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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

A HUGE congratulations to our talented academy students Beatrice and Sophia who passed their Lamda examinations this week with flying colours. Sophia passed with DISTINCTION and Beatrice with MERIT. Principal Hannah and YSBD Lamda teacher Mark are so proud of you both, what fabulous achievements. Well Done! #drama #act #lamda #goteamysbd

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