FAQ's & Fees

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Parents and students often have many questions when looking to join our school. Below we have identified some of the key things we get asked on a regular basis. Should you not find what you are looking for, please contact us.

JOINING THEATREWORX

Why choose TheatreworX Stage School?

TheatreworX Stage School has been a leading provider of performing arts to students from 4 to young adult for over 20 years.. In this time, we have crafted what we believe to be the highest quality programmes for young people interested in developing their skills in this field.

What are the benefits of TheatreworX?

Our programmes offer a host of benefits to participants, which extend well beyond that of simply teaching them performing arts skills. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide an environment where students can have fun while achieving social and personal development among a host of other benefits.

Does my son/daughter need to audition to be part of TheatreworX?

No, we cater for students across all skill levels, from those who have never tried the performing arts, to those who have had many years of experience.
However, auditions will be held for the principals and/or solo singers in our end of year show in The Helix theatre.

At what age can a student start with TheatreworX?

TOTS; Aged 3-6 years.
JUNIORS; Aged 7-12 years.
SENIORS; Aged 13 to Young Adult

Do students require previous experience??

Many of our students join our classes exclusively to increase their self-confidence. No experience is required to join our school.

Can my child request to be in the same class as their friends?

Class divisions are made strictly by birthdate. Over time we have found that this is the most equitable way to divide classes. Providing your child’s birthdate falls within the same bracket as his/her friend, and there is space in the chosen class, we may be able to place friends in the same class. However, we cannot promise to accomodate friendship groups.

What commitment is involved for parents?

The biggest commitment for our parents is ensuring that their son/daughter arrives to class and other scheduled activities on time and are collected whey they conclude. We would also ask that parents are supportive about their child’s commitment to the training.

CLASSES

What are the age ranges and how many students are in each class?

Groups are split in to age-appropriate classes with a maximum of approx 20 in any one class.

What happens in class?

TheatreworX have each session split into three segments – dancing, drama and singing/musical theatre. Each discipline has a dedicated teacher.

Who are your teachers?

Our teachers are all industry professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. From experienced and working actors, to singers, leading choreographers and directors, our staff brings the best of the performing arts industry direct to our classes. Given our 20-year history, some are even past-students who have gone on to be successful in their chosen field! Additionally all staff are garda vetted.

How long to the classes go for?

Class length varies dependent on the level at which a student is at but generally Tots are 1 hour, while Juniors & Seniors are 2 hours.

Where are our venues located and when do the classes take place?

MONDAYS – TheatreworX Stage School @ Leixlip Parish Centre
Tots (age 3-6) – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Juniors (age 7-12) – 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Seniors Performance Class (age 16 to Young Adult) – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

TUESDAYS – TheatreworX Stage School @ Kidology, Dunboyne
Tots (age 3-5) – 2.45pm to 3.45pm
Juniors (age 6-12) – 3.45pm to 5.45pm

TUESDAYS – TheatreworX Stage School @ Leixlip Parish Centre
Seniors (age 13-18) – 6pm to 8pm

WEDNESDAYS – TheatreworX Stage School @ Dunboyne GAA
Tots (age 3-6) – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Juniors (age 7-12) – 4.30pm to 6.30pm

THURSDAYS – TheatreworX Stage School @ Leixlip Parish Centre
Tots (age 3-6) – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Juniors (age 7-12) – 4.30pm to 6.30pm

FRIDAYS – TheatreworX Stage School @ Kilcock GAA
Tots (age 3-6) – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Juniors (age 7-12) – 4.30pm to 6.30pm

SATURDAYS – TheatreworX Academy @ The Axis, Ballymun
Juniors (age 6-12) – 10am to 12pm
Seniors (age 13-18) – 12pm to 2-m

What Accredited Exams do TheatreworX offer?

TheatreworX offer students an option to take exams in both Drama & Dance. These are as follows;

LAMDA Verse & ProseActing Exams
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art(LAMDA) began offering speech examinations to the public in the 1880s. Since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation by experts in education, acting and communication. LAMDA Examinations has a reputation for excellence across the globe.
Preparation for an examination can;
– unlock the imagination and creative-thinking.
– develop communication skills
– refine technical skill and artistry
– promote team-work
The examinations themselves provide candidates with an opportunity to;
– measure progress against an international standard.
– make contact with expert practitioner examiners outside the immediate teaching environment.
– build self-confidence and self-esteem.
– acquire skill certification for career development.
– receive critical appraisal and guidance for future development.

