In April 2018 we were fortunate enough to have the wonderful Layton Williams come and lead a dance workshop for us. Layton is a professional actor who is best known for playing Billy Elliot in the West End, and has also played Stephen in BBC 3's 'Bad Education'. He is currently starring as Jamie New in Everybody's Talking About Jamie on the West End!
At the time he came to see us, Layton was on tour around the UK with the cast of 'Hairspray' playing Seaweed. He ran a two-hour workshop involving plenty of cardio, stretches, and dance techniques, and then taught us some of the professional choreography that was currently being used on the tour for 'You Can't Stop the Beat'!
That same evening, we were able to go and watch Layton perform on the tour in Hull, which was a fantastic experience, and it's safe to say most of us were busting out the choreography he taught us during the final song!
A huge thank you to Layton for running this workshop for us, it was a huge success!
Actor and Stage Combat Choreographer James Bewley came to give a free workshop to DramaSoc and CHMS members in November 2014. James Bewley is a fight choreographer, actor and a voice over artist who trained at East 15.
He ran a 2-hour workshop exploring the basics of stage combat.
A big thank you to James for running the workshop as members fully appreciated his time during the day!
On 26th October 2014, Emilie Fleming, who is currently playing Cosette in Les Misérables on the West End, came to York to offer an incredible workshop for CHMS members. Emilie ran a two hour workshop that covered everything from acting through song and the technicalities of singing to an ensemble staging of 'At the End of the Day', West End style!
Six CHMS members were given the opportunity to perform a song in font of Emilie, who gave brilliant feedback and assistance.
Emilie was also assisted by actor Abram Rooney, currently Alternate Christopher Boone in the West End's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, gave excellent feedback and also taught helpful acting techniques.
We had a great response to the workshop and everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well as finding it very beneficial, so a BIG THANK YOU to Emilie and Abram from CHMS!
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