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Exciting new class: Acting Through Song

Exciting new class: Acting Through Song

Staffordshire performing arts school Rooftop Studios is celebrating the return of live studio classes later this month with an exciting new addition to the timetable.

The packed programme already offers something for everyone from toddlers taking their first steps in dance to grown-ups. Classes include Baby Dance, RAD ballet, tap, modern, street dance, LAMDA Drama, ACRO, TikTok dance, Silver Swans ballet and Jazz classes alongside junior and adult ‘Vocal Smash’ choral groups, private singing tuition and Rooftop’s renowned Stage Academy performing arts school.

The new class ‘Acting Through Song’ will take place on Tuesdays at 7 – 8pm and is aimed at ages 11+. It will be led by Alex Mellor who, like all Rooftop teachers, is an accomplished professional performer in her own right, who attended the studio herself from the age of three before training at Mountview Theatre School and embarking on a career that sees her regularly perform on the West End stage.

Alex will draw on her extensive experience to deliver in-depth vocal training with acting techniques; helping students master the art of acting through song and combining both disciplines to give convincing and moving performances.

With students choosing a song – or songs – that suit their voice, with Alex’s guidance, they will then work on songs ‘masterclass style’ each week, performing them in front of the group. The aim is to provide a supportive, open and friendly environment to build confidence performing solos. Studio director, Laura Keeling, says:

“This is a great addition to the programme – naturally it will be of interest to students who have an ambition to follow a career on the stage, but it’s equally fantastic for those who just love to sing or who need encouragement and confidence building to perform in front of a group.”

Classes start back in the studio from Saturday 17th April and potential students can enjoy a free trial class before they commit – to sign up email claire@rooftopstudios.co.uk. For a full timetable of the classes currently on offer at the studio, head to www.rooftopstudios.co.uk

Alex Mellor will lead the new class ‘Acting Through Song’