Sandra Singer is proud to announce the new addition to her training school. “JUNIORS”
September 4th 2021 sees the launch of a brand new section of Singer Stage School JUNIORS which is a replacement class for our WANNABEES classes , that had been established at the school or 15+ years.
This as an amazing opportunity for younger children who show an interest in performing arts to start formal training at one of the UK’s leading vocational training schools. Working alongside West End and Industry professionals. We start the ‘learning’ journey of exploring Dance, Drama (Stage and Screen) and Singing.
A few of our previous Wannabees students include Maisie Smith (BBC Eastenders) Robyn Elwell credits include LOST DAUGHTER feature film with Olivia Coleman) and Amanda in Matilda West End), Pedro Pony in PEPPA PIG. Scarlett Cecil – Credits: Matilda (lead) in Matilda UK Tour. BBC Henry VIII Six Wives (Princess Mary). Eden Mackney – Cosette in Les Miserables (West End).
Singer Stage School’s ‘lower’ students used to train with us from age 6 until the students reach almost 11 years of age.You can appreciate that there is a huge period of change in those early years and growing period for them with their development in those very important years.
Which has prompted and inspired Sandra to launch Singer Stage School Juniors (age 5 to 7 years) and my Lower School will then become age 7 to 11 (at age 7 we will hold a mini audition for Juniors to join lowers).
It will give JUNIORS the opportunity join a Saturday mini ‘stage school’ morning. 30 mins of each main subject Dance, Singing and Drama. 9am to 10.30am weekly in term time for only £18 per week.
The classes will be headed by the fabulous Michael Conway (Lead in West End Jersey Boys, Flashdance, Fiddler on the Roof etc) , and Dina Bradley (Lead in Hairspray, Sister Act, High School Musical).
Both of them are West End stars – so they are in very safe hands of two experienced ‘Triple Threat’ performers. Both of them are incredibly talented.
Junior students will also be signed to the school and agency and have the possibility too of auditioning for suitable work and being on Spotlight. After the first taster term. This is for children who are keen to explore the subjects and take direction.
In addition to Saturday Stage School we will be offering mid week Acro Classes and LAMDA examination classes, and I.S.T.D. Ballet classe
We are not taking students who are with other agents, on Spotlight, we will be mentoring your training so you would not be able to train elsewhere whilst training with Singer Stage School.
We are proud to say we were the very first school in the South East to offer Acrobatic Arts Acro training. Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance & contortion tricks progressing to more advanced tumbling including Aerials (no handed cartwheels) and back flips.
This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. Working on flexibility and strength in Acro will help all other areas of dance, particularly Ballet and Jazz. Acro is an advantage for freestyle dance within auditions and classes.
Ballet is great for posture, co-ordination, musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. It can really benefit children not only within dance but sports such as gymnastics and football. We supply I.S.T.D. Ballet training at the school starting with Primary Ballet right up to Major exam grades ready for your teaching exams should you wish to take them once you graduate from the school. Ballet is the most important class of all of the dance styles.
This set of LAMDA exams also introduces young students to different types of inspiring poetry and develops skills that include memorisation and the ability to express themselves both with their voice and face.
Students will learn through drama tailored (but fun) activities how to use their voices in different ways and to develop clear speaking skills, gaining self-confidence as new skills are developed. This is a wonderful introduction to LAMDA before the students move over to LAMDA (Drama) when they move to Lower School after the age of 7 years of age.
Michael is originally from Port Talbot, South Wales and Graduated from renowned The Arts Educational Performing Arts College 2007.
Theatre credits include, 3 years in Jersey Boys West End (Prince Edward Theatre), Abe/CC La Drue in Flashdance The Musical (UK Tour). Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, New London Cast (Savoy Theatre) Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (Arts Educational Schools London).
Michael also sang backing vocals for artists such as McFly (V festival/ Isle Of White Festival), The Stylophones (Sphere Studios London).
Michael was the vocal organiser for BBC’s ‘Children In Need’ – Featuring Adrian Lester and The Beatbox Collective.
