April 2013 NEWSLETTER

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Welcome back to you all after the Easter break. We have an action packed NEW TIMETABLE for lots of classes in the studios from here in. We hope to see many of you, your friends and parents attending the classes.TERM 4 REMINDER
Kells Thursday Classes - 25th April - 27th June 2013
Navan/Ratoath Sat Classes - 27th April -29th June 2013

There will be no class on 30th May & 1st June due to the Bank Holiday.

TERM 4 PAYMENTS
Fees for Term 4 are due on or before 25th April. Should you wish to discuss a payment option, please call Caitriona on 046 9073554. Fees are €75 for Teeny Tots and €115 for Junior, Intermediate & Senior classes.

NEW INTERMEDIATE CLASS IN RATOTH
The new Intermediate class in Ratoath is working very well (10am-12pm) and we would like to thank Danielle Lynam for coming back to teach the Intermediate students dance. Already she is well liked. If you know any boys or girls who are aged 8 upwards who love to sing, dance and act, please encourage them to come along and try out this class.

THE NEW STUDIOS ARE NOW OPEN
We are delighted to have our own studios in Navan. This is the first of its kind purpose build Performing Arts School in Meath offering many different singing, dance, fitness and drama classes to adults and children. Please come along and try a free class at any stage. To book, call 046 90 73554 and put your name down on our list. We have a huge selection of classes ranging from Ballet to Acting for adults and singing lessons

LAMDA - LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ARTS
RESULTS & OFFICAL STUDIO OPENING

Congrats to all our students in their recent LAMDA singing and acting examinations. We will be holding a presentation evening on Sunday 14th April upstairs in The Studios, Unit 6 Mullaghboy Ind. Est, Navan (opposite An Post). Certificates will be given out to students during the following times -

Teeny Tots & Juniors 5-6.30pm - Awards Presentation & Junior Disco
Intermediate & Seniors 7.00pm - 9pm - Awards Presentation & Senior Disco.

During the allocated times above, we will present children with their certificates followed by a mini disco & face painting. Light refreshments will be served. As space is limited, we ask families to adhere to the times outlined above and strictly no buggies/prams allowed. We are inviting all academy members to come along on Sunday, as we are officially opening the studios as well as presenting the LAMDA awards. We would love to see you all there.

Irish Heart Foundation Performance
Thanks to all the students who performed at the Tony Lynam Irish Heart Foundation charity event in the Ardboyne Hotel on 2nd March. You were all fantastic - Ciara O’Neill, Zoe Callaghan, Lauren Hughes, Ciara Purvis, Katie Fitzsimons, Lauren Reynolds, Rebecca Hilliard, Abby Rafferty, Alex O’Hara, Arianna Brunton, Caoimhe McCabe, Chloe Rogers, Alana Rogers, Cillian Watterson, Daniel Wisniewski, Katie Smith, Lauren Murtagh, Millie Finucane, Lisa Moran, Abbie Barry, Eimear Kilgallen & Rubimae Hoskins.

KATHY CRINION “JUST SING IT” LAUNCH NIGHT
Thanks to all who performed at Kathy’s launch night in the Trim Castle Hotel on Sunday 24th March. A fantastic night was had by all and we wish Kathy every success in her new business.

SPECIAL OFFERS @ BANANAS FANCY DRESS & DANCE WEAR SHOP
Bananas shop has a sale on at present with huge reductions in all stock. We are offering all academy members a very special rate of €30 (normally €65) for the rental of any of our Super, huge & colourful mascot costumes. We have a great selection i.e. Barney, Hello Kitty, Bob The Builder, Tom & Jerry, Alvin The Chipmunk, Mario & Luigi, Shrek, Stitch, Mickey & Minnie Mouse. Great for any birthday part!! All of these can be viewed on Bananas Fancy Dress Shop facebook page. This offer is valid for bookings made during April 2013 for parties in April, May and June 2013.

FACEBOOK PAGE
We have a brand new ‘Academy of Performing Arts’ facebook page. For those of you that use facebook, please like our page and share it with your friends. We are aiming to get 1,000 likes and with your help we will reach a wider audience and hit this target. Facebook is a fantastic tool for letting you all know what new classes are available and uploading photos of classes & events. If you have any ideas how we can promote this page, please talk to us anytime.

SINGING, DANCING & DRAMA SUMMER CAMPS 2013
We will be running 3 weeks of summer camp this year in the new studios in Navan.
Camp 1 - 22nd - 26th July
Camp 2 - 29th July 2nd August
Camp 3 - 12th - 16th August
These camps are suitable for children from age 3-18 years. They will run from 11am - 2pm Monday to Friday inclusive and cost only €69 per person. Book your camp now, as places will be limited.

SHOW TIMES - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - BOOK NOW
We have a number of shows coming up that we would like to take our students to. Children aged 5 and under should be accompanied by an adult to any of the shows. Your academy red sweater/hoodie should be worn to any group outing.

Show 1 : Silver Linings : presented by Why Not Dance Company under the Artistic Direction of Lisa Tyrrell. This is a showcase of Lyrical & Percussive Jazz Choreography. This is on Friday 19th April and cost €25 per person (show ticket & return coach). Recommended for boys and girls age 6 and up. The bus will leave The Studios in Navan on the Friday at 6pm and return at 11pm approx. The Show is on in The Mill Theatre, Dundrum.

Show 2: The Wizard of Oz: presented by Kilmainham Wood National School & directed by Sheila Garvey. This show takes place in Kells Theatre on Wednesday 24th April at 11am and Thursday 25th April at 7pm. Tickets available by calling the school on 046 90 52666 and priced at €5, €8 & €12. Please note we are not going to either show as a group.

Show 3: The Lion King: Celebrating its 14th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, the much loved Disney’s Lion King is coming to Ireland’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre for the first time. Date in June to be confirmed TBC & Cost €45 including bus.

NEW APPOINTMENTS
Please welcome our very talented new teaching staff - full biogs can be seen on our website.
Orla Mc Feeley - Ballet Mistress, The Studios. Danielle Lynam - Dance Teacher, Ratoath.
Zoe Canavan - Teeny Tots Assistant, Navan. Abbie Barry - Teeny Tots Assistant, Navan
Lauren Murtagh - Teeny Tots Assistant, Kells. Maria Branigan - Teeny Tots Assistant, Ratoath

CONGRATULATIONS TO LAUREN CARROLL on representing Meath in solo singing in the Community Games. We wish her every success when she travels to Athlone for the finals. Lauren got a Silver Medal in her Acting competition. A true star and the academy are very proud of her.

UPDATING FILES
Please let us know if you have recently changed address or contact numbers, especially mobile numbers, as we are updating our files and it is important we have the correct mobile contact details for texting.

Thanking you and we look forward to seeing you all at classes very soon.

The Academy Team
Office -16 Railway Street, Navan, Co. Meath
Studios - Unit 6 Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan, Co Meath
Telephone - 046 90 73554 / 086 8304747
www.theacademy.ie