Guest Workshops


Saturday 23rd June 2018

Adam Garcia - Tap Workshop


Do not miss out on this fantastic workshop, only 25 places for each workshop and a deposit of £10 secures your place. We will not hold places without the deposit.
1pm – 2.45pm – Grade 2, 3 & 4 level tap
3pm – 4.45pm – Grade 5, 6, Inter, Advanced 1 & 2 level
Adam will be doing photo’s and autographs at the end of each workshop.

Professional students - £25
Non Professional and outside students - £30

If you normally have a class during the time of the workshop and want to do the workshop then please deduct £2 for each class missed (Professional Jazz is free so do not deduct money for this class)

Adam Garcia is an Australian actor and tap dancer of partial Colombian descent (his father is from Colombia ).

Adam left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia before transferring to London , England . Garcia stayed on in London to act in West End musicals.

Adam played Doody in the West End's version of Grease in London . He also played a Travolta character, Tony Manero, in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which ran from 1998 to 1999 in London . Garcia was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance. Garcia reached #15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song "Night Fever", taken from Saturday Night Fever. In 2000, Garcia performed a solo Tap dance in the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony

Adam has been nominated for multiple awards during his stage acting career. His transition into a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a movie about the life of writer Oscar Wilde. Garcia then went on to act in such movies as Coyote Ugly, Bootmen & Riding In Cars With Boys and, in 2004, the role of rock star Stu Wolf in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

He appeared as government official Alex Klein in the 2005 Christmas special of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. According to the audio commentary for the episode, Garcia accepted the relatively minor role as he is a science fiction fan. . Garcia worked with Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to help create the role of Fiyero in the 2002 workshop edition of an in-production musical called Wicked. After Wicked's success, the show soon spawned a London production, in which Garcia got to play the role of Fiyero. The show opened 27 September 2006, after previews began 7 September. He played his final performance 14 July 2007.

In the latter part of 2008, Adam appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven, a two-part comedy/drama alongside Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire. In January 2010 Garcia appeared alongside Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got To Dance. He also was a judge on Australias ' Dancing With The Stars for 2 seasons

He made a guest appearance alongside Franki "Searing" Sears in Episode 19 (The Choice) on 6 of House.

In 2010 Adam starred in the London West End production of Tap Dogs in the Novello Theatre from 15 June to 5 September. In 2012 Garcia received another Olivier nomination for his performance of Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Trevor Nunn's revival of Kiss Me Kate at the Old Vic.

In 2016, Adam created Father Damien Karras for Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of The Exorcist.

Adam on Stage
Slide in the Hot Shoe Shuffle, Doody in Grease, Young Al in Birdy, Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, Chris in Cadillac Ranch, Fiyero in Wicked, Tyler in Where do we live, Chip in On the Town, Tap Dogs.

Adam on TV
Noah in The Dream Team, Boiled Egg and Soldiers, The Body in the Library, Riot at the Rite, Dr Who - The Christmas Invasion, Brittania High, Mr Eleven, Got to Dance.

Adam in Film
Jones in Wilde, Bootmen, Coyote Ugly, Riding in Cars with Boys, The First $20 million is always the hardest, Fascination (formerly Heart of Stone), Loves Brother, Kangaroo Jack (only his voice!!), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Standing Still

Saturday 3rd March



ALL Afternoon on 2.30pm– 5.30pm
£25 for Professional Dance Training students
£30 for non professional dance training students
Those who have classes on Saturday afternoon that want to do this course will get £2 discount of workshop per class missed.

Duration of workshops:
Turbo:1 hour 30mins
Jeffery 1 hour 30mins
Total of 3hrs

Work shop will consist of:
Warm-up (which will include foundation steps of that style)
Routine in both House and HipHop
Warm down
pictures & signings at the end of the workshops

Please note - this is a double workshop so we will not be An opportunity not to be missed – ONLY 30 places!!! Put your name on the notice board or contact us. A deposit of £10 secures a place.

Sunday 4th February 2018

Ashley Orwin - Contemporary Workshop

Students must arrive 15 mins before the workshop and be well presented.
2.00pm – 3.30pm (Age 8 – 11 years )
3.45pm – 5.15pm (Age 12+)

Professional Dance Course students - £10
Non-Professional Dance Course students - £15

Sheffield born, Ashley started dancing at the age of 15 at the Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School, Chesterfield. Shortly after, he landed his professional theatre debut in the ensemble of Sheffield Theatre's production of A Chorus Line, Crucible Theatre (Dir. Nikolai Foster, Chor. Karen Bruce).

Ashley then went on to win a scholarship to train at the Doreen Bird College of Dance & Theatre Performance & then the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2010 with a BA Hons.

Other theatre credits include: A Linha Curva (Chor. Itzic Galili, Comedy of Change UK Tour with the Rambert Dance Company, Dir. Mark Baldwin), for New Adventures; Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (UK & International Tour, 2010 & 2014, involving his Broadway debut, NY), Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet (International Tour with Ballet West), Tiger-Bharatanatyam (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, dancing as a soloist for Mayuri Boomham's choreography for ROH2), Cinderella (Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe for Qdos Entertainment), Les Troyens (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for Sir David McVicar's production for The Royal Opera, Chor. Andrew George), Snow White & the Seven Dwarves (Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe, for Craig Revel Horwood's production for Qdos Entertainment), Onegin (The Grange, Hampshire, for Grange Park Opera, Chor. Lynne Hockney), Boulevard Solitude (Dir. Mariusz Trelinski, Chor. Tomasz Wygoda) & soloist role of the Bull in Sir David McVicar's La Traviata (Chor. Andrew George, Fallen WomenUK Tour with the Welsh National Opera).

Film credits include: Specialised Death Eater in Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Warner Bros, Dir. David Yates), Anna Karenina (Working Title Films, Dir. Joe Wright, Chor. Sidi Labi Cherkaoui), The Muppets Most Wanted! (Disney, Dir. James Bobin, Chor. Fran James).

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