Learn choreography from West End hit shows including Six, Hamilton, We will Rock you and Wicked, all from the comfort of your own living room!
Join us for this West End Musicals Workshop, hosted by Penelope Simons, Assistant Director and Choreographer for the Railway Children and Wizard of Oz at The Brewhouse, plus extra-special West End guests.
An incredible opportunity to learn OFFICIAL dance moves from the West End Leads who have performed them night after night, themselves! This Masterclass includes a Q&A with the stars at the end of the workshop, so you can ask more about life as a professional on stage.
Classes will be split into Juniors (Ages 6 – 11) and Seniors (Ages 12 – 18).
Youth Masterclasses have tiered pricing to accommodate your means, Option 4 (£25) is the standard price for the class and every penny that we take will go toward supporting our artists and facilitators (as well as covering some boring ‘operational costs’ – yawn). But please choose a tier that you are comfortable with. The most important thing is making sure that you enjoy the class!
10.30-10.50 – Meet and greet and explanation on zoom and warm up
10.50-11.40 – Workshop one We will rock you (Juniors) and Six (Seniors)
11.40-11.50 – 10 min break
11.50 -12.40 – Workshop two Wicked and Hamilton
12.40 – 13.00 – Cool down and Q&A
Special Guest: Amy Bridges
Amy has recently finished playing Jane Seymour in Six the Musical for Norwegian Cruise Lines having previously played the role of Rose Willis and understudy Cilla in Cilla the Musical.
Credits Include: Jane Seymour/Show Captain in Six the musical (Norwegian Breakaway) Rose Willis/US Cilla in Cilla the musical (No1 UK Tour) Lead Vocalist/Company Manager for Viking Cruises and Ensemble in Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre)
Special Guest: Ellena Vincent
Ellena was recently in the West End company of Hamilton where she understudied all three Schuyler Sisters. She was due to play the role of Anita in West Side Story at the Royal Exchange.
Credits Include: Hamilton (Victoria Palace), Gloria Jones in 20th Century Boy (UK tour), The Lorax (Old Vic), One Love (Birmingham Rep), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Jane Eyre (National), Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Royal Exchange), Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (UK tour) and Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (South Korea tour)
Special Guest: Genevieve Taylor
Genevieve is currently in the West End company of Wicked as Shenshen and understudy Madame Morrible. She previously understudied the role of Carrie in Carousel with The English National Opera.
Credits Include: Shenshen and understudy Madame Morrible in ‘Wicked‘ (Apollo Victoria Theatre), understudy ‘Carrie’ in Carousel (English National Opera, London Coliseum); ‘Fortune Teller’ in Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); ‘Frenchie’ in Cool Rider Live (Lyric Theatre) and West End Women (UK tour).
Special Guest: Sam Toland
Sam recently finished his role as Elder White/Schraeder in The Book of Mormon in the West End and will soon be reprising his role as Galileo in We Will Rock You.
Credits Include: Elder White/Schraeder in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales); Judge/Swing/Cover Ledoux in Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion Theatre); Galileo In We Will Rock You (Anthem of the Seas); Bee (Pig) in Three Little Pigs (UK Tour/Palace Theatre/Australian Tour); Ensemble in Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre).
All Youth Masterclasses will take place online using Zoom. Session details will be provided upon ticket purchase.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Please ensure there is enough clear space either side of you, where you set up your laptop/computer to take part in this online workshop. You will also need to ensure there is room above your head, so you can move freely
We have two bursary placements available, free of charge, to young people who would not otherwise be able to attend. If you would like to apply for one of these places, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, ‘Bursary Placement – West End Dance’, and let us know a little bit about you, and why this bursary is important for you right now.
All attendees will be required to complete our Youth Online Registration Form.
This event has been kindly supported by the Somerset Community Foundation.
25 August 2020 10:30AM