After School Activities

Bringing out the best in your child.

The many benefits of After School Activities  include confidence building, physical exercise and bags of stress-busting fun. Childhood hobbies might even grow into lifelong passions or inspire future career paths – who knows where their hobby might lead?

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Isabelle Ashe Theatre Arts specialises in classical ballet, modern/ musical theatre, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical and commercial jazz dance with acting and singing now added to the curriculum. They are a progressive school, always refreshing their programmes and are delighted to say they have had the ISTD First ever Contemporary syllabus since being taught in their school since Easter 2019. 

Continual workshops from pro-actors and West End performers. Annual performances in the NCH. Classes tailored to individual needs and students move up levels during the year when ready to. Once a week hobby classes as well as classes for students wishing to go down the grade and vocational exam route. Teacher training. Their successful classes are based on a relaxed and inclusive environment, ballet with tap for the very juniors, ballet with the above genres in one class, or classical ballet and other genres as stand alone classes. Isabelle teaches 95% of the dance classes personally. Please see advert for venues and contacts.

Nadia Quick School of Ballet
Classical Ballet is a healthy and fun form of exercise for all! The Nadia Quick School of Dance, established in 1968 provides a high standard of training for children and students preparing for the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet examinations. There are also opportunities to take part in shows, workshops and competitions. All ballet examination candidates were successful again this year. Nadia is a Life Member and Registered teacher of The Royal Academy of Dance and a Fellow of The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Classes take place in the Teresian School, Donnybrook. Enrolling for new term now taking place. For further information Tel Nadia on 01 2859365, 087 6905881 or email 

Sylvia Behan School of Dance 
Sylvia Behan School of Ballet is a long established school which provides a high standard of training for children from age 4 years. Students are prepared for Examinations of the Royal Academy of Dance (London) in both Grade & Vocational. Students also have the opportunity to dance with visiting ballet companies, festivals, church services, and TV and school performances as well as the end of year show. All classes are taught by qualified teachers and assistants. Tel Sylvia on 01- 838 5255 or 087 -2478570 


Alliance Francais
Award-winning programmes for Toddlers and Children are available for every age, from 12 months to 12 years old. Through lively and stimulating activities, children of primary school age build up a broad and lasting knowledge of the French language. Classes closely follow children's development and abilities. Teachers are all native French speakers and experienced in working with children.

Their communicative approach ensures that every child is given ample opportunity to actually speak French.  All the classes are harmonised with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages so that children have the option of taking the exams of the DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) Primaires & Juniors the official diploma valid for life and internationally recognised.

Children’s General French Classes: 75 mins weekly for 15 weeks/2 hours weekly for 15 weeks/€269/€339. Wed & Sat. Cadets (Sat only).

Poussins  5 – 6 years | Minimes  7 – 9 years | Cadets  10 -12 years

Bi-Lingual Classes: 3 – 18 years, 75 mins weekly for 15 weeks/2 hours weekly for 15 weeks/€269/€339.

For more information please contact: Bérengère Langlois blanglois@alliance-francaise. ie 01 638 1444 www.alliance

Get ready for the new school year with German Classes at the Goethe-Institut.Their Language Department offers a variety of courses for children and young people with or without German knowledge.

German courses for children (3-12 yrs): learn German in a playful way in small groups with o courses offered for preschool, junior and senior infants and primary school children of all language levels. Saturdays between 10am and 1pm from September 28.: mid-term camps in October, February and July.

German courses for secondary school students (12-18 yrs): courses for 1st Year Students who start with German, 3rd Year Students (preparation for Junior Certificate), 4th Year Students (Transition Year) and 6th year students (preparation for Leaving Certificate). Courses once a week on Wednesday or Friday afternoons from September 18. Preparation course for the oral leaving certificate during mid-term break in February 2020. All their  classes are conducted by Garda vetted, child-friendly and highly qualified German native speaking teachers.

Enrol now:; (0)1 680 1100;

Visit on Culture Night at 37 Merrion Square. Go on a treasure hunt around the language department, watch short-films for kids and many more fun activities.


Junior Einsteins 
Junior Einstein’s  mission is  to nourish a lifelong love of learning through science in all children igniting their natural curiosity by providing exciting, engaging, experimental practical STEM experiences, professionally delivered in a Structured, Safe, Supervised, Educational and Fun environment.

Bringing the WOW factor to science facts, their inclusive, hands-on approach is unique. The children make and do their own experiments, wearing their lab coats and goggles, using real scientific equipment including a university grade Van Der Graff Generator. Junior Einsteins Science Club teaches the core aspects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology through ‘make & do’, messy experiments, quizzes and games. Their small group of hand-picked scientists are Garda cleared and insured.

Some of their activities include: Slime making, Long-chain polymerisation , Newtonian & Non-Newtonian fluids, Smoke cannons, Model gliders & rockets. They also provide Science Parties, After-School Science Clubs, Science Workshops & Demonstrations, Super Science Show , Camps and Corporate Science Events. 

