Phone: 086 837 2364 Email:

Building Confidence Through Drama, Performance & Presentation Skills

All classes (except our Saturday Stillorgan class) will start back the week commencing the 10th of September.

The Dream Believe Achieve class on Saturday in Patrician Centre Stillorgan, will start back on the 8th of September.

Classes this term will run until Saturday  the 15th December 2018 (incl).

There will be NO classes from Saturday 27th October- Friday 2nd November (incl.) for midterm break, please note that there WILL be classes on Saturday 3rd November.

 

 

08 / 05 / 2018

SUMMER PROGRAMME 2018

SUMMER CAMPS! 

9-13 July Summer Camp (3-6yrs)

16-20 July Summer Camp (3-6yrs)

13-17 August Summer Camp (7-13yrs)

9.30am-1pm (option of minding service from 9am)

 

€100 per student (10% discount for siblings)

Book 2 weeks for €190!

 

All camps in Patrician Centre, Stillorgan

 

HIP HOP Workshops!

with Eurovision representative Alan McGrath

June 30th and July 28th

12-1pm 5-8yrs

1-2.30pm 8-10yrs

2.30-4pm 11-14yrs

Patrician Centre, Stillorgan

 

All workshops and camps are also open to non-students of the Mel Ryan School

For further information please contact Evanna: 086 7008006 or Mel: 086 8372364 or email melryanschool@gmail.com

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR SEPTEMBER!

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS

HIP HOP WORKSHOP with RACHEL TRACEY SUNDAY MARCH 25th 

SPORTS HALL, MOUNT MERRION COMMUNITY CENTRE

Juniors (6-8yrs) from 1-3pm and Seniors (9-13 yrs) from 3-5pm

€25, €45 for two siblings and €60 for three siblings

 

DRAMA & STAGECRAFT WORKSHOP with TONY FINNEGAN SUNDAY APRIL 22nd

SPORTS HALL, MOUNT MERRION COMMUNITY CENTRE

Juniors (6-8yrs) from 9.30-11.30am and Seniors (9-13yrs) from 11.30am- 1.30pm

€25,  €45 for two siblings and  €60 for three siblings

We are very excited and honoured to have Tony Finnegan visit us to give this workshop! Tony is an award-winning actor and director. He is co-owner and director of Festival Productions who, amongst many other productions, are responsible for the Christmas show in the National Concert Hall every year. Many of you may have seen him as the Lion in the Wizard of Oz, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Fagan in Oliver, Daddy Warbucks in Annie or Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. This workshop will be so much fun with Tony!

ADULT WORKSHOPS

BEING YOUR BEST YOU! with MEL RYAN 

SPORTS HALL, MOUNT MERRION COMMUNITY CENTRE

€90 for each workshop or €160 for both

BEING YOUR BEST YOU! PART 1 Sunday 15th of April from 10am-4.30pm

  • Communication skills/Managing fear and anxiety around public speaking at work and in social situations
  • Making an impact
  • Assessing life/work balance
  • My life now and in the future/Goals, ambitions and dreams

BEING YOUR BEST YOU! PART 2 Sunday 29th of April from 10am-4.30pm

  • Dealing with conflict and difficult situations
  • Influencing others
  • Assertiveness
  • Having a presence in a room
  • Developing your different personas

 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMPS 

MUSIC, DRAMA, ARTS & CRAFTS (WITH A FINAL DAY PERFORMANCE) AGES 3-6 yrs

MONDAY 9th-FRIDAY 13th of JULY and MONDAY 16th- Friday 20th of July  9.30am-1pm

PATRICIAN CENTRE, STILLORGAN

€100, €190 for 2 siblings, €280 for 3 siblings (OPTION OF DOING BOTH WEEKS FOR €190)

 

MUSIC, DRAMA, HIP HOP (WITH A FINAL DAY PERFORMANCE) AGES 7-13yrs

MONDAY 13th -FRIDAY 17th August 9.30am-1pm

PATRICIAN CENTRE, STILLORGAN

€100, €190 for 2 siblings, €280 for 3 siblings

 

All workshops and camps are also open to non-students of the Mel Ryan School

For further information please contact Evanna: 086 7008006 or Mel: 086 8372364 or email melryanschool@gmail.com

 

with Rachel Tracey

We are delighted to be offering a series of one-off workshops over the next few months and our first one is a fun Hip Hop Workshop with our wonderful dance teacher Rachel Tracey in the Sports Hall, Mount Merrion Community Centre with Juniors (6-8yrs) from 1-3pm and Seniors (9-13yrs) from 3-5pm. 

The cost is €25, €45 for two siblings and €60 for three siblings.

Rachel studied at Laine Theatre Arts, London, and has been working professionally as a dancer for many years.  She has appeared in several Gaiety Theatre and Cork Opera House pantomimes and productions, (most recently in Rapunzel last Christmas), along with many other productions in the UK also.  On TV she has appeared in The Life of a Ballerina, Love/Hate, Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie, Ripper Street, Penny Dreadful, The Daniel O’Donnell Show and Little Women.  She is also an experienced teacher, has a very special nature and the kids adore her!

This is open to all non- students of The Mel Ryan School also.

Places are limited so early booking is advised.  Bookings can be made by texting or emailing the details below to-

Evanna: 086 7008006 or Mel: 086 8372364 (we are both also on whatsapp)

or melryanschool@gmail.com

Name of Student

Date of Birth

Age 

Name of Parent

Parent’s Contact no.

 

Please keep an eye on our website for more exciting workshops over the coming weeks!!

 

11 / 10 / 2017

A Playful City Dublin

We are thrilled and excited to be the only school invited to supply children to perform at A Playful City, a wonderful, innovative conference on 17th October in the Point Village.

