‘Strictly’ stars encourage subsequent technology of performers

Kevin Clifton hits the dance flooring at prime Edinburgh efficiency college

LUCKY musical theatre and dance college students have been handled to an unforgettable expertise as performers from Strictly Ballroom the Musical took a break from touring to host a samba masterclass.

College students from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts welcomed Kevin Clifton, BBC Strictly Come Dancing star, together with the gifted Poppy Blackledge and MGA graduate Kieran Cooper who all shared their experience and insights throughout an unique and energetic session.

This particular go to offered a incredible alternative for college students to interact and be taught from famend professionals serving to encourage the following technology of abilities via sharing strategies, information, and useful insights into the audition course of.

Kevin Clifton, who featured in seven collection of the hit BBC present, lastly profitable in 2018 together with his now long-term associate, Stacey Dooley, stated: “I cherished being at MGA as a result of we weren’t simply attempting to show a little bit of dancing and the method behind it but in addition present the scholars the audition course of.

“For our present, it takes plenty of letting go by way of everybody’s inhibitions and actually going for it within the room. I really feel everybody actually dedicated to it which was actually beautiful to see.

“To be sincere at that age I in all probability wouldn’t have dedicated to letting go like that, so it was actually nice to see and it’s been nice to spend time with such a gifted bunch.”

Scottish PR agency showcase Strictly Come Dancing stars visit the prestigious academy for a masterclass

It’s an thrilling time for the academy, as it’s set to maneuver its headquarters to Livingston within the coming months, to allow it to triple its pupil consumption and broaden its instructional providing to 11 BA levels, two postgraduate Masters levels and strengthen foundational programs that provide alternatives for aspiring performers.

Poppy Blackledge, a gifted performer and integral a part of the ‘Strictly Ballroom the Musical’ forged, additionally graced the MGA Academy along with her presence. College students had the privilege of studying from her experience and witnessing first hand the unimaginable expertise which have earned her a spot on the worldwide stage.

The go to from MGA BA Hons Musical Theatre graduate Kieran Cooper created a way of satisfaction and inspiration inside the pupil group.

Kieran’s journey from MGA Academy to performing in a prestigious manufacturing like ‘Strictly Ballroom the Musical’ showcased the distinctive coaching and alternatives offered by MGA Academy.

Kieran stated: ““I began MGA in 2013 to check the Musical theatre course, graduating in 2016. I actually loved my time there, primarily as a result of everyone seems to be so pleasant and welcoming.

“I had by no means sung or danced earlier than however everybody was simply so encouraging, wanting again I can truthfully say they have been among the greatest years of my life.

Scottish PR agency showcase Strictly Come Dancing stars visit the prestigious academy for a masterclass

“It was nice to carry Kevin and Poppy from Strictly Ballroom alongside and we did just a little samba routine from the start of the present, and everybody was superb.

“I knew the expertise stage at MGA is excessive, however we have been shocked at simply how good the scholars have been at the moment. Everybody was superb and it’s been nice enjoyable.”

The scholars have been capable of witness the magic of ‘Strictly Ballroom the Musical’ as they loved the unforgettable efficiency primarily based on Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed movie. Directed by the well-known Strictly Come Dancing decide Craig Revel Horwood, this manufacturing introduced the glitz and glamour of ballroom dancing to life, leaving an indelible impression on the aspiring performers.

Reece Hannah, a present musical theatre pupil at MGA Academy, shared her pleasure in regards to the go to, saying, “It was a really unimaginable expertise to have Kevin Clifton, Poppy Blackledge, and Kieran Cooper right here at MGA Academy. Studying from business professionals and seeing Kieran’s journey from MGA to performing in a West Finish manufacturing was really inspiring.

Scottish PR agency showcase Strictly Come Dancing stars visit the prestigious academy for a masterclass

“It has motivated me to pursue my desires with even larger ardour and willpower.”

The go to from esteemed stars of ‘Strictly Ballroom the Musical’ additional reinforces MGA Academy’s status as a number one establishment for performing arts schooling that gives a platform for aspiring performers to stay in Scotland whereas finding out at a stage equal to prestigious London schools.

Based in 2015 in Balgreen, West Edinburgh it should transfer its headquarters to a devoted 30,000 sq. foot campus in Livingston, permitting it to triple its pupil consumption and broaden its instructional programme.

To seek out out extra about MGA Academy of Performing Arts, go to: https://www.themgaacademy.com/.

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