Times are a-changing- We have moved our classes
online. We are now offering all our students the option of taking classes with
GSD Drama via Zoom. We hope parents and students can get on board and join in
with all the fun and learning. We will still be offering Speech & Drama
exams through Leinster School of Music & Drama for keen and interested
students. For now, this is the best option for our students, until we see
everyone once again in a drama classroom. We want to offer our students
the best opportunity to continue to grow and learn through this unprecedented
time. We have been brave and move all our work online. To our amazement we can
still offer all key elements of our classes to our customers. Students can develop
quality communication skills through our speech work. Through analysis of
poetry students will explore language, improve vocabulary and develop a deeper
meaning of the world around them. Older students will learn to fully break down
the inner meaning and mechanisms within language and poetry.
Students who wish to pursue drama performance for
either stage or camera will not be left out- through mime and drama scenes
students can work on developing quality solo skills for stage.
We will also help children to develop better
communication skills in an online world. Through presentations and public speaking.
This change of direction is new for GSD School of Drama but as we say in the theatre
– ‘The show must go on’!
I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy
during this time. GSD School of drama will continue to follow official guidelines
and remain closed until it is safe to reopen. We have decided to take a version
of our classes online. The students have and will miss out on so many of our
planned events. However, the great benefits of drama, speech and creative drama
can still be utilised through our online classes.
Parents who wish students to do Speech
& Drama exams, normally I would have released information in Feb, but I
held off due to Covid 19. However, now Leinster School are working on a method
of examining through online/ video platforms. So, this is still an option for
parents: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to complete
exams this year.
We were in term two of 2020- All parents who
paid for full term fees (as is the rule at the beginning of term) will receive online
classes as part of the term. When normality resumes, we will run extra sessions
& do something special.
I rolled out some classes last weekend, we are
using the app Zoom. Some parents are already familiar with this app. By next week
will use zoom though Slack, this a good platform to manage messages, emails and
class work on for parents and students. At present based on my internet abilities we
can take three to four groups (children) in our meetings at a time. Sessions
will be a half hour, as our service improves, we may offer longer sessions. I
will ask parents who wish to fully avail of online classes to:
- Email email@example.com if you haven’t already.
State if you want group or 1to1 teaching. Or more than one group session in the
- Please follow the school’s social media
platforms – as we may go live with some course on Instagram or Facebook.
- If you have poor internet connection,
please inform GSD and we will find a work around to stay involved.
- We will run group sessions on your normal
drama classes days.
- Download the app Zoom. Familiarise
yourself with the app. Set a clear space for classes. Its best if children don’t
use headsets. If you are availing of one to one option, then headsets are fine.
Have all drama material at the ready. Please educate your child on social media
etiquette such as don’t take the device for a walk around your home 😊
*My online teaching space will always have a
screen behind me. At no point will classes be recorded & I ask that the
session is not recorded on the receiving end. At best we must maintain all
child safety protocols. Any videos or items shared my students to the school will
be saved until the end of crisis or term and deleted once term/crisis finishes.
At present we are all online
& all inundated with texts, emails, updates. If you wish to pause classes
and not hear from us until we reopen please text me so that I am not pestering
Geraldine Kieran (087-1914076)
Happy New Year! 2019 will be a fantastic year!
I hope all of our customers and students have had a great Christmas break. We are looking forward to another brilliant drama year. This coming year students will have the opportunity to participate in drama competitions, exams and theatre productions. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information and updates.
Registration Fee: €25.00 includes course workbook and folder plus special workshop which will be held during the October Break.
Speech & Drama: 14 week term €140.00 payable in full or split payment of €70.00. 10% discount for siblings.
Creative Drama & Dance : 14 week term €140.00 payable in full or split payment of €70.00. 10% discount for siblings.
Musical Theatre : 14 week term €112.00 payable in full or split payment of €56.00. 10% discount for siblings.
Preschool Drama : 14 week term €112.00 payable in full or split payment of €56.00. 10% discount for siblings.
Senior Drama: 14 week term €154.00 payable in full or split payment of €77.00. 10% discount for siblings.
After school course fees are available upon request as set differently from GSD studio classes.
Cooley Complex: Creative Drama 14 week term €112.00 payable in two split term of €56.00, discount for siblings.