A Playful City is a project exploring and responding to the need for more inclusive, child-friendly, and playful spaces in Dublin City. Their purpose is to bring children, young people, diverse key stakeholders and the wider community together to make an impact in the city.

Stay tuned for more information!

www.aplayfulcity.com

 

Big news for September 2017!!!
Both MUSICAL THEATRE and DREAM BELIEVE ACHIEVE classes now available for young people aged 13-18yrs!!

Our Life Skills class, DREAM BELIEVE ACHIEVE, using the vehicle of drama & performance in a fun-filled environment, will teach life skills such as: public speaking; inner resilience; social skills; assertiveness; study focus; empathy; negotiating skills; and listening skills – to build confidence; manage anxiety & stress; handle the pressures of social media/friendships and challenges of being a teenager in today’s world.

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR TEENS
Classes offer Hip Hop, Singing and Drama training for theatre by experienced highly qualified teachers. No experience necessary.
For more info contact Mel;
Phone: 086 8372364
Email: melryanschool@gmail.com

22 / 06 / 2016

Summer Camps 2016

We have just a few places still available for our Camps:

Sandyford Community Centre on 4th-8th July, 9.30am-1pm with Astrid Courtney, Alan McGrath & Mel Ryan

Patrician Centre, Stillorgan on 25th-29th July, 9.30am-1pm with Eimear O’Riordan, Alan McGrath & Mel Ryan

Drama games & exercises, songs and dance routines, puppet shows, improvisation, fun fun fun!

Each camp is limited to 20 children to provide a safe, nurturing environment , with plenty of individual attention for each child.

€100 per child, 10% discount for siblings

Contact: Mel – 086 8372364

Email: melryanschool@gmail.com

 

24 / 05 / 2016

PLANS FOR 2016-2017!

We have had a wonderfully successful 2015-2016 with the opening of our venues in Stillorgan, Belarmine and Sandyford.  We would have been very happy to half-fill them in the first year but in fact most classes are completely full and we have waiting lists for September for most classes, particularly in Stillorgan.  Thank you all for your support and for spreading the word among your friends. We are getting great feedback from parents who have seen significant progress with their children’s social skills, self esteem and ability to assert themselves.  The children seem to love their classes and are having so much fun, as are we!

This September we are developing the school a little more.  We are opening in Mounttown Community Centre which is beside McCormack’s Pub in Monkstown/Dunlaoghaire.  We are also delighted to have secured a place in the brand new beautiful Community Centre in Ballyogen in Carrickmines.  Classes in Ballyogen will replace the classes in Belarmine and Sandyford Community Centre.  So our classes will take place in four venues -

Patrician Centre, Stillorgan, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat.

Ballyogen Community Centre, Carrickmines, Wed, Thurs

Mounttown Community Centre, Monkstown/Dunlaoghaire, Mon, Tues, Thurs

Glencullen Community Centre, Mon, Thurs

NEW TWO HOUR MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES!

In addition to our ‘Building Confidence classes’ two of our venues, Mounttown and Ballyogen Com. Centres will offer a new two-hour Musical Theatre class.  With one hour of music/drama and an hour of hip hop dance, this class will be similar to a stage-school type class but will not have as many in the classes as most stage schools, which is in keeping with our ethos of providing a genuine caring and nurturing environment with the well-being of each child taking centre-stage with us at all times!

HIP HOP CLASSES FOR ALL AGES!

We already have a huge interest in our new Hip Hop classes in September.  They will be available for all ages from 6yrs to adults (including teens).  We have the best professional dancers in Ireland to teach these classes and judging by the phenomenal demand for the Hip Hop Dance Workshops we have been running for the last few months, I have no doubt that these classes will fill very quickly.

CHECK OUT CLASS TIMES IN EACH VENUE, PRICES AND TEACHERS’ BIOGRAPHIES ON THE RELEVANT PAGES FOR MORE INFO!

Eimear, Astrid, Ceara, Paddy and I wish to thank you all for supporting and reinforcing our work with your children throughout the year.  Our jobs are incredibly fulfilling and the children are a complete joy to teach.  We hope you have a lovely Summer and here’s to the next exciting chapter for the school!

Please feel free to contact me anytime on -086 8372364, or melryanschool@gmail.com

Mel x

 

 

24 / 05 / 2016

SUMMER CAMPS 2016

We have two camps scheduled this year -

Sandyford Community Centre – 4th – 8th July with Astrid Courtney & Alan McGrath

Patrician Centre, Stillorgan – 25th – 29th July with Eimear O’Riordan & Alan McGrath

Both are for ages 4 – 11yrs,  children will be split into two age groups – 3-6yrs & 7-11yrs.

9.30am-1pm Mon – Fri with a short performance on the final day.

Price: €100 per child (10% discount for sibling) Deposit €20 required, will be deducted off fee.

DRAMA GAMES!   HIP HOP DANCING!   ACTING!   SINGING!   FUN!

 

Our new venues have had an overwhelming reaction and we are delighted to announce that we have created even more classes to our timetable!  More guitar class times on Monday, more Saturday classes and more adult courses too.  Because of this demand, Mel is always on the look-out for very special people to join our team of teachers. Teachers must hold a qualification and have experience in drama/musical theatre, ideally have trained in early childhood studies and most importantly have a genuine love of little people, along with the passion to develop their skills for the inevitable challenges of life.  CV’s can be sent to melryanschool@gmail.com.


Contact Us

Patrician Centre, Stillorgan
Glencullen Library Community Centre
Sandyford Community Centre
Belarmine Community Centre

Phone: 086-8372364

Email: melryanschool@gmail.com

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