Summer School 4-8 July 2016

Venue Zion Parish Hall, Bushy Park Rd, Terenure


Returning for its second year Leotards and Monologues presents Junior summer schools for various ages and abilities. A fun, busy week with an end of course show for parents!

Course 1; Ages 7-9 - Ballet and musical theatre. €120

Course 2; Grades 2-4 Ballet or equivalent. €120

Course 3; Ages 7-13 musical theatre only (no ballet). €100

Top teachers, makes new friends and have lots of fun!

Courses run from 10.00-2.30 Monday-Friday (11.00-2.30 without ballet).


Senior summer school returns after a successful first year with teachers of exceptional calibre and experience. This is an intensive, rewarding and challenging 5 day week which will run from 10.00-6.00 and include intensive ballet, jazz and singing tuition which culminates in a professional recording studio experience and the chance to take home a cd with your recorded vocals! There will also be a showing to parents of the work done throughout the week.

Non dancers can work intensively in the afternoons with West End star Chris Holland learning from his wealth of professional performing experience.

Course 1; Intensive Ballet & West End Musical Theatre - Minimum standard Grade 5/Intermediate Foundation. (€200)

Course 2; Intensive Musical Theatre - Minimum age 13-young adults, afternoons only (€150)

Tutors; Intensive Ballet - Niall McMahon (Scottish Ballet)

Singing/Musical Theatre - Chris Holland (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera & many more)

Jazz - Karen Williams (Cats, Dirty Dancing & more)


Register using the form below, please use PayPal to confirm your place with a €50 deposit. Places will not be confirmed until deposit has been paid.


We are delighted to welcome back Niall McMahon to teach ballet to all grade 2 and above. Please read about Niall below.

We have two students coming to us from the UK to attend summer school this year having won scholarships to attend.

Olivia Hathaway comes from Wallasey School of Ballet (Liverpool) and Olivia Cuncliffe comes from The McMahon School of Ballet and Theatre Dance (South Yorkshire). We are very much looking forward to welcoming them to Dublin!


Niall McMahon (Professional Ballet)


Niall trained at the Ballet Rambert School in London joining Scottish Ballet in 1981, where he worked with choreographers including Peter Darrell, Christopher Bruce and Michael Clark, performed in works by Bournonville, Cranko, Kylian, Prokovsky, Muldoon and danced alongside the great Rudolph Nureyev. He created and performed many solo roles during his years with the company and performed at international festivals in USA, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Cyprus. When a recurring injury curtailed his ballet career Niall changed track, performing in a number of internationally-acclaimed commercial shows including the Moulin Rouge, Paris, and elsewhere including Monte Carlo and South Korea. In 1993 he established the John Field Memorial Ballet Seminar which quickly gained an international reputation for its rigour and for the high quality of teaching it offered. Niall is a highly-respected ballet master, having worked with Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance. He has taught for the Royal Ballet Upper School, Elmhurst (Birmingham) and the Royal Academy of Dance, as well as numerous summer schools in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe; for 7 years he was Senior Ballet Teacher at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, for 3 years after this was a teaching fellow at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). He has been a Panel Assessor for the Council for Dance Education & Training (CDET) and a highly sought-after dance consultant, working extensively with examination boards, skills agencies, funding bodies and regulatory authorities. He founded New English Contemporary Ballet in 2005 of which he was its Artistic Director until 2009. Under his direction the company quickly established its reputation as a major contributor to a developing UK and European contemporary ballet scene, re-staging and creating new works by international choreographers such as Richard Wherlock, Davide Bombana and Patrick Delcroix. Niall now provides specialised coaching to selected students and professionals in classical ballet; he consults on numerous dance projects and provides career advice to aspiring professionals. 

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