WELCOME TO OLD ABBEY DANCE STUDIOS….
Kidkast has been at the centre of Performing Arts training in Ireland since 1999. In 2006 we opened our studios here in Old Abbey Lane and provided a professional venue for our students to train in, and a home for our Kidkast family. Our teachers are professional, trained, are all experienced and have been with Kidkast for many years, some of them since we started. They know the students inside out, and provide consistent, personal attention to each and every one. We are very proud that last year Kidkast was recognized as a Vocational, Educational body as we provide students with the tools, technique and attitude to pursue a career in performing arts if they so decide. Kidkast training and the confidence it brings also contributes to any career or life path chosen by our students. What we provide is a Safe environment for your child/young adult, where they can learn and you can rest assured that they are getting the best tuition …. Our Coffee Dock facility allows parents to relax, have a coffee and little time out while students are in class.
OLD ABBEY DANCE SHOP Now Open in Old Abbey Dance Studios stocking all major dance brands. You can order any items by phone, email or by calling in to our shop. Shop opening times coincide with class times in the studios.
Uniforms for the following classes are as follows:
Musical theatre/drama/singing/song & dance: Kidkast t-shirt, leggings & trainers/Jazz shoe
Acro: Pink convertible tights, black leotard, black shorts, trainers
Jazz: Convertible tights, leotard & jazz shoes OR leggings, tight fitted top & jazz shoes
Tap: Kidkast t-shirt, leggings & tap shoes OR leggings, tight fitted top and tap shoes
Lyrical/Contemporary: Convertible tights, leotard OR leggings & tight fitted top.
Hip hop/Breakdancing: Kidkast t-shirt and leggings/tracksuit bottoms
Ballet Friday: Leotard & skirt (the plum coloured ISTD leotard & skirt is needed for ballet exams) pink tights, ballet shoes
Ballet Saturday: Leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THE CORRECT FOOTWEAR FOR EACH CLASS. Senior Jazz students (age 13+) must have both tan & black split sole jazz shoes before next years show. Ages 6-12 Song and Dance, Dance or Jazz Dance students must have black split sole jazz shoes. For students to truly work to their best potential the correct attire should be worn. Correct footwear, in particular, is crucial to a student’s development. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to ask any of the teachers to see what they suggest. We have a dance shop on site and all clothing and footwear is available at high street prices for your convenience.
The most important thing to bring to class is a smile, lots of energy & a good attitude!
Kidkast t-shirts are €8 Kidkast Hoodies are €35 Kidkast Zipped Hoodies are €40
(Hoodies & zipped hoodies are personalised with the student’s name at no extra cost!)
- You are a part of the Kidkast family. Students of all ages work side by side, and make life time friends, having lots of fun along the way.
- We provide training that is second to none in all aspects of performing arts, teaching our students to perform, but also providing them with the technique they need should they choose a career in Performing Arts. Kidkast has been designated as an Educational Body, providing students with excellence in training, and preparing them for a possible career as a performer or teacher.
- Old Abbey Dance Studios, is the only purpose built dance studio in the North East of the country, providing the best facilities and a comfortable “second home” to our students.
- Every year Kidkast students go on to professional third level training.
- Our teachers are all specialised and highly regarded in their own fields, ensuring that you are learning from the best. We have a no pressure policy
COMPETITIVE HIP HOP CREWS ARE STILL OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS. ASK AT RECEPTION FOR INFORMATION
PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGES TO CREW NIGHT: Crew Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings.
SOME DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…
- Sept 10th 2017 VAD Dance Inspirations Competition
- October 6th – 9th 2017 All Ireland Hip Hop Championships in Trabolgan. NOTE: NO CLASSES ON SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER IN OLD ABBEY!!
- October 22nd 2017 Soar Uk Hip Hop Competition in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght
- November 4th 2017 National Show Choir Finals in the O’Reilly Theatre Dublin
- October 27th, October 30th – 3rd Mid term break, NOTE: CLASSES ARE ON AS USUAL ON SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER, AS WE HAD AN EARLY MID TERM DUE TO TRABOLGAN
- Christmas Holidays from December 23rd – January 5th inclusive
- February 2018 Spectrum Hip Hop Competition, to be announced
- 17th March 2018 Kidkast entry to St Patricks Day Parade in Drogheda
- June 2nd & 3rd 2018 Annual Kidkast show in the TLT Theatre
- June 14th & 21st 2018 Leinster School of Music and Drama exams
- June 2018 Classes finish on 30th June for the Summer Holidays
- July 2nd 2018 Summer Camps/Workshops
- Ballet/Modern exams to be announced
Other events will be announced throughout the school year
FLEXI FRIDAY class is available to all dance students free of charge from 5.30 – 6.30 each Friday. This class concentrates totally on strength and flexibility.
NEW ADULT MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES We are currently running an Adults Musical Theatre class every Wednesday from 7-8. Classes €90 for 10 week term. Teacher is Sarah Louisa Nolan, who also teaches our junior Drama & Musical Theatre students. Come down and get involved!