About us…

At Tarantella Drama - we aim to build self confidence whilst having fun!

TARANTELLA DRAMA offer weekly kid’s Drama classes, Summer, Halloween, Christmas and Easter camps to inspire and engage children of all ages. We run creative drama sessions with groups and in schools, as well as offering one to one sessions with both children and adults.

We strongly believe in the benefits of these creative sessions. We aim to build self confidence whilst having fun. By using movement, storytelling, drama games, improvisation and conversation, our children’s classes encourage concentration, cooperation, creativity, vocabulary, negotiation and self confidence.  Above all, in our classes we aim to celebrate each individual and to have fun - making the learning all the more enjoyable! We believe its important to make time to bring balance into childrens ever more technical lives by encouraging them to explore the magic of their own imaginations!

In our school sessions, we create bespoke workshops to address different issues the children may be encountering or that the school tream feel are important and we explore them in a creative, safe and supportive way.  Issues such as bullying, cultural or physical differences or a change in family life are all common themes.  Children are encouraged to make choices and to take responsibility while increasing their empathy and social skills.   We can also explore a text or play the students are studying in class or have on the curriculum.  By using drama skills, we can compliment the class work and help them develop a better understanding and appreciation for a piece of work. 

What we do …

Weekly Kid’s Drama Classes,

Group work,

Kid’s Drama Camps,

Adult Drama Training,

Dramatherapy sessions,

One to one work

School Workshops.

Where we are …

We run weekly classes in Wicklow and West Cork and we run Drama Camps in various locations nationwide.

Our team…

 

Tara

Hello! I am based in Wicklow. I trained at The Gaiety School of Acting in Performance and Theatre Studies, The Royal Irish Academy of Music in Speech and Drama, and The Irish Board of Speech & Drama in teaching. I have worked as an actress and voice over artist for several years. ..

I teach weekly kid’s Drama classes in various venues in Wicklow. I have taught children’s Drama in NPAS, Dublin, at St Catherine’s Special School, in Greystones, with Natalia Illingworth Storytelling in London and with The Red Door Theatre based in Laois.

I have worked as a Drama Facilitator running group sessions for adults with acquired brain injury (Headway), and for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. I have facilitated Drama sessions with a Post Polio support group which involved personal storytelling and was aimed at boosting self confidence and facilitating social interaction.

I have worked on an ad hoc basis as a classroom assistant in both mainstream and Special Educational Needs schools. I completed a Foundation course in Counselling&Psychotherapy at Turning Point Institute, Dublin and I am Garda vetted and fully insured.

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Alex

Hello! I am based in West Cork. I have a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Drama therapy. I completed a year at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and Speech and Drama exams with The Royal Irish Academy of Music. I have worked in main stream and special needs schools, with the elderly, refugees and asylum seekers, children in hospitals and adults in mental health settings. I have worked with children referred for one to one therapeutic intervention in family support centres and run group workshops designed to promote self-esteem and emotional awareness.

I am a registered member of IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists). I have professional liability insurance and I have a thorough understanding of child safeguarding procedures. I undertake ongoing training to stay up to date with changes in legislation as part of my ongoing CPD (continuous personal development). Further training also includes a certificate in Counselling Skills.