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Encore School Of Performing Arts

ABOUT US

“The most fun musical theatre school you can find for students aged 3 to 18 years! Established in 1998.”

Principals: Emer O’Neill & Caoimhe O’Neill

At Encore! we believe that every child has the ability to shine on stage. We provide that opportunity! With classes in Dance, Singing and Drama, as well as specialist Ballet, Vocal training, Hiphop, Advanced Drama and tots classes, we have a class for every budding star.

With centres all around South Dublin, including Knocklyon, Dundrum (Taney and Mill Theatre), Sandyford, Rathfarnham and WestWood Leopardstown. We have classes every day of the week, in age groups from 3 to 18 years.

Every single student has the opportunity to perform in our End of Year spectacular Shows at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre. We believe that our ethos of teamwork and non-competitive environment, helps each child to learn and grow to their fullest potential.

They grow in confidence and skills each year. We encourage each child to do their very best! All of our staff have been with us for many years, and are committed, caring and full of enthusiasm.

We keep our class size small so that every student gets plenty of individual attention, and we work to a programme every year that ensures each child gets their big moment on stage at the end of the year as well as lots of fun throughout each term.

Our Students Say

Encore Kids School Of Performing Arts
Encore Kids School Of Performing Arts
Encore Kids School Of Performing Arts

Our Parents Say!

“I would like to thank you so much for our first ever Encore! show this weekend. I’m over the moon at how her confidence has improved!! We were thrilled to see her strut with her new pals!”

“The hard work and dedication of all your team was very evident in the high quality performances.”

“I just wanted to say how impressed myself and my husband were at the wonderful show last night. It was so professionally done….the costumes, the choreography…and every single child looked like they were having such fun!”

“We just wanted to pass on our thanks to you all for yet another wonderful years participation in Encore. He is so truly happy and continues to grow both with his singing and socially.”

“I have to say I thought the show was really and truly lovely. You had all the kids out there on the stage, they were all equal.” “Everyone is a star at Encore!”

TEACHERS

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES

All classes are 1 hour long, singing drama and dancing classes (unless otherwise listed). Please see our “Enroll Here” button for Ballet, HipHop, Voice and Drama Exam classes.

BLUE GROUP (JUNIOR AND SENIOR INFANTS)
Taney Monday
3PM
Knocklyon (lona Centre) Tuesday
1:30PM
Knocklyon Tuesday
3:30PM
Sandyford Wednesday
2:45PM
RETNS Thursday
1:30PM
Mill Theatre Thursday
3:15PM
Knocklyon (lona Centre)Friday
1:30PM
Knocklyon Friday
3:30PM
Mill Theatre Saturday
11AM
Knocklyon Saturday
12PM
GREEN GROUP (1st TO 3RD CLASS)
Taney Monday
3PM
Taney Monday
4PM
Knocklyon Tuesday
2:30PM
Knocklyon Tuesday
3:30PM
Sandyford Wednesday
2:45PM
Sandyford Wednesday
3.45PM
RETNS Thursday
2:30PM
Mill Theatre Thursday
3:15PM
Mill Theatre Thursday
4:15PM
Knocklyon Friday
2:30PM
Knocklyon Friday
3:30PM
Mill Theatre Saturday
11AM
Knocklyon Saturday
12PM
YELLOW GROUP (4st TO 6TH CLASS)
Taney Monday
4PM
Knocklyon Tuesday
2:30PM
Knocklyon Tuesday
3:30PM
Sandyford Wednesday
3:45PM
RETNS Thursday
2:30PM
Mill Theatre Thursday
4:15PM
Knocklyon Friday
2:30PM
Knocklyon Friday
3:30PM
Mill Theatre Saturday
12PM
ORANGE GROUP (5TH TO 2ND YEAR)
Mill Theatre Thursday
5:15PM
Knocklyon Friday
5:00PM 90 min class
SENIOR GROUP (2ND YEAR TO 6TH YEAR)
Knocklyon Wednesday 7-9PM
Encore Calendar 2017 to 2018

Exams

Speech and Drama Examinations:

Every student from Green Groups upwards has the option to take a Speech and Drama exam each year. The number of students taking up this opportunity has increased substantially every year.

Our school has built up a reputation with Leinster School of Music and Drama of producing students who are prepared to an extremely high standard with some older students even being nominated for the Excellence Awards.

Due to the additional material involved, those taking Grade 5 and over must attend a separate exam preparation class, which has an additional fee. This class is also open to all students taking Grade 3 and above who wish to perform a monologue/prose piece as their choice option.

Please see Drama Form in your enrolment pack/online for all fee details. Please note: due to the large numbers taking these exams we can ONLY accept students who apply during August using our Drama Exam Registration form. There will be no possibility of entering for the exam after August.

