Musical Theatre Jazz

A beginners class where you can learn musical theatre jazz-inspired routines from your favourite musicals such as Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Fosse, Cabaret, Six, Hamilton, Cats, The Pajama Game, West Side Story and Oklahoma. 

No dance experience is required at this class, which begins with a cardiovascular warmup and stretch to improve strength and stamina, followed by basic jazz technique in the centre and across the floor. We will then move on to learn choreography from one of your favourite musicals listed above. 

Get ready for a fun filled 60 minutes of musical theatre jazz!

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About Damien Delaney

Damien is originally from Cork, Ireland, where he trained at the Montfort Stage School and the Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance. He did his professional training for 3 years at The London Studio Centre. He has been a resident in Brighton for the last 20 years.

West End credits as a performer include: Cats (The Gillian Lynne Theatre); Hard Times (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Tonight’s the Night (Victoria Palace Theatre) and the Original Cast of Billy Elliot The Musical in which he was the Children’s Dance Captain (Victoria Palace Theatre). Other theatre credits include Jack Tinker in Review (London Palladium); Half A Sixpence (West Yorkshire Playhouse); the National Theatre’s production of Singin’ In The Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK Tour); Babes In The Wood (Churchill Theatre); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (New Victoria Theatre); The Wizard of Oz (Cork Opera House); Dance Overture (Sadler’s Wells); Sweet Charity (Peacock Theatre).

Television: Victoria Wood Xmas Special 2009 (BBC); Hangar 17 (BBC); The Prince’s Trust Gala with Claire Sweeney (Royal Albert Hall, BBC); Showtime at the Stadium (BBC); The Sound of Musicals (BBC); Blue Peter (BBC); The Brit Awards (ITV); International Indian Film Awards (ITV). TV Commercials include Ericsson, More Magazine and Super Noodles. Film: Phantom of The Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and choreographed by Peter Darling; Alexander The Great (as assistant choreographer directed by Oliver Stone); Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham (Bombay, India); Wind In The Willows (directed by Terry Jones & choreographed by Arlene Phillips).

Choreography credits include: Dance Master and Choreographer for Pump Up My Dance (RTE TV, Ireland); Asst Choreographer for the Warner Bros movie Alexander The Great; Ex The Musical; (Soho Theatre); Carousel (Trinity/Laban); The Threepenny Opera (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Carousel (University of Chichester Conservatoire); (City Of Angels (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Into The Woods (University of Chichester Conservatoire); 1st Year Dance Project (Mountview); Dance Overture (London Studio Centre); The Revue (Lipa); The Matchgirls (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Oklahoma (Trinity/Laban); On The Town (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Cinderella for FFE (Theatre Royal Brighton); Louie Spence in Cinderella for FFE (The Opera House, Manchester); Cabaret (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Honk (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Trinity/Laban); Rent (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Thoroughly Modern Millie (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Anything Goes (University of Chichester Conservatoire); The Witches of Eastwick (Trinity/Laban); Sweet Charity (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Babes In Arms (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Songs For A New World (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Louie Spence in Cinderella for FFE; (The Milton Keynes Theatre); Close Than Ever (University ofChichester Conservatoire); City of Angels (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Carousel (University of Chichester Conservatoire); White Christmas (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Curtains (University of Chichester Conservatoire); Guys & Dolls (University of Chichester Conservatoire) Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs with Stephen Mulhern (The Hawth Theatre, Crawley).

Damien has lectured for the IDTA at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House and has taught at The Place, Bird College, Mountview, London Studio Centre, Millenium, LIPA, Italia Conti, Performers College, Reynolds Performing Arts, Midland’s Academy of Dance & Drama, Stella Mann, C.P.A. and South East Dance. As well as this he has also been a guest teacher for the British Ballet Organisation’s summer schools in both Australia and New Zealand.

Damien is a qualified teacher with the British Ballet Organisation having completed their L6 DTLLS qualification in Commercial Theatre. He has been a Senior Lecturer and Head of Musical Theatre Dance at the University of Chichester Conservatoire on the Musical Theatre Triple Threat program for the last 14 years.

Date and time
Monday 30 October - Monday 11 December 2023
Mondays 6.15pm from 11 September
Duration 1 hour
Damien Delaney
Weston Research Space at The Dance Space
Ticket Price
Drop in Class £10 or Block Bookings 6 weeks for £55. Students Drop in £8 or Block Bookings for 6 weeks £43.
Block bookings: 11 Sep - 16 Oct and 6 Nov - 11 Dec