ADDITIONAL CLASSES

ADDITIONAL CLASSES ARE OPTIONAL SESSIONS WHICH ESPA STUDENTS CAN BOOK ONTO ON A TERMLY BASIS. ADDITIONAL CLASSES RUN FOR 10 WEEKS A TERM, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE AND ARE PROVIDED TO COMPLIMENT YOUR TRAINING. WE ARE ALSO OFFERING A TRAINING PACKAGE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO BOOST THEIR TRAINING BY UP TO

5-6 HOURS A WEEK. 

2021 timetable/classes 

Monday

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lYRICAL

with Jess Glendinning

11:30 - 12:30 (WS)

Combine elements of ballet and jazz to creating a soft style that works with the storytelling aspect of music. An emphasis will be placed on fluidity, musicality and expressiveness to capture emotion through movement, whilst working on technique as well. You will also work on improvisation and confidence in this class.

Jumps & turns

with jess Glendinning

1:00 - 2:00 (WS)

A focus on the technique behind your jumps and turns to help you progress and be able to execute more advanced movements. Working on basic technique to build a strong foundation and then advancing on to more difficult technical skills to help you build a solid skill set. 

Private acting lessons

with Michael Woodhall

Private acting classes offer opportunities to choose the right material, prepare contrasting monologues and receive constructive feedback. This additional time will help with understanding of casting as well as pushing you outside of your comfort zone, ensuring full preparation for anything an audition panel may throw your way. You may also wish to work on short devised pieces and tasks needed for specific audition requirements. 

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Panthers dance crew

Panthers Dance Crew is ESPA's commercial dance team who represent the school at special events, performances along with competing in local dance competitions. 

Panthers is run by Jess Glendinning who coaches the term and choreographs their routines.This is an advanced level team, you will be expected to pick up choreography at a fast pace and work well both independently and as a team

by audition only

1:00 - 2:00 (WS)

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Private acting - Shakespeare

Work with Eddie Burton on developing your technique, interpretation and delivery of Shakespeare's works - particularly for audition scenarios. 

Days/Times to be arranged direct with students.

1:00 - 2:00 (WS)

Tuesday

Espa voices

 with Eddie Burton

ESPA's vocal ensemble that will perform at a variety of professional venues and occasions throughout the year. Designed to advance singing skills in a variety of styles and genres.

by audition only

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private 

Singing lessons

Work on technique and repertoire in these individual lessons geared towards developing your singing skills, preparing for auditions and working on performance qualities.

Taught by Megan Kelly and Eddie Burton - tutors will be allocated based on suitability for individual students. Times/Days to be arranged with students directly.

Wednesday

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WAACKING

With LOUISE DURRANT

9:30 - 10:30 (PS)

If you like having fun, learning something new and DISCO then this is the class for you. In this class you will learn waacking drills and technique, foundation grooves and how to develop character, style and performance, which will be a great addition to your timetabled classes. This class will be great for building your confidence in performance, freestyle and groove and is a great individual style that will help you to stand out from the crowd in an audition. The class will be relaxed and we will definitely have fun! 

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Hip hop

With Louise durrant

10:30 - 11:30 (PS)

A focus on hip hop foundations, variations, choreography and freestyle. Each week you will learn a new foundation move, variate it and use it as a tool to develop freestyle using concepts and themes, as well as incorporating these foundation moves into choreography. This will be a relaxed, fun and no pressure class, where you will have fun developing our hip hop knowledge and building confidence in freestyle. 

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Jazz technique

WITH Jason gray

1:00 - 2:00 (WS)

A class working on the core jazz technique from kicks, turns, leaps, isolations along with stylised combos from the corner.

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Commercial

WITH Jason gray

2:00 - 3:00 (WS)

A mash up of styles including Jazz funk, street dance, hip hop and the type of choreography seen on stage and in the music videos of the industry’s biggest pop artists.

espa Jazz company

company of dancers that will represent ESPA at events and special performances.

Designed to develop your Jazz technique and work as a group giving polished and professional performances. 

By Audition only

Thursday

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Barre workout

with jess Glendinning

10:15 - 11:15 (WS)

Jess is currently finishing up her Barre instructor training course and is looking for 6 students to participate in her practice lessons and exam video in order to help her become a qualified instructor. Barre class is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, Pilates, yoga and strength training. Barre is designed to tone the thighs, lift the butt, sculpt the arms and flatten the abdominals, creating a long, lean physique. This is a great workout for dancers and performers to add to their weekly training.

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lYRICAL

with Jess Glendinning

11:15 - 12:15 (WS)

Combine elements of ballet and jazz to creating a soft style that works with the storytelling aspect of music. An emphasis will be placed on fluidity, musicality and expressiveness to capture emotion through movement, whilst working on technique as well. You will also work on improvisation and confidence in this class.

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jazz funk

 with Jess Glendinning

12:30 - 1:30 (DS)

Jazz Funk combines a lot of movement styles from hip hop to jazz to lyrical. You will work on grooves and stylistic qualities along with technical skills incorporated into choreography. Choreography will be taught at a faster pace to help you work on your pick up skills and muscle memory.

Friday

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Pilates

WITH Christina vasquez

Pilates is a form of conditioning exercise designed to build strength, improve control and flexibility and encourage mental focus and well-being. By using slow, precise, accurate and flowing movements, Pilates lengthens and strengthens your muscles, leading to a feeling of mobility and flexibility.

9:30 - 10:30 (WS)

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Commercial

WITH Jason gray

10:30 - 11:30 (WS)

A mash up of styles including Jazz funk, street dance, hip hop and the type of choreography seen on stage and in the music videos of the industry’s biggest pop artists.

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WAACKING

With LOUISE DURRANT

2:00-3:00 (WS)

If you like having fun, learning something new and DISCO then this is the class for you. In this class you will learn waacking drills and technique, foundation grooves and how to develop character, style and performance, which will be a great addition to your timetabled classes. This class will be great for building your confidence in performance, freestyle and groove and is a great individual style that will help you to stand out from the crowd in an audition. The class will be relaxed and we will definitely have fun!