WORKSHOPS 

 

BRENDON HANSFORD COMMERCIAL DANCE WORKSHOPS
10th February 

 

Brendon Hansford is a celebrated international choreographer and movement specialist based in London. 

As well as starring in and directing the new documentary ‘Building A Dancer’, Brendon has also been commissioned by many artists, events managers, theatres, creative directors, advertising giants and is a lead choreographer on the No1 commercial dance agency ‘Love Rudeye’. He has worked with Rod Stewart, Rick Astley,  Island Records, Renault, Panasonic, Sky, BBC, iTunes, Amazon, Google and Smirnoff to name a few.

BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL 

A fun and exciting class aimed at beginners and dancers wanting to try commercial for the first time. This class focuses on breaking a sweat, teaching the foundations and making sure you leave with a smile.

BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL TICKETS

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED COMMERCIAL 

These classes are designed to progress your training in a fun and friendly atmosphere, making sure you leave class feeling like you’ve learnt something! Focusing on performance skills, strength and enabling you to stand out from the crowd.

ADVANCED COMMERCIAL TICKETS

Suitable for performers aged 12 +

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL INSPIRED WORKSHOP
22nd February - *** SOLD OUT - Watch this space for updates! 

 

Join original cast member Dominic Anderson (Ram Sweeney) from the 2018 critically acclaimed West End hit 'Heathers' The Musical.

Dominic has an extensive background in Musical Theatre and Television, recently playing Ram Sweeney in Heathers the Musical. Other credits include: Rocky in  The Rocky Horror Show  (Playhouse Theatre/UK Tour) as well as the Rum Tum Tugger in CATS. He has also made television appearances on Humans (Channel 4) as well as Saturday Night Takeway (ITV) and The Keith Lemon American biopic. 
 

Following the 2018 hit run of Heathers The Musical both at The Other Palace and at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket we are bringing a touch of 'Heathers' to Southampton.
 

This all day Musical Theatre workshop will allow you to work with both Dominic and International Vocal Coach Stephen King (The Voice, Singing teacher at Urdang Academy & West End Musical Theatre coach) learning some of your favourite numbers from the show.
 

So 'Honey, watchu waiting' for... come and join our 'Heathers' inspired workshop, perfect for Musical Theatre fans of the show wanting to learn iconic songs, with an opportunity to ask original cast member Dominic Anderson anything about his time in the show and working within the industry!

 

Suitable for performers aged 15 +

HEATHERS TICKETS

WEST END MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
17th March 

Jo Hawes Children’s Casting Director

The leading children’s casting director and administrator in the UK, who has worked on many large-scale West End and touring shows including Oliver!, Mary PoppinsLes Miserables. 

Mark Hedges Resident Director Phantom of the Opera.

Mary Poppins (UK tour), Oliver! (UK Tour), The Bodyguard (UK tour) The Sound of Music (International tour), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre).

Carrie Grant - West End Musical Theatre director on Oliver! 

This course is all about singing and dancing and we also run an audition workshop. Children will learn a song and dance number.

At 3.45pm there is a presentation by the children for parents followed by a Q&A in which we will answer parents questions.

Timings: 9.45 am - 5pm

Presentation 3.45 pm

Age group: 9 – 14 years

WEST END MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP TICKETS


 


























































   NEWS 

WORKING AS A PARTNER ORGANISATION
NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE 

AUDITIONS ACCESS FUND 

We're delighted to announce that the Theatre for Life CIC Youth Theatre group has been selected as a partner organisation and venue.


The National Youth Theatre's Auditions Access Fund supported by Hugh Bonneville


As part of the National Youth Theatre's ongoing commitment to outreach and access, they have launched a new Auditions Access Fund, supported by NYT Alumnus and Patron Hugh Bonneville. The grant of £37,500 will support free participation in workshops and auditions over three years at 30 schools and youth groups around Great Britain which have lost drama provision. 

If you're a young person aged 14-25 local to the area who wishes to take part in the free workshop and audition, you can apply to take part here


THEATRE FOR LIFE TALENT BRINGS WEST END STARS TO SOUTHAMPTON 

Lucky students at Theatre for Life Talent , will soon be working with not one but two stars of the West End and the Co-Principal of Musical Theatre at top Drama School The Urdang Academy, as this new musical theatre school paves the way for elite industry led training for 6 – 18 years olds. The first West End star to become a patron of the school is Andrew Wright. Andrew is a two times Olivier nominated and What’s Onstage two time award winning Choreographer for his choreography for Half a Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Singin’ In The Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre). The second star of West End is Nigel Richards who has starred as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre) and Grantaire & Enjolras in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre). Both Andrew and Nigel will soon be sharing their knowledge and expertise with young aspiring performers in the South! 

The students at Theatre for Life Talent  will not only receive outstanding coaching each week from a team of highly experienced and qualified teachers, but will have the opportunity to be coached by Andrew and Nigel in this first term alone! Students who love musical theatre, who want to develop skills and confidence can join this outstanding school and gain a truly unique experience.

PLEASE READ HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE 

For further enquiries about joining Theatre for Life Talent  please email our manager Lisa talenttheatreforlife@outlook.com 

 









FUNDING


As a Community Interest Company we are reliant on income from the workshops, funding and donations to help us run the FREE Youth Theatre & Community Projects.


We want young people to be able to participate in exciting theatre projects, exploring and creating performance work that will reach the wider community.


Running weekly rehearsals for our local youth community will help to create engaging and creative environments, this can help to build self esteem and a sense of belonging.

To enable this to happen we need your support to help us secure the following:

 
  • Designated rehearsal and performance space
  • Performance rights
  • Technical support
  • Costumes
  • Reaching our target audiences
  • Marketing


Please help us make these groups happen, your donation will allow many young people who cannot afford participation in the arts to thrive through purposeful theatre projects.

You can donate here


Theatre for Life will pay the fees to cover this service, we appreciate any donation large or small!


 


Michelle Smith is an inspiration to Itchen's students. She has an aspirational vision for inclusivity in the arts. Her industry links and engaging workshops will offer all performing artists access to various art forms. We look forwards to working with Michelle and Theatre For Life in the future. I cannot praise her work ethic and her skill set strongly enough.

Dawn Hitchcock - Performing Arts, Itchen College

Work For Us

We are always looking to expand our team of specialist workshop leaders, please upload your CV with a short message on why you would like to work for Theatre for Life.

Current Vacancies

Music workshop leaders with training in any of the following specialisms:

Popular Music, Music Composition, Singing, Music Technology, Musical Theatre, Music Theory, Music Styles & World Music


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