Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama – Est. 1967

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ONE YEAR INTENSIVE TOP-UP COURSE IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Course description

An intensive Musical Theatre training course delivered over three terms of focused practice, rehearsal and study. Tuition by leading Industry practitioners, giving students the essential elements of Musical Theatre, i.e. acting, singing and dance together with contextual studies to develop their performance and preparing them for a career in Musical Theatre. To benefit from the course, class work must be backed up with rehearsal and practice in students’ own time.

Over the 3 terms students will take classes in key skills:

Acting for both Theatre and Screen Acting, Acting through Song, Singing in Performance Classes and individual one to one Singing lessons, Stage Combat, Voice, Sight Reading, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Latin American and Ballroom together with musical theatre performance classes to demonstrate integration of disciplines to produce confident musical theatre performances.

Professional Development is also taught on a weekly basis over the 3 terms preparing students for entry into a competitive Industry. Essential guidance and information on “Obtaining Employment and Maintaining Employability”, Equity membership, Research relating to job opportunities, “Spotlight” presentation, Guest Workshops from Directors and Agents. Specific provision is also given for;

  • Tax, insurance and accountancy
  • Employment contracts
  • Funding and professional bodies
  • CV compilation and photo acquisition
  • Internet and ICT skills
  • Students will have the opportunity to showcase their performances in term 3.

Assessments take place at the end of each term and following each performance project, and these are central to the development and individual journey of each student.

course Fees

Autumn term £3500.00, Spring term £3500.00, Summer term £3500.00 – Total per year £10,500.00. Audition fee and workshop £45.00.

A registration fee of £285.00 (non refundable) is payable on acceptance of the place offered. A monthly payment scheme is available. 

Fees per term : The Autumn term fees are payable in advance on 1st August. The Spring and Summer term fees can be paid in 6 monthly instalments by standing order (January – June inclusive) or paid at the beginning of the Spring and Summer terms.  Payments to be made by BACS transfer.

For more information:

MADD College, Century House, Building B, 428 Carlton Hill, Nottingham NG4 1QA.  Email: office@maddcollege.co.uk Phone: 0115 9110401

Two terms written notice MUST be tendered for withdrawal from the Academy, or the full fees paid in lieu. No fees are returnable in the case of any students leaving after the beginning of the term for illness or any other reason. The student provides textbooks, stationery etc.

Students must attend punctually to all classes and training may be terminated by the Principal if the student is not reaching the required standard of performance or behaviour.

If the College has to close in the term time due to reasons beyond its control, no fees can be returned or any compensation made for training lost.

Every help and assistance is given in finding suitable accommodation in the area of the Academy.

The College is affiliated to the National Union of Students
Scholarships and Bursaries can be applied for from the College and are means tested.
Every help will be given in assisting students to obtain financial help.

Katie Bagshaw

Ballet Tutor

Katie started dancing aged 3 years old. She went on to gain a place at The Royal Ballet School age 11 and later completed her training at Elmhurst Ballet School where she graduated and gained a Level 6 Trinity Diploma in Dance age 19.

Throughout her time at vocational school she danced at The Royal Opera House in The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, La Sylphide and Swan Lake.

Katie began working at the youth company Midland Theatre Ballet in 2013, and after finding her love for teaching she now works full time at The Lisayne Ballet School where she trains The Royal Academy of Dance syllabi to a variety of different age groups.

She is thrilled to be part of the MADD family over the Spring term!

Ryan Lee Seager

Musical Theatre & Jazz Tutor

Ryan-Lee Seager Actor/Director/Choreographer 

West End/Tour/International musicals include Fame, Blood Brothers, Rent, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Seussical, American Idiot, We Will Rock You, The Wedding Singer, Rock Of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Here Come The Boys ( Strictly Come Dancing) and also  27, Streets, Another Way all brand new british musicals. Rock Of Ages (Uk Tour) Resident Director/Resident Choreographer.  Fame (Uk Tour/West End) Associate Choreographer. 

TV credits include The Xfactor, Strictly Come Dancing, The Royal Variety Performance, Bo Selecta.
Tv Commercials Vision Express and We Buy Any Car.

Music Artists- Justin Bieber, Pixie Lott, Beverly knight, Paulo Nutini, Olivia Somerlyn, Kingsland Road, Anastacia.

Stewart Avon Arnold

Dance Tutor

Stewart was one of the foremost black Jazz and Lyrical artists of his generation and the original pioneer of Lyrical Contemporary Jazz in the UK, developing the genre from as early as 1979 to the present day and co founding the first jazz company in the UK called Jazz Theatre London (1980). Trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, his dancing heritage originates with the Martha Graham technique, with the likes of Bob Cohen, William Luther, Jane Dudley and Anthony Van Laast as his teacher/mentors that have been his springboard from which he has developed his unique style and genre, consequently becoming one of our most acclaimed and sought after International Dancer Teacher and Choreographer. For many years Stewart has been constantly involved in a variety of top West End shows, including Wayne Sleep’s ‘Song and Dance’ as a soloist dancer. He was guest choreographer for Wayne Sleep’s dance company ‘Dash’ and danced/guest choreographed for the award winning BBC tv series “The Hot Shoe Show”, joint- choreographer on ‘The Wiz’ at the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, and featured as a soloist dancer in Johnny Depp’s film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Choreographing Pop promo’s for artists such as David Grant, Elton John, Kid Creole, and working exclusively with Kate Bush over the last 30 years. He also had his own dance series on Channel 4, along with Claude-Paul Henry, called ‘Streets Ahead’, and toured Europe along with Anthony Van Laast and Claude-Paul with their own Dance Company called ‘Souls in Motion’ and took his own concept musical ‘Dancing and Singing the Blues’ on the same European circuit directing as well as choreographing the show.