Term 3 Newsletter

Term 3 Newsletter

Today is week 1 of term 3. It is hard to believe we are now into our third term and over half way through the current academic year. Term 3 fees are now due for payment. Many of our classes are full and we have waiting lists for them. We presume students roll from term to term unless we are told otherwise.

Our annual Collon Show takes place on Thursday 22nd of February at 7pm at the Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda. Our students from Collon have been working hard preparing with Chéle and Jodie to entertain in their annual variety show. Always rich with talent, we are very much looking forward to a full evenings entertainment. We will give out letters at Mondays classes with the arrival times and what to bring etc. Tickets are on sale from the Droichead Arts box office 041-98-33946 or online at droichead.com. There are a small number of tickets available and we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Our Drama Showcase takes place on Sunday 25th February at 7pm. There are very few tickets left and we strongly recommend booking urgently as this show will sell out. Please message immediately us if you are unable to get tickets. Our Drama show is always eagerly anticipated, and students have been working so very hard preparing. Tickets are on sale from the Droichead Arts box office 041-98-33946 or online at droichead.com. We will message during the week re arrival times and what to bring etc.

The Drogheda St Patricks Day Parade is only around the corner and we have been in discussions with Jennifer again this year and have been planning our 2018 entry. This is a huge event in the Kidkast calendar and is a great fun event which is open to all students. As with other years we will workshop with the students before the parade and this is hands on where the students make the props. We will have more details shortly so please watch the news page.

We have many new students who may not be aware that we put on an end of year show in the TLT Theatre every year. The show is booked for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of June. This is open to all students minus the Drama students who get their own show in February and showcases the hugely diversified talent of the Kidkast students. Tickets are not on sale yet for this event.

For our syllabus students, exams will be held in March for our Modern students and June for our Drama students. Ballet exams to be announced later in the year.

Hip Hop Crew Training is open to new students. We train on Thursday nights and is open to all students who take a dance class with us. Even though not essential taking a Hip Hop class is helpful. Crews are a fun way to meet new friends and work in a team environment. Please ask Tracey for more details if you want to join.

At Kidkast we hand pick our teachers and we are very proud to work with them for many years however from time to time and for various reasons teachers leave. This year we welcome Laura and Alex to the team of teachers at Kidkast. Laura replaced Gilda who has taken time off for an operation. Laura teaches Ballet and Jazz on Saturdays and is a hugely experienced teacher and performer. Please take time to read Laura’s biog. Alex takes over from Jessie as one of our Hip Hop teachers. Alex who has a packed CV and is highly regarded within the industry will bring a wealth of experience to Kidkast and we are very excited to welcome both teachers to the team. Please read Alex’s biog.

Kidkast Theatre Goers Club. We have booked two shows this year Matilda and Wicked both showing at the Bord Gais Theatre in Dublin. Thursday April 26th 2018 we have block booked to see the wonderful Matilda and Wicked has been booked for Thursday the 23rd  of August 2018. To avail of the €55 reduced priced seats, Wicked tickets need to be paid for immediately as the promoters have requested payment.  Please contact us urgently if you wish to go to either show. This is open to all students their families and friends and we will organise coach transfers for both events.

Kidkast are going to London again this October. 3 nights, 2 West End Shows, Pineapple Dance Studios classes, Theatre tour, this trip promises to be brilliant.  London 2018 is open to students and their families. The trip costs €520 per person and we will require a booking of €100 per person by the end of February and the balance to be paid by the end of June. Please ask Tracey or John for more details or see https://kidkast.ie/kidkast-london-october-2018-school-trip/

Please remember Kidkast is now paperless and use our website, Facebook and WhatsApp to deliver news and updates. If you want to be included in our WhatsApp group, please ask at reception.

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