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Zoonation Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop
ZooNation Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop
Sunday 3rd April More Details
Annie, The Musical Workshop
Annie, The Musical Workshop
Sunday 29th May More Details
David did a great workshop , lots of energy , fun, but constructive
too and the students had a fabulous three hours.
I will definitely be booking another
Sue Raven, Pure Rhythm School of Performing Arts, Saffron Walden
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About UsAn Exciting Company Bringing West End Theatre To All

Every workshop we hold is taught by industry professionals who have appeared in the shows that each workshop will feature.

All WestEnd world tutors are fully CRB checked and are on site to share their knowledge and expertise in acting, singing and dancing.

Book a workshop for your school or dance school to inspire your students and give them the opportunity to learn from some of the best performers in the industry. Whether it's musical theatre, commercial dance, acting, singing, stage combat, ballet or contemporary dance, WestEnd World will tailor each workshop to your specifics needs. Make an Enquiry

Our workshops highlight the importance of teamwork and more importantly, the fun, excitement and enjoyment involved in working in the Performing Arts industry.

HELEN PATCHING FOUNDER

Helen grew up in Whitstable and attended Deborah Capon College from the age of 3 until 18. Knowing from a very young age that she wanted to pursue a career in the theatre, she grew up attending local amateur dramatic groups, was a member of Kent County Choir and appeared in several professional pantomimes at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.

Helen was awarded a scholarship for Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts where she gained a BA Hons in Dance and Theatre Performance.

Helen's career highlights so far include, "Beauty and the Beast" UK & International Tour playing Tall Silly Girl, Babette and understudying the lead role of Belle; "Disney Cruise Line", America, playing numerous Princesses, Cruella d'vil, Ariel and taking on the role as Dance Captain; "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" National & International Tour, ensemble. "The Rat Pack Party", playing a Burrelli Sister; Featured Dancer on ITV's "Popstar to Operastar", working alongside artists such as Jocelyn Brown, Mylenne Klass, Katherine Jenkins, Andrea Bocelli and McFly. Helen was delighted to be asked to appear in the World Premiere of a brand new musical version of "Peter Pan", playing a Mermaid and understudying the role of Mrs Darling.

Helen has performed in Irving Berlin's "White Christmas the Musical" at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester and she was honored to be asked to tap dance her way into the "42nd Street Gala" at the London Palladium, acheiving a career-long goal to perform in one of the world's most prestigious theatres.

Helen is keen to pass on her experience in the theatre industry to inspire new talent in people with a passion for performing!

WestEnd World was founded so that people can gain experience from London's finest West End performers in a fun environment.

Helen has recently been starring in the hit West End production of "White Christmas: The Musical" at The Dominion Theatre.

WestEnd World promises plenty of exciting workshops throughout the year.

BEN HARLOW FOUNDER

At school, Ben combined his love of drama with sport, winning places at both the Aston Villa FC & Walsall FC Schools of Excellence. At the same time, he was encouraged & successful in auditioning for the prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

After appearing in their London productions of "The Jungle Book", and Lionel Bart's "Maggie May", during school holidays, Ben decided that it was a career in acting he wished to pursue.

Ben went on to graduate from Middlesex University, with a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, before embarking on his professional career. Career highlights include playing Gaston on the original International Tour of "Disney's Beauty & The Beast", a role he subsequently played for a further 3 years on the hugely successful UK Tour.

Prior to this, Ben was in the original International Tour of the smash hit ABBA! musical "Mamma Mia!", and was delighted to play the role of Sam Carmichael at the Austrian premiere of the show in Vienna. He has also appeared as Reuben & the Butler in the West End & UK Tour productions of "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".

Other theatre credits include the UK Tours of "Girls' Night Out in Ibiza", "Macbeth" & the children's show "The King of Copenhagen" plus the role of A-Rab in " West Side Story" (Barclays Awards, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London). Ben has also appeared as The Prince in 3 pantomime seasons, "Cinderella" ( Assembly Halls,Tunbridge Wells) and "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs" (Churchill Theatre, Bromley & The Theatre Royal, Bath). His TV advert credits include "Tic-Tacs", "Radox" and "Very.co.uk" with Holly Willoughby & Fearne Cotton.

With his enthusiasm & experience, Ben firmly believes WestEnd World will provide an educational and fun insight into the exciting world of musical theatre.

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ZooNation Hip Hop/Street Dance WorkshopA Unique Opportunity. Hurry as Places Will Be Limited

Experience these popular West End shows with professional cast members- An opportunity not to be missed!

ZooNation Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop

Dates, Times & Cost:

Sunday 3rd April
10.00am- 12.00pm Junior Workshop (ages 7-13)
12.30pm-2.30pm, Senior Workshop (ages 14-21)
£25 per person, siblings £20.00

Venue:

Canterbury - Lifestyle Fitness Dance Studio. The Canterbury Campus, Knight Avenue. Canterbury, England CT2 8QA GB


BOOK NOW

For enquiries email helen@westend-world.co.uk
or call 07904 933868

Date for Your Diary, Workshop TBAA Unique Opportunity. Hurry as Places Will Be Limited

Experience these popular West End shows with professional cast members- An opportunity not to be missed!

