has successfully broken its grounds in Dublin
A new, but already
beloved and reputable etiquette finishing and modelling school has established
its grounds in Ireland for the first time. Lady Like School was originally
launched by two businesswomen, Julia Makarova, the original co-founder of the
school, and Anna Rubin, the financial advisor. They both believed that they can
make it real for the girls, aged 10 to 18 to become genuine aces in dancing,
acting, psychology and modelling.
The school has been open since
November 2011 and is based in Crown Plaza in Blanchardstown, a perfect location
for even those who travel from outside Dublin.
‘’We charge 125 Euros per
month, but we really suggest those who are interested to come and talk to us in
regards to our special offers,’’ said Julia. The classes are run on Mondays and
Wednesdays and can keep the girls busy during the unexciting evenings. Classes
are running from 6:30 to 8:30 and consist of three levels, Beginners (3 months),
Intermediate (3 months) and Advanced (3 months). At the end of the 9 month
course the girls will be granted with a Certificate and will be involved in a
fashion/dance show, where they will be able invite their friends and families
and show them all the things they have learned through the course. At the
fashion show Julia is planning to invite modelling agencies, so perhaps they may
be interested to pick up some girls and sign a modelling contract with them.
Within the four different modules the girls will learn how to become
real ladies. The classes are designed to be active and fun, where the students
will learn how to gain and build their confidence, to dance, to promote
themselves, defile, take care of themselves and get to know different
personalities and types of people.
Compared to the other schools such
as modelling schools, where the entering is fairly restricted, Lady Like School
welcomes all the girls who want to learn something more interesting and at the
same time have some fun with their friends or perhaps with their new friends.
In regards to the modules, one of the most beloved classes for the girls
The girls are taught how to dance in a freestyle manner. The
module’s content includes the history of freestyle, anatomy of the body, dance
craft/music theory and technical terms for steps in:
arms/steps/kicks/runs/jumps/leaps/turns/ isolations/floor and miscellaneous.
Nicole McDonald, the choreographer has over 15 years teaching experience
specialising in Jazz and Tap, and has worked extensively as a professional
dancer/teacher/choreographer both on stage and television.
exciting module is the Introduction to the Psychology. The students will develop
their appreciation of the subject by exploring the ways in which psychology is
conducted. The syllabus reflects the three core areas of psychology, namely
social, personality and individual differences and the psychology of emotion.
Hannah Cullen, the teacher who specialises in mental health holds a Masters
Degree in Psychology. At present and has worked with young children and
teenagers from a variety of ages.
Another popular module, which every
girl adores is the supermodel walk. The teacher, Louise Hannigan, who is a
trained actor for over 15 years and a model for the last 3 years, will ensure
that at the end of the semester the girls will gain and build on their
confidence to become models. The course looks at some beauty aspects like
skincare and health. The girls will learn what is expected of a model and how to
be prepared for a shoot. Those of them who are dreaming to become models will
also get some useful tips on the modelling agencies, and will get to know the
criteria they require in the different types of agencies.
And the last
but not the least module is acting. The classes are tailored to encourage and
develop valuable life lessons such as improved articulation, public speaking
skills and most importantly self-assurance. Lucy Browne, drama and acting
teacher, has been working as a professional actress and drama teacher in London
for the last 10 years. She completed a BA in Speech and Drama Studies at the
Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music And Drama. She was awarded
a scholarship in June 2002 to go to Birmingham School of Acting, BSA, to
continue her studies, undertaking a MA Post Graduate Diploma in Professional
‘’I think the school is great and the kids seem to enjoy it, as
it is a good facility for them to have. From my point of view the school will
definitely be giving the girls confidence as I will teach them how to conduct
themselves in the interviews and some public speaking skills’’, said
In regards to the girls' attendance, the parents can rest in peace,
with the new electronic system that the school is planning to introduce in the
next couple of months. ‘’ We will be using a new system called ticketfriend.com
which will be confirming every class the girl had attended, and also will store
the payments data’’, said Julia.
The school has a complimentary promotion
for those who are interested in joining the group, but are not entire sure. With
one free trial class, a new student will feel welcome and will enjoy the
atmosphere as much as the rest are already enjoying. There are also special
discounts for the month of January, with only 5 Euros for a Catwalk class. Also
the course costs can be quite flexible with the opportunity to pay by
To find out more about the young girl’s opportunities and
about the great offers with the Lady Like School, please do not hesitate to log
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