STAGE AND THE CITY

About:

Stage & the City offer a wide range of performing arts classes in London for adults that wish to have fun, gain confidence and learn new skills. We hold after-work classes at various locations across London, so there’s never a class too far away. 

As a child did you want to be a singer, dancer or actor? Did you dream of attending a Performing Arts School? Are you now in a job that couldn’t be further away from your childhood dream? Revisit your childhood fantasies and have a lot of fun learning new skills for personal or career development and make new friends in the process. We offer a wide range of professional performing arts classes for adults including musical theatreactingsingingdance and comedy acting!

Why choose us?

  • Direction from top film, TV and West End industry professionals
  • Friendly and relaxed teaching styles
  • Opportunities to perform
  • Central London studios
  • Less expensive than similar high calibre courses
  • Rated 5/5 by our students! Read the reviews

Support a Great Cause

All profits from Stage & the City go to the Fiorentini Foundation, (charity no. 1140414). The Fiorentini Foundation is the charitable arm of the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School which provides weekly workshops for 4 – 18 year olds. Your course fees and any performances you do will contribute to providing bursaries and scholarships for less privileged children that wish to attend the Fiorentini School and increase in confidence and self-esteem via the performing arts. So you will be having fun and supporting a good cause at the same time!

Performance Opportunities

Our Performing Arts School holds regular showcases where students have the opportunity to perform what they have been learning during their classes.  Students are encouraged to perform songs, dance routines, acting pieces and comedy sketches.

We feel that holding regular showcases helps increase confidence in our students and dramatically improves their performance skills. It is also a fantastic opportunity for family and friends to come and see their development as performers. To find out about our upcoming shows please visit our events page.

Tap Dance Beginners:

This high-octane dance is all about kicking it to some fast beats, feeling the music and having fun! Make new friends and challenge yourself to learn a new skill to seriously impress your friends! Inspired by American Rhythm Tap Dance, this heart-pumping course will get you fit, meeting new friends and improving flexibility and musicality. 

Tap Dance Elementary Level:

If you have previous tap experience you will be thrilled to work with a leader in the field of tap, Annette Walker who is a dynamic, agile and versatile performer who also works as a musician, actress and aerial acrobat. Annette is passionate about teaching and sharing the history of tap dance and is queen of the Renegade Stage at the regular London Tap Jam so you will be lucky enough to be in very safe hands!

Tap is a fun and challenging art form and you will learn how to tap dance within context of its rich, musical history and discover its exciting place in dance and music in the twenty-first century.

You will be led by Annette Walker MA, BSc (Hons), DipHE who is one of the leading exponents of a generation of tap dancers taking the stage with grace, style, and above all, rhythm. Her highlights include being a guest soloist with the Michèle Drees Trio at London’s famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, performing as an ensemble dancer in Turned on Tap at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, and featuring as a soloist in the BBC Proms 2019 Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall which was aired live on BBC Radio 3 (and internationally on BBC Sounds) and broadcast on UK television’s BBC Four.

City Singers:

Come along and let go of all the stress from your working day and release some endorphins with City Singers!

Gain confidence and performance skills in these fun, weekly singing classes led by a professional singing coach. Learn vocal techniques, performance skills, how to harmonise as a group and how to protect your voice whilst singing. Whether you love to sing in the shower, want to try out something new or are a seasoned professional, our singing classes are suitable for everyone! 

Course Content:

  • Learn the basics of vocal technique and how to apply them
  • Understanding your vocal health and how to protect your instrument
  • Study a range of musical genres from pop to jazz to musical theatre
  • Develop important performance skills to gain confidence
  • Singing as a choir, utilising harmonies and group performance

The beginning of each singing class will be focused on improving vocal technique, using a variety of models including the Estill model. This important vocal technique breaks down the myths about singing and replaces them with the science behind how our voices actually work. During the singing classes, you will sing a variety of music styles.

Introduction to Musical Theatre:

Over the 10 weeks you will work with Stage & the City’s Creative Director, Mark Short and Musical Director Jack Holliday who will guide you through a selection of musical theatre numbers, working on the essential components of acting, singing and dance.

You will learn all the tips and tricks to performing in a musical and what it takes to keep an audience entertained. This is a great fun and fabulous way to learn three disciplines in one. An upbeat course that will have you singing, dancing and acting in no time.

We understand you may be a bit nervous if this is your first time, but classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment. Most of the singing will be done as a group but there are opportunities for solos!

Course Content:

  • Learn the fundamental techniques needed for vocals and movement
  • Learn Acting through Song to create believable and engaging characters
  • Learn dance material to accompany your vocals

This course is our Level 1 “Stepping stone course”.  It is a stand alone course.

Musical Theatre Dance:

In this upbeat, high-paced Musical Theatre Dance Course you can expect a hybrid of show tunes all designed to get your feet moving and heart pumping.

This course will take you through the technique of Musical classics inspired by legends including, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly, and Jerome Robbins. Work through fun, upbeat and camp attack routines from a variety of much loved musicals.

If you are into the sultry moves of Chicago and Cabaret, the drama of Les Miserable and West Side Story, or the outrageous Kinky Boots and Mamma Mia!, then this course is for you.

No experience is necessary! Just the willingness to have fun and give it a go.

Course Content:

  • Understand your body’s physicality and improve flexibility
  • Enhance your alignment
  • Re-find your rhythm and musicality
  • Learn slick choreography from Broadway classics
  • Improve your acting through movement
  • Learn how to tell stories through facial expression, movement and dance

For this course, you don’t need to be the best dancer, we are just looking for a readiness to learn, energy and passion.

Classes at Academy Mews

Dance Studios:

Mondays

Tap Dance Beginners:

7pm – 8pm

Dates: 28th Sept – 30th Nov

Fee: £153

Details for website:

https://www.stageandthecity.com/absolute-beginners-tap-dance/

Link to our Tap Dance video:  https://youtu.be/PZnNo3yTNcw

Tap Dance Elementary Level

8pm – 9pm

Dates: 28th Sept – 30th Nov

Fee: £153

Link to website: https://www.stageandthecity.com/elementary-level-tap-dance/

Link to our Tap Dance video:  https://youtu.be/PZnNo3yTNcw

Tuesdays

City Singers

6.30pm – 7.45pm

Dates: 29th Sept – 1st December

Fee: £153

Link to website: https://www.stageandthecity.com/singing-classes/

Musical Theatre Dance

6.45pm – 7.45pm

Dates: 29th Sept – 1st December

Fee: £153

Link to website: https://www.stageandthecity.com/broadway-musical-theatre-dance/

Introduction to Musical Theatre

8pm – 9pm

Dates: 29th Sept – 1st December

Fee: £165.75

Link to website: https://www.stageandthecity.com/introduction-to-musical-theatre/

Contact

Contact directly on 020 3355 6947

Or email hello@stageandthecity.com

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