Masterclasses and workshops
Natalie Weiss Workshop
Superstar vocalist Natalie Weiss returns to the UK offering her unique ‘Breaking down the Riffs’ workshop package through Beyond Broadway Productions. Contact Beyond Broadway to enquire about hosting a workshop at your school, college or venue.
Natalie’s workshop (4 hours) consists of:
- First 60 minutes: Group work starting with a music theory review, moving onto riffing and scaling basics, and ending with an interactive riff circle (followed by 5 minute break)
- Next 2 1/2 hours: 8-10 individuals will get up in front of class and work one on one with Natalie (Natalie can choose these singers at random or host can preselect these individuals). Individuals chosen to work one on one with Natalie should preferably be ages 13 and up. Any exceptions must be pre-approved by Natalie.
- Last 25 minutes: Group Q & A with Natalie + pictures
Natalie provides students with:
- a stronger music theory foundation
- the necessary tools to be able to “break down riffs” on their own
- a stronger sense of pitch awareness
- increased confidence to ad-lib/improvise/riff
- tools to enhance their pop singing technique
- guidance to help personalize song lyrics
10th – 22nd September 2017 (tbc)
To book Natalie for a four-hour workshop, please contact Beyond Broadway Productions by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button.
Full details of workshop content, hosting requirements and booking costs can be downloaded below.
Additional offer: Dance masterclass with Andrew Hodge
Andrew offers both a Theatre/Jazz or a Street Tap Class. Andrew combines what he learned touring in Broadway musicals with his own fresh perspective on movement, storytelling and musicality. The Theatre/Jazz class focuses on style and expression – dancers can expect to learn phrases from classic stage shows (many from Andrew’s own career as a dancer), or a fresh new piece of choreography in the Broadway style by Andrew. This class is perfect for dancers who want to feel more confident at their next musical theatre audition, and for the experienced dancer who is ready to shine! In Street Tap class, dancers will find an exciting blend of theatrical and street techniques – bring your hip-hop swagger but don’t forget your tap shoes. Learn a piece of Andrew’s upcoming choreography, an interdisciplinary exploration of rhythm, technology and urban style, set to one of today’s hottest tracks! Since emphasis will be on performance and we’ll be covering a lot of material, there will be a brief warmup so don’t come ice cold. As an added bonus, Andrew’s best friend Natalie Weiss will assist, showing off one of her most impressive hidden talents! We’ll be dancing hard but we play as hard as we work.
For more information or to include a dance workshop in your booking, please contact Beyond Broadway Productions.
About the artists
Natalie Weiss’ voice can be heard on the soundtrack for the upcoming Hugh Jackman movie musical, The Greatest Showman, based on the life of P.T. Barnum, with original music by Pasek and Paul. She can also be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen as part of the virtual community voices. In the summer of 2015, she played Candy in the U.S. premiere of the new version of Saturday Night Fever at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. In August 2013, she completed a 2 1/2 year run swinging the national tour of Les Miserables. Back In 2010, she made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. She also performed in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in the 2nd national tour of Wicked. Natalie was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist, has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, has toured internationally teaching & doing solo concerts, but is most well known for her Youtube videos. She has gained an international following from her performance videos & popular web series, “Breaking Down The Riffs”, which have collectively reached over 3 million views. Check out her self-titled EP on iTunes. Please visit: Natalieweiss.net
Andrew Hodge, New York dancer/choreographer has traveled all over the United States and abroad, performing, teaching, and sharing choreography. Hodge took part in Workshop Presentations of Top Hat in New York with Tony-winning choreographer Chris Gattelli and featured in the #CUPS tap dance viral YouTube hit, with over 3 million views! US tours: White Christmas, A Chorus Line, Cats and 42nd Street. Regional credits: Arena Stage (Oklahoma! Helen Hayes Outstanding Ensemble nomination), Westchester Broadway Theater (42nd Street, Billy understudy), Theatre Under The Stars, North Shore Music Theater, Ogunquit Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival. He’s performed on The Adventure of the Seas for Royal Caribbean, for Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model and with Liza Minnelli on the TV Land Awards. Andrew is a certified SCUBA diver, visual artist, rapper.