All Ireland Hip Hop Championships Trabolgan 2018

All Ireland Hip Hop Championships Trabolgan 2018

Huge congratulations to Jenny, Chris and Jake who knocked it out of the park this weekend in Trabolgan at the All Ireland Hip Hop Championships. Chris swept the boards taking 1st pace in under 14 Champion Solos, 1st in under 16 Breakdance and 1st in under 16 Poppin. Jake came 2nd in Under 16 Breakdance and 2nd in Under 16 Poppin. Jenny reached semi-final in the under 12’s B’Girl. We are so proud of this enormous achievement. The photo is of Chris, Jake and Leon. Leon teaches Breakdance and Poppin at Kidkast. We are the only school to offer Poppin...

FREE HIP HOP CLASS

FREE HIP HOP CLASS

To launch our new Hip Hop class with Sophie Kavanagh on Saturdays 5-6pm for the month of October classes will be free with no obligation for new students ages 13 years plus. Sophie Kavanagh dancer and choreographer is widely respected within both the teaching and performance communities both nationally and internationally and we are very fortunate to have her teach with us. We look forward to seeing new faces during the month of October. Class numbers are limited so please email info@kidkast.ie to register your interest. Please note that this offer is only open to new students or to existing...

Kidkast Newsletter

Kidkast Newsletter

We hope everyone is settled and are looking forward to another year at Kidkast. We have many new students and we welcome you all to the Kidkast family. At any stage if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Please see our newsletter giving information and dates for your calendar. 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...

Calling New Hip Hop Crew Members

Calling New Hip Hop Crew Members

Hip Hop crew training resumes from tomorrow Thursday 20th September and are now open to new members. Training starts tomorrow (Thursday) and continues every Thursday. Ages 12 and under 6-7.30 and ages 13+ 7.30-9. Open to all students who take dance classes this is a great opportunity to be part of our competitive hip hop teams. Crews cost €5 pay as you go.

Extreme Stretching: The Risks of Sitting in Oversplits

Extreme Stretching: The Risks of Sitting in Oversplits

We quote from an article in Pointe Magazine written by Candice Thompson. You can not underestimate the dangers of over-stretching. It’s a familiar sight on Instagram: A dancer lounges casually in an oversplit, drinking her morning coffee. One foot is propped up on blocks (or even a chair) as her legs split well beyond 180 degrees. In recent years, extreme flexibility has become the new normal, with social media flooded with images of dancers contorting themselves into pretzel positions. The question of whether one must be this flexible to achieve a professional dance career is a matter of taste, but it’s clear...

Showchoir Competition November 3rd 2018

Showchoir Competition November 3rd 2018

We are taking part again this year in the National Showchoir Finals. Last year we achieved 3rd place and had great fun in doing so. We will limit numbers for this event and places will be on a first come first served basis. This is only open to Wednesday Musical Theatre Class 6-7pm, Friday Musical Theatre Class 5-6pm, Saturday Musical Theatre Class 3-4pm, Saturday Musical Theatre Class 4-5pm and Saturday Singing Class 5-6pm. Rehearsals will be held each Wednesday evening from 7-8.30pm. We expect full attendance at all rehearsals. The rehearsal dates will be Wednesday 19th September, 26th September, 3rd October, 10th October, 17th October, 24th October and Friday 2nd November with...

Parents Portal

Parents Portal

It is good to be back and has been a busy start to the current year at Kidkast. We are glad to see everyone both existing and new students. Our Parents Portal is now live for our Drogheda School, our Collon School should be ready later this week. We have invested heavily this year in new IT and this is the latest part of our roll out. What the parent’s portal allows is to see what classes are booked together with the times and days. It also provides full details of your account and allows for online payments. The link...

New Classes On Fridays

New Classes On Fridays

All classes resume this week and we hope you all had a great summer. Due to the demand in the ages 8-12 years in Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theatre, in particular, we have added Friday classes to our weekly schedule. Any students wishing to switch from the Saturday to Friday classes please email info@kidkast.ie and we will move you on our system. Please remember these are the same teacher and syllabus but smaller classes. New Classes are as follows: Musical Theatre with Sarah age 8-12   5-6pm Friday Show Tap with Beth age 8-12     6-7pm Friday Contemporary with Beth     7-8pm Friday For our Saturday...

Kidkast Open Day Saturday 1st September 2018

Kidkast Open Day Saturday 1st September 2018

Our open day at Kidkast is Saturday 1st September and we invite all to come and try out our taster classes, see the studios and meet the team. Our students will demo during the Open Day too. This is a fun day and all classes are free to try out. All are welcome..!!!! Link to our schedule of classes on the Open Day Normal classes resume from Monday 3rd September.