Parents please check your child’s folder in Term 1:  by midterm break every student registered will have the full exam pack with all poems and theory they will be doing in their Drama Exam.

If your child does not have this pack, please contact Maddie, Emer or Caoimhe directly after midterm break in October.

Encore! Ballet Uniform

10am TOTS CLASS ONLY

  • Pink Leather Ballet shoes
  • Pink RAD leotard style 1
  • Pink ballet tights
  • TUTU (any type, we have an option available to buy at class for €10)

10.30 & 11.00 ENCORE! BALLET CLASSES

  • Pink Leather Ballet shoes
  • Pink RAD leotard style 1
  • Pink RAD Regulation wrap skirt
  • Pink ballet tights

11.30 & 12.30 ENCORE SENIOR BALLET CLASSES

  • Pink Leather Ballet shoes
  • Black character shoes
  • Black tank leotard (RAD vocational grades leotard or similar)
  • Black wrap-over ballet skirt/ elasticated wrap style skirt (Capezio or similar)
  • Black/white leggings or ballet tights (any type)
  • Demi-pointe and/or pointe shoes (Please discuss with Jenny before purchase)

 

(New this year theballerinastore.com will accept orders online and deliver them to our classes in Knocklyon free of charge! Just enter code ENCORE at checkout. Uniform also available at Dance World Ranelagh, or danceworld.ie)

NEW THIS YEAR!

We are adding a zipper hoody to our range of Encore Ballet uniform as an alternative to the ballet cardigan. The hoody is pale pink, with Encore logo on the front and you can also choose to get your child’s name on the back! Samples/sizes are available to view with Jenny, and orders can be made online at www.encorekids.ie, through our enrol here button, or email us at encorekidsdublin@gmail.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I contact someone at Encore?

The best way to get a quick response is to email us at encorekidsdublin@gmail.com, or message us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/encorekids. If you leave a message on our voicemail please be aware that it can take up to 3 days for us to respond, online we can usually answer within 24 hours. If you have an urgent query please contact Maddy/Lorna (centre supervisors) at any centre. They will ensure that we get your message immediately. When a teacher is with a class, please wait until changeover time for any questions/discussions: our no.1 task has to be to supervise the class!

  • What happens at class every week?

Each week the students have a half hour Drama class, and either half an hour of Singing or Dancing. Each subject is taught by a teacher who specialises in that area. We also have Workshops during each term, with extra activities and fun for all!

  • How do I ensure my child gets the most out of Encore?

By attending class on time every week, and going over script, songs and dances at home, your child will be able to get the most from their weekly class, and be able to perform like a star on stage! Scripts do need to be learnt at home.

  • What do the group colours mean?

We have developed our “Rainbow System” at Encore!, whereby as students progress through our classes they move up through the coloured groups.

Purple : Tots; Pre-school, Blue: Jnr / Snr Infants, Green : 1st – 3rd class,

Yellow : 4th – 6th class, Orange : 5tth class – 2nd year (grouped), Red : 2nd – 6th year.

The student’s folder indicates their group colour. It’s important to know this!!

  • Does every child perform in the end of year show?

Every child in Ballet, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red Groups perform in the Mill Theatre in our end of year shows. Purple (Tots) perform in a display in St. Colmcille’s School at the end of Term 2.

  • How do I know which show my child is in?

The students will receive all the details about the theatre rehearsals and shows before the midterm break. Each Group will perform in one show during our show weeks between the 28th April and 7th May. Keep an eye on your child’s folder for these details.

  • How many rehearsals are in the Theatre?

All groups including Ballet and Hip hop Groups have a Theatre Rehearsal in The Mill Theatre

  • When do I book tickets for the show?

Wednesday 1st March 2017 from Mill Theatre Box Office, or on 01-2969340, or online at www.milltheatre.ie Tickets are first come, first served, and do sell out so please BOOK EARLY! The Mill Theatre charge their own €1 per ticket booking fee which can be avoided by booking in person at the theatre, so we do advise this if possible.

  • How do I pay?

Our new payment system is by Easy Payments Plus. You can log on through our website where you click the button marked “Enrol Here” or by logging into easypaymentsplus.com. You can choose to pay the full amount or by four equal instalments. You can pay in cash on the first day of class. Any other form of payment eg cheque, online transfer is also acceptable but our preferred method is through Easy Payments Plus.

  • How do I know my child is progressing

At Encore! every single child improves and grows in confidence and skills throughout the course of the year. If this is not the case, we will contact you by phone or email immediately. If you have a specific query please do approach a teacher, preferably after class time, as their priority has to be the students during class time. You can also email encorekidsdublin@gmail.com with a specific query at any time during the year.

Contact

Contact Encore School Of Performing Arts

087 908 5913 / 087 908 5677