Ireland’s Centre of Excellence for Dance Training
CENTRE OF TRAINING EXCELLENCE
The centre is so much more than just a superb dance studio. The building has a number of features that helps the College of Dance remain Ireland’s leading provider of dance education. Included in students’ fees is access to many of these benefits, with others, such as the gym & fitness zone, discounted for College students.
STATE-OF-THE-ART DANCE STUDIOS
Our main, European standard, dance studio is very large, at 20.4m long by 8m wide. Full-length mirrors span two walls and these assist with the teaching of dance. The studio has a new cascade Harlequin dance floor, specifically designed for dance and performing arts training. The dance studio is lit with huge full-length windows at one end of the studio letting in ample natural light. A patio door leads from the studio to the rear garden of the centre providing a calm and tranquil environment for learning.
The large purpose built studio is exceptional in Ireland. The size of the space allows students to utilise the whole area for training in Grande Allegre. The size of the studio also allows students ample room to move unobstructed, irrespective of which genre of dance they are studying
The building also comes with a smaller second studio located on the 2nd floor. This studio is perfect for smaller classes or private rehersals.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE CENTRE
Large European standard dance studio with Harlequin dance floor
Gym & Fitness Centre available at discounted rates for College students
Private lockers, changing & shower rooms
Highly secure with St. Catherine’s (Dublin City Council) staff always on duty
Relaxed break out area with vending machines & drinks station
Meeting & training rooms for course lectures
Dedicated College of Dance notice board for student news
Outdoor recreational area and gardens
Central Dublin location with multiple transport options
A STUDENT CENTERED EXPERIENCE
The College of Dance and St. Catherine’s are committed to providing the best experience for students. Outside of studio training, the students are able to enjoy the centre’s facilities. This includes relaxation areas, both inside and outside. The centre has a modern coffee dock area which has a coffee & tea machine, soft drinks and snacks vending machines plus two long tables where students can enjoy their lunch.
College of Dance students can also avail of special discounted rates for the centre’s gym and fitness zone. This helps students improve their cardiovascular fitness, strength and stamina. Any college student that joins the gym & fitness zone recieves a personal induction from a gym instructor and will recieve a personalised program specifically designed to enhance their dance training.
SAFE AND SECURE
St. Catherine’s Community Sport Centre is incredibly safe and secure. There is a manned reception at the front of the building with Dublin City Council staff on duty at all times checking in visitors. College students sign in and out of the building to ensure if there were to be an emergency that every student is accounted for. The Centre also has extensive CCTV to protect staff and visitors.
Each student is allocated a locker, which can be locked ensuring that each student’s personal possessions are safe. As the building is owned and managed by Dublin City Council it complies with all health and safety, first aid and fire regulations.
All College of Dance teachers & Dublin City Council staff are Garda vetted, and as an organisation the College of Dance is complient with the National Vetting Bureau, Children & Vulnerable Persons Acts 2012 to 2016.
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