Training in acting should be part of any performers training. It builds confidence, imagination, improvisation skills, and speaking ability and therefore is a huge advantage, not only in the performing arts, but also in the performance arena called life! And dancers who can sing are far more employable – not to mention usually better performers with better breath control, etc. – than dancers who are not trained in voice.
Caulfield School of Dance offers the following ways to help realize Broadway dreams:
- Musical Theatre Courses
- Vocal Technique Courses
- Acting Courses
including Private or Semiprivate instruction in the above disciplines.
Very serious students focused on dance, can train with a Half Day Training option.
Musical Theatre group courses offer voice (singing), acting, and dance instruction for ages 5 and above. Each course culminates in a theatrical song and dance number for our annual spring stage production. Higher levels also compete.
Though musical theatre dance styles can range from classical pas de deux to tap, the type of dance instruction in Musical Theatre group courses is generally “Stage” dance, a form of modern jazz that is also called “Broadway” dance. It is fun, energetic and entertaining, with sharp dynamics and an emphasis on expression.
It is highly recommended that those pursuing Musical Theatre courses also take courses in other important forms of dance required by musical theatre performers such as Tap, Ballet, Jazz (especially Jazz Technique) and Acrobatics.
Private or Semiprivate instruction is available* in Musical Theatre. Private Musical Theatre Instruction will prepare students for auditioning and/or performing pieces for Song and Dance competing.
Adult Musical Theatre courses are also available.
Voice instruction is an integral part of our group Musical Theatre courses, and Jocelyn Gauthier and Lindsay Warnock teach Vocal Technique group courses for students starting at age 5. Though Vocal Technique group courses teach many aspects of performing beyond the technique of singing, Vocal Technique group courses like all “Technique” courses, do not prepare performance pieces.
Jocelyn Gauthier and Lindsay Warnock also take select students for Private Voice Instruction to develop singing technique and prepare songs for auditions, competition, and/or song and dance performance pieces.
Being able to sing drastically improves employment options and opportunities in the performing arts.
Acting or dramatic arts instruction is a very important aspect of all well-rounded performing arts training. While a small part of all Music Theatre group courses, acting skills are more fully developed in Acting Courses. These courses prepare for presentation in the yearend shows. Training in acting should be part of any performers training. It builds confidence, imagination, improvisation skills, and speaking ability and therefore is a huge advantage, not only in the performing arts, but also in the performance arena called life!
Private or Semiprivate instruction is available* in Acting. Private Acting Instruction develops skills or to prepare performing pieces for auditioning, Speech Arts competing, etc..
* Subject to scheduling availability.