Musical Theatre Beginners Classes

Musical Theatre Classes

Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm

SPRING TERM11th January – 29th March 2023 (12 weeks)
SUMMER TERM19th April – 5th July 2023 (12 weeks)
SUMMER TERM£275 OR £233.75 with 15% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments

Canada Water Studios, Vancouver House, Surrey Quays Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7BW

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.

Explore Musical Theatre Lessons in London

“Make believe you’re brave and the trick will take you far. You may be as brave as you make believe you are!” Anna from ‘The King and I’

Discover the joy and creativity of Musical Theatre in this fun and fabulous course. These weekly classes offer you the chance to master the essential components of Musical Theatre: acting, singing and dancing. If you love the West End and have a passion for singing along to showtunes, let our top industry professionals hone your theatrical skills. All of our 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!

Become a Master of your Craft

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 of singing, acting and dance.

For this upcoming Summer term you will be exploring the Two Stephens’. Choreographer Stephen Mear (Singing in the Rain) and the infamous works of Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story, Sweeny Todd, Into the Woods). For the final few weeks of term you will be workshopping small segments of multiple contrasting musical theatre numbers, learning a new number for each remaining week.

You will develop the skills needed to perform in a musical and what it takes to keep an audience entertained. This is a great way to develop upon skills already learned in our Introduction to Musical Theatre Classes, or an alternative beginners course elsewhere, and take your talent to the next level! However, you are welcome to join this course even if you haven’t done an introduction course.

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: Work on timing and rhythm using the complex rhythms written into the works of Stephen Sondheim, Learn to make stylised movements sharp and effective by learning which muscles can be used to make simple moves more effective, Learn simple acting techniques to be able to work efficiently with any musical number.

  • WEEK ONE: Fun get to know you name game to learn each other’s names and start to connect with your classmates. Learn the choreographic sequence and simple harmonic number used in the showcase finale to assess the ability of the group.
  • WEEK TWO: Revisit get to know you name game to reaffirm names and fun facts. FIRST PERFORMANCE (subject to change) – Singing in the Rain. Use the previous week’s number as a warmup and start working on the first group number both with vocals and choreography .
  • WEEK THREE: Use the first week’s number as a warmup, run the vocals learned in week two, undertake simple auditions to cast the first number then continue working on song one with any remaining time we have
  • WEEK FOUR: Start with muscular definition to ensure sharp and effective movements in dance and continue with song one.
  • WEEK FIVE: Start with vocal timing techniques and finish working on song one
  • WEEKS SIX AND SEVEN: Introduction to Sondheim- Into the woods. Start by running song one as a warm up and continue working on song two
  • WEEK EIGHT: Start by running song one as a warm up – run simple auditions to cast the second number then continue working on song one with any remaining time we have.
  • WEEK NINE: Start by running song one as a warm up – work on muscular technique and continue working on song two
  • WEEK TEN: Run through and perfect both group numbers learned so far
  • WEEK ELEVEN: Use both group numbers as a warm up and workshop a new musical theatre song focusing on vocals
  • WEEK TWELVE: Use ALL group numbers learned so far as a warm up and workshop a new musical theatre song focusing on choreography

This course is our Level 2 Musical Theatre course. Once you have completed this course you will have the opportunity to audition for our exciting Level 3 Musical Theatre Troupe.  If you’re looking for more of an Introduction to Musical Theatre, join our class on Tuesdays in Camden.

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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