These classes are offered in age group levels. Our curriculum exposes students to actual routines and songs from current Broadway and West End Musicals and we also prepare students for Major Musical auditions. We are proud to have trained students who appeared as lead munchkin roles of the GFO production of "The Wizard of Oz" and also one of the orphans for the GFO production of "Annie"; childrens ensemble for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"; children ensemble of "Matilda" and childrens ensemble for the Brisbane launch of "The King & I" and most recently one of our students played the role of "Marta" in the 2016 GFO production of "The Sound of Music" in Brisbane. 2 of our current students got right to the end of the children auditions for "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" & "School of Rock" in 2018. Our former students have gone on to perform in such shows as "Cabaret"; "Beauty & The Beast"; "Brigadoon"; "Aspects of Love" in Australia and "Cats"; "Chess"; "Flashdance"; "White Christmas" in London and Europe. Ritz students will continually have the opportunity to audition for these types of shows and also for ensemble roles in the same productions when they come to Brisbane. The Singing & Drama Departments present a Cafe Recital once per term in our in-house Theatrette and we are looking at developing a similar program in Stanthorpe in 2018. Musical Theatre students also have the option of taking Musical Theatre exams through the Trinity College London (TCL) exams. All of our Musical Theatre exams Syllabi are recognised by Education Queensland and can help students who are in Yrs 11 and 12 at school with their Senior Certificates and Ops.
"The Ritz is a wonderful dance school. The teachers are incredible choreographers who create fantistic routines for our performance teams. I love the Ritz because there is no competition between students or parents. We are one team - the Ritz team - who are very supportive and encouraging of each other. My daughter has progressed into a beautiful dancer who has made lots of friends and that's thanks to the Ritz."
Kristy, Mother of 12 yr old.