Congrats to Everybody for doing such great work in our First Term! We are very PROUD of you all and are now getting very excited about starting our show material after Christmas for our 10 year Anniversary Show which will be held in the Gaiety Theatre in late 2012. We also have a lot of other upcoming events- This Sunday 20th November, a lot of our Senior Dancers are supporting JEDWARD in the Basketball Arena; Our DANCE + MODELLING DAY will be held on Sunday 11th December. After Christmas, we will have a Singing Day, a Drama Day, our London Trip during the February Mid Term, we will also be involved in the Clane St Patrick’s Day Festival 2012 again, our Exam Grades, Open competitions and much more.
Since our last edition, there have been many more achievements and successes for the Talented Tots, Kids, Teens and Adults which you can read about in our Student News Section. If I have left anything out, please let me know and I will include it in the next issue. This Newsletter will also give details of upcoming events and important dates for your diary. Please keep it handy where you can see it.
WINTER TERM FEES
Please note this term is 10 weeks long
Clondalkin Friday Classes: New Term starts on Friday 25th November 2011
Clondalkin Saturday Classes: New Term starts on Saturday 26th November 2011
BALLET Saturday Classes: New Term starts on Saturday 3rd December 2011
Kilcullen Classes: New Term starts on Saturday 26th November 2011
Naas Classes: New Term starts on Wednesday 30th November 2011
All Outstanding Fees must now be PAID IN FULL.
DANCE /MODELLING DAY
DATE= Sunday 11th December
VENUE= Scoil Chearbhaill Ui Dhalaigh, Leixlip Go straight through Leixlip town heading towards the Celbridge direction. Pass the nightclub which is on your left in the town, then after the church you will see the back of the school. Please park in the Church Car Park and walk over to the front of the school.
!!!!! PLEASE NOTE: NO ONSTREET PARKING ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL. You must park in the Church Car Park and walk over to the school hall. YOU WILL BE CLAMPED IF YOU PARK ON THE ROAD OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL!!!!!
Dance + Modelling Day Start Times + Fees:
11am start FOR ALL TOTS + JUNIOR ACADEMY
Fee=€12 per student from TOTS + JUNIOR ACADEMY
Admission Fee= €2 per Spectator
1pm start FOR ALL KIDS, S.ACADEMY & SENIORS
Fee=€16 per student from KIDS, SENIOR ACADEMY + SENIORS
Admission Fee= €2 per Spectator Fees are to cover costs for venue, adjudicator, prizes etc.
This Fun-filled day will include
the following competitions for
TOTS + JUNIOR ACADEMY:
SET HIP HOP DANCE, GROUP XMAS
SONG, MUSIC THEATRE, UNPREPARED, SOLOS/FREESTYLE,MODELLING + more
- and will include the following
competitions for KIDS, SENIOR ACADEMY + SENIORS:
TEAM DANCES including a choice of
MUSICAL THEATRE, THRILLDAY,
HIP HOP SOLO/FREESTYLE,
UNPREPARED, BALLET, MODELLING
CONTEMPORARY SOLO + more
Preparation for these competitions has already begun in classes and will
continue on until the Competition days. If you have any queries about competitions, please speak with your class teacher or with Maureen.
GAIETY SHOW FUNDRAISING
We are hoping to hold a good few Fundraising Events from now until our 10 Year Show. We will be holding a Raffle at the Dance Day on Sunday 11th December and would be very appreciative of any Raffle Prize Donations.
If you would like to help out or have any ideas for our fundraising, please see Maureen- we are hoping to start a committee for this and need all the help possible.
EXAMS + OPEN FEIS/ COMPETITIONS
We will be starting preparations for the RIAM Stage School Group Exams and Solo Stage School Performance Exam Grades after Christmas. Please let us know after Christmas if you would like to avail of entering these exams. There is an exam entry fee per grade.
Open Competitions in Drama and Singing have already started. There will be more in 2012 for Drama, Singing and Dance. Please see Maureen if you are interested in competing. Best of Luck to all of our students who have entered into open comps before Christmas!
LONDON TRIP 2012
CAN ALL STUDENTS + PARENTS PLEASE PAY OFF SOME OF THE LONDON FEES ASAP. YOU CAN DO THIS WEEKLY WITH US AND WE WILL KEEP A NOTE OF IT.
€210 EACH PER PERSON TRAVELLING MUST BE PAID OFF THIS TRIP BEFORE WE FINISH CLASSES UP FOR CHRISTMAS. THE FINAL BALANCE OF €200 PER PERSON WILL NEED TO BE PAID BY 13TH JANUARY 2012 WHICH IS 4 WEEKS BEFORE WE GO.
