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The National Performing Arts School

Providing Performing Arts Classes to children of all ages and of all abilities for over 25 years in Dublin.
“The NPAS Ethos can be summed up by our commitment to the power of the Arts to support a persons overall holistic development which in turn supports the growth of strong and supportive communities. There are no Arts without community and no community without Arts. NPAS is about feeling IN and never Feeling OUT”

Come join us for Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre, Ballet & more....







DANCE

Challenging and professional classes and workshops in dance styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Classes which combine music, song, dance, and spoken dialogue. choreographed rehearsal and production of pieces from various Musicals.

SINGING

We aim to develop your voice, musicality, self confidence, creativity and imagination during singing class. Traditional singing lessons with vocal training and breathing.



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"The most important thing is that you enjoy it. That's what NPAS is about and why my time there was so important. The students are on their own individual journeys, whether it's through Dance, Drama, Singing or Acting ....
NPAS provides them with a fantastic outlet for it all."


Colin Farrell - Actor & Past Student



Summer Camps 2020



Ringsend Camp

July 27th – 31st

9am to 12pm              4 to 6yrs
9:30am- 12:30pm    7 to 11yrs
12:45 – 3:45pm         7 to 11yrs
1pm – 4pm               12 to 15yrs
€89

NPAS Summer Camp Checklist

We really want the children and young people attending our school to have the best time possible, and to enjoy a full NPAS experience. We can now do this by adhering to the Guidelines set out by the HSA, the HSE and the Department of Education. In addition to the various government documents and guidelines we have some specific new rules for each of our school venues.

  1. Please read our Covid safety policy and our Covid Questionnaire before booking. They can be found at ‘SAFE@NPAS’ on our school website https://www.npas.ie/covid-19-health-and-safety/
  2. No parents will be allowed inside the Community Centre. NPAS Staff will collect Students from outside the main door of The Community Centre and return them there at pick-up.
  3. Drop off and Pick up times are very important and must be adhered to.
  4. All students must be pre-registered and signed up for class. There will be no drop-ins or additions to classes on the day due to contract tracing.
  5. There will not be any reception facilities at The Community Centre but NPAS Staff will be there to answer any questions you have.
  6. Please bring your own bottle of water and snack. Please make sure that the student can open their own lunch.
  7. Please wear slip on shoes if a student can not tie their shoe laces.
  8. Please wear a jacket. The Community Centre has a wonderful outdoor area which we may use weather permitting!

Again, the above points will enable us to open safely for all of our Students, their families and our teachers and staff. They are not recommendations, they are mandatory and we are obliged to make sure that all measures are followed and adhered to.

Thank you and Welcome Back!
The NPAS Team

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Dalkey Camp

July 6th – 10th

9.30 am to 12pm     4yrs to 7yrs  €75
12pm – 12:30pm      Cleaning procedures
12.30pm to 3pm      8 to 13yrs.      €75

SAFE @ NPAS

Pre-Booking COVID19 Health & Safety Questionnaire

  1. Has the student had symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days?
  2. Has the student been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?
  3. Has the student been in close contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes altogether in 1 day)?
  4. Have any of your family been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?
  5. Have any of your family been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?
  6. Please provide details* to us by email if any other circumstances relating to COVID-19, not included in the above, which may need to be considered to allow your safe return to work.

* If you are unsure whether or not you are in an at-risk category, please contact your GP. If your situation changes after you complete and submit this form, please inform the school immediately.

If the answer to any of the Questions Above is YES please do not book this course.

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SAFE @ NPAS


Pre-Booking COVID19 Health & Safety Questionnaire

  1. Has the student had symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days?
  2. Has the student been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?
  3. Has the student been in close contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes altogether in 1 day)?
  4. Have any of your family been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?
  5. Have any of your family been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?
  6. Please provide details* to us by email if any other circumstances relating to COVID-19, not included in the above, which may need to be considered to allow your safe return to work.

* If you are unsure whether or not you are in an at-risk category, please contact your GP. If your situation changes after you complete and submit this form, please inform the school immediately.

If the answer to any of the Questions Above is YES please do not book any course.

 

 

 

AT NPAS WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAINTAINING AN ENVIRONMENT

THAT HELPS KEEP OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE.

July 2020

At NPAS, we are focused on creating an experience that is safe, educational and fun for every Student. The health and safety of our students and employees is always our highest priority.

