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Feis Shligigh and Sligo Feis Ceoil 2017 Scholarship Winners

Feis Shligigh 2017 concluded on Wednesday 12th April with the Catherine Devaney Memorial Scholarship in the Drama section.  The recipient of the Catherine Devaney scholarship through Feis Shligigh to StageWise 2017 is Joy Feehily. The Catherine Devaney Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Coolera Dramatic Society, is awarded annually to the most promising competitor between 14 – 18 ...
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Junior Eurovision Song Content 2016

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Do YOU want to represent Ireland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016? If you will be aged between 10-15 on November 20th 2016, register NOW. Auditions will be held in JUNE. It is NOT ESSENTIAL to have an original song at audition stage. Apply NOW: TG4 website: www.tg4.ie/junioreurovision --- An mian LEATSA ionadaíocht a dhéanamh ar Éirinn i gComórtas Amhránaíochta Eoraif...
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TURF at Galway Theatre Festival

Rowan Tolley - Turf - Galway Theatre Festival
We are delighted to announce that our tutor Rowan Tully will be bringing a show to Galway later this month as part of Galway Theatre Festival. Rowan is one of our most loved tutors. His knowledge of mime and movement and the way he instils this skill to the StageWise students is what makes his course so very popular. We recommend every would go see this production if you can get to Galway. ...
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Questions about teens starting acting

Teens Acting Advantages
The modern teen will have a range of activities available to them: sports, arts, crafts, adventures and other skills development activities. The choice is great and, to be honest, different people will get different rewards from taking part. With each activity there will be pros and cons depending on each situation. The pros and cons are generally along the lines of: will it be enjoyable?; will th...
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Tips to encourage children to get involved in acting

StageWise | Tips to encourage children to get involved in acting
Firstly, we’re not talking about creating exceptional award winning performers here, in it’s most basic form, the fundamentals of drama are about expression, movements, directions, etc… all very universal skills that are useful in a multitude of life situations. Encouraging young people to get involved in acting and to learn the skills may have a very direct outcome (eg. the young person develops ...
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StageWise scholarship part of Sligo Feis Ceoil 2015 bursary

StageWise & Sligo Fleadh Cheoil
We are delighted to once again be supporting the Sligo Feis Ceoil. As in previous years, StageWise will be offering a lucky student a free entry to StageWise 2015 as part of the Sligo Feis Ceoil bursary fund. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, translated, its name means The Music Festival of Ireland and that is exactly what it is. The Fleadh, as it is usually called, is the largest single festival of I...
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Fun Vocal Warm-Ups To Try Out

StageWise - Performing Arts Camp for Teenagers - Vocal Warm Ups
Vocal warm ups will not only get your voice ready, but the exercise will also help to get you in the zone, to focus your mind and get you worked up for a performance. In addition, much like a sports person, the warm-ups will help prevent vocal injury. Many of the lines listed below could be classed as gibberish as they are nonsensical and repetitive, almost a mantra of sorts. This will help to ...
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Life after StageWise – University Drama Societies

StageWise - Drama at University
We thought that now would be a good time to write a blog about the world of theatre in the Universities and third level institutes of Ireland. At StageWise, we cater for teens between the ages of 12 and 18, so for those that choose to go to university or another third level institute, getting involved with a performing arts society is a great way of continuing what you have learned at StageWise an...
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The Top Musical & Performing Arts Movies

StageWise - Top Performing Arts Movies
We have taken a look at www.rottentomatoes.com to see what they are recommending as the best performing arts movies. On first looking at the list (which if you wish to take a look is a Top 100) it's fair to say that they are not modern day CGI blockbusters but rather traditional feel good movies that bring us back to what seemed like a simpler time, a time when you would genuinely think that peopl...
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11 Important Benefits of Drama

Stagewsie 2014 - Final Performance - Performing Arts Camp for Teenagers
There is a lot of established research about the positive influences from drama, theatre and the performing arts, especially on young people. The benefits are physical, emotional, social, and they help to develop a healthy appreciation of culture and the arts. Self-Confidence Aspects of performing arts, especially improvisation, helps young people to understand how to appraise situations, think ...
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