CDMT Recognised Awards

The Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Photo Credit: Trend Photography of WestSiders Cillian and Luize Westside Performing Arts were firstly CDMT recognised School back in 2017, and continue today to proudly be the only School Awarded this recognition in Ireland. CDMT Recognised Awards are a set of industry-designed standards for part-time Performing Arts Schools and teachers committed to upholding safe and professional standards of practice. CDMT enable students and parents/carers to make informed choices about schools and teachers...

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EMERGENCE 2022 Application

Summer Camps Dublin

EVERYONE can DANCE, ANYONE can CREATE! South Dublin Arts Office, Dance Ireland, and CONTACT studio are pleased to announce the choreographic mentoring programme, EMERGENCE, is now open for applications. EMERGENCE places young aspiring choreographers in a professional mentoring programme to develop a dance piece for performance. The young choreographers will go through a journey of creating their own works of art. EMERGENCE 2022 is delighted to be back in the dance studio this year. We will adhere to all COVID...

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April 2021 Newsletter

WestSide on location…  Dance Film Lucan Weir A crisp Saturday morning 6am start and we could think of nothing better than shooting a Dance Film down at The Weir in Lucan Village. With the talented minds of Fruit Frame our first collaboration of many we hope! Our Feet may have been frozen but our tummy was warm from the sneaky hot chocolates from The Artisan Pantry afterwards. Some of our Senior Competitive Team bared the icy weather to dance our...

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February 2021 Newsletter

The Next Chapter We knew something would happen in the next chapter but what a plot twist! Exam results 2020 have landed, yes you read that right, we not only continued to train in 2020 but we took internationally recognised exams with The London College of Music and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. We are equally proud of all our Students and Faculty that made it possible, congratulations to all, what an accomplishment! Performing Arts Online Our Performing...

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January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year 2021

New Year New You What about a renewed you? More of a ‘next chapter’ than new book! We most definitely kicked off 2021 with a bang, this chapter is the defining moment and each character (Student & Teacher) has a vital role to play.  Pre-Professional Dance Pre-Professional Dance Classes We started at the beginning of the month by welcoming our Pre-Professional Dance Students back to the virtual world, their energy, focus and dedication is admiral and they have had the...

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Briar Nolet

Westside are ecstatic to announce that we will be hosting Ireland’s Exclusive Masterclass with the amazing BRIAR NOLET.  Currently on The Next Step Live UK and Ireland Tour Briar, an award-winning contemporary dancer who was one of The World of Dance Season 3 finalists, has most recently been a featured soloist and dancer on JLo’s  It’s My Party World Tour.  Canadian Dance Company Briar trained at the outstanding Canadian Dance Company, where our very own WestSider Mollyanna was excepted to and had...

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