Here at The Dance Shed we offer different levels of Musical Theatre classes, from the Encore Musical Theatre Syllabus, which are suitable for beginner through too advanced.

Encore Musical Theatre, from Asia Pacific Dance Association (APDA)

Our passion for dance is shared with thousands of student internationally.  Encore Theatre Dance provides each student with solid technical training, performance training, and the platform to create, achieve and grow as a dancer and artist.

Encore Theatre Dance provides a broad exploration of core genres within Musical Theatre.

This performance syllabus has been created to:

  • build performance confidence

  • develop understanding of dramatic role-playing 

  • teach character immersion (learning to become/play characters with conviction) 

  • educate students of the history and evolution of musical theatre styles by exposing them to the core classic and contemporary genres within musical theatre

  • prepare students who wish to pursue careers in Musical Theatre

The structure of this syllabus is different to the other genres of the APDA.  The syllabus and examinations are predominantly performance based.  The focus is on achieving conviction of character and confident role playing through acting and dance.  Singing is encouraged but not compulsory.  This syllabus requires candidates to be training (or have trained) in another form of technical dance.