Introduction to Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre Classes

Tuesdays: 7.45 pm – 9.00 pm

SPRING TERM10th January – 28th March 2023 (12 weeks)
SPRING TERM£234 OR £187.20 with 20% 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.

Amy Mauvan is a professional dancer and choreographer from New Zealand, working globally. Amy trained in New York at the Peridance Capezio centre and now dances and choreographs for both stage and screen.  Amy’s screen credits include Power Rangers, Spartacus, Awake for a Moment and Eurovision plus many adverts and music videos. Amy splits her time between the contemporary dance world and musical theatre. Amy has danced in Chicago, Rocky Horror, Chorus Line and Cabaret, and recently choreographed for Little Shop of Horrors, and The Idea of America. Amy is great at working with students no matter what their level because her enthusiasm seems to bring everyone to her level. She aims high while having fun. 


​Places are often still available even though term may have started. Please e-mail to find out

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 Amy Mauvan who will guide you through a selection of musical theatre numbers, working on the essential components, this Spring term its all about Lin Manuel Miranda and Andy Blakenbuehler!

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! 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. 
This course will take place on Tuesdays 7.45pm – 9pm10th January – 28th March. ALL profits from this course will go towards the Fiorentini Foundation and helping disadvantaged children access the performing arts.

Click BOOK NOW to secure your place on this course.

Or if you wish to pay in TWO instalments, please send an email to 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 - Spring Term

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: Fun get to know you name game to learn each other’s names and start to connect with your classmates. Learn a choreographic sequence and simple harmonic number from the opening number of In the Heights
  • WEEK TWO: Run in the Height’s as a warm up and start work on The Wiz – Emerald City or A Brand New Day – looking at choreography and adapting vocal technique to suit the genre
  • WEEKS THREE AND FOUR: Run In the Height’s as a warm up and continue work on The Wiz
  • WEEK FIVE: Rehearse In the Heights and Wiz and start on Bring it On – It’s all happening
  • WEEK SIX: Run In the Heights and Wiz and cast It’s all happening and work on vocals and choreo
  • WEEK SEVEN: Run In the Heights and Wiz and finish It’s all happening.
  • WEEK EIGHT: Run In the Heights, Wiz & Bring it On and start on Fosse
  • WEEK NINE: Run In the Heights, Wiz & Bring it On and finish Finish Fosse
  • WEEK TEN: Run In the Heights, Wiz, Bring it on & Fosse then start Hamilton
  • WEEK ELEVEN: Run In the Heights, Wiz, Bring it on & Fosse then finish Hamilton
  • WEEK TWELVE: Viewings/showings/filming
*Subject to minor changes

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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