Musical Theatre Beginners Classes

Musical Theatre Classes

Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm

SPRING TERM11th January – 29th March 2023 (12 weeks)
SPRING TERM£275 OR £220 with 20% 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.

Places may still be available even if the term has started. Please e-mail satc@afperformingarts.com to find out

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 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 Spring term you will be exploring the work of Alan Menken (focussing on Aladdin) and Jerome Robbins (focussing on West Side Story). 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. 
This course will take place on Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9pm11th January – 29th March. ALL profits from this course will go towards the Fiorentini Foundation and helping disadvantaged children access the performing arts.

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Or if you wish to pay in TWO instalments, please send an email to satc@afperformingarts.com 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.
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Course Content - Spring Term

SPECIFIC SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN THIS TERM: Learn and effectively execute a corner work technique, build the confidence to perform choreography in small groups, learn the difference in vocal tilts to adjust the vocal sound dependant on the show and style.

  • 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. Use the previous week’s number as a warmup and start working on the first group number focusing on the work of Alan Menken (Aladdin) 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 corner work to demonstrate some basic choreographic moves and continue with song one.
  • WEEK FIVE: Begin delving deeper with vocal technique and finish working on song one.
  • WEEK SIX: Start working on new group number focussing on the work of Jerome Robbins (West Side Story)
  • WEEK SEVEN: Start by running song one as a warm up – undertake simple auditions to cast the latest group number then continue working on song one with any remaining time we have.
  • WEEK EIGHT: Start by running song one as a warm up – focus on vocal technique and differences from week five and continue working on song two
  • WEEK NINE: Run through and perfect both group numbers learned so far
  • WEEK TEN: Use both group numbers as a warm up and workshop a new musical theatre song focusing on vocals
  • WEEK ELEVEN: Use ALL group numbers learned so far as a warm up and workshop a new musical theatre song focusing on choreography
  • WEEK TWELVE: Start by running all numbers as a warm up and workshop a small sequence focusing on combining vocals and 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.

*Subject to minor changes

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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