PQA Hemel Hempstead had a fun and energetic morning last Saturday thanks to Andrew Simeon coming in to do the ‘WE WILL ROCK YOU’ Masterclass. Andrew has performed in this top West End Show on several occasions and showed our students what it was all about to rock out to some of the greatest rock anthems ever made by the legendary band Queen.
PQA Hemel Hempstead green and blue groups performed their version of the old classic Peter Pan.
We joined Wendy, John and Michael on their journey from the safety of their nursery across Neverland with their new found friend Peter Pan.
Along the way we meet all of Peter’s friends and foes such as Tinkerbelle, The Lost Boys, Tiger Lilly, The Mermaids and of course that old scoundrel Captain Hook with his scheming sidekicks Mr. Smee and Mr. Smoo, not to mention keeping an eye out for that pesky crocodile!
On Saturday 26th January we had the pleasure of welcoming Chris Hanvey to Hemel to show off his Stage Combat skills to our students.
As you can see from the pictures our students threw themselves into this Masterclass (quite literally) and we even managed to get through the whole day without opening the first aid box once!
From very real sounding punches and slaps to biting and even eye gouging, the students were shown not only how to inflict these moves but were also taught the art of being on the receiving end and making the attacks look even more realistic.
A thoroughly good Masterclass enjoyed by all!
PQA Hemel had a fantastic Street Dance Master class from street dancer, Shaun Paul Smith. Shaun has worked with many artists including Justin Bieber, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Cher Lloyd and Katy Perry. He trained at the London Studio Centre and performed in the UK tour of West Side Story! Students had so much fun and experienced some great new dance moves – check out our pictures.
Hemel Hempstead academy performed their Musical Theatre Showcase at The Sandpit Theatre, to family and friends. Working in a professional theatre gave the students nerves, excitement combined with huge amounts of fun! The day was amazing, it went incredibly smoothly and every single student did such a brilliant job! Well done Hemel…See below some photos from our show!
Congratulations to Luca from PQA Hemel Hempstead who has just landed a KFC commercial after recently joining our agency Quirky Kids!
Click HERE to see Pauline on Daybreak talking about leaving Emmerdale and the up and coming Birds of a Feather tour.
Simon James Green, one of our Creative Directors at PQA has recently directed an episode of teen soap Hollyoaks, which airs on Friday 18th and Monday 21st November. The special three-hander episode concludes a long-running storyline between the characters Jacqui, Gilly and Rhys.
Simon commented, “Working on Hollyoaks is great fun and the cast and crew are amazing. I look forward to sharing my experiences with our teachers and students over the course of the next few months. I think it’s fantastic that so many of us involved in PQA are working professionally because that means we can bring all those skills into the work we do with our students, making sure that their lessons reflect current industry practice in all media.”
Since we’ve been given a taste for the West End, we can’t wait to go back! This time we can sit down and relax in the audience as we watch Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This is a brilliantly entertaining show, appealing to all ages. More information will be given out nearer the time!
Following the success of our Stage Combat Master Class last year, PQA Hemel are pleased to announce not one, but TWO specialist Master Classes that are booked for the Autumn Term!
Casualty Make-up & Prosthetics
with professional Film & TV make-up artist Hannah Wing
Students will learn how to create realistic cuts, bruises, scars, blood and mini prosthetic pieces using molds. This class will allow students to get hands on with products used in the TV and film industry as well as following a step by step guide on how to create a and apply a casualty makeup/mini-prosthetic piece.
With professional music video dancer Shaun Paul Smith
Due to popular demand, students will take part in a high impact street dance workshop in November!