A ground-breaking young company made up of musicians, singers, actors, dancers, and devisers. Highly skilled industry professionals coach our junior and senior groups in this unique musical theatre youth company. The session includes games, skill and confidence building but is focussed on developing shows that highlight the talents of multi-disciplined performers. A tailored session for aspiring and dedicated students.
5pm - 8pm
Sandringham School, The Ridgeway
St Albans, AL4 9NX
Ages 10 - 18
Advanced musical theatre for young actors, singers, movers and musicians
singing acting and dacing
Helen 's Dad
"It has been the best part of her week for the last two weeks and again during the summer holidays when she attended the summer camps too. She really has opened up coming to the school as she feels she has met kindred spirits. In her words " at school if I just start to sing something from Hamilton I get stared at, I do the same at Best and 6 people join in". She has been liberated from her sense of being on the outside. Now she knows what we have been telling her for the last few years while she's felt "stuck" at school, that there is a wider world out there with many Helens. From a parent's view it is a joy to behold as she finally feels included."
Age 10 - 18
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Termly fee of £360 split into four monthly instalments of £90. Childcare vouchers accepted, sibling and multi class booking discounts available.
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Best's The Company
Finding character and story through all aspects of performance. Acting is always there, whether interacting in a scene, emoting through a song or feeling the movement. Advanced acting techniques and skills are taught and encouraged and the group perform scripted works as well as devising and writing their own pieces.
Best's The Company
Dance, choreography and physical theatre techniques are all explored in these sessions. Supported by their movement director, the group build their physical skills and try out different styles, learn routines and develop their own numbers. Physical theatre lifts and transitions are brought into lessons and productions and there is a strong focus on bringing physical elements to character, emotion and story.
Best's The Company
Singing, Instrument playing and composing. Working with industry professionals and looking at different techniques and styles the group develop their singing skills, play in a band and also write their own music and lyrics. All our shows include music and song this class supports and encourages the multi-skilled performers of the future.
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's The Company
Jasmine loves to get people moving, grooving, and feeling confident! As a facilitator Jasmine is passionate about encouraging young people to find their creative voices through movement and performance.
After graduating from the University of Exeter with a BA in Drama, she went on to study an MA in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Since then, Jasmine was a part of the 2017/18 cohort of Overture, a community dance programme run by New Adventures Dance Company.
Recently Jasmine was the Movement Director on Rain and Zoe Save the World at the Jermyn Street Theatre where reviews included "The choreography is a thing of beauty and the movement direction throughout is impressive". "It is an inspired piece of physical theatre" The Stage.
Jasmine’s work spans opera, theatre, dance, and film, with notable moments including working with English National Opera on two critically-acclaimed productions, and being a part of the small team bringing Disney Musicals in Schools to London.
Jasmine is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider for both adults and young people.
Read more on Jasmine's website
Dance and Movement
Acting and Song
Dawn gained a professional diploma in dance from Laban and a degree in music and dance from Roehampton and continued to develop her love of drama and acting taking many different courses across the next 20 years. She follows her passion for music and playing instruments by leading choirs and bringing songs and music to life across her roles at Best.
Dawn has numerous teaching qualification from working with early years through to adults.
The epitome of a multi-skilled performer and director.
Dawn has performed and toured with a diverse range of companies including The Royal Opera House, Unicorn Children’s Theatre, Pentabus, Forest Forge, Box Clever and Tall stories.
As a facilitator Dawn has many years of experience and has taught for the education departments of both the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.
As ‘Artist in Residence’ she has worked to develop creativity in the curriculum in several primary schools and is an associate of The Map Consortium, designing and delivering professional development training to organisations in the UK and Europe.
Her physical theatre work includes Alexander Technique (studied with Paul Burge for 10 years) and working with David Glass, Theatre de Complicite.
Dawn also worked with Trestle Theatre for 10 years, and leads their integrated groups -‘Sing Up’ and ‘Dance Now’. She has also been spotted conducting large flash mobs of community choirs in St Albans city centre.