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West End Experience: 14 - 17 year olds

West End Experience: 14 - 17 year olds

Are you mad about musical theatre? If the answer’s ‘hell yes!’ and you’re 14-17 years old, then you’ve found the immersive musical theatre summer school you’ve been looking for. Over five full days, you’ll experience different musicals and learn to sing, dance, act, and combine all three skills under the guidance of professional West End performers.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Alongside your training, you will also go on a backstage tour of a London theatre and have the chance to see how the pros do it by visiting a West End matinee.

This summer course is a safe space to learn new things, be creative and have fun. The school is held in central London at Westminster Kingsway College.

If you’re looking for a West End Experience Summer School for adults click HERE.

 

Course content

Over the week long experience you will cover:

  • Learn singing, dancing and acting for musical theatre
  • Explore scenes, songs and choreography from popular musicals
  • Get friendly advice and feedback throughout from professional West End performers
  • Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to a London theatre and go to watch a matinee of [X] with your class
  • Perform in a friendly final showcase to put everything you’ve learned into practice

 

When

Five consecutive full days in the summer holidays

Training

Singing, dancing, acting

Equipment

All equipment is provided

Summer school content schedule

DAY ONE: GOING SOLO 

You’ll start the day with physical and vocal warm-ups: you’ll be using your voice and body a whole lot during the week so you’ll learn to prepare safely and effectively. Then it’s time to show what you can do and experience a mini-audition by singing a solo you’ve prepared in advance. You’ll round off the day with a solo singing masterclass to work on your technique.  

DAY TWO: IT’S SHOWTIME

Are you ready to immerse yourself in theatreland? You’re off for a day of inspiration and fun as you take a backstage tour of a London theatre, before spending the afternoon taking in a West End show.

DAY THREE: BACK TO THE STUDIO

It’s straight back to your training after seeing how the pros do it. You’ll start putting together musical theatre numbers as a group, learning songs and routines that you will eventually perform in a showcase on your final day.

DAY FOUR: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

You’ll rehearse and perfect the songs and routines you learned yesterday. Find out how to stage scenes and duets to prepare for the performance and continue to get feedback on your technique.  

DAY FIVE: ALL TOGETHER NOW! 

Kick off the morning with a run-through of the showcase and make any last-minute changes. Then after lunch there’s time for a dress rehearsal before the excitement of the big moment. You’ll have had the chance to invite a supportive audience of friends and family: now it’s time to show them everything you’ve learned in the last five days. Break a leg, you’re going to be great!

 

HOW TO BOOK

A booking for the youth summer school program must be made by a parent or guardian of the attendee.

The parent/guardian should provide their own details at the checkout. We will be in touch with a form, provided alongside the booking confirmation, to ask for the details of the student who will be attending the course.

Please contact Student Services on 0207 042 8833 if you have any issues making the booking online.

About our Musical Theatre School

City Academy is an established musical theatre school with classes in the heart of London. 

Our summer courses give young people the tools they need to make the first step on the way to further study or a career in the creative industries.

Attend an Open Day to meet the tutors and see the venue for our musical theatre short courses.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Cash & Cheque Payments

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

Cancellations Policy

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Cash & Cheque Payments

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

Cancellations Policy

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

No Venue

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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