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!
Classes are held at Digswell Village Hall, 30 Harmer Green Lane, Welwyn, AL6 0AT
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TERM DATES 2020/2021
14th September - 11th December
12 week term -Half-term w/c 26th October (no classes)
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To reserve your child's place, please complete this FORM and make payment by 1st September 2020.
Timetable for September 2020 -
Following government guidelines and strict COVID-19 regulations, we're delighted to be returning to face-to-face classes! Class sizes are limited to 12 students.
As per government guidelines regarding group singing, Pop Choir will continue online for the time being.
Our Teachers at LAR Welwyn
Louisa Alice-Rose - Principal of LAR Performing Arts
Louisa is an accomplished soprano and classical crossover singer as well as an experienced teacher and vocal coach. Louisa trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and the Royal Northern College Of Music. Louisa has a First Class Honours Degree in Vocal Studies and Opera.
Louisa teaches group and one-to-one singing as well as leading the LAR Pop Choir. Her students have had great success at West End & UK Tour Musical Theatre Auditions, Watford Music Festival, Chesham Music Festival, Teenstar Competition, West End In Competition and many more. All of Louisa's students have achieved high Merit or Distinction in their LAMDA Musical Theatre Exams.
Louisa was the vocal coach for Tring Youth Theatre's production of Joseph at Pendley Court Theatre in 2019.
Louisa's performance credits include Les Miserables (West End), Joseph (West End), a nomination for a BRIT Award in 2018, several operas at the Royal Albert Hall and solo recitals at Hampton Court Palace. Louisa's debut album, 'Summer Rose' was released in April 2020.
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Julius Wills - Vice-Principal of LAR Performing Arts
Julius teaches our Drama classes & One-to-one LAMDA Lessons. His 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. Julius' students excel in their LAMDA Exams and have had great success at West End / UK Tour Auditions, local Drama Festivals and competitions.
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 - Performing Arts Teacher
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.