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Musical Theatre (for ages 12-14)

Summer school for young people

Introduction

This five-day summer school is for young people aged 12–14 who are interested in musical theatre and want to do something creative this summer.

As musical theatre is a multi-disciplinary art form, students will have classes from experienced tutors in areas of voice, dance and acting. The week will be heavily based on devising and creating their own work as well as developing a basic knowledge and understanding of musical theatre skills.

Using improvisation exercises, the students will explore and develop their own voice. Students will be taught how to safely explore their vocal range. This will then be incorporated into various different singing styles.

As a key element of musical theatre, students will participate in daily dance/physical classes and exercises. The style of dance explored will depend entirely upon the outcome of the students devising work, however, all students will participate in basic jazz class to enable them to develop their skills.

Using a stimulus, the class will work together to create their own piece of musical theatre which will be performed on the last day of the summer school in the Royal Conservatoire.

By the end of this five-day course, students will have:

  • used practical exercises to develop skills in acting, singing and dance
  • explored creative methods of interpreting musical theatre
  • worked with contrasting music across different styles to respond to the stimulus
  • devised a performance using creative ideas developed in the group

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 8 June 2018 at 12pm.

Introduction

This five-day summer school is for young people aged 12–14 who are interested in musical theatre and want to do something creative this summer.

As musical theatre is a multi-disciplinary art form, students will have classes from experienced tutors in areas of voice, dance and acting. The week will be heavily based on devising and creating their own work as well as developing a basic knowledge and understanding of musical theatre skills.

Using improvisation exercises, the students will explore and develop their own voice. Students will be taught how to safely explore their vocal range. This will then be incorporated into various different singing styles.

As a key element of musical theatre, students will participate in daily dance/physical classes and exercises. The style of dance explored will depend entirely upon the outcome of the students devising work, however, all students will participate in basic jazz class to enable them to develop their skills.

Using a stimulus, the class will work together to create their own piece of musical theatre which will be performed on the last day of the summer school in the Royal Conservatoire.

By the end of this five-day course, students will have:

  • used practical exercises to develop skills in acting, singing and dance
  • explored creative methods of interpreting musical theatre
  • worked with contrasting music across different styles to respond to the stimulus
  • devised a performance using creative ideas developed in the group

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 8 June 2018 at 12pm.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 



Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course and no previous musical theatre experience is necessary.

Students should come to the course expecting to work hard, be challenged and enjoy contributing to the creative process.

Preparing for your course

Students should dress in comfortable clothing that they can move in wear appropriate footwear i.e. trainers, dance shoes and gym shoes and be willing to work barefoot if required. Please note students should not wear denim.

Students should bring a packed lunch and water each day, as the course will include physical activities.

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Musical Theatre (for ages 12–14) 20180713

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