH FOR ALL NAVAN
Hails from Dublin. Trained at Trinity College and can often be seen directing his Central
Character students at the Samuel Beckett Theatre where he is also a visiting lecturer. Did
you know that Cormac was once a freelance video camera operator and loves to paint.
Check out his website on www.cormacart.com.
WELCOME HELEN GIBSON – DRAMA COACH FOR ALL KELLS
Hails from Bournville and is currently in her final year at NUI Maynooth studying for a
MA in Drama therapy. Helen is no stranger to the stage and has appeared in many
professional in Ireland and UK. She has been teaching children for over 10 years and did
you know she is also a qualified wood carver.
WELCOME NEAL PEARSONS– DRAMA COACH FOR ALL DUNBOYNE
AND RATOATH STUDENTS.
Neal hails from Cork and has performed in over 20 professional productions. He currently
works for the Gaiety School of Acting and Westside Stage School as well as our academy.
Did you know that he was in “Bouncers” which toured Ireland to the following locations
Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Ennis, Tralee, Waterford and Newbridge.
SHOULD YOU WISH TO BOOK A WORKSHOP OR DISCUSS ANY OF THE
ABOVE JUST CALL US ON 046 94 36324 OR 086 8304747.
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