Date for Your Diary, Workshop TBA

Dates, Times & Cost:

Sunday 1st May

Venue:

Canterbury - Lifestyle Fitness Dance Studio. The Canterbury Campus, Knight Avenue. Canterbury, England CT2 8QA GB


For enquiries email helen@westend-world.co.uk
or call 07904 933868

Annie, The Musical WorkshopA Unique Opportunity. Hurry as Places Will Be Limited

Experience these popular West End shows with professional cast members- An opportunity not to be missed!

Annie, The Musical Workshop with cast member Megan Louch

Dates, Times & Cost:

Sunday 29th May
10.00am- 12.00pm Juniors Workshop (ages 6-11)
12.30pm-2.30pm Senior Workshop (ages 12-18)
£22.00 per person, siblings £17.00

Venue:

Canterbury - Lifestyle Fitness Dance Studio. The Canterbury Campus, Knight Avenue. Canterbury, England CT2 8QA GB


BOOK NOW

For enquiries email helen@westend-world.co.uk
or call 07904 933868

Summer Programme 2016 at WestEnd WorldA Unique Opportunity. Hurry as Places Will Be Limited

We are holding 3 separate workshop days this Summer, offering variety and exciting opportunities for experiencing workshops with cast members from shows visiting The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. All tutors are DBS checked and professional performers.

The Sound Of Music Workshop with cast

Dates, Times & Cost:

Date: Monday 25th July
Time: 10am-4pm (6 hr workshop experience)
Ages: 6-18 (age groups will be split)

Cost for summer workshops: £45 per day or book all 3 days for £120 Sibling discount £35 per day or all 3 workshops for £100

Venue:

Canterbury, Kent TBC


BOOK NOW

For enquiries email helen@westend-world.co.uk
or call 07904 933868

Disney Musicals Workshop with Disney Cruise line cast member & Ex- Disney Princess, Helen Patching & Mary Poppins West End Cast member, Hannah Woolley. Workshop will include West End & Broadway hits Aladdin, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid & more!

Dates, Times & Cost:

Date: Thursday 18th August
Time: 10am-4pm (6 hr workshop experience)
Ages: 6-18 (age groups will be split)

Cost for summer workshops: £45 per day or book all 3 days for £120 Sibling discount £35 per day or all 3 workshops for £100

Venue:

Canterbury, Kent TBC


BOOK NOW

For enquiries email helen@westend-world.co.uk
or call 07904 933868

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Workshop with cast member & Dance Captain Joanne Taylor-Goodwin, while the show is resident at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Dates, Times & Cost:

Date: Friday 2nd Sept
Time: 10am-4pm (6 hr workshop experience)
Ages: 6-18 (age groups will be split)

Cost for summer workshops: £45 per day or book all 3 days for £120 Sibling discount £35 per day or all 3 workshops for £100

Venue:

Canterbury, Kent TBC


BOOK NOW

For enquiries email helen@westend-world.co.uk
or call 07904 933868

Westend World Workshops Past Workshops We Have Run

Billy Elliot

Happy Days

Matt Flint

Beauty & The Beast

We Will Rock You

Mamma Mia /
Popstar For a Day

White Christmas

Chitty / Matilda /
Hairspray

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory / Legally Blonde / Grease

Alan Burkitt

Frozen

Westend World Tutors Click on the images to view full biography. If you would like to hire any of our tutors for a workshop for your school or dance school please get in touch.

Matt Flint

So You Think You Can Dance?

Nikki Schofield

We Will Rock You

Debbie Jenkins

Hairspray

Helen Rymer

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Hannah Woolley

Westend World Musical Director

Matthew Malthouse

Matilda

Shaun Dalton

Beauty & The Beast

Alan Burkitt

Top Hat

Andrew Waldron

Happy Days The Musical

Anthony White

Billy Elliot

Danielle Crockford

Singing In The Rain

Charlotte Bull

Grease

Jane McMurtrie

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Katy Osborne

Mamma Mia

Ciaran Connolly

One Direction Dancer

Adam Scown

Ditry Dancing/Joseph

Peter Dukes

Phantom of the Opera

We Are Proud A Gallery of Productions We Have Appeared In
Plus some of our Latest Workshops

FAQsSome Useful Information About The Workshop

No, all you need is enthusiasm for performing, whether its acting, singing or dancing you enjoy, we want people who want to learn more and gain confidence too.
Payment must be done via bank transfer. You will be notified from WestEnd World by email if your application is successful and account details will be given only then. If the course is oversubscribed we will happily refund your deposit, or offer you an alternative course date for the near future.
To get the best out of each and every student we limit the total number in attendance to 35. We believe in delivering a quality workshop where each student can have individual attention as well as in a group.
Comfy clothing, trainers or dance trainers/jazz shoes. A packed lunch and snacks for breaks, plenty of water! Please do not bring fizzy drinks or nuts.
Email us with your enquiry, we will get back to you asap. All workshops are tailored to your specific needs and therefore quoted on an individual basis depending on the requirements. A deposit is taken upon booking and the remaining fee must be paid in full 10 days before the workshop. If the booking is made with less than 10 days until the workshop full payment will be required at the time of booking.

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