LMA Stage School
In all people lurks the desire to perform, be it in an office job, in a football team, on a hospital ward or in a karaoke bar. The "Lights, Music, Action!" tutors are dedicated to bringing out the best in all who have a passion for the Performing Arts, encouraging performers from the very timid to the highly ambitious to find their niche. Our teaching methods are fun and innovative, with the ability to put together high-quality polished performances – sometimes in an unbelievably short preparation time. Training for the stage is a tremendous vehicle for acquiring life-skills: creative, well-disciplined, confident youngsters are inclined to turn into sensitive, hard-working adults. Adults find opportunity to escape from the daily grind and to discover confidence in self-expression within a fun and sympathetic environment.
How it all started. In 1996 the first week-long "Lights, Music, Action!" Summer School took place and proved to be so popular we've never looked back. This course has since expanded to offer Students and Adults the chance to study the many areas of performing arts, including: Acting, Singing, Dancing, Instrumental and Technical.
Who is it for? Although initially conceived with the younger student in mind, there are classes designed for those in their late teens and adults of all ages... check out the Musical Theatre/Cabaret classes, LMA Stage Band and dance classes. There is no audition to become an LMA student, nor do singers need to read music: The only requirements are enthusiasm and dedication. Age 5 to 105.
Location: All student classes take place on Saturdays at King Edward VI Upper School, Bury St. Edmunds, and 2 minutes off the A14. It is highly accessible with on site parking. The School has its own Performing Arts Centre, comprising an auditorium, two sizeable rehearsal halls, practice rooms and a Drama Studio. The venue is perfect for both in-house and public performances. Further Adult classes happen at Cavendish Hall, Thurston (just outside Bury) on Friday evenings. "Fish and Bell Studios" are located nearby for extra- curricular recording sessions. Students are showcased regularly at local and national venues including the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds.
and Performing Opportunities are the focal point for all
LMA students. As a Performing Arts establishment,
we offer every possible opportunity to our students to
practise what they are taught, and to give and derive
enjoyment from live performance.
Why are we different? We realise that students have very varied requirements when they go into Performing Arts. Some are looking for a Saturday hobby; some want to go into the profession; some arent sure where their strengths lie but simply feel a burning desire to appear on stage. Rather than following the traditional Stage School methods in which all students take singing, dance and drama classes, our timetable is structured so that students can try different aspects according to their real wishes. Some singers may want to specialise in Musical Theatre or Pop, but perhaps not to study both. Your interest may lie in learning to sing harmonies or to"front-line" in a girl / boy-band, so you may not wish to study drama and ballet may not be suitable choreography for your needs! On the other hand you may love comedy acting but wouldnt be seen dead singing or dancing in public. However, those who wish to go on to Further Education in the Performing Arts can take a broader attitude to their studies.
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