21 July 2012
Musical Theatre - Beginners
This intensive short course is dedicated to the development of foundation skills in a fun yet practical way. The beginners summer school is designed for those with little or no experience in musical theatre but looking to gain technical skills in all aspects of performance. Students will be introduced to the basics of musicality, singing, dancing and acting technique.
As the week progresses students will be encouraged to integrate these core disciplines through workshops in acting through song, character development, dance and movement, singing and stylistic choice.
The week will culminate in an informal sharing of work created during the summer to an invited audience of friends and family. This will give students the opportunity to put into performance practice the developmental work that has taken place within the classroom during the summer school week.
Please see our website for a full course outline
Andrew Panton, Associate Head of Performance, Musical Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Andrew has held directing residencies at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Royal and Derngate Theatres, Northampton, Perth Theatre and Stage Door, New York.
This intensive short course is suitable for you if you have an interest in enhancing your existing skills while developing new ones in a supportive yet challenging way.
This is an open access opportunity, where students will be aged 17 and above and committed to exploring this multi-disciplinary genre and demonstrating a willingness to engage in a creative learning process that will be both an individual and ensemble journey.
By the end of this intensive short course students should have:
• engaged with and contributed to the creative process through a range of practical workshops designed to develop core skills in acting, singing and dance
• begun to develop a range of specific technical skills required for successful musical theatre performance
• engaged with a wide range of musical theatre material and developed personal interpretation skills
• had the opportunity to work with industry specialists who have experience in the field of professional musical theatre
GBP 495: 50% payment is required to book a place.