Useful Information

General Information

NPAS offer classes at RingsendThe Lir AcademyDalkey and Castleknock. During the redevelopment of The Factory classes will be held in these venues. The LIR National Academy of Dramatic Arts  is just across from The Factory at Grand Canal Dock. Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centres new Studios are on Thorncastle Street in Ringsend Village. Dalkey Classes are in the new Studio at Loreto Sports Hall Dalkey and in Castleknock classes are at Our Lady’s Parrish Hall at St. Brigids school. We are so excited about the future of the school, and about everything that lies ahead.

Locations 

Dates

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School Year 2023/2024 Term dates

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO COMMIT TO THE SCHOOL FOR 3 TERMS – this is a very important point. The school is Full and anyone holding a place could quite possibly be taking a place from another student. We believe in our school so much that we want every single child and young person to get as much as the can from their time at NPAS. Committing to the school fo a full school year is essential.

THE LIR

 

 

TERM 1

Classes start on Saturday 23rd September 2023

Mid term Saturday 28th October & 4th November

Classes end on Saturday 9th December

TERM 2

Classes start on Saturday 6th January 2024

Mid term 10 weeks with NO mid term

Classes end on Saturday 16th March

TERM 3

Classes start on Saturday 23rd March 2024

NO CLASSES Easter Saturday 30th March

NPAS Show 18th May

Classes end on Saturday 25th May 2024

RINGSEND

 

 

TERM 1

Classes start on Saturday 23rd September 2023

Mid term Saturday 28th October & 4th November

Classes end on Saturday 9th December

TERM 2

Classes start on Saturday 6th January 2024

Mid term 10 weeks with NO mid term

Classes end on Saturday 16th March

TERM 3

Classes start on Saturday 23rd March 2024

NO CLASSES Easter Saturday 30th March

NPAS Show 18th May

Classes end on Saturday 25th May 2024

DALKEY

 

 

TERM 1

Classes start 

Mid term 

Classes end 

TERM 2

Classes start 

Mid term 

Classes end 

TERM 3

Classes start 

NO CLASSES 

NPAS Show 18th May

Classes end 

CASTLEKNOCK

 

 

Ballet

 

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE EXAMS

Dear Parents,
The school will be working with pupils towards the Royal Academy of Dance Examinations/ Class Awards. For those of you who are not familiar with the exam system or the benefits of ballet class we would suggest that you visit the Academy website at www.rad.org. The Royal Academy of Dance is the worlds largest Ballet School and NPAS are delighted to be entering our 28th year with the RAD.

Thank you,

Marian Lennon, Head of Ballet – NPAS

The Royal Academy of Dance
The RAD is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organistaions in the world. The organisation promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. The RAD seeks to accomplish these goals through educating and training teachers and students and providing examinations to reward achievements.

Uniform

Regulation uniform is required for those children taking RAD Ballet and Examinations.

The uniform consists of:

Pre-Primary & Primary:
Chloe Pink + PSkirt Pink
Grade 1 + 2:
Chloe Lilac + PSkirt Lilac (optional)
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Grade 3 + 4:
L5415 (Royal Blue)
Royal blue must be ordered specially for Marian. It will be added to our website once it arrives in store.
Grade 5+:
L5415 (Black)

The RAD uniform can be purchased in:

DANCE WORLD:
16 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
Tel: (01) 497 6128
DANCE WORLD:
163 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.
Tel: (01) 874 4894
Phone Mail Order Line – 24 Hour Tel: 1850 543 198
Dimension Dancewear ,124 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

The Irish Board of Speech and Drama Exams

 

Exams

Each Year our Drama Students and our Musical Theatre Students take exams with The Irish Board of Speech and Drama. Speech and Drama, and Musical Theatre is about communication, confidence, skill, talent and creativity, and everyone at the Irish Board of Speech and Drama want to encourage it. The Irish Board is an independent body which provides an objective assessment of achievement in communication skills and dramatic arts through its progressive examination system, catering for all age groups. They publish a syllabus which encourages and facilitates the development of important communication and dramatic skills.

Students can choose your poems, prose and drama pieces. Your teacher will choose suitable pieces with you and work through the exam syllabus with you.

Examination times will br given out in due course.

The Musical Theatre exams at NPAS are Class exams where the whole class takes the exam and is awarded their grade on their performance.
All examiners who attend NPAS are encouraging and friendly, and generate a relaxed atmosphere so that candidates can perform to their best ability. They affirm progress through written reports and certificates.

Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants at NPAS

 

Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants at NPAS

Teachers and Teaching Assistants at NPAS are:

  • Insured, Garda Vetted and Qualified Professionals.
  • have certificates of completion for the DCYA / NYCI Covid-19 Induction Training for the Phased Resumption of Full Youth Services in the Youth Sector course.
  • have  undertaken the Tusla Child Safety Certificate Course and Exam.

For our Child Safety Statement please see below.

Our Child Safety Designated Liaison Person is Eamon Farrell.

Marian Lennon

Head of Ballet

Molly Mc Alister

Louis Maxwell

Ruby Mc Alister

Susan Farrelly

Darren Dixon

Jenny Holman

Aoife Dunne

Emma Costello

KK Lewis

Donna Reilly Parrish

Libby Dunne

Sophie Walsh

Assistant

Megan Boud

Assistant

Louis Cullen

Assistant

Jemima Daluz

Assistant

Claudia Knowles

Assistant

Grace Keogh

Assistant

Rachel Walsh

Assistant

Sasha Mc Cabe

Assistant

Child Safeguarding 

Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants at NPAS

Teachers and Teaching Assistants at NPAS are:

  • Insured, Garda Vetted and Qualified Professionals.
  • have certificates of completion for the DCYA / NYCI Covid-19 Induction Training for the Phased Resumption of Full Youth Services in the Youth Sector course.
  • have  undertaken the Tusla Child Safety Certificate Course and Exam.

For our Child Safety Statement please see below.

Our Child Safety Designated Liaison Person is Eamon Farrell.

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Get In Touch

Telephone: (01) 8944660

Email: info@npas.ie