Patrons:

David Essex OBE

Arlene Phillips CBE

David Wood OBE


NEW AUDITION DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 INTAKE

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For more information please email office@maddcollege.co.uk or call 0115 911 0401!!

NEW ADVISORY BOARD AT MADD!

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Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD) is delighted to announce details of its first-ever Advisory Board that marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the Nottingham based college.

The new Advisory Board members are: double Olivier Award nominee, double WhatsOnStage and Carl Alan Award winning choreographer and director Andrew Wright (most recent credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Kilworth House; Oklahoma!, Grange Park Opera; Nativity, Birmingham Rep and National tour; Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Arch Theatre; Half A Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh, Chichester Festival Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre and winner of Best Choreographer WhatsOnStage Awards 2017; Singin’ In The Rain, Chichester Festival Theatre, Palace Theatre, UK national tour, Japan, Asia, Russia and Australia, and winner of Best Choreographer WhatsOnStage Awards 2013; Guys and Dolls, Chichester Festival Theatre Phoenix, Savoy Theatre and National Tour and Best Choreographer nomination Olivier Awards 2016; and Barnum, Theatre in the Park, Chichester and National Tour;

Tracy Lane (credits include: resident director Priscilla Queen of the Desert UK Tour; Grease UK Tour; The Bodyguard West End, China, Japan, and children’s director The Bodyguard Toronto; and currently resident director Magic Mike Live The Hippodrome, London); and performer and creative Ryan-Lee Seager (credits include: resident director & associate choreographer Rock Of Ages (UK Tour) associate choreographer FAME, UK Tour; Guys and Dolls, Kilworth House; The Wedding Singer, UK Tour; Grease, Leicester Curve; West Side Story, Kilworth House; American Idiot, West End & UK Tour; The Royal Variety Performance 2017; and resident director Seussical The Musical, International tour).

All three hugely admired individuals will help guide MADD’s senior leadership team as it seeks out new opportunities from September 2019 and builds on an ever-growing reputation of providing some of the best musical theatre training in the UK.

The new Advisory Board members join esteemed industry luminaries already associated with MADD College: Patrons David Essex OBE; Arlene Phillips CBE; Anthony Van Laast MBE; and David Wood OBE.

Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama was founded over fifty years ago by Principal Frances Clayton and in 1988 the ‘Three Year Musical Theatre Diploma’ course was developed and is now accredited by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre training (CDMT) and validated by Trinity College London.  MADD also delivers a ‘One Year Foundation in Musical Theatre’ course, and a two-year fully-funded BTEC ‘Extended Diploma in Screen Acting’ course, in partnership with Confetti the Institute of Creative Technologies, part of Nottingham Trent University.

In the last year alone MADD students have been guided by a number of industry professionals, including Andrew Wright, Debbie Isitt, Charlie Stemp, Mark Smith, Alan Harding, Chris Whittaker, Steven Harris, Paul Harper-Swan, David Wood OBE, and many more, all leading guest workshops or choreographing for College shows and MOVE IT appearances.

MADD alumni continue to succeed as former students currently dance on tour with Take That, excel in lead roles in the West End and overseas, and have even been known to lift the illustrious BBC Strictly trophy – Jay McGuiness in 2015!

A new academic year will see new ambitions come into play at MADD as the new Advisory Board and current senior faculty steer the college to new horizons and continue to inspire the next generation of students, the professional performers of tomorrow.

Commenting on being part of the newly formed MADD College Advisory Board, Andrew Wright, said: MADD is a vibrant college full of dedicated and individual students. A college where being true to yourself and embracing life matters as much as a strong technique. I am proud to be on the Advisory Board of MADD and to continue my association with this college bursting with life.

Tracy Lane, continued: I am both thrilled and honoured to join the Advisory Board of MADD College. As an ex performer who now constantly works with young people in the arts sector, I look forward to progressing the crucial training, discipline and preparation that MADD continues to offer its students and is necessary for the wider industry.

And Ryan-Lee Seager, added: “I have been working with the students at MADD College for almost seven years and love their work ethic, it’s truly infectious! They are a respectful, supportive and talented bunch and it’s always a pleasure coming back and working with them.

-ENDS-

MADD COLLEGE AUDITIONS – APRIL DATE ADDED!

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In addition to the up and coming audition date of Sunday 7th of April, we are pleased to announce an additional audition date of Sunday 28th of April for September 2019 intake on all courses.

