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OUR CLASSES HAVE MOVED ONLINE!
Welcome to your new classes page! We have moved everything into one place so you can dip in and out of class resources and join in with tasks and projects 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 Green Room Chats with your friends. Plus we have FREE Masterclasses with West End performers in store for you.
We hope you are as excited as we are!
Keep scrolling down the page to find loads of videos for you, plus see each other's work!
UPCOMING GREEN ROOM CHATS
Catch up with your friends every week on a video call!
Zoom Party: Saturday 4th July @ 10.30am
Meeting ID: 769 1059 4093
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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...
Make sure that you are wearing your ACTAcademy uniform when you take these classes to ensure you are ready and prepared for what your workshop leaders will ask of you.
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
JOIN IN OUR ACTA CHALLENGES
Our first challenge is our Stretching Challenge!
Your teachers have put together some great warm-up and stretch combinations to help you improve your flexibility at home. And since you have plenty of time at home at the moment that means you have plenty of time to stretch!
If you stretched a minimum of 3 times a week you would see a big improvement in your flexibility and your ability to do the splits. But why stop there? Why not do it even more?
HOW TO ENTER THIS CHALLENGE
Take a photo at the start of the month holding your right leg split position.
Stretch as much as possible throughout the month.
Take a photo at the end of the month holding your right leg splits. See how much you've improved!
The student that has made the most improvement over the course of lockdown will win a prize!
During this isolated time, there are many elderly people who aren't getting much social contact which can make for very long and lonely days. What we would like to do here at ACTAcademy is create some special moments for lonely residents in care and bring a smile to their faces through the art of performance and poetry.
If you would like to create a special message for an elderly resident, please choose a classic poem, or perhaps you could write your own, learn it 'off by heart' and then recite it in your most expressive, clearest voices. Film yourself performing your poem and then send it into us so that we can send them on to the people who need your kindness and creativity most.
Email your videos to us at email@example.com. We can't wait to see your pieces and you are sure to put a big smile on people's faces.
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Professional actors, singers, directors and YouTubers have filmed videos JUST FOR YOU, all about the industry they work in and telling you all their behind-the-scenes secrets!
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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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