Welcome to LAR Performing Arts - Welwyn
Welcome to LAR Welwyn!
At LAR Welwyn we are all about building confidence and learning key performance skills. Our class sizes are kept small and we value each individual child. We have a Christmas Show and a Summer Show and have links with a local Agency. LAR Welwyn is a registered LAMDA Exam Centre with exams taking place each Spring.
We offer a range of classes for children and teens ages 4 to 16.
Scroll down for our weekly timetable and to find out about our amazing teachers!
We also offer 1-2-1 Singing and Drama Lessons. These lessons include LAMDA Acting, Musical Theatre and Verse & Prose Exams and audition & festival preparation.
WEEKLY PASS - (includes all classes for applicable age group)
MINI - £17.50
JUNIOR / SENIOR - £21
Or book individual classes from £5 via the timetable below:
Our classes have moved online due to COVID-19.
Timetable for September 2020, coming soon. In the meantime, we have West End workshops via Zoom here
Our Teachers at LAR Welwyn
Louisa Alice-Rose - Principal of LAR Performing Arts
Louisa teaches Singing at LAR Welwyn. Her classes include the opportunity to take LAMDA Musical Theatre and ABRSM Singing Exams. Louisa works on developing a safe and secure vocal technique, acting through song & learning how to read music.
Louisa is a professional soprano and actress. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class Honours Degree in Vocal Studies and Opera in 2016. Other training includes The Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
Louisa's love of singing began with her West End debut in Les Miserables (aged 8). Performance highlights include solos at Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, the Royal Albert Hall and The Actors' Church, Covent Garden. Louisa represented England at the semi-finals of the Llangollen Eisteddfod in July 2019 and was nominated for a Classic BRIT Award in 2018.
Find out more here:
Julius Wills - Vice-Principal of LAR Performing Arts
Julius teaches our Drama classes & Private LAMDA Lessons. His group classes include preparing for optional LAMDA Acting / Verse & Prose Exams.
Julius focuses on developing the skills required for vocal projection and articulation. His classes build confidence and encourage children to be brave by thinking outside the box. A skilled actor himself, Julius is able to stretch our older children and teenagers to really 'become' another character and explore another world.
Julius trained with the Year Out Drama Company, based in Stratford-Upon-Avon and then continued his studies with the Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company.
Julius' professional credits include Edmund in Shakespeare's King Lear, Lopahin in Cherry Orchard, Bertram in Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, Rodrigo in Shakespeare's Othello, Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Antonio in Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice. Most recently Julius played the role of Buttons in Cinderella.
Zachary Cooke - Musical Theatre Teacher & Pop Choir Leader
Zac runs our Pop Choir, and is our group Performing Arts Teacher on Fridays. He also teaches 1-2-1 Singing and Piano. Zachary is an experienced Musical Director. In his classes, he accompanies the children on piano and teaches them how to read music as well as developing vocal technique and performance skills.
Zachary trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and Canterbury College.
Professional Credits include: Musical Director/March Hare in ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Kew, London), Head Chief Rabbit in THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Kew, London), Performer/Ensemble in HAIR THE MUSICAL (West End Live), Puppeteer in THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE: THE SMURFS SAVE SPRING (KSA, Saudi Arabia), Ensemble in JACK & THE BEANSTALK (Hall for Cornwall), Head Chief Rabbit in WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Kew Gardens Open Air Theatre), Ensemble in DICK WHITTINGTON & HIS MOUSEHOLE CAT (Hall for Cornwall), ASM/understudy in JURASSIC ADVENTURES (UK Tour), Goody in FAME (Tallink Silija Cruise),Cat in THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO (The Castle, Wellingborough) & Silly Simon/Choreographer in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Granville Theatre, Kent).
Ruby O'Connor-Sage - Street Dance Teacher
Ruby began dancing at the age of 4 and started competing both regionally and nationwide at the age of 11, in ISTD Disco Freestyle, Latin American and Ballroom and Rock and Roll. After finishing her A-Levels Ruby enrolled at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts to gain her Diploma as well as her Degree in the Arts. Ruby teaches in both curricular and extra-curricular settings as well as working professionally within the industry. Credits include performances for the Make A Wish Foundation, Ideal Home show, Move It and the X-Factor.
Ruby focuses on encouraging students to become more confident with trying a range of performance techniques and skills as well as concentrating on the joy and excitement of the arts. Creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere is key to Ruby's sessions as she has found this to be the best environment for children to learn and express themselves creatively, without the concerns or worries of what others think. Ruby is able to spot the strengths students naturally possess and build upon these to develop well rounded performers ready for the stage.