There are singing, dancing and drama classes galore for both kids and adults at this musical theatre company. Whether you or your child are budding stage stars, or you’re just keen to build on your skills and have fun, Sing’theatre has a huge range of musical theatre classes that should be the right fit.
Based in the buzzing Bugis district, the theatre offers classes to children as young as four years, and up to 18. The adult lessons cater to everyone from beginners to semi-professional performers.
Kids’ musical theatre classes and more
Children’s lessons are split into age groups; four to six years, seven to ten years, and so on. Classes cover singing, dancing and acting to varying skill levels and degrees. What’s more, kids don’t have to be budding musical theatre stars to get involved. The skills and techniques taught will help them in day-to-day life, with their confidence, rhythm and creative output.
Teenagers can also get involved and audition for the Broadway Plus Stars lessons (13 to 18), which really help to hone their singing, dancing and acting skills. The workshops culminate in an end-of-semester showcase, a highlight of the theatre’s calendar. These classes are most suited to students with a keen interest in pursuing the performing arts.
Meanwhile, French-speaking children can enrol in Atelier Theatre and Comedie Musicale classes. These are spearheaded by the French founder of Sing’theatre, Nathalie Ribette.
Something for the grown-ups
The Stage Door Adult Musical Theatre Class helps beginners who are keen to develop the core skills of singing, dancing and acting. It’s a great way to build confidence for stage performing. Students learn voice techniques, explore ensemble singing and perform a variety of repertoires.
For the more advanced, Showstoppers classes are the way to go. In this instance, attendees require a high degree of acting and singing ability; prospective students go through an audition process. Those who get through will go on to attend 12 rehearsals, working towards the end-of-semester show.
Finally, the Adult Musical Theatre Conservatoire (AMTC) builds on student’s singing, dancing and acting skills, while adding vital industry skills and knowledge. Again, these classes are audition-focused, and the course is for advanced musical theatre students.
Professional teachers and studio
Sing’theatre teachers are experienced artists who can help younger and older students build on their stage skills. They have wide and varied levels of experience; artistic director and founder Nathalie, for example, has been involved in performing arts in Singapore since 1998. She’s ably supported by fellow teachers TJ Taylor and Mina Kaye, among others.
The theatre also benefits from a new black box studio, a soundproofed space that can accommodate audiences of up to 30. “We’ve dreamed of having a black box studio theatre for many years,” explains Nathalie. “It will be far easier for us to create performances for our students, so they’ll have more opportunities to perform!”
Another string to Sing’theatre’s bow is its giving-back ethos. Committed to bringing music to everyone, the group runs community outreach programmes, including at hospitals. The aim? To provide cultural exposure to all, and to stimulate creativity, active citizenship and societal cohesion.
Sing’theatre is holding an open house on 9 January for new students keen to try out different musical theatre classes. Book via email.
Finally, if you’re keen to find out more about what each singing, dancing and drama class involves, check out the website; it provides comprehensive details on all available classes, as well as info on timings and trials.