Musical Theatre Class with West End Star “Chris Holland”
- Theatrical Vocal Training.
- Group and Solo Classes
- Microphone Training
- Audition Technique
Advice in choosing material suitable for your voice.
Singing has become a highlight of our Summer Shows and Summer School Showcases.
Chris most recently appeared as Murdoch in Titanic at the Princess of Wales theatre, Toronto after performing for two years in the Olivier award winning Les Miserables at The Queens Theatre where he alternated the role of Jean Valjean. He was also invited to be a part of the Miss Saigon 25 celebrations at The Prince Edward Theatre. He played Davy Harrison in a workshop of a brand new musical The Last Ship (Live Theatre Newcastle) directed by Joe Mantello and music written by Sting. He created the role of Rags Ryan in a new musical Burlesque (Jermyn Street), the show winning the 2012 Offie for Best New Musical. He appeared in The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s) playing Firmin on many occasions. He understudied and played Harvey in All The Fun of the fair (Garrick), was Billy Kostecki in the original cast of Dirty Dancing (Aldwych), Snake Preacher and The Man in Whistle Down the Wind (Palace and UK Tour), Big Macca and played Britney and Khashoggi in We Will Rock You (Dominion), original cast of The Witches of Eastwick (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel in Grease (UK Tour), Heathcliff (UK Tour), Pharoah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Elwood Blues in The Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers (UK and European Tour), Out of the Blue (Shaftesbury), understudied and played Chris in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal,Drury Lane). Workshops: George in Marguerite, Cloudkeeper in Sleeping Beauty and Ninoy in Calling manila for the Royal Opera House. Concerts Include: The Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Hojja in Moonshadow with Yusuf Islam on his Guess I’ll Take My Time tour, Judas in Jesus Chris Superstar (Porchester Castle), Enjolras in Les Miserables (BIC), Freddie in Chess (BIC), West End Rocks (Hexagon), Showstoppers (UK Tour), Live and Let Die, Christmas Crackers and Queen Symphonia all with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Chris was a resident singer on the hit series Showstoppers for BBC1 starring Gary Wilmot watched by 10 million viewers every Sunday evening. He appears on the cast albums of Dirty Dancing, All The Fun of the Fair, The Witches of Eastwick, Moonshadow, and Heathcliff. His debut solo album Finally! was released in 2009. He is also a regular jingle singer for Talksport Radio winning the 2011 Vox Award and Sony Music Award with the team for Best Use of Music in a commercial. In 2013 Chris was awarded Fellowship of The London College of Music, the highest qualification given. He is now a hugely sought after vocal coach with former students now appearing on Broadway and in the West End. Chris has an excellent track record entering students for prestigious LCM Music Theatre Singing exams with enormous success.www.chrisholland.info
Friends that dance together, stay together.
What WSBPA means to me…
The WSBPA has been such a huge part of my childhood. In my time here I have learned so much more than ballet and modern dance. I have made life-long friends here and will never forget the great moments I have had here, both on and off the stage.
To me, WSBPA is my childhood. Your classmates slowly grow into family, teachers become like second parents and the studio becomes your second home if not your first! The WSBPA will always hold a special place in my heart and mind with unforgettable memories with people that I know will be my friends for life.
WSBPA means everything. The school and staff gave me more than just dancing lessons. It gave me life lessons that I will never forget.
It has given me the confidence to do what I love and has taught me so much about performing. I have been taught things I would never learn anywhere else. I have been treated so well and always love coming to singing and dancing class. This is my favourite place to be and WSBPA means the world to me.
The WSBPA has been my second home since I was 3. Words cannot explain how special the WSBPA is to me. So many memories and opportunities I will cherish forever. It’s a special place with wonderful friends and teachers.
WSBPA is a place where i have learned valuable life lessons. I have been taught the importance of hard work and discipline, dedication and perseverance. WSBPA is a home away from home where i have been show that family isn’t just limited to bloodline.
The strongest of friendships and unforgettable memories. For me, dance is for life now and I have WSBPA to thank for that.
THE WORLD! A place where you can truly be yourself and also discover who you are. The people you meet will stay with you for life – there’s no bond quite like a bond made through the love of dancing. Thank you for the most wonderful memories! 🙂
Couldn’t be better in any way, teachers go above and beyond, Never want to leave.
WSBPA was like my second family growing up. I started as a little 3 year old and I grew up here. Most of my fondest memories have happened here in WSBPA and I’m so thankful to all the teachers that helped me throughout the years to grow and mature. I know that the friends and memories I’ve made here will be my lifelong friends. Dance has bonded us in a way that’s difficult to describe. WSBPA has reared all of us Honohans and I can’t thank you all enough.
My favourite memories of my childhood and teenage years are of evenings spent in the studio in John Street with some of the best people, who soon became a second family. The best years of my life I’m sure! x
The WSBPA is a place where I have made a million memories over my 14 years here and each one never fails to bring a smile to my face. From seemingly endless rehearsals, to buckets of ice for my feet and every moment of friendship in between – I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I know that the friends I have made here will always have a place in my heart. I really didn’t know when I walked in the door aged 5 for the first time that I would have tears in my eyes leaving it, 14 years later.