Introduction to Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre Classes

Tuesdays: 7.45 pm – 9.00 pm

SPRING TERM10th January – 28th March 2023 (12 weeks)
SUMMER TERM18th April – 4th July 2023 (12 weeks)
SUMMER TERM£234 OR £198.90 with 15% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments

Academy Mews Dance Studios, 15 Pratt Mews, London NW1 0AD

Jack Holliday Jack has performed professionally for a number of years, alongside his teaching career and photography business. He first started his career in pantomimes around the midlands, he went on to perform around the country in musical theatre and concert based performances, including touring the country performing as ‘Harry Styles’ in the UK’s number 1 ‘One Direction’ tribute act. He graduated from one of the top teaching universities in the country, graduating while it held the number 1 spot for most employable and best teaching based degree, studying Drama in the Community. He is a vocal coach and creative director who has directed over 60 productions in his career.

Other credits include: Annas (Understudy Jesus & Judas) in Jesus Christ Superstar, Chris in Miss Saigon, The Baker in Into the Woods, Corny Collins in Hairspray, Grantaire in Les Misérables, Alan Strang in Equus
Musical Direction credits include: Addams Family, Aladdin, Annie, Fame!, Footloose, Grease, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia, Peter Pan, Oliver!, Singing in the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story, The Wizard of OZ, 13 the Musical and many more.

Rebecca Dyer has been performing from a very young age and she appeared in her first professional show at the age of 7, the UK Tour of Annie. She attended Bird College where she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Since graduating, Rebecca has performed as a featured dancer in the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Hartlepool’s Town Hall Theatre, as a dancer in Elton John’s Bennie and the Jets official music video, she also appeared in Viewpoint which recently aired for ITV.

We are holding a £10 taster evening for the first class of this term for anybody unsure about signing up for the full course. Click here for more details.

Discover Musical Theatre in London

“When you choose to lose yourself, who knows what you might find.” – A Million Miles Away from Aladdin The Musical

Have you always wanted to find out how and why your favourite musical works? Are you looking to learn all the tips and tricks to performing in a musical and what it takes to keep an audience entertained?  These fun and rewarding weekly classes will introduce you to the the essential components of Musical Theatre: acting, singing and dancing. This upbeat course is a fabulous way to learn three disciplines in one and will have you singing, dancing and acting in no time. If you love the West End and have a passion for singing along to showtunes, let our top industry professionals help you discover your theatrical skills.

And if you sign up for Musical Theatre Dance on the same evening as well and get an extra 10% discount. Just quote BDIM at Checkout.

Develop confidence in your skills

Over the 12-week course, you will work with Stage & the City’s Musical Director Jack Holliday and choreographer Rebecca Dyer who will guide you through a selection of musical theatre numbers, working on the essential components, this Summer term its all about Women who create. A great way for both men and women to discover the talented creatives behind some of your favourite musicals. Continue reading to find out more!

We understand you may be a bit nervous if this is your first time, but classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment. Most of the singing and dancing will be done as a group but there are opportunities for solos! For those that have already completed an Introduction course with Stage & the City, or an alternative elsewhere, we suggest you look at our Musical Theatre Beginners course  which takes place on a Wednesday evening. Or you may even consider auditioning for our Musical Theatre Troupe.

Unsure about signing up for the full course? Join us for a £10 Taster Evening by clicking the button below. 
ALL profits from this course will go towards the Fiorentini Foundation and helping disadvantaged children access the performing arts.

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Direct debit payment plans are available, email for more details and to set up and someone will get back to you within 48hrs to arrange.

*Please note that as we are an adult performing arts school, any video footage or photographs taken during your class may be used on our social media for marketing and promotional purposes.

Course Content - Summer Term

*Subject to minor changes

SPECIFIC SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN THIS TERM: Singing in the round, Fosse hands and style, adapting vocal and choreographic styles dependant on genre

  • WEEK ONE: Work on the style of Gillian Lynne (Cats, Phantom of the Opera) – working on a number from one of her shows focusing on choreo then vocals for the same song
  • WEEK TWO: Continue and finish the work of Gillian Lynne both vocally and physically
  • WEEK THREE: Run the number from the previous week then start working on a piece from the works of Sara Bareilles (Waitress) focussing on vocals
  • WEEK FOUR: Continue and finish the work of Sara Bareilles both vocally and physically
  • WEEK FIVE AND SIX: Work on the combined style of Irene Sankoff & Kelly Devine – the team behind Come from Away working on both vocals and choreography.
  • WEEK SEVEN: Work on the style of Arlene Phillips (Flashdance, Wizard of Oz) – working on a number from one of her shows focusing on choreography then sing the same song
  • WEEK EIGHT: Continue and finish the work of Arlene Phillips both vocally and physically
  • WEEK NINE: Run the number from the previous week then start working on the working on a number from Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls) focussing on vocals
  • WEEK TEN: Continue and finish the work of Nell Benjamin both vocally and physically.
  • WEEK ELEVEN: One week workshop working on Joann M Hunter (School of Rock)
  • WEEK TWELVE: One week workshop on Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek)

If you sign up for Musical Theatre Dance which takes place on the same evening, you’ll get an extra 10% discount. Just quote BDIM at Checkout.

This course is our Level 1 Musical Theatre course. Once you have completed this course you will have the opportunity to join the Level 2 Musical Theatre Beginners course or audition for our exciting Level 3 Musical Theatre Troupe.

If you do not enjoy your first class, let us know within 24 hours and you will receive a full refund minus the cost of the first class.


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