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OUR CLASSES HAVE MOVED ONLINE!
Welcome to your new classes page! We have moved everything into one place for this next month so for the next four weeks you can dip in and out of class resources and join in with online classes and prepare for our Christmas project wherever and whenever you like.
Just click the videos to watch and join in!
Here you can access Online Classes and Interactive Tasks, exclusive Industry Insights with professional performers and creatives, access rehearsal and class material for projects, and access your live Zoom lessons with your teachers and friends. Plus we have FREE Masterclasses with West End performers for you to try out and push your skills with.
We hope you are as excited as we are!
Keep scrolling down the page to find everything...
UPCOMING ZOOM CLASSES
Practice lines, dances and songs with your teachers and classmates every week at your normal class time.
MINI T MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP
MONDAY @ 4.10pm
Meeting ID: 815 7233 6325
STAGE 3 ZOOM LESSON
TUESDAYS @ 5.30pm
Meeting ID: 842 0169 0573
STAGE 1 ZOOM LESSON
WEDNESDAYS @ 4pm
Meeting ID: 824 3210 3849
STAGE 1 ZOOM LESSON
THURSDAYS @ 4pm
Meeting ID: 841 9106 9594
STAGE 1 ZOOM LESSON
SATURDAYS @ 9.30am
Meeting ID: 846 9570 3980
LITTLE T MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP
MONDAY @ 5pm
Meeting ID: 816 8993 7981
INTERMEDIATES ZOOM LESSON
THURSDAYS @ 5pm
Meeting ID: 813 7026 7010
STAGE 2 ZOOM LESSON
WEDNESDAYS @ 5pm
Meeting ID: 810 9468 5834
STAGE 2 ZOOM LESSON
FRIDAYS @ 4pm
Meeting ID: 838 4383 0575
STAGE 2 ZOOM LESSON
SATURDAYS @ 11.30am
Meeting ID: 814 6842 9602
ADDITIONAL CLASSES THIS WEEK
On top of your weekly mandatory ACTAcademy Training class with your regular teachers, this week, we have additional Musical Theatre workshops for you all to take part in with a host of different teachers!
Miss Nicole will be teaching you a dance to a song from the fabulous, funny musical movie, 'SING!' - so make sure you've got your dancing shoes on and bundles of energy!
STAGE TWO & SENIOR STUDENTS (STAGE THREE & INTERMEDIATES)
Did you know that Miss Elisha used to work for Disney and performed in their shows as a number of different Disney Princesses (plus one villain)?! This week, Miss Elisha will be leading a Disney Workshop for Stage 2 and Senior students, where you will learn a routine from one of Disney's Broadway-style shows! Plus, get a sneak peek into the world of Disney and this is your opportunity to ask any burning questions you've always wanted to know about working for the biggest production company in the world...
We know that working online can be tiring for our brains, especially after a long day of homeschooling, so these additional classes are optional for students to take part in.
These workshops will run straight after your normal ACTAcademy classes, but if you would like to join in on a different day to spread out your screen time then just email to join in on a different day.
Additional Class Times This Week Are:
Stage 2 Wednesday @ 4pm, Stage 1 Wednesday @ 5pm
Stage 1 Thursday @ 5pm, Senior Students @ 6pm
Stage 2 Friday @ 5.30pm
Stage 1 Saturday @ 10.30am, Stage 2 Saturday @ 12.30 midday
(AKA MISS ELISHA)
You will certainly recognise Miss Elisha from your weekly classes, but before Miss Elisha joined us as our Head of Performing Arts Development, Elisha was a professional actress and musical theatre performer.
After attending ACTAcademy as a teenager, Elisha went on to train at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting before embarking on her career. Elisha has graced the stage and screen in a number of professional jobs, but most notably she played Rapunzel in the original cast of 'Tangled: The Musical' for Disney. Miss Elisha has also performed in a number of Disney shows for Disney Cruiseline playing characters such as Cinderella, Anna in Frozen and Cruella De Ville.
Elisha's Professional Credits include: Rapunzel in Tangled The Musical (Disney), Cinderella in Twice Charmed, Anna/Cinderella in 'Disney Dreams: An Enchanted Classic', Cruella De Ville in Villains Tonight, Ensemble in The Dream Goes On (Disney Cruiseline), Serling Roquette in Superboy: Son of Tomorrow (Rowney Productions), Featured Singer/Dancer in Beyond The Mask (Fresh Aire Entertainment) Lovely Pretty Girl in Muller Yoghurts Commercials (Israel).
