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Students have performed for the President of Ireland, at an 80th Anniversary Celebration gala for the Royal Academy of Dance in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Students have performed in operas and dance performances in the Cork Opera House, Everyman Palace Theatre and with the Irish National Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker in The Pavillion, Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

Since 1993 the Marisa Fragolini School of Dance has performed highly successful school shows in various locations such as the Firkin Crane Theatre, Shandon, Cork, the Everyman Palace Theatre & the Curtis Theatre in the Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork.


School Performances

  • “That’s entertainment” (1993)
  • “Harriet and her Magic Running Shoes” (1994)
  • “That’s Entertainment” (1995 – 2003)
  • “Harriet and her Magic Running Shoes” (2005) (Full length Ballet)
  • “Granny McGinty” (2007) (Full length Ballet)
  • “Cinderella” (2009) (Full length Ballet)
  • ‘‘That’s Entertainment’’ (2011)
  • ''That's Entertainment'' (2013)
  • ''Let's Dance'' (2014)
  • "That's Entertainment" (2015) 
  • ''That's Entertainment'' (2017) 

Class Recitals

A Christmas Dance Display takes place every November.


Hundreds of students have passed graded and vocational exams with the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing since the school opened in February 1992. We had another 100% success rate again in May 2017. Our next examination session will be in November 2017. 


Students have travelled to see the Paris Opera Ballet perform La Bayadere in Paris (2006), Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in London (January 2010), the Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake in London January (2011), Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in Dublin (March 2014) & Mary Poppins, Dublin (December 2015). The next trip is planned to see the Royal Ballet in London (January 2018) and Mathila in Dublin (April 2018).


Students have also been interviewed and performed live on television programmes such as Nationwide and Children in Need.


In February 2010, one of our ten years old students Alison Barry made her acting debut with Colin Farrell playing the lead role of Annie in the movie Ondine, directed by Neil Jordan. In May 2014 one of our former students Brendan Morris starred in the movie Run & Jump. 


Students have participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Cork City and Midleton Co. Cork.


The school has raised over €15000 through dance performances & dance marathons, for worthy causes such as:

  • The Belarussian Orphanage in Minsk, Belarus
  • CABAS, Boreenmanna Road, Cork
  • Breast Cancer Unit in the South Infirmary , Cork
  • Mna Feasa, Cork
  • Hassan & Hussein Benhaffaf



fragolini school of danceCLASSES


Dance is an important tool for developing many of the attributes of a growing child. It helps children to mature physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. Dance classes available for girls and boys from 3 years upwards in :

fragolini school of dance



  • Enrolements are now being taken for the September 2018 - May 2019 terms. 
  • Examinations - we had another 100% pass success rate in Noovember 2017 & March 2018. Exams are not compulsory.
  • School Concert - April 2019.


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fragolini school of danceUPCOMING

  • Dance school will reopen on Monday September 10th 2018.
  • Christmas Display will be on Saturday November 24th 2018. 
  • Royal Academy of Dance Examinations February/March 2019.
  • School trip to see Swan Lake in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin - March 2019. 
  • School Concert - April 2019.