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” Lovely teachers and a nurturing environment have provided
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Australian artist Patrick Jeremy made his European debut at the Rome Opera, as Rick in the Châtelet production of I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky by John Adams.
Now London-based, Patrick Jeremy has enjoyed singing and tapping his way around the country in the 2018 UK Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, playing Bun Foo and dancing in the ensemble. He was then invited to reprise his role in this musical in Canada. Most recently, Patrick performed in London’s West End Bares 2019.
Patrick Jeremy spent a year touring Australia in the Broadway production of The King & I, for John Frost & Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House, covering and playing the young lover Lun Tha, as well as playing the Interpreter (Phra Alack) and dancing in the ballet as a “scientific dog”! He received a commendation for never missing a show all year.
|10:00 - 12:00pm||Performing Arts / Musical Theatre (8-15 years)|
|12.00 - 12.45pm||Street Dance / Hip Hop Beginner (3-5 years)|
|12.45 - 1.30pm||Street Dance / Hip Hop Juniors (9-12 years)|
|1.30 - 2.15pm||Street Dance / Hip Hop Tik Tok Tutorials (7-12 years)|
|2.15 - 3.00pm||Street Dance / Hip Hop Minis (6-9 years)|
|3.00 - 3:45||Acro Gymnastics & Tricks|
These 2 hour classes Musical Theatre / Performing Arts are held every Saturday during term time in our Chelsea studios within Marlborough School. The children are taught in a clean, safe and warm environment and all our teachers are registered. It is not necessary for parents or guardians to attend these 2 hour Performing Arts classes.
This allows you the freedom to have a few hours to yourself knowing your children are safe and well looked after. Within the class pupils learn all styles of dance, drama and vocals, adapted from West End and Broadway shows. The first 15 minutes consists of a physical warm up, which then moves on to 35 minutes of dance, 35 minutes of drama and then 35 minute singing/vocals.
The three disciplines are broken down in to three lessons and then added all together to create a performance at the end of the term. The children learn correct technique for all three disciplines, along with learning how to act through song and characterisation.
Students from the age of 5 attending classes with DDA on Sundays are offered the opportunity to take Musical Theatre examinations with Trinity College London as well as take part in our yearly performance in a West End Theatre.
Trinity College London is the international exam board for performing arts and English language, providing assessments around the world since 1877.
Examinations are not compulsory at DDA and children can continue to take Musical Theatre classes with us without taking exams. However, as most children within our Musical Theatre classes learn the required work, we encourage children to take this opportunity.
If they pass, then children receive a beautiful certificate and result forms.
Musical Theatre is a fantastic fun form of theatrical performance that kids love. Based around a story, emotion, content and words are communicated through words, music and movement.
Most Musicals are performed in theatres. One of the most famous areas in London for Musicals is London’s West End. Each year Dakoda’s Dance Academy has an annual show at the famous ‘Her Majesty’s Theater, London.
Musical Theatre is a great way of entertaining through a combination of: popular music, solo songs, duets, choruses and ensembles, Spoken dialogue dance sequences, stage spectacles and fantastic costumes,Orchestra or live band accompaniment.
It is a fantastic way for children to be creative, imaginative and to express themselves in a way they normally wouldn’t be able to whether as themselves or as a new ‘character’