Archive for November, 2017

Celebrating the Launch of ArtsEd Friends

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 by artsAdmin

ArtsEd's famous foyer was buzzing last night as guests enjoyed a pre-show drinks reception to celebrate the launch of a ArtsEd Friends, our new annual giving scheme. Principal, Chris Hocking spoke about the high calibre and dedication of all the students who train here in Acting and Musical Theatre, and invited everyone to consider becoming an ArtsEd Friend to ensure that we have the support that our students need to keep future talent thriving. 
There is a Friend level to suit all budgets. You can start as a Fan at just £10 a month, or become an Admirer (£500 pa), an Enthusiast (£1,500 pa) or a wonderfully generous Champion at £3,000 pa. We are determined that the most talented young people in the country should be able to benefit from the outstanding training here. Every year, financial pressures mean that students of great promise face the prospect of turning down their place or even leaving their course before finishing. By becoming an ArtsEd Friend you will help keep ArtsEd at the forefront of UK drama schools and ensure talent wins out over financial hardship.
Miriam-Teak Lee, a 2017 graduate who went straight into On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and will soon be in the musical Hamilton, spoke enthusiastically about her time at ArtsEd and how it prepared her for a successful West End career. Director of Bullets Over Broadway, John Brant, ended the speeches with praise for ArtsEd students and graduates for being the best to work with in the industry – hardworking, polite and respectful. And of course, immensely talented.
The audience left Bullets Over Broadway on a high – following a wonderful demonstration of the success of ArtsEd’s unique triple threat training, not to mention a fantastic set design, costumes and band. It's a team effort!
We welcome all new Fans, Admirers, Enthusiasts and Champions!

ArtsEd Youth Dance Company performs at the Dance Proms

Posted on: November 13th, 2017 by artsAdmin

ArtsEd's Youth Dance Company gave a stunning performance at the Royal Albert Hall in November as part of this year's Dance Proms, which marked the final Proms. 

Dance Company Director, Christopher Reynolds was delighted with their performance:

'ArtsEd Youth Dance Company were fantastic, they worked incredibly hard during rehearsals and this was seen in their professional attitude and performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Huge congratulations to all the dancers and thank you to all the parents for their continued support of the Day School and Sixth Form.'

While Headteacher Adrian Blake said: “I’m enormously proud of all the students in Dance Company, and Mr Reynolds the Company Director – performing at The Royal Albert Hall is such an incredible opportunity! With students singing at The London Palladium last week, and students dancing at The Royal Albert Hall just a few days later, this is a wonderful time to be part of ArtsEd!”

The Dance Proms brings together dance teachers and their students, aged between 5 and 21 years, from around world to create original dance pieces using any style of dance in their own schools or studios.Since 2011, when three of the world’s leading dance examination boards, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) joined forces with the Royal Albert Hall, Dance Proms has been an international celebration of dance, dancers and dance teachers. The first ever Dance Proms involved 450 young people performing in front of an audience of 3,000 and was a huge success with both performers and audience.

Technology is now used to encourage the sharing of ideas and experience and the opportunity to interact with respected dance professionals and high-profile names in the industry. It also allows the wider public to engage with and shape the project by offering an online public voting element. For more details see