ISTD Modern Dance Exams
Through a carefully planned and well-tried examination syllabus, which combines modern dance, jazz and other dance styles, young people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude towards dance. A series of examinations has been created from children’s grades through to professional teaching qualifications. It is designed to encourage an imaginative and rapid response from beginners.

Can parents attend classes?

Unfortunately parents are not able to attend weekly classes.
Why? A lot of our students come to us for personal development and t build confidence. When parents are present it can impede this by distracting students, shifting their focus and changing their behaviour.
It is also used to maintain a strict security policy as all our teachers have been Garda Vetted, something we cannot verify for each parent.

However, we would encourage all parents to come to the end-of-year show and various displays we may do during the year to get and understanding of how your child is progressing.

THE ANNUAL SHOW

When does the annual show @ the Helix take place?

Students perform in a fully staged professional theatre production normally on the weekend after the May bank holiday every year. However, in 2017, the show will take place on May 14th & 15th.

Is this show compulsory?

No, of course not but, we ideally would like all TheatreworX students to take part. Also classes, particularly at the end of Term 3, are geared towards preparing for this show.
Should a student be unable to take part in the show, they will be required to let TheatreworX know as early in advance as possible.

Where is the show held?

The show takes place in the spectacular Helix Theatre in DCU.

About the Helix?
Situated in North Dublin, The Helix is one of Ireland’s most impressive multi-purpose venues. Aside from the breathtaking vista of the building inside and out, the venue prides itself on the range of events it stages. From large symposiums and conferences to world-class performances this venue serves audiences both locally and internationally. This multi-purpose venue has over 20 different spaces and rooms including Auditoriums, Conference Rooms, Boardrooms, Exhibition Areas, Green Rooms and Dressing Rooms, there is a unique space suitable for every event.

What type of show will be performed?

Every year, the Annual Show encompasses songs from some Broadway favourites such as Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, School of Rock and Les Miserables, giving each child a chance to shine.

The Seniors show generally is an adaptation of a well-known touring musical.
The Juniors and the Tots show is written specially each year by a team of very talented and experiences in-house writers and features an assortment of familiar children’s songs from TV, movies and storybooks!

Can parents take photos or videos of the performace?

No. However, a professional photographer and videographer will be employed to capture the show. The pictures will be available on our website and the DVD will be available to purchase for €20.

COSTUMES & UNIFORM

Is there a TheatreworX uniform?

Every student needs to purchase a TheatreworX teeshirt for €10 which should be worn to class.

There is also additional optional TheatreworX clothing available to purchase, which students can also wear during class;
TheatreworX Teeshirt: €10
TheatreworX Hoody: €30
TheatreworX Bottoms: €20
TheatreworX full Tracksuit *hoody + bottoms): €45
Plain Black Leotard: €20
Exam Leotard (red): €20*
* available to hire for €5 @ exam time

Does TheatreworX supply costumes @ show time?

Yes, we supply all performance costumes using our in-house extensive costume department. Parents are not required to pay for these!

Are TheatreworX costumes available to hire?

Individuals are unable to hire costumes. However, we welcome hire inquiries for concerts, theatre productions, and school shows. Please see our costumes page for more information.

FEES

What are the fees involved to join TheatreworX Stage School?

€95 – Tots(3 to 6 years) – 1 hour class – 10 week term (15% family discount)
€120 – Juniors (7 to 12 years) – 2 hour class – 10 week term (15% family discount)
€120 – Seniors (13 to young adult) – 2 hour class – 10 week term (15% family discount)
€140 – The Academy (7 to young adult) – 2 hour class 0 10 week term (15% family discunt)

€90 – Local camp (€45 for siblings thereafter)
€110 – Panto Camp @ The Helix (10% family discount)
€110 – Teen Camp @ The Helix (10% family discount)

Are there any additional costs?

The only additional costs are for Exams and a small production fee of €10 in term 3 for the annual show. This show is ticketed through the Helix Box Office.

What if my child wants to drop out?

If for any reason a child doesn’t want to continue, they may withdraw from their class at any time. Where possible, an appropriate refund will be given based on how far through the Term a withdrawal is made. No refunds will be offered, once half the term is completed.

Follow

Address:

TheatreworX Productions Ltd.
Unit 16C,
Rosemount Business Park Drive
Ballycoolin
Dublin 11

Email:

info@theatreworx.com

Phone:

086 080 7280