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I Can Sing! Performing Arts

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Clive Barda

Edited 15.3.2013

I Can Sing!

I Can Sing!

I CAN SING! (ICS!) is HMDT’s Performing Arts School which offers students ages 4 - 15 an opportunity to experience the excitement of musical theatre training and performance. During ICS! students train in a variety of stage disciplines to become musical performers. They meet new friends and together with leading professional artists gain the skills and confidence necessary to perform to a high level.

I CAN SING! runs weekly throughout the academic year, welcoming students of all abilities. There is no audition process, and ICS! offers all students opportunities to work with some of the country’s leading artists.

ICS! Fledglings Age 4-5 (Reception, Foundation Stage)
ICS! Minis Ages 5-7 (Years 1-2 , Key Stage 1)
ICS! Juniors Ages 7-9 (Years 3-5, Key Stage 2)
ICS! Seniors Ages 10-16 (Years 6-11, Key Stage 2-4)

Please note that the age range, year groups, and Key Stages provided here are a guide ONLY. Students will primarily be grouped according to ability.

Each offers:
Vocal training introduces students to the joy of performing and expressing their emotions through song, focusing on developing singing skills in a healthy way, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre and learning to sing as part of a large group of performers. Students work with a variety of musical genres with a focus on musical theatre and dramatic singing.

Musicianship develops musical literacy and understanding through students’ very own musical instrument – their voice. They develop their understanding of pitch, rhythm, dynamics and tempo though interactive vocal and physical exercises. Advanced students will develop listening skills and sight-singing and learn how these have a practical application in their performances.

Dance training teaches students dance steps and routines based on a fusion of the dance styles that make up theatre dance performance, whilst encouraging them to be active and healthy. They also learn how to use movement to express emotion and action as part of musical performance.

Performance Workshops with guest artists help to build skills in music theatre so as to convey the emotional power of music and movement on stage. Students will learn a range of performance skills from how to use characterisation in musical scenes to learning theatrical stunts.

Performances give everyone the opportunity to showcase musical theatre repertoire, take to the stage in HMDT commissions, or work with writers and composers to create new work.



Online Application form here >

Download the I CAN SING! poster leaflet here > A3icansingposter_web.pdf

Download fee information here >
Fee Information 2012-13.pdf

For more information
Call HMDT on 020 8820 7410
Or email > icansing@hmdt.org.uk

HMDT, a non-profit charity, offers a wealth of musical experiences to children, without the high fees charged by similar competitive programmes. Our commitment to high quality projects which are accessible to all, ensures that ICS! offers excellent value for money



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