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ABOUT

 

The perfect class for those who might feel a bit too grown up for our Early Years Best Beginners group (ages 3 – 5) but aren’t quite ready to move up to our 3 hour Best School of Musical Theatre (ages 6 – 16). 

 

Like our older musical theatre school,  the Betweener's class is split into three clear sections, singing, acting, and dancing, but with a short break in between each. Best Betweeners still focusses on our young performers having fun and building their confidence but each individual skill section is more defined and the content a little more challenging than in our Best Beginners calls. Children will work on singing and voice technique alongside musical games, dance alongside movement and coordination and creation of characters, speaking, and listening alongside fun drama exercises. 

 

Led by a combination of our Early Years and Musical Theatre teams this performing arts class for younger children ensures a smooth transition if you've already been at Best Beginners or is a fabulous introduction to encourage a continued love of the performing arts.

TIMES

Saturdays 1015 - 1230

LOCATION

Sandringham School, The Ridgeway

St Albans, AL4 9NX

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Best Betweeners

Ages 5 - 6 years

Learning through creative play

AGE RANGE

Age 5 - 6

Too young? Check out our Best Beginners that starts at 3 years.

Too old? Check out our Best School of Musical Theatre that starts at 6 years. 

FEES

Termly fee of £270 split into four monthly instalments of £67.50. Childcare vouchers accepted, sibling and multi class booking discounts available.

BOOK

Book your place or two week trial here:

Chloe 's Mum

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for putting on the show this weekend. Chloe absolutely loved it and being on the ‘big stage’.

 

Can you also pass on my huge huge thanks to Beckie. She is amazing in what she does with all the kids (Chloe absolutely loves her!) and you could see how they had all grown in confidence even since doing the Christmas carol little show!”

Best Beginners

Singing

Alongside using fun vocal warm ups, rhymes and musical games, we begin to learn vocal and singing technique, rhythm and basic harmony work as well as exploring how we tell stories through song.

Best Beginners

Dance

As well as having fun moving our bodies, building our coordination and learning to respond physically to music, our Betweeners begin their journey into choreography and dance technique by learning a range of styles and exciting routines.

Best Beginners

Drama

Betweeners expand on imaginative play and games by beginning to create their own characters and stories, working with existing text and exploring drama styles and techniques in a fun, supportive environment built to help their confidence and communication skills. 

We hire skilled, committed and family orientated theatre professionals with a real passion for teaching. We value consistency and a progressive, structured approach. We know that it is Best’s responsibility to provide the framework in which the teachers can thrive – loving what they do and being able to pass that enjoyment in bucket loads on to the students.

Meet The Team

Best Beginners

Rebecca Briley

Rebecca Briley is an Actor and Childrens Entertainer, who trained in BA (hons) in Physical Theatre at East 15 Acting School, during which time she gained a range of skills including mask and mime, Theatre in Education, puppetry and movement but found a particular interest in storytelling and clowning.

Since graduating, Beckie has performed across a variety of platforms including Film and TV as well as devising her own work for stage, and has collaborated with many theatre companies as an assistant choreographer. She has also been lucky enough to work with multiple TIE companies in the UK and in Italy, where she began to fall in love with teaching and facilitating specialised workshops for all ages.

In 2013, Beckie became a member of ‘The Flying Seagull Project’, a UK based Children’s Charity whose aim is to spread joy and laughter to those who need it most across the globe through circus, clown and play. With several years of humanitarian clowning under her belt, she became a core team leader and facilitated activities for displaced children and families on the ground in Calais, Greece and Lebanon.

Head of Early Years

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Catherine Lomax

 

 

 

Catherine has worked both on-stage and behind the scenes as an Actor, Producer, Director and Writer. Having studied at the University of Hull she trained under Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and has worked in Theatre, TV and Film since graduating.

Catherine has run her own touring theatre company and been the Artistic Director of the Gordon Craig Theatre for over ten years. She has experience of working on plays, pantomime and musicals as well as heading up a large education department working with young people aged between 3 and 18 years old.Catherine writes musicals with award-winning choreographer Khiley Williams and West End Musical Director Phil Dennis. Together they have written over twenty musicals that tour nationwide.

Catherine can be heard as one of the Showbiz panellist for BBC 3 Counties and is also one half of the Post Show Drinks Podcast interviewing team for Encore Radio in which West End stars spill all the behind the scenes tales.

Best School of Acting Teacher Best Betweeners Teacher and Feelgood Factor Lead

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