Our comprehensive program of Being SAFE @ NPAS has introduced new health and safety standards aimed at
helping to keep students and employees safe while minimizing or negating any risks of the spread of COVID-19.
It includes bolstered hygiene protocols to meet or exceed best-practice guidelines of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Health and Service Executive (HSE).

 

Section 1 – Before returning to class on Booking

Parents will be required to fill in an online Questionaire By answering Yes or No to the following questions relating to the student being booked into class.

1. Has the student had symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days?

2. Has the student been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?
3. Has the student been in close contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes altogether in 1 day)?
4. Have any of your family been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?
5. Have any of your family been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?

6. Please provide details* below of any other circumstances relating to COVID-19, not included in the above, which may need to be considered to allow your safe return to work.

* If you are unsure whether or not you are in an at-risk category, please contact your GP. If your situation changes after you complete and submit this form, please inform the school immediately.

 

 

Section 2 – SAFE @ NPAS Policy Statement

NPAS is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our students, customers and staff. To
ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan. All managers, supervisors and workers
are responsible for the implementation of this plan and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus.

At NPAS We will:

• continue to monitor our COVID-19 response and amend this plan in consultation with our our staff, students and renting facilities management.

• provide up to date information to our workers on the Public Health advice issued by the HSE and Gov.ie
• ensure that every venue have displayed information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and correct hand-washing techniques

• provide an adequate number of trained COVID workers who are easily identifiable and put in place a reporting system

• inform all students and staff of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements

• make sure all rental facilities adapt the workplace to facilitate physical distancing
• keep a contact log to help with contact tracing through class rolls
• have all workers undergo an induction / familiarisation briefing

• develop a procedure to be followed in the event of someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 while at work or in the workplace

• provide instructions for workers to follow if they develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during work

• intensify cleaning / hygiene in line with government advice

All staff will be consulted on an ongoing basis and feedback is encouraged on any concerns, issues or suggestions.

This can be done through the Worker Representative Jill Doyle & Eamon Farrell

 

 

Section 3 – Responsible Persons for Performing Tasks

We have identified suitably trained person to help with ensuring that the plan is implemented and checklists are completed. At NPAS these people are Jill Doyle & Eamon Farrell/
NPAS staff take responsibility for carrying out tasks such as:

The use of checklists to identify any areas for improvement with regular checks to ensure the plan is being
implemented. We will also review risk assessment procedures and the safety statement. Our trained staff will
insure that there is renewal of statutory certification where needed training. The COVID trained managers will also
detail to staff emergency procedures and first aid and brief all staff on the tasks and their responsibilities.

 

 

Section 4 – Venue Safety measures

Parents will have to drop and collect from outside the school building, at the front door. Parents / Guardians will not be allowed into the building.

Drop off and collection times are exact due the safe movement of children and young people
Attendance depends on filling in the online COVID questionnaire which will be sent to you to sign electronically

Payments for Courses is online by credit card.

Please ensure the student has a snack and some water in their own bottle.drinking fountains will not be available

Please ensure that the student has suitable clothing for dance class, correct forward, and that they have suitable clothing for the school yard as there will be a break when we will take some fresh air.

Please ensure that your child is aware of the requirements for hand hygiene, sneezing and coughing etiquette and that they are aware of social distancing.

All of the information on COVID 19 Personal and Group Etiquette is available at www.gov/ur/covid19 Please take a look at the site and talk through it’s appropriate contents with your child.

We realise that there is so much new in this changed world which is hard for little people to take in.
We will be trying to make the experience at NPAS as Happy as always but we will be adhering to all government
and health guidelines in a very strict fashion. Our first priority is the safety of our Students, their families and our Staff. Than you for your understanding and let’s all stay SAFE @ NPAS

If you have any questions please contact the school on 01 8944660


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NPAS Dance, Sing and Act at Home!!

#npasathome

 

NPAS Online Classes 

Welcome to NPAS at Home. We cannot believe that Term 3 has passed and that we didn’t make it to The Olympia Theatre for our Show. The disappointment from Students and Teachers and everyone at the school was HUGE! But we will return! The Olympia is Booked and we will be in there next April to Dance and Sing and Act and Be Who We All Want to Be!

We are very excited to let you all know that we are working on new Online Classes at NPAS!  We will have lots of new content for all age groups coming up.

We are very excited about going Online with Some of of our Classes and we hope that you will join us when we are LIVE!!

 

Jill and Eamon and EVERYONE at NPAS






NPAS ONLINE VIDEO CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

We are very excited to let you all know that we are working on new Online Classes & Workshops at NPAS. You can book in by clicking link below.

