October 2017

🎃 This Halloween, YSBD will be welcoming WEST END leading lady MARIA COYNE, who has just finished covering Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's, to our studios. 🎃 On SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER, Maria will be taking two spooktacular workshops during our Main School sessions of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. It's going to be incredible and there will also be a prize for BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME! The two workshop are free for our Main School students but open to ALL YSBD Students

BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY TO STAR IN FAME JR West End Masterclass - (7-18yrs) This September students will produce the hit musical Fame Jr and perform at The Arts Centre Withington Girls School in July 2018. They will also take part in a Fame workshop with West End Leading Lady JODIE STEELE (Fame, Wicked, Rent, Legally Blonde) Email Principal Hannah at info@ysbd.co.uk or call 07738164232 for more information and to secure your place. What are you waiting for? Let people remember your name and book today! See you there

We are delighted to announce that this Winter term at YSBD will be our SKILLS term. This skills term will see YSBD students performing at the prestigious Manchester Opera House, performing at the Handforth Christmas Light switch on and participating in further workshops with WEST END guest teachers. In classes, students will develop new skills and techniques in each discipline, helping them to grow individually as a performer whilst having lots of YSBD fun. HOWEVER, this year our skills term has a slightly different ending! We only think it's

We are delighted to announce that WEST END leading lady JODIE STEELE will be joining RACHEL SARGENT (Hairspray, Mamma Mia) as one of our Patrons. ​ Jodie will be visiting the Academy on Sunday 17th September and we cannot wait. She will be taking a FAME workshop with our West End Masterclass students getting them ready to start their FAME JR. production rehearsals this term. Jodie has recently returned from playing alternate Elphaba on the International Tour of WICKED. Jodie is thrilled to be the new Patron of YSBD

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our 'Schools Out' themed WEST END Summer School. ​ Students will perform in their very own show for family, friends and our YSBD agent. The show will feature songs from musicals such at Matilda, School of Rock, Grease, West Side Story, Legally Blonde (and many more). We also have INCREDIBLE guest teachers direct from the industry. EMILY SHAW From London's West End (Matilda, Mack and Mabel, Wicked(International Tour) playing Nessarose. Emily will be hosting Matilda workshops throughout the week. JODIE STEELE (Legally Blonde,

Not long now until our WEST END MASTERCLASS perform their productions of HAIRSPRAY JR! Rehearsals are well underway and it's looking absolutely fabulous. We can't wait for family and friends to watch! You won't want to miss it so make sure you put the dates in your diaries and we will see you in Baltimore very soon. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Musical Theatre International. #nicestkidsintown #youcantstopthebeat