Andrew Margerison Joins the Faculty

Andrew graduated from MDDC in 1997, and joined the number one UK tour of Grease (understudying the roles of Doody and Eugene), followed by the number one UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show (understudying Frank’n’Furter, Brad, Riff Raff, Rocky, Eddie/Dr.Scott, Rocky, and The Narrator). He then spent fifteen months in Germany performing as a Swing in Starlight Express. On returning to the UK Andrew Choreographed The Sound of Music at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, before rejoining The Rocky Horror Show, this time as Dance Captain and Resident Director on the 30th Anniversary tour and West End run at the Queens Theatre. Continue reading

Children’s Dance Classes in Liverpool

Update to the Saturday Timetable of children’s dance classes in our Liverpool studios.

Our Saturday afternoon children’s dance classes in Liverpool have changed ever so slightly in their times. You can download a pdf of the new timetable here: Childrens Timetable – Liverpool

But what about in Birkenhead? Well, children’s dance classes in Birkenhead are staying the same and you can download the timetable here: Childrens Timetable – Birkenhead

And if you’re in North Wales? Gaynor Owen Dance offers children’s dance classes in a variety of North Wales locations. You can download the timetable here: Childrens Timetable – North Wales

Dance is an excellent way to enhance your child’s physical, social and emotional growth. Dance is creative and technical, using both sides of the brain, increasing brain productivity and attention spans.

Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre offer the space and the qualified teachers to nurture your budding Superstars. Give us a call for more details or pop in to the studios.

We’d love to see you!

Gavin Tsang – SYTYCD Solo

Congratulations to our Gavin Tsang for getting through the first round – we were all a bit sad to see him go in the second week.

But with his talent and positive attitude we are sure this only the beginning for Gavin, who has already starred in The King and I in the West End earlier in 2009.

Here’s his final performance on So You Think You Can Dance.

Good luck for the future Gavin. We look forward to seeing you back in Liverpool when you get the chance.

Gavin Tsang through Round 1 of SYTYCD

He made it! Through all the open auditions into the final 14 for the live shows.

And now he’s gone and made it through to Round 2! Well, we always knew he would.

Gavin Tsang trained at MDDC before heading off for work with Costa Cruises. After a season on the seas he went straight into the West End in the acclaimed The King and I.

Gavin popped back to MDDC for a while as a guest teacher but had to leave at the end of last term to join So You Think You Can Dance.

He’s got some stiff competition but we’re all rooting for him. Are you?

Gavin Tsang

Gavin Tsang shows Neil how it's done.

Childrens Dance Class Announcement

As from January 2010 there will be some slight changes to the Wednesday timetable.

4.30 – 5.15  Pre Primary/Primary Ballet

5.15 – 5.45  Primary National

5.15 – 6.15  Grade 4 Ballet

5.45 – 6.30  Grade 1 Ballet

6.15 – 6.45  Pre Pointe/Pointe work/Boy’s work

6.45 – 7.45  Inter Ballet/Stretching and Jazz

7.45 – 8.30  Coaching Class

We look forward to seeing you in class!

David Does Liverpool!

Panto

Bruce Jones and David Heath

When David Heath left MDDC in 2005 he never truly realised what the next couple of years had in store. After a whirlwind of X Factor success, making it onto the live shows with Eton Road, David then toured the country with the rest of the group.

Now a triumphant home-coming, David is to star as Dick Whittington in NDL Productions seasonal pantomime at the Contemporary Urban Centre in Liverpool.

Starring opposite Bruce Jones (Coronation Street’s Les Battersby) the show will run for both Matinee and Evening performances from 14th December – 3rd January. Tickets from £5.

For further details or to book tickets, contact the Contemporary Urban Centre on 0151 708 3500.

More Dates for Your Diary

AUDITIONS FOR 2010 ENTRY

The first round of auditions for September 2010 intake gets underway on December 9th. We’re already booked up for this audition session but there will be plenty more to come next year.

MUSICAL THEATRE CHRISTMAS SHOW

A rare treat too for the auditionees on December 9th. Our 2nd and 3rd Year Musical Theatre Christmas Show is also on that day.

The show will start at 4pm and last for about an hour. Last year’s show was a blast and we expect this years show to be EVEN BETTER!!!

Friends and family are welcome  – do call before hand as seats are limited. Contact the MDDCOffice on 0151 207 6197.

See you there!