We are very excited about going Online with Some of of our Classes and we hope that you will enjoy them.

Jill and Eamon and EVERYONE at NPAS


Video Classes & Workshops






‘CAN’T STOP THE FEELING” BY NPAS STUDENTS 
Edited by Ruby Mc Alister

 

For the last week NPAS Students have been sending us videos of them singing Justin Timberlake’s song “Can’t stop the feeling”.
Jill & Ruby have spent the last few days putting all the videos together and we are thrilled with the finished track.
We hope that the video will be used to highlight the appeal for technology for Nursing Homes – spread it everywhere using our hashtag #NPASatHome.

Jill and Eamon and EVERYONE at NPAS


‘COUNT ON ME’ BY NPAS STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Directed & Edited by Louis Maxwell

 

For the last week NPAS Students & Teachers have been sending us videos of them singing Bruno Mars song “Count on Me”.
Jill & Louis have spent the last few days putting all the videos together and we are thrilled with the finished track. Louis Directed and Edited the video, he is really brill!
We hope that the video will be used to highlight the appeal for technology for Nursing Homes – spread it everywhere using our hashtag #NPASatHome.

Jill and Eamon and EVERYONE at NPAS



And here is the fabulous version by the Tiernan Family

IPad APPEAL POST, DROP OFF OR ARRANGE COLLECTION

Laptops and iPads can either be dropped to The Beacon Hospital Sandyford. for the attention of Dr. Eóin Tiernan. Department of Palliative Medicine, or to The Tiernan Family home at The Gables. Sycamore Crescent. Mount Merrion. A94Y8D2. There is an option for collection from a number of homes where people can’t leave the house. Sandra Tiernan is coordinating the project, and can be contacted on 0876574134 or sk.tiernan@gmail.com. We have also attached the GoFund Me Page which you can click on if you would like to Donate to the Fundraiser.









EAMON'S MUSICAL THEATRE TIPS & TREATS!


Smash – A Musical Theatre Sensation

Smash was an American musical theatre elevision series created by playwright Theresa Rebeckn d developed in the USA by the Television Station NBC. Steven Speilberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in Ireland on Sky. The series revolves around a fictional theater community and specifically the creation of a new Broadway Musical. It features a large ensemble cast, led by Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katherine McPhee, Megan Hilty and Anjelica Houston. The Musical is a Musical about the life of Movie Star Marilyn Monroe and the story of the two Actors vying to play the lead roll.

The show debuted on February 6, 2012, and was a huge success. It ran for two Seasons and has one of the best Soundtracks to any Television Show ever. It is full of huge songs, massive Dance Routines and Fantastic Theatrical Performances. It has become a classic, with many covers of the two main songs from the show being produced. Let me Be Your Star, the first song in the show, and Don’t for get me are both huge songs, and we have used them both in ur Olympia Shows.

The series enjoyed huge critical success. The first season received the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Choreography, with four other nominations.  The series was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award or Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media – Let Me Be Your Star. This week the cast of the show got back together for a fabulous mix of new live performances and a concert Version of Bombshell. Bombshell as a stand alone Broadway Musical was in the works and will hopefully be in a Theatre soon!

Enjoy these two amazing songs, and the concert ….

…and Remember Everyone.. Musicals are not just for Lockdown, they’re for Life!






JILL'S DRAMA CLASS CHALLENGE






A message from Hannah to all our Dalkey students


Click to see Hannah's Dance Moves Video










HELLO FROM NPAS BALLET SCHOOL

Greetings to all our ballet students from Marian, Jenny and Emma,
We are all missing teaching and dancing with you but hopefully we will be back together soon. In the meantime here are some helpful ways to keep all our Ballerinas engaged in their ballet classes.

On YouTube type in RAD and your grade and you can follow some helpful videos of your grade. You can Click on the links below for some classes and some fabulous performances from The Royal Opera House.

Fun classes for the younger age group are available at
Just Dance on YouTube. All the family can join in!

Stay safe, stay healthy and keep dancing.

Marian Lennon
Head of Ballet NPAS

Senior Students - English National Ballet Class - Click Here


Royal Ballet Day - Dance Class with Royal Ballet - Click Here


Royal Opera House - Put Dance on YouTube - Click Here






"Wash and Go" Susan Farrelly's latest Hit Single!




