Congratulations to our students who completed in the National Dance Championship in Ennis on the 9th of July 2023.
Our talented students placed in their categories which included Amira, runner up in the Jazz (10yrs-12yrs). Also a trio, Emilie, Eliza and Amira who placed 3rd in their categories.
Well done to everyone who took part!
“ Shauna has provided such a caring, fun filled atmosphere that made my little girl feel so welcomed on her first day. She has thrived since she started with Leinster School of dance and gets so excited when the day comes around each week for her lesson. I would recommend Shauna and the leinster school of dance to all ages and genders. A great way for children to get fit with fun, encouragement and support." Avril Wingfield-Bastic
LSOD strives to teach a mixture of artistry, athleticism and the joy of dancing, and help each of our dancers grow their movement skills over the course of time. For this reason, we offer classes ranging from the beginner baby ballet to pre professional level in ballet and acro classes. We have opportunity's for student's to take place in examinations with the acrobatic arts, Irish board of dance performance and the ISTD. We take part in competitions and of course many stage performances.
This is a class for ages 3 years and up. Its fun, structured class that aims to teach classical ballet in a grades setting with the ISTD and Irish board of dance. There is opportunity's for students to take part in exams and performances.
COVID 19 POLICY
All students are to be dropped off and picked up from the front door in an orderly fashion. There will be a member of staff inside waiting to receive students and will ensure all hands are sanitised as they arrive.
Changing dance shoes/clothing: At the beginning of class, students must change into their ballet shoes in the lobby. At the end of class students will return to their dance space at the back of the hall, collect their belongings and change out of their ballet shoes in the lobby.
All teachers are required to wear masks. Masks are optional for students under the age of thirteen (in accordance with government protocols).
We ask students to only bring essentials only to their dance classes and are left at the back of the class, each student will have a designated space.
Our floors will be marked out to ensure social distancing can take place between dancers as class sizes are limited. There will be a taped off teacher area at the front of the room where students are not permitted, in order to maintain social distancing.
Centre floor work: each student will stretch and do centre work in the middle of the studio in their own designated dance pod.
Across the floor: each dancer will report to their place at the back of the studio and go across the floor when called.
At the end of each class, there will be a one way system in place so that students will not pass each other in the corridors.
Between each class: all surfaces will be wiped down and disinfected.
OUR DANCE TEAM
You’re in Great Hands
LSOD prides itself on providing students with an unparalleled dance experience. Our talented team of professionals has a true passion for dance and movement, and are committed to spreading their love for the arts. With instructors dedicated to each type of dance and skill level, we’re sure to meet all of your needs.
Shauna is the proud owner of LSOD, which she has taken over in 2018
Shauna Coffey is originally from Athlone and started dancing at the very young age of 5 years old. Shauna is a qualified teacher in Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance under the ISTD and has taken Vocational standard examinations with both the ISTD and the RAD.She is also qualified Acro teacher with the Acrobatic arts Her full-time training commenced with her acceptance into The Royal Academy of Dance, London as well as the Inchicore full-time professional dance teachers’ course in Dublin, where she trained for 3 years.
Shauna continues her training and further developing her skills and qualifications alongside our other wonderful teachers by attending courses both at home and in England.
Shauna has an abundance of performance experience stretching back to performances with the ‘Youth Ballet West‘ when she was merely 16 years old to performances in Belfast, The Aviva Stadium, St Patrick’s Day Parade, in Dublin, various music videos and in Granoble, France. Shauna has taught and continues to teach for various schools in Ireland
Acro teacher & choreographer
Saoirse Doyle, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Wexford but currently living in Dublin. I started gymnastics when I was 5 years old and I’ve trained on the Irish team. I have won 14-all Ireland medals and 5 international medals in gymnastics. I started Hip-Hop when I was 12 years old. I came first place in the IFPDA Hip-Hop Competition in Disneyland Paris and was asked to dance in the Disneyland Parade with all the cast. I started ballet when I was 14 and have taken both ISTD and RAD exams I’m also a member in Dublin Dance Youth Company and a Hip-Hop teacher in Dance Theatre of Ireland and I am a qualified Zumba instructor. I’m also the brand ambassador for dance world Ireland. I’ve completed in my 3rd year dance and teacher training and I’m a qualified fitness instructor.
past pupil of the school My name is Lara Barry. I am 19 years old and I was born in Dublin. I have done ballet with the Leinster School of Dance since I was 4 years old and now have the joy of teaching for the school! I have completed up to grade 6 with the Royal Academy of Dance as well as participating in senior exams with the Irish Board of Dance Performance.I have always wanted to work with kids and I am currently studying Primary School Teaching in DCU. This goes hand in hand with children’s dance lessons as I can understand the children more and more whilst seeing them have fun and grow as kids at the same time!
4:15 -5:00PM : BALLET level 1 ( 7yrs- 12yrs)
3:15PM - 4:00PM : Dance for Fun
4:00PM - 5:00PM : Acro-Dance Flexibility (optional)
5:00PM - 6:00PM : Acro-Dance Advanced ( 7yrs- 15yrs)
3:15PM -4:00PM : Dance for Fun (3yrs-9yrs) 4:15PM - 5:00PM : Primary ballet (5yrs-7yrs)
4:00PM-5:00PM :Dance Flexibility (5yrs-17yrs)
5:00PM - 6:00PM :BALLET level 1 (7yrs-12yrs)
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM :ACRO/ LYRICAL (5yrs-13yrs)
BLACKROCK & Dalkey
10AM - 11 AM : Spectrum dance
11AM -11:45AM : Baby BALLET (3yrs-6yrs)
11;45AM- 12:30PM : Primary Ballet (5yrs-7yrs)
4:15PM- 5:00PM :Ballet level 1 (7yrs-12yrs)
12:30PM- 1:15PM : Musical Theatre (3yrs-7yrs)
2:30PM -3:15PM tots and tutus
MOUNTTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE
3:30PM-4:15PM : Primary Ballet (5yrs-7yrs)
4:15PM- 5:00PM : Mini mix dance (3yrs-8yrs)
5:00PM - 6:00PM: Acro-Dance (5yrs-13yrs)
6:00PM-6:30PM : Acro-Dance Add on
PAST STUDENT NORA FAY
I have such glowing memories of the year I spent with the Leinster School of Dance. I immediately felt the encouraging and welcoming atmosphere the moment I joined. Shauna herself had such a passion and enthusiasm for the school that gave us the opportunities to participate in national showcases, take ballet exams and even star in our own show. It was with her support that really helped me get into Fontys University Dance Academy in Tilburg, the Netherlands. I am just starting my second year there now and loving every moment of it. But I will always look back fondly at my time in the Leinster School of Dance.