A proudly Irish owned Company and Winner of First prize International VOOM 2018 Richard Branson Virgin Media Business Award. For more information tel: 085 8641959 or visit 


Dublin Stage School
At Dublin Stage School they  are so excited to get their  Autumn Term up and running after their SELL-OUT Summer camps and they  have the most wonderful creative team ready to take students on a creative, explorative and fun journey through performance, amateur & professional.  Students learn the skills to sing, dance and act while being taught how to express themselves more easily and gain confidence and self-awareness.  These skills learnt while students enjoy themselves do not disappear when they leave the stage, they are skills for life.

Classes are small and all staff are professional in their fields and Garda cleared.

Their Junior Classes for 4 to 6 yrs and Senior Classes for 6 to 18yrs are in  three locations, Blackrock, Castleknock & Killiney (very limited availability)

No experience necessary, just imagination and enthusiasm! Act Now! For more information contact Emma or Evan on: 012043814/2722276

Mezzo Performing Arts 
With over 8 years providing musical excellence in Terenure, Mezzo Music Academy are now taking bookings for their Performing Arts group. Weekly classes will involve the development of confidence, giving children a sense of how to be comfortable with themselves and their abilities (whatever level that may be), and also learning to be comfortable on stage. Performing Arts Classes will develop the child’s ability to represent and communicate emotions through spoken dialogue, body movement, song and physical expression. There are also opportunities with improvisation and self direction within classes, as it is important to develop all aspects of theatre in order to provide a more rounded training - and children love the idea of feeling that they play a part in their own development. Classes run on Tuesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm. Tel: 016852590,,

Play Act
Founder Adrienne Lee: ‘Drama has had a huge impact on my life since I was a young child..'

Through my weekly classes I became more confident amongst my peers, more comfortable in the classroom and quickly blossomed into a happier, well rounded individual. This affected my whole school experience and my ability to be happy and enjoy learning. It is because of my own experience as a child that I wanted to set up a drama school that focuses on a positive learning experience for each student." 

Adrienne Lee M.A, H. DIP, A.I.B.S.D

Drama and Theatre Practitioner Play Act is at several locations all over Dublin for more see

Adrienne Lee M.A, H. DIP, A.I.B.S.D

Artistic Director and Founder

T:085-275-4057 |

Mezzo Music Academy
Mezzo Music Academy welcomes babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults. They provide tuition in an extensive range of instruments including voice, with an emphasis on fun. Kindermusik (an award winning music and movement programme for babies to age 4), promotes basic music vocabulary, social & emotional skills, early maths, physical coordination, sharing, creativity, fun and lots more. Classes run Thursdays and Saturdays.  

Pre-Instrumental classes for 4-6 year olds, provide a wonderful opportunity for children to explore up to 8 instruments in the 14 week programme, along with rhythm games, ear training and singing. Classes run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.Group Instrument Classes for ages 5-7 are a fun introduction to learning your very first instrument and grasping the early stages of reading music. Classes are available in Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, Recorder and Percussion and run in 10 week blocks. Mezzo also offers Junior Choir & Performing Arts for 4-12 year olds, Adult Choir, Theory classes and Junior & Leaving Cert Music Grinds. They also have a Silver Singing Group for retirees in the area!

Now taking bookings for all classes and programmes Tel: 016852590,,

Dublin School of Music is a community based music school, founded in 2003 to give children and adults the opportunity to attend music classes in their local area. The school offers a comprehensive range of classes such as Piano, Violin, Flute, Singing, Guitar, Bass, Clarinet and drums. The ethos of the school is on nurturing the love and enjoyment of music in everyone who passes through their doors. Whilst exams are not compulsory, in practice many students elect to submit for examination and DSM proudly boasts on exemplary record of achievement. Phone: 01 4929998

Children's World of Music
Dun Laoghaire Music School runs very popular music courses for children aged 3-6 years of age.

Courses are well structured where children gain lots of amazing  experience in a diverse range of musical activities such as singing, instruments learning and having fun with the composers, conducting, music vocabulary, rhythm ear training and solfege. All learning is done within a fun and creative environment taught by young dynamic and experienced teachers. The CWM courses are excellent pre-instrumental classes for the child who intends to pursue formal classes later on. Classes take place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. You may book your place by emailing dlsofm@ or telephone 01 2844178


Pembroke Fencing
These classes are suitable for children and teens, boys and girls who have never experienced fencing before as well as for those who have some basic fencing knowledge. Each class is taught using plenty of games to improve speed and co-ordination, develop specific fencing skills and tactical thinking. Kids learn fencing blade and footwork, rules of courtesy during a fencing bout and refereeing skills - all that of course while doing plenty of sword fighting! Children can take part in various competitions for their club, their school and maybe even the country.  For Registration Tel 0862160646, www.