Please note we are particular keen to hear from auditionees for our One Year Foundation and Three Year Professional Musical Theatre courses.

For more information and an application form please email office@maddcollege.co.uk or telephone 0115 911 0401

STUDENT INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER AT MOVE IT!

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Who better to tell you about MADD COLLEGE than our students?!

Follow our Instagram account www.instagram.com/maddcollege over the MOVE IT 2019 weekend (Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March) as some of our students TAKEOVER the account!

Please keep an eye on #MADD4MOVEIT #MOVEIT2019 for regular updates across all our social media channels as we perform on the main stage and in the showcase theatre, host professional workshops and make new friends on STAND 550.

Thank you,

From all at Team MADD!

MADD COLLEGE AT MOVE IT 2019

MADD_boomWe are thrilled to announce our MOVE IT 2019 performance schedule for the MAIN STAGE and SHOWCASE THEATRE:

FRIDAY 8th MARCH:
‘STOLEN’ choreographed by Stewart Arnold. 13.30 – 14.10 Main Stage
SATURDAY 9th MARCH:
‘UNDERGROUND’ choreographed by Alan Harding. 13.30 – 14.10 Main Stage
SUNDAY 10th MARCH:
‘IN MY HEAD’ choreographed by Joshua-Kyle Cantrill. 11.30 – 12.10 Main Stage
Plus: 
FRIDAY 8th March: 16.25 – 16.50 Showcase Theatre 
SATURDAY 9th March: 15.55 – 16.20 Showcase Theatre
SUNDAY 10th March: 14.05 – 14.30 & 15.30 – 15.55 Showcase Theatre 
We would love to meet you and say hello at MOVE IT 2019, and tell you all about MADD College. Staff and students will be on STAND 550 to tell you more. We hope you can catch one of our amazing performances too!!
And if you’ve booked one of our MOVE IT 2019 masterclasses (all SOLD OUT), thank you so much for your interest and support!
See you at MOVE IT 2019!!

NEW AUDITION DATES ADDED FOR 2019 INTAKE ON ALL MADD COLLEGE COURSES

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MADD COLLEGE AUDITIONS IN 2019

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 intake on all courses.

Our next auditon date is Sunday 27th January with the following new audition dates added:

Sunday 24th February 2019

Sunday 24th March 2019

Sunday 7th April 2019

For more information please call 01159 110 401 or email office@maddcollege.co.uk

Alternatively download the application form and medical form and either post or email the completed forms back to us. We’ll then be in touch to arrange an audition date for you 🙂

MADD COLLEGE ‘SUMMER SCHOOL 2019’

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We’re thrilled to annouce details of the MADD College ‘SUMMER SCHOOL 2019’ 
Classes with West End Performers and Choreographers this Summer – more details to follow soon! 
Summer School dates: Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August 2019 

Junior Course: 7 to 11 years
Senior Course: 12 to 18 years

 

Both courses run from 10am-4pm Mon-Fri and cost £150.00 per person

ACT, SING and DANCE at MADD COLLEGE this Summer!

 

For more information please call 0115 911 0401 or email office@maddcollege.uk

Alternatively please complete the MADD SUMMER SCHOOL 2019_Application Form to reserve your place!

 

MADD COLLEGE CLASSES AT MOVE IT 2019

We are pleased to announce some of our brilliant teachers will be leading professional masterclasses at MOVE IT 2019

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Friday 8 March  // 10.30 – 11.15am

MADD College presents

Commercial Jazz with Mark Webb

 

Saturday 9 March // 11.30 – 12.15pm

MADD College presents

Tap Fantastic Take 2 with James Doubtfire

 

Saturday 9 March // 15.30 – 16.15

MADD College presents

‘Classical Ballet with a different take’ with Peter Parker

 

Saturday 9 March // 16.15 – 17.00

MADD College presents

Screen Acting with Edward Nudd

 

Sunday 10 March // 14.45 – 15.30

MADD College presents

Introduction to Improvisation with Emma Clayton

 

For more information and to book please check out https://www.moveitdance.co.uk/classesandseminars/ 

FREE OPEN DAYS IN 2019 FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 14+

 

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Want to find out more about attending ? We have FREE for boys & girls age 14+ on 16 January, 6 February and 3 April 2019.

For more information and to register please email office@maddcollege.co.uk or call 0115 911 0401.

(Photo: Layla Gale, MADD alumna currenly in #WeWillRockYou // Royal Caribbean Cruises)