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Building Confidence Through Drama, Performance & Presentation Skills

08 / 09 / 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020

At last we are REOPENING!  Next Monday 14th Sept we will welcome back the first of our students to classes and we couldn’t be more excited!  In order to strictly comply with government health guidelines, we have a revised timetable with a full Musical Theatre & Hip Hop schedule for Mt. Merrion Community Centre and the beautiful new BOOTERSTOWN PARISH CENTRE.  Our full programme of Dream Believe Achieve classes will also go ahead in the Patrician Centre, Stillorgan.

Unfortunately we have to put our classes in Monkstown, Sandymount and Carrickmines on hold for now and we are very sorry for the disappointment that this has caused many of our students.

Contact us for more info: Mel 086 8372364

melryanschool@gmail.com

27 / 08 / 2019

TERM DATES/ NEW VENUES

TERM DATES

All classes will start back the week commencing Monday the 2nd of September.

Classes this term will run until Saturday  the 14th December 2019 (incl).

There will be NO classes from Saturday 26th October- Friday 1st November (incl.) for midterm break, please note that there WILL be classes on Saturday 2nd November.

NEW VENUES

We are delighted to be offering new classes this year in the Scout Hall (across from Mount Merrion Community Centre) and in Booterstown Parish Centre. See below for details. 

SCOUT HALL

Musical Theatre & Hip Hop

2.30-4.30 PM Juniors (6-8 yrs)

4.30-6.30 PM Seniors (9-12yrs)

BOOTERSTOWN PARISH CENTRE

Drama for Beginners 

7.00-8.30PM

Adult Level 2

8.00pm-9.30pm

EASTER TERM DATES

This term will finish up after class on Saturday April 13th. 

No classes from Monday April 15th to Sunday 28th. 

Classes will start back Monday 29th. 

 

EASTER CAMPS 

15-19 April Easter Camp (3-6yrs)

22-26 April Easter Camp (7-12yrs)

Scout Hall (Across from Mt Merrion Community Centre)

SUMMER CAMPS

8-12 July Summer Camp (3-6yrs)

15-19 July Summer Camp (7-12yrs)

12-16 August Summer Camp (3-6yrs)

Patrician Centre, Stillorgan

Times for all Camps: 9.30am-1pm (option of minding service from 9am for additional €20 per week)

Price for all camps: €100 per student (10% discount for siblings)

For more info or to secure your place, please contact Evanna on 086 7008006. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ADVANCED ADULT DRAMA GROUP 

Huge congrats to our advanced ADULT DRAMA GROUP (Aoise Mulrooney, Kate Kenny, Astrid Courtney, Evanna Walsh, Edwina O’Sullivan, Ciara Fitzgibbon and Sinead Keogh) who did fantastically well in the Bray One Act Festival last week!

Our wonderful Eimear O’Riordan took the BEST DIRECTOR AWARD and also a merit award for her ORIGINAL SCRIPT WRITING! Congratulations also to EVANNA WALSH and EDWINA O’SULLIVAN for their nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actress. We are so proud of you all and yet another reason to feel blessed to have the very special and talented Eimear O’Riordan on our school team. Eimear directs our annual school show every year in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum.

 

DRAMA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE STARTING MONDAY MARCH 4th MT MERRION COMMUNITY CENTRE 7.30-9PM 

A six week ‘Drama for Beginners’ course will commence on Mondays at 7.30-9pm on 4th March in Mt Merrion Community Centre. This course, given by Mel Ryan, is aimed at people who are curious about the technique of acting and public speaking but who have no experience whatsoever. It is a wonderful fun-filled way to build confidence, communication skills, and enhance a sense of self. Contact Mel: 086 8372364

10 / 01 / 2019

NEWS JANUARY 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE WIZARD OF OZ

A huge congrats to our students Daisey Pleass, Cormac Carney, Jessica Boyle and Maria and Niamh Greene who took part in The Wizard of Oz in the National Concert Hall. You performed so well both on and off stage and we are incredibly proud of you. We had over four hundred parents and students who came to the show as part of our annual Christmas theatre outing. They also enjoyed the exclusive backstage tour and meet and greet with the cast.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLING FOR MAKE A WISH IRELAND

Well done to all of our students who took part in singing Christmas carols in aid of Make a Wish Ireland before Christmas.  It was such a joy singing with all of you and you should be so proud of yourselves for raising a huge amount of money for such a wonderful cause. Thank you to Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre and Dundrum Town Centre for hosting us over the course of the week, to the wonderful Sile Seoige who joined us to sing in Dundrum and of course to Make a Wish for making it all possible.

 

NEW MUSICAL THEATRE & HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES ON SATURDAY MORNINGS IN MT MERRION COMMUNITY CENTRE 

Due to huge demand we have added additional Musical Theatre & Hip Hop classes on Saturdays in our Mount Merrion venue. Please see below for details. If you wish to enroll your child please contact Mel on 086 8372364.

Saturday

9.30am-10.30am

Teddy Bear Club (Age 3-5yrs)

 

10.30am-12.30pm

Juniors (Age 6-8yrs)

 

10.30am-12.30pm

Seniors (Age 9-12yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 


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Patrician Centre, Stillorgan
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Phone: 086-8372364

Email: melryanschool@gmail.com

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