The Nicola Farcas School of Ballet opened its doors in 2006 in Riversdale Tennis Club, Glasnevin. A year later the school moved to Santry Community Resource Centre where classes went from strength to strength. In 2016 we opened our own dedicated dance Studio in Santry Hall Industrial Estate much to the delight of the students and parents. A second branch (est 2008) runs in Balbriggan with classes held in the Flemington Community Centre.
Our ballet school prides itself on quality, with many of the young dancers now coming twice or three times a week to train. However, whether you want to dance once a week as a hobby or want to become a professional dancer, every student is encouraged to work to the best of their ability so that they can reach their full potential.
The method of teaching used is based on the English system, ISTD (The Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance) for examinations, but for many classes, freework or non-syllabus work combining English and Russian systems are taught to enable the students to go further and push themselves beyond the boundaries of a syllabus. This better prepares students for auditions, show work and masterclasses where they must pick up steps quickly and use their minds as well as their bodies.