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Take The Lead is a 5-day Musical Theatre Summer School from 2nd – 6th August 2021

The perfect summer course for aspiring performers of all abilities (aged 16+) who want to experience the first class training on offer at Trinity Laban’s esteemed Musical Theatre Department.

Train with West End professionals to advance your skills in dance, acting and singing and take part in exclusive audition master-classes and workshops.

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What to expect

A typical day runs from 9am – 5pm, with time for warm-ups, classes, workshops, breaks and lunch. At the end of the course, an informal performance event gives you the opportunity to showcase and share what you have created during your week.

The course timetable will include an opportunity to see a live West End Show – if Covid-19 restrictions do not allow for a West End trip, we will endeavour to bring the West End to Laban via live streaming.

Sessions will be split into groups and students will remain in their group throughout the week to ensure our summer school adheres to Covid-19 safety protocol.

Dance

Our dance classes will concentrate on performance/acting skills within musical theatre choreography and are fast-paced, in order to show the technique needed in picking up combinations quickly and overcoming nerves. Along with this, you will explore choreography from well-known musicals and choreographers.

Acting

This class will introduce you to the skills and techniques needed for acting within musical theatre. In acting you will cover improvisation, script work, character study as well as learning tricks and tips to approach audition material.

Musical Theatre Integration

Love Musicals? This class explores how to combine the skills of singing, acting and dancing for musical theatre. Learn how to create a full performance number from understanding the characters and story, learning the music and exploring the choreography before learning how to elevate your performance skills.

Ballet

This class will introduce and guide you through the basics of Ballet and introduce new techniques to help you refine your skills with content that complements that of the general dance classes. Learn how to strengthen and control your body ready for performance.

Acting & Singing for Audition

The perfect classes for anyone who is planning to apply to drama school or brush off your skills for industry auditions. In these sessions you will explore solo performance work one to one with a tutor and discover how to effectively prepare for and present yourself in auditions.

Participants are requested to bring an audition song and a short monologue to work on during these sessions.

Open Sharing

The Open Sharing is an informal performance at the end of the Summer School where you will present the material you have worked on over your week with us. If Covid-19 protocol prevents group gatherings we will share performances via live stream for friends and family.

Covid-19 Health & Safety

Safety is incredibly important to us. This year we have halved the amount of participants and doubled the amount of studio space to allow for plenty of room for social distancing. We will also be encouraging social distancing in the lessons and around the building as best practice. Classes will be bubbled to reduce social contact. All of our work spaces and changing facilities will be regularly cleaned and ventilated. Students are able to wear face masks throughout the studios if they would like to. They are also able to wear masks/face shields in lessons if they feel more comfortable doing so. Hand sanitiser will be readily available.

Optional Consultation Lessons

Participants are able to book 30 min or 1-hour optional ‘add-on’ consultation lessons in either singing or acting. These sessions (held during lunch or after course hours during the summer school) provide valuable one-to-one time with our industry professionals and are an excellent way to focus on a particular aspect of your individual development. To get the most from these sessions we recommend you prepare a song or monologue for these consultations and/or come prepared with questions.

Unable to attend our summer school but want a 1 to 1 session with our amazing tutors? This year we will also be making it possible to book virtual consultations with our singing and acting tutors. Sign up to our mailing list for more details as they’re announced.

Further Information

For more details about the summer school, please download the pre-course participant pack.

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Musical Theatre Online Coaching Sessions

Can’t make our summer school but interested in receiving one-to-one coaching from one of Trinity Laban’s Musical Theatre tutors?

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“After the summer school I feel more certain of my career choice, and even more motivated to pursue my goal of becoming a musical theatre performer.” – 2018 participant

“The teaching was absolutely phenomenal and I didn’t want it to end!” – 2018 participant

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Take the Lead

Hear from Divya on her experience at our Musical Theatre Summer School