West End Kids also operates the WEK: Training Program – a tough, challenging & elite Saturday training program in Central London.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Perfect for ambitious, aspiring young performers (9-18yrs) – WEK: Training provides, without doubt – the toughest part-time training available today.
It is made up of the best / most ambitious young performers from the whole of the UK and one or two from abroad, who all travel in to London to participate in the WEK: Training program.
Ultimately, the WEK: Training program is for frustrated singers and dancers looking to for a challenge and to be pushed – prior to joining the West End Kids Song & Dance Troupe and/or obtaining places within full-time Musical Theatre colleges and, as a result – long lasting, professional careers.
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES
All members of the WEK: Training Company will perform 3 times a year at a Central London theatre alongside the West End Kids. WEK: Training also perform alongside the West End Kids at selected high profile events throughout the year. Rehearsals take place on Saturdays in Central London.
At present between 90-95% of the famous West End Kids Song & Dance Troupe is made up of performers promoted from WEK: Training.
The WEK: Training program is all designed around achieving results and improvements for all of the young performers in each of the 4 WEK: Training Companies.
Students receive detailed weekly feedback specific to them and also receive the most comprehensive appraisal of any school or group including comment, scoring and grading on more than 32 key performance attributes.
Each term, members of the WEK: Training Company 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
★ Performance experience
★ Professional development
WEK: Training is for those serious about improving, looking to become one of the famous West End Kids, and who are keen to gain a place in their choice of full-time performing arts course.
If you feel that you’re capable of more, the WEK: Training program is designed for you