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ROLEPLAY! "The International Academy of Irish Arts" - TAKE TWO
Okay, I think we should just let the old one die peacefully since no one seems to know where the bejeebus we are anymore!
Copy-pasta'd from the old thread:
Setting: The International Academy of Irish Arts (IAIA) is an boarding school for Irish dancers and musicians. It goes from the equivalent of middle school to college. At the IAIA, the primary instructional focus is dance and music, with academics being an important but lesser component. A student can choose whether they want to primarily study dance or music, but always has the option of taking classes in the other discipline. All teachers are either registered TCRGs (in the case of dance) of accredited by Comhaltas (in the case of music). Student are highly encouraged to compete, and in fact, the school hosts four feiseanna and two fleadheanna each year.
The IAIA has four locations: the main school in Dublin City (with about 200 students), the school in County Donegal (with about 100 students), the school in County Galway (with about 125 students), and the school in County Meath (with about 75 students).
Most of the students switch into the IAIA after completing elementary school (or the equivalent), at about age ten to twelve. When they arrive at the school (applications are open, meaning that anyone is accepted as long as they have one year or more of dance or music experience) they are assessed and placed into the proper level of classes.
About one third of the students at the school study music, the rest are dancers. The IAIA has the second-most amount of solo World titles of any school in the world, beat only by the Turley Academy.
About the Dublin Location
Located on the outskirts of the city, the largest school location also has the largest amount of international students. Situated in what was once a huge manor and its outbuildings, the campus looks like a cross between a palace and a posh prep school, but it's so much more than that.
There are seven dormitories on the campus, for the students in advanced beginner through prelim (dance) and the first of two levels (music). One dorm is for the musicians, while the rest are for the dancers, and are split by level (except for one dorm dedicated to boys and men of both disciplines). The advanced musicians and the Open Championship dancers sleep in rooms in the main manor, a privilege they make much of, often gloating about having two to a room instead of often twenty or more in the dorms.
Academics are in the afternoon for three days a week, while the mornings and the remaining afternoons are dedicated to dance and music. While the academics go by age, the arts don't, going by level instead.
DUBLIN TEACHERS AND STAFF
Championship Teachers: Michael, Tara, and Catherine
Novice/PW Teachers: Alannah, Mary, and Ciara
AB Teachers: Maeve and Selene
Level One Music Teachers: Ronan, Niamh, Lisa, Katie, and Zoe
Level Two Music Teachers: Patrick, Athena, Eileen, and Loreena
Overall Headmistress: Mairead Spillane
Dublin Headmistress: Siobhan ni Mhaolchatha
Office Secretary: Ms. Brennan
Cooks: Alyssia and Sera
Avoca River Dorm: Advanced Beginners
Brigit's Dorm: Novices
Black Pool Dorm: Prizewinners
Stepping High: Prelim Champs
House of Melody: Level One Musicians
Cuchulain's Dorm: Men and Boys
To join the roleplay, fill out this form:
Age (if starting as a first year student, must be between ten and twelve):
Dance or Music:
Level (must be at least AB or the equivalent):
Country of Origin:
You may have up to three characters in the Dublin location. However, at first, only one of them may be in champs (prelim or open!), and if you have more than one, one of them must be AB or Novice (at least to start out with!). Please limit yourself to one character until we have at least five people, though!
The manor house: http://themanorhousedispatch.files.w..._landscape.jpg
Brigit's Dorm: http://.kaitlawson.com/wp-content...mitory_011.jpg
The dance studios: http://.wildelake.org/images/dance_studio.jpg
Inside of Stepping High: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/...38_468x356.jpg
Example of an Open Champ bedroom: http://.the-dreamhome.com/wp-cont...-Hyde-Park.jpg
Last edited by MurrayIrishDancerForLife : 01-03-2012 at 01:43 AM.