Youth / Teen Drama School Overview
Drama and Acting courses are available for young people according to their ages, and are based in the Flying Turtle Studio which has recently re-located as of October 1st, 2016 to the second floor of the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. (Formerly it was based in the Abbey School of Music & Drama, Lower Abbey Street.) The instructors are professionally trained in the process of acting, and also in how to facilitate for the particular ages that they are working with. (See Child Protection Policy overview below). For more details on our facilitators see: Our Artist-Facilitators For more information on the operating principles of the school see: Our Approach
All young people’s courses incorporate the same essential techniques used in acting classes and will work on vocal and physical expression, developing imagination, engaging in an ensemble, developing character and narrative, and strengthening the ability to focus. Above all else the objectives of young people’s classes are to build the self esteem of the student and to have a fantastic time while doing it!
Courses between September and June are on Saturdays for 7-12 weeks depending on the term, and include presentation performances in the Spring term. The Autumn and Winter terms are for studio process and development work that leads to the Spring performance. The summer months will have youth drama for fun camps for each age group.
See more course details according to age:
For Ages 5-12 click Youth Drama
For Ages 13-17 click Teen Acting
Child Protection Policy
We who work in Flying Turtle Productions at the Abbey School of Music & Drama, are committed to a child-centered approach to our work with children and young people. We undertake to provide a safe environment and experience, where the welfare of the child-young person is paramount. We will adhere to the recommendations of “Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children”, published by the Department of Health and Children, the “Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children and Young People in the Arts Sector” published by the Arts Council, and the “Codes for Professional Conduct for Teachers” published by the Teaching Council. (More details on any of the above are available in our more comprehensive Child Protection Policy statement. If you wish to review it, please click the link here Contact Us, and request a copy of the full policy and we will send it to you. )
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