@npas_dublin##NPASATHOME is back this weekend! Here’s a sneak peek of Ruby’s Jazz Dance Tutorial coming later! ##npas ##dance ##bewhoyouwanttobe 😁👯‍♀️💗♬ Break My Heart – Dua Lipa


Tik Tok Challenge


NPAS challenges you to do the “Say So” Dance on Tiktok! We had fun doing our first tiktok, Follow us @npasdublin. We want to see your own version of the “Say So” dance – make it original! Tag us and use the hashtag #NPASatHome and we’ll share our favourites! We love TikToks at the school, tag us in your faves!!

@npas_dublin



Enjoy these challenges Everyone! We will be sending lots more to keep you rehearsing and practicing at home. Remember practice really does make perfect – and you are all brilliant, so these tasks should be fun for you! Again, share them with friends, do them together on Skype or Facetime – keep your social distance! And sign up to our social media and share. Sharing is caring, & at this time caring and kindness really are most important!

Use the new hashtag #NPASatHome to join us!
We will be back with more challenges and fun next Saturday.
Keep Being who You Want to Be!



Allow us to introduce ourselves...


“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” President Barack Obama

 

It has been 25 years since The National Performing Arts School opened it’s doors at The Factory on Barrow Street in Dublin’s Docklands. During that time we have been fortunate enough to see tens of thousands of students enjoy the benefit of attending a school like ours. Our aim was always to provide a selection of classes in the performing arts under one roof. No longer would parents have to go to one school forBallet, another for Singing and yet another for Drama. All of these classes would be available in one Centre where a set timetable would mean students could move from one class to another with no restrictions on what class they wanted to take. There were to be no auditions and the school was to be open to children of all ages and of all abilities – and so NPAS opened on Saturday 17th September 1994.

 

One of the most important aspects of our school is inclusion – this is very important to us. Every single young person who attends our school is treated with respect, kindness and acceptance. One of our school mottos through the years has been ‘Be Who U Want 2 Be’, and we follow through on this every weekend. All of our Teachers and Administration staff are Garda Vetted and Tusla Certified. They have many years experience working with Children and Young People and are the best team of trained professionals in any performing arts school in Ireland. Jill and Eamon, the Directors of the School, take a personal interest in every single class at NPAS whether it is in Lir, St. Matthew’s or one of our satellite after school Schools.

 

Many of our past pupils have gone on to have very successful careers in Music, Theatre, Film and Television, but more importantly every child who attends our school has fond and cherished memories of their time here with us. Our school is not about being famous, although this has sometimes been a by product of spending time with us at NPAS. NPAS is a school for everyone. We try at the school not to train children and young people to be singers, dancers or actors but rather we use singing, dancing and acting to develop a personal and individual love of the Arts. The exposure to the Arts supports their self esteem, confidence and develops in them a  lifelong love for the arts and for theatre, film and visual art. We instill this love into everyone who attends our school. The  NPAS Ethos can be summed up by our commitment to the power of the Arts to support a persons overall  holistic development which in turn supports the growth of strong and supportive communities. The biggest thrill we ever get as educators is meeting our past students at a show, not onstage in the production, but in the audience enjoying the production. This happens all the time and makes our job so rewarding and exhilarating.

“The NPAS @ The Factory Ethos can be summed up by our commitment to the power of the Arts to support a persons overall holistic development which in turn supports the growth of strong and supportive communities. There are no Arts without community and no community without Arts. NPAS is about feeling IN and never Feeling OUT”

Jill Doyle and Eamon Farrell, Directors @ NPAS


Eamon Farrell Jnr, Minister Heather Humpreys, Minister Kevin Humphreys, Jill Doyle

L-R, Eamon Farrell Jnr, Minister Heather Humphreys, Minister Kevin Humphreys, Jill Doyle.



"I love the passion and committment that is there at NPAS and you can see how much the children love coming to the school, from Dance & Drama to Musical Theatre & Ballet The NPAS give children the opportunity to shine. And I want to commemd Eamon and Jill for their vision and determination"

Heather Humphreys TD Minister for The Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht

"The most important thing is that you enjoy it. That's what NPAS is about and why my time there was so important..."

Colin Farrell- Actor & Past Student

"I must say that is the best place for children to build confidence, make friends, develop skills and have fun!!! There is no place like NPAS!"

Ana Paula Gouvea Horan, mother of Luana, Giovanna and Aman

"For me I would say NPAS has been my kids Saturday home for 11 years and in that time they have evolved from shy quite children to confident independent and self assured children! What they have gained and experienced is priceless!"