MEET NICOLE JACKSON
(AKA MISS NICOLE)
Once upon a time, Nicole trained with us at ACTAcademy before embarking upon her successful career in professional dance and musical theatre!
Nicole went to train at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in London at the tender age of 16, graduating with a Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre in 2018. She also trained at the Northern Ballet as an associate from 2009-2013.
Her theatre credits include Kathy in Company, Giraffe in Just So, Chava in Fiddler On The Roof and Ensemble in two Harrogate Theatre Pantomimes. Most recently, she sailed the high seas performing as a Singer/Dancer onboard the ‘Regent Seven Seas Voyager’ for Norwegian Creative Studios.
ACCESS YOUR CLASS MATERIALS
HAVE YOU WATCHED THE CHRISTMAS SHOW YET?
WEST END MASTERCLASSES
Yes, you read that correctly. We have West End Masterclasses for you to sink your teeth into! We have West End performers leading masterclasses for you to take part in from the comfort of your home. Get ready to learn what it takes to be a professional performer...
If you could have 3 wishes, what would you choose? I'd choose to be on a West End stage like Kayleigh Thadani! Learn 2 pieces of choreography from the West End show Aladdin with Kayleigh, as well as a little tap combo (so grab your tap shoes if you have them). Fun for all ages/abilities.
Raise your hand if you love Matilda! Students will learn about the characterisation as well as the choreography from Claire Cassidy who trains the children in the West End Show of Matilda The Musical.
This 1 hour virtual Shakespeare masterclass will be with Ashleigh Harvey who was awarded a position at the International Shakespeare Fellowship and spent a month studying Shakespeare in London at the Globe Theatre. She will be looking to fight the fear of Shakespeare and verse speaking. This masterclass is designed for those who are familiar but also not familiar with the works of Shakespeare.
After touring the UK with the show Les Miserables, Danny Colligan (who plays Feuilly) and Corrine Priestley (swing) will be talking us through not only the physical and vocal elements of the show but also the characterisation.
'It was red and yellow and green and brown and...' you get the idea. Learn Choreography from the show with George Hinson who was in the production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Do you long to see your name up in shining lights? Learn choreography from the show with Hayley Johnston who played Mabel Washington in the UK tour. of 'Fame' Fun for all ages.
'You're a West End star and you don't even know it.' Marvyn Charles will be teaching the opening section of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. Marvyn is the dance captain for the West End show.
Mammia Mia, here we go again! Learn choreography from the show from Sally Frith who played Ali in the international tour. of Mamma Mia. Fun for all ages.
Get on your dancing shoes and welcome to the sixties! Rose O'Hare who played the lead role of Tracey Turnblad in Hairspray will be teaching choreography from the show.
Enjoy something a little different and pick up a new skill! West End performer Gary Lee teaches his own choreography in an hour-long Commercial dance masterclass.
LEARN IMPORTANT SKILLS
BEGINNERS STAGE MAKEUP
ADVANCED STAGE MAKEUP
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Click the images to watch the videos.
Alexander McWilliam is a professional actor who specialises in TV, commercials and is a member of 'Mad Monkey Improv' troupe. In our special Q&A video he gives his top tips on auditioning for Drama Schools and how to be successful.
Actress and writer Laura England gives you an insight into her varied career and talks about how she has stayed artistically creative and happy during being locked down in London.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work as an actor and performer in America and Canada? Well, Canadian actor and singer Michael Esposito has filmed a Q&A to tell you all about it. Is it similar to the UK or is it a totally other world? Find out in his video...
YouTuber and presenter Bronte King talks about her progression from working as a professional actress to breaking into YouTube and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how she creates her YouTube videos.
Watch her in action: https://youtu.be/wzCMdwZJk_s
Actor and singer Ed Leigh is currently touring with the UK & Ireland Tour of 'We Will Rock You', the Queen musical. In our Q&A video, Ed answers your burning questions about working in the performing industry and his journey.
Elizabeth Organ is an actress local to Harrogate who trained at the acclaimed Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Now she lives and works in London. Elizabeth talks about the things that she wished she had known before attending drama school. Perhaps they will be helpful for you too...
Remember when we had our Movie Premiere?
It feels like SO long ago now! But have you found yourself in the photos from the day yet? Take a look for yourself...
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