Recently Michael has been travelling the world with his 2 vocal groups. ‘The 4Tunes’ made up of 4 West End singers and Renowned A Cappella group ‘ The Magnets’ supporting Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley and Gregory Porter at the ARIAS.
Michael is now a member of our resident teaching creatives
Dina grew up in Southend on Sea and began her training in all aspects of performing arts at a young age. She trained professionally at the Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, London and was awarded the prestigious Dance and Drama Scholarship.
Her West End and UK tour credits include:
Young Eponine, 'Les Miserables'; ensemble 'Oliver'; Lucy, 'The Goodbye Girl'; Ensemble, 'Closer than
Ever'; Mrs Puff, 'Spongebob Squarepants the Musical'; 'Martha, 'High School Musical 2'; Tracey Turnblad, Hairspray'; Sister Mary Patrick and ensemble, 'Sister Act'. Dina also has extensive
experience in session recording, voice over work and has also been involved in two original cast recordings for West End productions.
Dina continued her studies under BAST to gain certification as a vocals and performance coach. She
has taught industry workshops for schools and colleges nationally but is thrilled to be teaching dance
and singing at Sandra Singer Stage school and is extremely passionate about training and inspiring the next generation of young performers.
Aimee began her training at Singer Stage School before continuing her training at Millennium Performing Arts. She then completed her National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre at The Urdang Academy and was awarded a Dance and Drama Award (Scholarship).
After graduating Aimee’s professional credits include...
TV & Film: ‘I Love My Country’ BBC (8 episodes)-Dancer, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ BBC-Backing Singer for IlDivo, ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show’, ‘Everybody Dance Now’ (ITV)-Dancer,‘Podaa Podi’ (FeatureFilm), ‘Let It Go-Alexandra Burke’ (Music Video)-Featured Model/Dancer, ‘Louis Spence’s Show business’-Dancer, Commercials include-Sony Book Reader, Moneygram, Clairol Nice &Easy, Heart FM & Big Brother. Aimee was also a sports dancer for various sports including Rugby, Cricket and Basketball-dancing at major events and for Sky Sports.
Theatre and Events:‘The Sunflower Jam’-Royal Albert Hall-Featured Dancer, Jack and the Beanstalk (Shaw Theatre-London)-Ensemble, ‘XBoxDance Central 2 Launch’-Lead Dancer, An Evening with Pearly Gates(Shaw Theatre)-Featured Dancer, Potters Theatre Company (various productions)-Singer/Dancer, Financial Times Awards (Natural History Museum)-Dancer, ‘Sonique’ PAs-Featured Dancer,‘Mercedes Awards Gala’, ‘Vogue’s Fashion Night Out’.
Aimee has choreographed several Musical Theatre productions in Norway including Hairspray, High School Musical 2, Annie, Jungle book & Heidi. She has also choreographed corporate events and several performances with The Earthlights BoogieBand-venues include The Royal Albert Hall, Troxy and international performances. After working professionally Aimee completed her ISTD Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in Imperial Classical Ballet. She has completed both Modules 1 & 2 with Acrobatic Arts and was the first qualified teacher within the area. Aimee has also attended several teaching workshops/courses with The Royal Ballet School, ISTD, Acrobatic Arts & Ryan Jenkins (ID Company).
Aimee is first aid trained and a licenced chaperone. She is delighted to be the Artistic Director of Singer Stage School.
Judith Taylor - A.L.A.M, BA (hons) Childhood and Youth Studies including children’s literature and language development.
Judith has been a tutor with Sandra Singer for 19 years teaching across the age ranges in Stage School and working with students for both Television and Stage.
She also teaches an adult drama class where the subject matter is more intense and challenging, in this class the students are also prepared for auditions for drama schools.
She is also the LAMDA teacher for the school and has had excellent results across the grades, working in a one to one session to prepare students for their examinations and has been invited to examine internationally from next year.
Recently, she has undertaken training in the area of voice over techniques and film techniques, this will ensure by practice is current. She has been employed as a supply teacher and has worked with reception and junior school children. In particular working with children who lacked confidence and needed additional support with speaking and listening.
She is a producer/performer for a local amateur society and has worked on a range of play genres.
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