Ashfield College is delighted to announce the launch of our new sister college, the Dundrum Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA).

Starting in September, DAPA will offer a range of courses in drama, musical theatre, dance and singing. There will be courses aimed at tots (6+), juniors (10-12), teens (13-15) and seniors (15-18) – all of them taught here, on the Ashfield College premises, at the heart of bustling Dundrum Shopping Centre. Enrolments are now open.

The DAPA management team includes personnel who are currently working at the very top of the entertainment, arts, broadcast and education industries, in every field from television to theatre, current affairs to comedy, opera to traditional Irish music. The school Director, Danielle Masterson, is an established film, TV and theatre actor. Trained at the University Of West London, Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin, and the Gaiety School of Acting, she has also worked as a talent agent and drama teacher.

Ashfield College has a long and successful tradition in preparing students for the Leaving Certificate, topping the Irish Times 2013 School League Tables across all categories – including No. 1 Feeder School and No. 1 School for High Points in Ireland. This launch of a drama school will add to the range of activities and opportunities offered to our many students, both current and future.

If you’re thinking about signing your child up for September, why not try out our range of summer camps? For more detail, about the summer camps, or September classes, contact:

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