Newsletter October 2016

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Sat 29th October and Sat 5th November.
School is closed on these dates. Happy Halloween!!

The NPAS Agency

The NPAS Agency, which started life 25 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.

To Book the Photoshoot please call or email the school, or drop over to reception on Saturday.


The Photoshoot – at The Lir Academy, Grand Canal Dock

The NPAS Agency Photoshoot will take place on Sunday 13th November 2016 at The Lir @ Grand Canal Dock. This is the time when we invite students to ‘come on the books’. This does not guarantee that you will get a part, or even that you will be sent for a part. Each Casting Brief is different, and we can only send our most suitable students. Your photo will be taken by one of Ireland’s leading Portrait Photographers Peter Rowan. You will receive a copy of your photo, and we will keep a digital copy on our files for the year. The Agency is a wonderful complimentary facility to your time at NPAS. The photoshoot is open to ALL Npas students who attend class at The Lir and Junior School Classes at St. Matthews School in Sandymount, Castleknock, Holy Park and St. Louise de Marillac. We will be delighted to welcome you all into The Agency!


Most Recent Projects

Congrats to Ebony O Toole Acheampong ,Maya Peters, Giovanna Horan, Jude Clancy .Darren Dixon, Jamie Dixon,Abbie Cleere,Lily Monaghan, Mea Mc Carthy, Grace Keogh,Summer Lea,Ruby Dunne,Evan Crowley .Mossey Moloney, Finn Seavers, Juno Murray, Charlie Plant, James and Aimee Byrne, Molly Mcalister ,Clara Sinclaire, Donna Parish O’Reilly. All of these students worked or were recalled  for TV Shows, Movies, Advertisements both Print and TV, and Fashion shows in the last couple of months.

FOCUS is the short film written a nd directed by Danny Tynan, and starring, filmed and edited by the students in our Film Course on Saturday Afternoons. Click on the link to watch the movie!! Congrats to all involved. (Password for access to ‘Focus’ is focus123)

NPAS Short Movie Link – Watch ‘Focus” here


Progress at The Factory Cultural Centre

Work is progressing on The Factory and we are very excited to let you know that our 8 news Studios should be open in September 2017. It will be a wonderful new Cultural Centre for the Docklands when finished, and we hope to keep as much of The Factory Magic as possible. If you have any questions about the project, or are interested in developing a relationship between your business and The Factory Cultural Centre please talk to Jill or Eamon. We are creating a new facility which will benefit the children and young people of Dublin and Ireland, and we cannot wait to have you all on this new journey with us.


Auditions for The Olympia Show will take place in January 2017. These Auditions are for Lead Roles and The Core Groups. All classes are involved with their classes in The Show!!

Arts and Cultural Participation among Children and Young People

The ESRI and The Arts Council have published a wonderful Study into how important The Arts and Cultural activities are in the development of Children and Young People. We have always said that your classes in Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre and Ballet will stand to you for life, and now it’s OFFICIAL!! When we meet past pupils from over the last 23 years of the school they remember their time in the school as the best of times and always say to us how a love for the Arts and Culture was instilled in them through their time at NPAS. We believe so much in what we do & we hope to have you with us for years!


Competition time!!

We are having a school trip to the musical ‘Ghost’ on Wednesday 9th November at 2.30pm and to ‘Sister Act’ on Wednesday the 16th November at 2.30pm. WIN 2 tickets for the Show of your choice by liking NPAS on Facebook and Instagram, and Sharing a post about the school. Good Luck Everyone!!

Click to go to our Instagram Page
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You can now book your classes online too!

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