Musical Theatre at Take2
We Run Two Terms week terms per year.
September-December & January-May.
Musical Theatre Classes. Lights, Camera & Action groups are allocated by age & experience.
Ages 7-12 years
12.30 pm – 3.30 pm each Saturday.
Take2 students enjoy three hours of Musical Theatre, Drama, Dance & Singing
Term Fee €725 & classes are strictly limited to 26 maximum.
Little Stars Classes (3-6 years):
Now Booking For September 2023/2024
Saturday 10.00am & 11am.
An introduction to ‘Musical Theatre’ to include Drama, Dance & Singing.
Class is strictly limited to 20 students maximum.
Little Stars take part in our end-of-year show in The Pavilion Theatre in the Sunday Matinee Performance.
Fee: €350 per term.
Fees also include all costume hire, as well as extra rehearsal days if required & Pizza on our opening show day in the Pavilion Theatre (Lights, Camera & Action) as well as a professionally filmed copy of the show.
Theatre trips throughout the year are optional.
Singing Classes: Fully Booked for September 2023
Classes are 30 minutes in duration on Saturday mornings & afternoons by appointment.
Fees: €600 per term
Singing Classes: Fully booked for 2023/24
Classes are 30 minutes in duration and held Saturday mornings & afternoons by appointment.
Fees: €600 per term (15 weeks)
Students are also required to wear the Take2 uniform, which is available to purchase from Dance Portal Apparel:
For Dance Shoes, dance leggings & accessories we recommend Dance World, 16 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin D06 YN80.
You will need to select ‘Take2 Performing Arts School’ when registering on their website.
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 Any student receiving 3 strikes will have their place withdrawn and fees will not be refunded.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.