WEST END KIDS - ELITE "ON THE JOB" MUSICAL THEATRE TRAINING
Need a challenge? Looking to "step up" to the next level?
West End Kids is, without doubt the toughest, most challenging - yet most rewarding and fun part-time training program available for talented young performers looking to gain entry into full-time performing arts courses and who are considering a professional career as Musical Theatre performers.
A unique and elite Saturday musical theatre training program which exists to provide meaningful, high profile performance experience for exceptionally talented singers & dancers. Think of it as "on the job" training.
Current WEKs have performed at many of the country's biggest and best known venues, events and occasions, including the Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday, Royal Albert Hall, The O2 Arena, West End LIVE, Camp Bestival, London 2012 'One Year To Go' Ceremony, Westminster Palace, MOVE IT, The Savoy and Grosvenor House. (Read a full list of past West End Kids performances)
Each and every year the West End Kids perform for tens of thousands of people and, since it's inaugural performance in 2001, West End Kids has wowed audiences with it's presentations of musical theatre based song and dance, firmly establishing itself as a highly acclaimed entertainment force with a worldwide fan base.
Each season, in rehearsals - members of the West End Kids Song & Dance Troupe will cover;
★ Vocal Repertoire
★ Vocal Technique
★ Vocal Harmony
★ Acting through song
★ Ear Training
★ Combing vocal & choreograpahy
★ Routine memory
★ Precision dance
★ Stamina & Fitness
★ Partner work
★ Prop work
★ Hip Hop
★ Lindy Hop
★ Musical Staging
★ Audition technique
★ Audition experience
★ Soloist opportunities
★ College audition preparation
★ Performance psychology
★ Huge Performance experience
★ Professional development
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN BECOMING A WEST END KID?
West End Kids understand that today's performers MUST be able to excel in the traditional world of work as well as training harder than everyone else for potential careers as performers. West End Kids keep their options open until reaching 18. We encourage that, most strongly!
Being a West End Kid requires a great deal of commitment and dedication. It's full-time Musical Theatre training within a part-time setting, allowing you to persue the critical academic qualifications necessary for today's generation of performers whilst also maintaining, developing and learning performance skills to the absolute highest of standards.
WEKs rehearse for 9hrs each Saturday in Central London with a very active performance schedule. Rehearsals and the vast majority of performances do not interfere or require any time off school / college. Home rehearsal plays a key part in the life of a WEK.
If you are truly serious about the standard of your performing, have aspirations of a future career and/or want to perform to the highest of standards and the true limits of your abilities, then West End Kids is definitely for you!
You'll have the time of your life as a WEK! You'll perform for a few hundred thousand people along the way too!!