Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
With this in mind, in our Musical Theatre Programme includes training in the 3 elements of Musical Theatre - Dance, Singing and Acting - and helps to prepare students who are considering going on to vocational training and a career in the industry.
The programme entails a monthly 3 hour session, made up of singing, acting and dancing technique. Work is also included which brings the three elements together.
Students are taught by specialists in each subject. All of our teachers are West End and International performers and choreographers, with a wealth of experience in musical theatre. Teachers will include Rae Piper, Gail Gordon and Rodrigo A. Carter who, between them, have worked on Olivier-nominated productions, taught Oscar winners and performed on the UK's biggest stages. There will also be occasional guest tutors to deliver special workshops, also drawn from the professional industry.
Entry is by audition only
11 monthly 3-hour sessions per year, September - July
Classes will comprise technique sessions in singing, acting and dancing, and work which integrates all three techniques.
Suitable for pre-vocational and vocational level students
Open to ages 8-21, divided into groups as required, based on experience level
Selected students may be invited to perform with the school performance team or with Chantry Dance Company at points during the year
Date and time: 3rd Sunday of each month, 10:00-1:00pm Location: Dance Pointe, 5 Swinegate, Grantham, NG31 6RJ Sessions: 11 sessions per year from September-July Fees: £255 per year (Scholarships and bursaries are available - contact us for further details)
Chantry School is a vocational British dance school and our standards are professional and exacting. We encourage students to commit fully to the demands of any Associate Programme they attend and present and conduct themselves accordingly.
Chantry School has been awarded Recognised School status by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, and has been awarded the Council’s certificate of good professional practice. Schools awarded CDMT’s Recognised School Award demonstrate that their pre-vocational courses adhere to the standards demanded by the industry; standards designed to protect and safeguard students in their dance training.