Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Module

Musical Theatre is a combination of acting, singing and dancing which is an exciting way to tell a story. It is important to teach these elements together in a layered approach, to create vibrant and believable characters. We teach our students a range of vocal and dance techniques which gives them the ability to pass from dialogue to song and dance seamlessly within the performance process, using all three techniques to enhance the story for the audience.

Singing

We teach the importance of safe vocal practice by enabling our students to understand the way in which sound is produced and how to adapt that sound to sing confidently in different musical styles.

Our students learn a wide variety of songs, from well-known musical theatre numbers to pop songs by the latest recording artists.

If you've never sung before, don't worry! Most of our singing is in groups and nobody is ever put on the spot unless you want to be.

Movement & Dance

At PQA, we love that our students all bring a diverse skill set to the room. Our teachers choreograph exciting movement sequences to reflect the capabilities and interests of their young performers.

All students develop their technique every week through a warm up designed to condition the body to be strong and safe, and by learning the choreography and staging for a variety of genres.

Acting Through Song & Dance

Acting is at the heart of all we do and we devote time to fully immerse our students into the world of the musical in the same way we would a play.

Storytelling in Musical Theatre is vital. Students are encouraged to create exciting characters and taught to understand the setting and context of the pieces they are performing.

Performance

For many of our students, the West End season is the highlight of the PQA experience. Every Academy is given the opportunity to perform on the stage of Her Majesty's Theatres in London, in a musical specially written for PQA.

For parents, the experience of seeing their children performing on the same stage as 'Phantom of the Opera' is unlike any other.

Our students also benefit from regular performance opportunities in regional and community theatres.

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