Monday 21 August - Friday 25 August
09.30 - 17.00 every day
Grand Hospice, near De Brouckère
Open to young people aged 10-18
Max. 20 per group (divided by age)
Coaching in acting, singing and dancing and work towards a final showcase, performed for family and friends on the final Friday.
Two masterclasses in specialised performance techniques!
One week full immersion in English!
The Bridge Theatre Summer Workshop is unlike anything else available in Brussels.
Our team of theatre professionals will enable you to dive into building a character, put you through your paces in dance, and get you to reach new heights in your singing.
The Bridge Theatre Summer Workshop does not just give you fantastic tuition in acting, singing and dance.
We have also organised two special masterclasses for you!
Get your tongue around some Shakespeare with Jonathon, who will deliver a special masterclass especially adapted to enable young people access the master of playwriting.
And then test out your physical skills with our cheerleading masterclass, led by Eric from Ultimate Cheer All-Stars!
We appreciate that the cost of the Summer Workshop may put the workshop out of reach for some people.
For this reason we are again offering a limited number of reduced-price places for participants who would not otherwise be able to join us.
With a scholarship, the price is reduced from €279 to just €100.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact us directly with a short explanation of your circumstances.
Abbie is an actor, director and international drama workshop facilitator from the UK. After graduating with the highest Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts, she formed the company Hello Drama, and has facilitated theatre workshops to thousands of students from all over the world.
Highlights of her career so far include: Designing and facilitating drama workshops across the UK for the world’s largest youth drama festival (Shakespeare Schools Festival), organising theatre exchange projects with students from Belgium, Luxembourg and Great Britain, and designing and facilitating brand new drama curricula for students in Beijing.
Last year, she directed our summer production, two abridged interpretations of Macbeth and filmed the Cheerio Darling project for Talbot House in Poperinge. Since August 2021, she has run workshops with over 1000 young people from Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Israel, Germany and Luxembourg. She is very much looking forward to this year's summer production.
Born and raised in Canada, Heidi has been teaching piano and dance since the age of sixteen. Years of extensive study in both music and dance, brought Heidi to train and perform in many genres - ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern, Spanish dance, Latin American and Ballroom, folkloric and tango Argentino.
Throughout the years, she has appeared in countless performances, musicals and stage productions in Canada, the US and Europe. She has choreographed many numbers for shows and bands, including annual showcases of her own dance school in Greece. While in Greece, her creative talents in theatre, dance and music, brought her to design and teach English “Music and Movement” programs for the young, along with creating and choreographing musicals based on children’s stories.
In dance, Heidi has been fortunate to have trained with renowned artists such as, Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, George C. Randolph (Alvin Ailey and Les BJM), Juan Antonio (Louis Falco Company,) Stelio Calagias and legendary tango masters, Fabian Salas and Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli.
Apart from being a dance teacher and performer, Heidi holds a university degree in languages and is a graduate of the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, where she also taught piano. She competed in and won numerous piano and dance competitions, including the The Canadian Music Competition, and received coaching from internationally renowned concert pianists, Arthur Ozolins and the late Raymond Vacchino.
Most recently, in Brussels, she choreographed the musical “Shrek” for Green Parrot Productions, (March 2019), collaborated with The Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s concerts-musical shows and choreographed The Bridge Theatre's production of All Together Now! at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Beatriz is a violinist, singer and actress. She has a master degree in violin with distinction at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and a musical theatre training at Ecole Broadway.
Originally from Brazil, she started her musical theatre journey as a child in Alice in Wonderland (as Alice) and The Princess and the Frog (as Princess) in Brazil, while also taking ballet and tap dancing classes, before focusing on her violinist career.
She was Laureate of the Bachelor of Violin at the Federal University of Paraiba and acted as Violon Solo at the Orquestra Sinfônica Jovem da Paraíba, at the Orquestra Sinfônica Jovem da Universidade da Paraíba, and at Ochestre du Conservatoire du Briançonnais, where she received the certificate of musical studies with congratulations from the jury.
Later in 2018, she joined Ecole Broadway and began to participate in several shows in Belgium as a singer/actress.
Jonathon has a BA in Theatre/English and trained at The Poor School, London. He has extensive experience as an actor in theatre, TV, film and as a corporate trainer and voice coach. He is also the resident drama teacher at an international school. He has been based in Brussels for more than 20 years.
Eric is a 3-time partner stunt national champion. He has been cheering for ten years now in France and in Belgium. He runs Ultimate Cheer All-Stars, a Cheerleading organisation in Brussels. Eric is fun and easy-going and always has crazy and creative ideas for new stunts/choreography to try.
Eric is married and a father of two young boys who keep him busy and with whom he also tries crazy cheer stunts.
The Bridge Theatre Summer Workshop is brought to you by The Bridge Productions ASBL.
The Summer Workshop is five days of incredible performing arts tuition in English. Between 9.30am and 4.45pm, young people will have tuition in singing, acting and dance from leading theatre professionals. Each day will begin at 9.30am sharp, so please make sure your child arrives on time.
Each day will include a 45-minute supervised lunch break. Adults will be present at all times. Please note that we do not provide food.
The week will end with a performance of ca. 1 hour. The performance will take place at the the workshop location at 16.00 on the final Friday. Parents and friends are welcome to attend! Guests are limited to two per child for the moment. After the performance, there is a chance to say goodbye to new friends at our farewell party.
Groups will be no larger than 20 people to ensure everyone receives sufficient attention and tuition. Groups will be mixed ages, although we will tend to group seniors with seniors and juniors with juniors.
Our Summer Workshop will be run in English. However, we welcome a mix of language backgrounds and we understand that each child will have a different confidence level in English. All of our tutors are super friendly and understanding of this. Should you have any concerns about the level of your child's English, please do get in contact.
Our week will be fun and rewarding and hard work. We are really excited to bring the Summer Workshop to Brussels and we look forward to welcoming your child!
If you still have further questions about our Summer Workshop, give us a call on +32485457038 or drop us an email.
Unsure of what to get your loved ones this Christmas?
Our Gift Vouchers are a wonderful way for you to share the love this Festive Season. With no expiry and available in EUR amounts of your choice, recipients of our Gift Vouchers will get the chance to take part in our popular workshops or save it to purchase tickets for our next show.
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