Steptacular was established in 2006 by Director Nicole McDonald providing boys and girls, aged 3-18yrs, with all disciplines in Performing Arts. Steptacular runs classes throughout the year from September to June. The course is 30 weeks – this is broken down into 3 terms, each lasting 10 weeks + a 4 week Christmas Pantomime term. We endeavour to provide a fun & lively atmosphere, and hope to encourage a love of the Arts in all forms. Tots classes cover a range of music, dance and musical theatre styles introducing young children to the basics of performing. These classes are geared to the children’s own range and ability.
The Performing Arts school caters for age’s 5-21yrs. 2 hours will be dedicated to Dance, Singing and Drama with each individual class lasting 40mins. We run classes on Monday’s, Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s. (please check school dates and timetable page for times etc). Thursday evening classes are dedicated to 13yr+ only and will last 2hrs. All students will be in a class with their appropriate age group. Gymnastic classes will also be available Friday in Firhouse; 6.30-7.15pm and 7.15-8pm catering for boys and girls 5-18yrs, with qualified Olympian gymnastics coach Naia who is a very popular and professional teacher.
Saturday mornings at Steptacular our dedicated to exams, with students gaining qualifications in Ballet, Modern Dance, Tap, Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre. The examinations boards we use our ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) and The Leinster school of Speech and Drama. (Drama and Musical Theatre). These classes are available on school performing art days for all students. Please contact Nicole to arrange time and class that best suits your child.
We cover a wide range of dance styles – Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. We train in Drama – Role Playing, Improvisation, Mime and Script work. Singing will consist of Vocal Training, Coaching, Repertoire and performance. Workshops in Costume/Hair/Make-up, Guest Teachers, and Stage Mgmt etc will be offered at intervals throughout the year.
A scholarship scheme will provide 1 years free tuition in Dance/Drama/Singing. This will go to 1 junior and 1 senior student from each venue who excels in his/her talent, or indeed commitment to the craft.