All PRINTS of Photographs already taken, should be back by the time we break for Christmas.
It is very important to have clear headshots of yourself for the agency. Many Casting Directors only consider students for
auditions after they have seen their headshots first. Our official photographer has already taken agency shots in October 2011 but can be arranged to come in again, if there are enough people interested of availing of his services. If you are interested, please give your name into Maureen ASAP so that this may be organised. Alternatively, please email a headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure that it is clear.
SINCE OCTOBER 2011
MANY OF OUR SENIOR DANCERS WHO ARE BASED NEAR THE TALLAGHT + CLONDALKIN AREA, WILL BE SUPPORTING “JEDWARD” THIS SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER IN THE TALLAGHT BASKETBALL ARENA. THIS PROMISES TO BE A FANTASTIC GIG! Little shuffler KYLE KAVANAGH will also be making his DEBUT! TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT www.ticketgroup.ie SPECIAL SEATING TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED FROM AMY STEPHENSON DIRECTLY ON :
“METEOR CHRISTMAS ADVERT”-DJ McGRATH is featured as the Teenager.
“ALDI” DISHWASHER TV COMMERCIAL-Little ROBYN DEMPSEY has wowed the whole of Ireland with this absolutely fantastic commercial! KATIE BYRNE + RHYS BURKE were also selected to shoot pilots of the ALDI Christmas TVC’s.
“HUBBLE” RTE JUNIOR CLAUDIA + LEAH MANLEY were both featured on an episode at the ‘Doll’s Hospital’. ROAN DURMUS, FINIAN KING, JOSH KINANE, MAGI GARVEY + CARA SANGARI were also featured on 4 episodes about Nature, Rain and Games; CHARLIE McSWEENEY + LARA CORE will be featured on upcoming episodes of HUBBLE on ‘Baking with Mum’ and also ‘Vegetarians’.
“TOY SOLDIERS” Short Film-From hundreds of auditionees, AARON LOCKHART was cast as “BEAN”-a Lead role in this Short Film which is filming in Tullamore.
“LIFE’S A BREEZE” Feature film- SEANA KERSLAKE is cast in this feature which will commence shooting in December.
“STITCHES” Comedy Horror Feature Film- In addition to our notification on LORNA DEMPSEY being cast as “Mary”, since then, CALLUM MALONEY has been cast as “Young Bulger”; HARRY BEHAN has also been cast as “Young Richie”. Nicole O Reilly + DJ McGrath both very much impressed the casting directors and made it into the finals for the castings.
A number of students have yet again been on “ELEV8” on RTE 2. Most recently, Twin sisters AISLING + SHANNON CASSELLS have been presenting on the programme and are often seen via skype giving their opinions on different topics. Other regular presenters from our school are LILLIE HOBBS, GABRIELLE LELEU + ORLA MORRIS TOOLEN. Gabrielle + Orla were on recently with their Mums CAROL MORRIS TOOLEN + SINEAD LELEU competing for the title of BEST MUM! On ELEV8’s “A Minute to Win it” section, the following students have been featured: AOIFE KEANE, SHAUNA BATES, ORLA MORRIS TOOLEN, JACK O REILLY, AISLING CASSELLS ,ERIN McENERY, JAKE HYLAND, BETH KELLY (winner), LUCY WATSON (winner). TASTE TESTERS on ELEV8 that have been featured twice already are CIAN MAGUIRE, RIA MAGUIRE, DAN HANNON + SARAH GUNNING. GABRIELLE LELEU interviewed JEDWARD about their new “Jim’ll Fix it type” programme: JEDWARD-the DREAM FACTORY. This programme selected only a very small amount of contestants to take part from open auditions. SARAH MURRAY is one of the lucky contestants to be selected from this process and she will be featured as a DANCER on an upcoming episode.
“COMING HOME” Short Film features HOLLY GREGG as the Daughter “Grace”
“BORD NA MONA” TV COMMERCIAL-KEITH WARD is featured as the son.
Both DJ McGRATH + JOHNNY WARD have been cast in the upcoming massive production of “TITANIC”. Congrats Guys!
RTE 2’s “TWO TUBE” recently featured SHANE THORNTON in an interview
about his new role as bully “Gareth” on new Teen programme “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WHATEVER”. Shane can also be seen as “Micko” in upcoming episodes of LOVE/HATE
JAMIE McCLEAN- has been cast in the lead role of the feature film-“SOCK IT OUT” which will film after Christmas in Limerick.
