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Take the Lead combines singing, dance and acting, as well as additional techniques and a visit to a West End Show. Although the programme is rigorous, we're here to be supportive and work with you to nurture your skills and help grow your confidence.


The course has been created to give participants the experience of full-time, professional musical theatre training, and has been designed to further establish practical skills, as well as a more informed understanding of the expectations of the genre.

Participants can expect classes such as jazz dance, vocal technique, acting through song and audition technique. All of these classes will be used to develop confidence and communication within musical theatre and performance settings, with an emphasis on integration of skills and audition techniques. 

Classes are led by members of the Trinity Laban Faculty and established musical directors, choreographers, teachers and performers from the industry. We will also attend a West End show featuring one of the tutor team. 


The course is suitable for those with previous experience in at least one of the three musical theatre areas of singing, acting and dance, but we are able to cater for a range of abilities and experiences, so if you feel that you are less strong in an area then the course is still for you. Please be sure to fill out the questions bwe ask you about your prior experience with detail so that we can pass on these details to the tutor team in advance.

‘I loved the variation of the classes - every class gave me a new insight on Musical Theatre’ - Musical Theatre Summer School Participant 2015


A typical day runs from 10am - 5pm, with time for breaks and lunch in between. At the end of the course there will be an informal sharing event to give you the opportunity to perform to each other and share some of what you've learnt. Additionally, one mid-week evening will involve a trip to a West End theatre to see a show.

Registration: you will be asked to arrive at Laban Building early for registration on the first day, and should plan your travel accordingly. 


Please find below last year’s timetable for reference. This is subject to change – the new timetable will be announced in spring 2017.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


A dance session focusing on technical skills development and working towards a routine from a West End show.


This session explores acting through song,giving an insight into how to effectively prepare for and present yourself in singing auditions.

Participants are requested to bring an audition song to work on.


(Continued from Monday’s session)



Explore how to combine the skills of singing acting and dancing for musical theatre.



(Continued from Tuesday’s session)

1-2 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch


This session will focus on the development of acting in Musical Theatre through the use of duologues.


This session will explore original choreography from a West End show.


(Continued from Monday’s session)



This session will explore original choreography from a West End show.(Continued from Tuesday's session)



Combining all the skills developed across the week, this session will develop participants through rehearsal and towards an informal performance.

Dance students

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