Introduction to Musical Theatre


Tuesdays: 7.45 pm – 9.00 pm

18th May- 3rd August 2021 (12 weeks)

£234 or £187.20 with 20% Early Bird Discount

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.

Mark Short Mark Short is a professional dancer and choreographer who has been working in the industry of TV and theatre for all of his adult life. His choreographic credits include Tina Turner, Ant N’Dec, Peter Andre and the Gladiators to name but a few. He has choreographed UK pop tours for corporate clients such as Panasonic, SmithCline Beecham, and Coca Cola. As a performer, Mark was a regular on Top of the Pops, Olympic Opening Ceremony, Royal Variety Performances and 150 Years of John Lewis Celebration with Paloma Faith. His unique and fun way of teaching has made Mark a popular teacher and choreographer and will always bring out the best in his students whether they are beginners or more advanced dancers.

Book before 18th April 2021 to take advantage of our 20% Early Bird Discount.

Only 12 places due to social distancing.

Enjoy being with people within a Covid Secure and fully risk assessed environment which adheres to current government guidelines!

If any classes have to be cancelled due to COVID-19 you will get a refund for all classes unable to be delivered.


***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. ***

Think of your favourite musical. Take a little singing, throw in some dance, add a sprinkle of drama and there you have it – Musical Theatre.

This course will be delivered each Tuesday evening and will suit anybody who loves the idea of performing in a musical but has no or little experience. 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 for Beginners course or even consider auditioning for our Musical Theatre Troupe.

Over the 12 weeks you will work with Stage & the City’s Creative Director, Mark Short and Musical Director Jack Holliday who will guide you through a selection of musical theatre numbers, working on the essential components of acting, singing and dance.

You will learn all the tips and tricks to performing in a musical and what it takes to keep an audience entertained. This is a great fun and fabulous way to learn three disciplines in one. An upbeat course that will have you singing, dancing and acting in no time.

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 will be done as a group but there are opportunities for solos!

Course Content:

  • Learn the fundamental techniques needed for vocals and movement
  • Learn Acting through Song to create believable and engaging characters
  • Learn dance material to accompany your vocals

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

This course is our Level 1 “Stepping stone course”.  It is a stand alone course.

However, once you have completed this course you will have the opportunity to move up to our next level Level 2 “Musical Theatre Beginners”. Following this course you will then have the opportunity to audition for our exciting Level 3 Musical Theatre Troupe.

This course will take place on Tuesdays 8pm – 9pm,  18th May- 3rd August. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.

**Once you pay your £20 deposit please refer to your booking confirmation email to pay the remainder of your course fees. Please check your junk mail**


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