Amanda Dawson-Parent




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The NPAS Agency


The NPAS Agency, which started life 30 years ago in Digges Lane, the original Dance Centre, is still an integral and important part of our school. The NPAS Agency represents our students in Film, Theatre, Television and Modelling work. Our school is contacted regularly by Casting Agents and Directors and we will source suitable students for various projects. If we decide to send a student to an audition, we will get in touch with the child’s parents / guardians and discuss the brief for the particular project. If they decide to allow their child attend the audition, and if the student is successful, The NPAS Agency will look after contracts, chaperones and any other requirements there are relating to the project. We will charge a commission of 15%. This is inline with common practice. All photos taken in Agency Photoshoots will be kept securely on file, and may be used by us in castings. Our Agency has always been a popular source of talent, with many of our students appearing in successful television, film and advertising campaigns.


Recent Projects



Commercials


SKY Broadband Ad

Cormac, Finn & Emmeline Sheahan cast in SKY Broadband AD.

Dunnes Stores Christmas Ad

Jude Clancy cast in Dunnes Store Christmas Ad.



Film


Gretel & Hansel Movie

NPAS’s Giulia plays ‘The Child’ in the scary new film ‘Gretel and Hansel’ In cinemas now.

Ruby Dunne stars in Roddy Doyle's new Movie "Rosie"

NPAS student Ruby Dunne, 9yrs old is wonderful in this. She is playing Millie in the new Roddy Doyle film “Rosie”.

Well done to all involved, such a moving film about homelessness in Ireland .

Jude Clancy in "Smack"

Jude Clancy appears in “Smack” directed by James Gaffney.


Television


Ruby Dunne stars in "The Girl at the end of the Garden" directed by Bonnie Dempsey

Ruby Dunne stars in this slapstick comedy about an unhappy young girl whose life is turned upside-down.



Dance Projects


Lemon

Emilia & Charlotte Ruscio feature in this IADT student dance film directed by Amy O’Reilly,  choreographed by Ruby & Molly Mc Alister



Theatre


‘Our New Girl‘

starring James Lonergan at The Gate Theatre



Some Projects our Agency talent has been part of;

FILM

Hansel & Gretel, Rosie, Blood 2, A Date for Mad Mary, Into the Badlands, Handsome Devil, Dublin Old School, Crazy For You, 

TV 

Redrock, Vita & Virginia, I Kill Giants, Redwater, Wolfwalkers, Inspector Jury, 

COMMERCIALS

SKY Broadband, DPD 100%Carbon Neutral Ad, Kittensoft,  Safefoods, Dunnes Stores, Women in sport, Saint Vincent de Paul Ad, Sky TV, Parcel Motel, Vodafone, Electric Ireland, Road Safety Authority, Tesco Ireland, IRFU, Eircom, Kerrygold,, Bord Na Mona, ALDI, Smyths Toys, Dublin School of Grinds, Fanta, SSE Airtricity, Avonmore, Prepay Power, SKODA, ESB, Santa House Express



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Location 1

The Lir
National Academy of Dramatic Art,
Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus,
Pearse Street (at Grand Canal Quay),
Dublin 2

Location 2

St Matthews National School

Cranfield Place,

Sandymount,
Dublin 4,
Ireland.

Location 3

Loreto Sports Hall Dalkey

Loreto Avenue,

Dalkey,
Co Dublin,
Ireland.

How To Get To Us - Transport Links

The closest DART stations to The Lir Academy are Grand Canal Dock and Pearse Street Station (both approx 10 mins walk from each). The closest Stop to St. Matthews National School is Lansdowne Road Dart Station, again a 10 minute walk. Dart Timetables are available at
www.irishrail.ie

Luas is within a 15 minutes walk of The Lir Academy. The closest Luas Stop is Mayor Square – NCI on The Red Line. Timetables are available at luas.ie

Dublin Bus offers a frequent, service to Pearse Street, Grand Canal Dock and Sandymount. Routes 1, 47, 56A and 77A all operate to either Pearse Street or Grand Canal Dock. Numbers 1 and 47 continue to Sandymount and St. Matthews National School. Full timetable details can be found on http://www.dublinbus.ie/

On Saturdays there is Free Parking on certain parts of Macken Street, Pearse Street and the roads around St. Matthews National School. Please read the Traffic Information Signs as some areas are 24 hour and operate a clamping policy.


Postal Address:

 NPAS The Factory, 35a Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland 

  Tel: 01 8944660    


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