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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

WHAT A SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC WEEK WE HAD INDEED! What a fabulous time we had at our Easter course this week. We all had so much fun and would like to thank all our amazing students for being so wonderful. What they learnt and produced in 2 days for their presentation was absolutely incredible. We were all so proud. A huge thank you to our guest teacher BRYAN MOTTRAM who took 2 amazing west end workshops (Mary Poppins and Cats). We all had so much fun learning dances from the two

WOW WOW WOW! What an amazing finish to our Spring term at YSBD. Two incredible workshops by our West End guest teachers Sarah and Rhodri and then an outstanding talent show by our Saturday and Sunday students. We have so much talent here at Ysbd and we couldn't be prouder of them all. Huge thankyou to our guest judges Bryan (Mary Poppins, Cats) Rhodri (Mamma Mia) and Sarah (Wicked, Bodyguard) for coming to see our academy and a huge congratulations to our students. 1st place - Charlotte Myatt 2nd