Many of our students were photo models for the “TOY SHOW EXPERIENCE”=Teen Models for the new X Box Dance Game- MEGAN COLEMAN, CAOIMHE FOX, SARAH MURRAY, DAVID HALLOWS, ORLA MORRIS TOOLEN; Tots Models for the Hamleys Photoshoot-ROAN DURMUS, LUCY FIELDS, ERIN TRACEY, EABHA TRACEY, KYLE KAVANAGH. SHAUNA RYAN was a staff member for the day with the Toy Show Experience and ended up chaperoning Jedward and the Hamleys Bear!
CONGRATS TO ABBIE McGIFF WHO WILL BE PERFORMING ON THIS YEAR’S LATE LATE TOY SHOW! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU ABBIE!!!
SIOPA LARA FASHION SHOW at the LOUIS FITZGERALD HOTEL featured CAITLIN BYRNE and HOLLY GREGG as Models. SUSAN WARD also was a Guest Performer at the Event.
From Open Auditions for a WEDDINGS + EVENTS Fashion Show to be held in the RED COW HOTEL in JANUARY 2012, the following students will be featured on the Cat Walk-Lara Core, John Kelly, Kayleigh Perkins, Adam Bolger, Ethan Bolger, Thomas Delany, Megan Coleman, Harry Behan, Aisling Doyle, Conor Mc Ginnity Hamze, Eoin Mc Ginnity Hamze,
Aisling Cassells, Shannon Cassels
Consant Moleka, Aaron Mullane, Luke Feeney, Jake Hyland, DJ McGrath, Mary Von Valez Sean Hyland, Charlie McSweeney, Aoife Quinn, Shauna Ryan, Jayne Drumm, Megan O Hara, Ellie Slevin, Emma Appleby, David Hallows, Josh Obilade, Zoe Duffy.
The Short Film “TWO HEARTS” which stars JOHNNY WARD and ROBYN DEMPSEY has won BEST PRIX UIP AWARD at the Cork Film Festival: www.corkfilmfest.org
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW “ENTERTAINERS FOR EVENTS” PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE- Some of our teachers + students are performing regularly at different events ie Parties- JOHNNY WARD, PHILIP EMMETT, SUSAN WARD, SIOBHAN MURPHY,
NIAMH FITZPATRICK, SARAH MURRAY, Fashion Shows – SUSAN WARD; and also doing Corporate Work including Face-painting, + Balloon Modelling– AMY BYRNE, JAMIE McCLEAN, SAMANTHA GALLAGHER
BEST OF LUCK TO SARAH O CONNOR WHO HAS REACHED THE GRAND FINALS OF THE TEEN IDOL COMPETITION WHICH WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER IN THE RED COW HOTEL. Congrats also to FATIMA BARRETT who made it to the SEMI FINALS.
We have many students in Christmas Pantomimes + Shows in Dublin and Kildare including:
* “OLIVER!” The Musical– to be held in the NATIONAL CONCERT HALL – this coming CHRISTMAS: KATIE WEIR, EMMA JANE WEIR, CONOR KILBRIDE, HARRY BEHAN, CAMERON HOGAN, LUKE ANDREW FEENEY, JAKE HYLAND, DILLON POTTER, BRADLEY BURKE, LEAH DONEGAN, SUSIE POWER, MEGAN COLEMAN, AIMEE MCLOUGHLIN, SHAUNA FAY, KATELYN
FAY, ORLA MORRIS TOOLEN
* “JEDWARD + THE BEANSTALK”
The Olympia Theatre Pantomime–
NICOLE MAHER, CAELAN POWER,
* “CINDERELLA” Leixlip Variety + Musical Group”- ABBIE McGIFF
*”CINDERELLA” @ The Classac Theatre, Clontarf - PHILIP EMMETT
Many students will also be
taking part in the Naas Pantomime
and the Clondalkin Pantomimes again this year
Clondalkin Friday Classes: Last Class will be held on Friday 16th December 2011. Classes Resume on Friday 13th January 2012
Clondalkin Saturday Classes: Last Class will be held on Saturday 17th December 2011. Classes Resume on Saturday 14th January 2012
Kilcullen Classes: Last Class will be held on Saturday 17th December 2011. Classes Resume on Saturday 14th January 2012
Naas Classes: Last Class will be held on Wednesday 14th December 2011. Classes Resume on Wednesday 11th January 2012
MERRY CHRISTMAS + A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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