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It is our aim to develop your Child's social and communication skills through our classes as well as giving excellent tuition.

They will form new friendships, improve their fitness and grow in confidence and self esteem. Skills for life!


We teach a variety of styles in all three disciplines and have a commercial week so Pop, R&B, etc...and a musical theatre week, and we alternate each week.


We teach new routines direct from touring shows and West End Theatre, also keeping it current with the commercial side teaching in all aspects of Street Dance, Commercial Jazz and much more.

All students will gain a much more fuller aspect of all areas of the performing arts, from TV acting to Theatre acting, both very different but here at RSM we believe in giving all students the best training there is from top industry professionals on a weekly basis, at a competitive price.


In addition to this we offer great performing experience to all students of RSM. We have a West End/London showcase every year, and our annual local showcase. We have regular workshops and courses in the school holidays, which are held throughout the year for all students to attend.


Guest choreographers and vocal coaches pay regular visits to RSM Stage Academy.

All staff hold an enhanced DBS check, are fully qualified and are highly experienced in their discipline.




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ACTING

Acting is an intricate and engaging discipline and one that RSM take seriously from a young age.

Combining commercial acting with more traditional theatrical performance, students will learn various techniques in voice, characterisation and dramatic convention as well as studying various practitioners such as Stanilavski, Hagen and Grotowski. Students will work on a variety of scripts from classical Elizabethan such as Shakespeare to contemporary texts.


Students will also devise and perform their own work finding inspiration from other genres such as literature, art, music and history. Finally, students will learn how to work as an ensemble, gain confidence and be encouraged to find their own dramatic voice.


Students will study commercial acting for Film and Television with opportunities to utilise their skills in multimedia projects. Students will learn new techniques as well as developing existing skills specifically for screen acting. Students will be introduced to technical procedures, set dynamics and script work enabling them to perform for the camera with style and confidence.

DANCE

Dance is an essential part of the Performing Arts and is important that students are raring to go and ready to take on any challenge given. 

Here at RSM, students will focus on overall fi tness, core strength and flexibility in an enjoyable, disciplined environment. Students will cover many styles of work in our Commercial and Musical Theatre based weeks. This will alternate each week allowing students to develop into more diverse and versatile dancers. Students will still learn the fundamental techniques each week that will be taught based upon what they are learning. 


You will have the opportunity to work on big Musical Theatre pieces combining all three disciplines of the Performing Arts. Choreography and technique classes will be introduced to build fi rm foundations and work on correct placement throughout in the following areas: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Commercial Jazz, Street Dance and much more. You will work on many pieces of Choreography from big West End/Broadway shows alongside all styles of Commercial performances; from Street Dance to Music Videos.

SINGING

Singing is a fun and challenging subject that allows you to express your emotion through your Voice and Performance.

It is vitally important that all students who attend RSM are engaged throughout the sessions whilst learning. Therefore we alternate in the weeks that we teach at the Academy giving the student more versatility as a performer. Commercial based weeks are when students will focus on more contemporary pieces such as Pop/Rock, RnB, Soul, Jazz, Blues and much more. Musical Theatre based weeks are where students will learn pieces from West End/ Broadway shows, also including more classical pieces of Theatre, where many different techniques will be learnt.


Students will have the opportunity to work as ensemble and will focus on harmonies in many different styles. Students will also have the opportunity to work in smaller groups and have the chance to experience lead vocal and soloist work. 


Students will learn how to fully connect their voice in a fun and informative way, using their diaphragm and focusing on breathing techniques that will push them to the next level. We also cover general posture, pitch, tone and vocal placement. Theory is introduced into the Academy classes along with Performance Techniques that students use to enhance and understand their performance

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AND WORKSHOPS

RSM Stage Academy students will have the opportunity to take part in various performances ranging from variety showcases to West End appearances.

Each year we invite all students to star in our Annual Showcase where they will perform in a professional theatre. All students will be involved in an array of pieces in all three disciplines as well as Full Academy pieces where the entire school form a collective. This allows them to gain an insight into a working theatre and all aspects that encompass this, such as; costume, sound, lighting and backstage work. Invited agents and casting directors also attend our performances along with a professional film crew who create DVDs of our Showcase for purchase.

As a CDET Recognised School with ever increasing standards we are very proud to be amongst a small handful of schools who are guaranteed an appearance in the West End/London each year. These performances are staged in prestigious venues such as: Her Majestys Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall. We have already gained performance credits in these iconic locations.

Workshops Our Academy classes run throughout all school holidays, we also hold workshops during these periods which are open to all students. The workshops vary from Acting/Singing Courses to Intensive Dance Courses, with themes such as ‘Through the Decades’, ‘West End to Broadway’, ‘Music of the Movies’ and lots more.

The workshops also differ in length; 1 day, 2 day or week long courses. This allows students to get a taster of training in a West End Theatre School type environment and structure. Family and Friends are invited to attend our end of workshop presentation, where students are awarded certifi cates of achievement, as well as debuting their work from the course with an in-house performance.

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