Musical Theatre at Take2
We Run Two 15 week terms per year.
‘Lights Camera & Action’ Groups. Classes allocated by age & experience.
Musical Theatre Classes Ages 7-14 years
12.30 pm – 3.30 pm each Saturday.
Take2 students enjoy three hours of Musical Theatre (Drama, Dance, Singing & Show Production classes)
Term Fee €700 (€15.50 per hour)
Little Stars Classes (3-6 years):
Now Booking For September 2021
Saturday 9.15-10.15am, Saturday 10.15-11.15pm, Saturday 11.15-12.15pm
An introduction to ‘Musical Theatre’ to include Drama, Dance & Singing.
Class strictly limited to 12 students maximum.
Little Stars take part in our end of year show in The Pavilion Theatre in the Sunday Matinee Performance.
Fee: €325 per term.
Senior Musical Theatre:
Thursdays 5.00-7.00 pm. Ages 14+ (should have some previous experience) .
Fee €475 per term.
Fees also includes all costume hire, as well as extra rehearsal days if required & lunch on our opening show day in the Pavilion Theatre.
At the end of each academic year, all students take part in our annual production at ‘The Pavilion Theatre’, Dun Laoghaire.
A professionally filmed DVD will be made of the show & can be downloaded free of charge.
Theatre trips throughout the year are optional.
Classes are 30 minutes in duration and are held on Monday and Thursday afternoons & Saturday mornings & afternoons by appointment.
See times below.
Fee €375 per 10-week block. 3x blocks per year.
Students are also required to wear the Take2 uniform, which is available to purchase in the school.
Uniform €50 = Take2 Sweatshirt (hoodie), Take2 T Shirt & Take2 Kit Bag.
Child Protection CodeTake2 prides itself on its encouraging enriching environment. We follow the Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland Child Protection code. Any behaviour which is deemed to be disrespectful or which has a negative effect on other Students or Teachers will not be accepted. We have a ‘strike’ system in operation, after receiving a warning for disruptive/ inappropriate behaviour a child may receive a strike. Any student receiving 3 strikes will have their place withdrawn and fees will not be refunded.
What are the benefits of Performing Arts to children?
The benefits are numerous and far-reaching! They offer children an opportunity to dance, act, sing, have fun, and make new friends in an encouraging, nurturing inclusive and safe environment. Children can grow in self-confidence through creativity, performing in class and on stage, entering competitions and doing exams. They develop their imaginations, learn new skills, build vocabulary, stay fit and flexible, improve motor skills and coordination. They learn teamwork and are encouraging and supportive of each other. Children are taught how to receive and give feedback, developing their resilience which they will benefit from through all stages of their lives. Whether for example, they miss a note or a step in a dance routine, they are taught that it’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them. This, in turn, teaches children from a young age to never give up, even when they don’t succeed in getting a lead role or feel like they aren’t improving, they know practice will pay off in the end.
Children are encouraged to flourish and grow and quickly pick themselves up and move on. Recent studies have shown that children who take part in performing arts are not only more confident, but they often perform better in core academic subjects such as Science and English. In an age of digital communication, it also teaches children how to communicate face to face.
Unlike academic subjects Performing Arts is subjective, reducing the pressure of right and wrong answers which can give children the freedom to be themselves without the pressure or fear of doing it wrong. This enables children to develop their ability to overcome anxiety in these situations and grow in self-worth which is vital to mental health and wellbeing.