A typical course day runs from 09.15-16.45, with time for breaks and lunch in between. At the end of the course, an informal sharing event gives you the opportunity to perform to each other and share some of what you have learned over your week with us.
The course timetable will include an opportunity to see a live West End Show – if Covid-19 restrictions to do not allow for a West End trip, we will endeavour to bring the West End to Laban via livestreaming.
Sessions will be split into two groups and students will remain in their group throughout the week to ensure our summer school adheres to Covid-19 safety protocol.
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 a well-known show.
This class will introduce you to the skills and techniques needed for acting within musical theatre.
Musical Theatre Integration
This class explores how to combine the skills of singing, acting and dancing for musical theatre.
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.
Acting & Singing for Audition
In these sessions you will explore acting through song, giving an insight into how to effectively prepare for and present yourself in singing auditions, and how to prepare a monologue for auditions.
Participants are requested to bring an audition song and a short monologue to work on during these sessions.
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 livestream for friends and family.
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.
For more details about the summer school, please download the pre-course participant pack.