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We are currently accepting applications for all our courses, classes and workshops this summer and from September 2013.
As one of the countries leading providers of world class performing arts classes, training and qualifications, you really wont regret giving us a call.  We have a class or course that is perfect for you!
Combine this with our links to professional Agents, Casting Directors and Production Companies and you will be amazed at the doors we can open for you to pursue your chosen path within the Performing Arts Industry.
Classes and courses range from those designed for the 4 year olds amongst us, up to professional, industry standard, full-time HND courses.
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MGA Summer School
5th to 8th August - 10:00 to 16:00
7 to 16 Year Olds 
It's that time of year again! Yet another fabulous four-day course for the summer holidays in Edinburgh. 
Designed to give young people a real insight into contemporary Musical Theatre performance, training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline of professional theatre.

"Too much fun to know what to do with!"

Our summer schools are designed for students aged between 7 and 16 years old. 
During four days of intensive classes students get the opportunity to work with professional performers and MGA Tutors.

Places still available
Don't miss out!
Contact Carole on 0131 466 9392 
or email

MGA Film Clips!
We are constantly recording our activities here at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts!  It's nice to have a lasting memory of our work as performance work is 'of the moment'.  This way we can savour both the process and remember our exceptional achievements with more clarity!
It is also, more often than not, completely hysterical!
You can view all our clips at our very own YOU TUBE page but we have included a selection below for you to click, watch and enjoy!


CLIP 1 - Our Full-Time Musical Theatre Students presented their annual Dance Showcase at the world famous Usher Hall in Edinburgh a few months ago.  Next April will see them joined by our new Full-Time Dance students.  It just keeps getting better!
Going Global - Show Highlights
Going Global - Show Highlights
CLIP 2 - We especially wanted to share this one with you.  There are not many students out there lucky enough to have an International Airport close off a section of their runway and a leading Airline loan them a plane for the day to film a promo for their upcoming Dance Production.  In the history of MGA, this has to go down as one of the funniest days of all.  Huge thanks go to Thomson Airlines and Edinburgh Airport!  What a day, what an experience for our students and what a laugh we all had! 
Edinburgh Airport Promo
Edinburgh Airport Promo
CLIP 3 - The leading ladies of our latest production, Flashdance, had their frst hair design appointment to prepare them for taking to the stage at the Festival Theatre in June.  This was one of the first steps towards the amazing 5* Production that was enjoyed by audiences last month.
Flashdance Hair Design!
Flashdance Hair Design!
CLIP 4 - Our Full-Time students started to workshop material for Flashdance The Musical with the shows Choreographer, Murray Grant.  After just a few hours we already had some material to work with!
Flashdance Rehearsals - Day 1
Flashdance Rehearsals - Day 1
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MGA Cafe Launch!
Our new onsite Cafe owned and run by The MGA Company is designed to offer all our students food that is both wholesome and affordable.

Students can now ensure they are always eating well without even leaving the building! Our guests and visiting Jr School parents can enjoy a decent Latte or Cappuccino whilst they wait for classes to start or finish at our fabulous new Cafe. Yet another resource for all those involved with The MGA Academy of Performing Arts.

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As the summer continues, it gives me a huge amount of pleasure to put this Newsletter together for you all to read and share.

We continue to develop The MGA Academy of Performing Arts at a pace that both ensures the exceptional quality of our training programmes is never compromised but that also ensures that we are always the leading lights here in Scotland when it comes to cutting-edge opportunities for the professional performers of the future.  

As we continue to develop our training programmes, increase our portfolio of Full-Time and Part-Time courses and continue to attract attention from industry professionals from across the globe, our aim of becoming the largest, most prestigious and most successful independent Performing Arts Academy in Scotland is not far away from realisation.

I continue to be exceptionally proud of our work here at The MGA Academy and I remain in awe of our faculty of staff, student body and those professionals who regularly visit us to support our training programmes.  Our list of world-class tutors unique to MGA continues to grow, as does our student body. 

I have to say that my greatest enjoyment comes from the almost daily updates I am receiving from our graduates who are currently working worldwide from The West End of London to Universal Studios in the USA and Japan and then all the way down to Sydney, Australia.  

Each day I hear of more and more of them realising their dreams of performing professionally. 
I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading about our latest developments, achievements and upcoming projects.  I know that we have only just uncovered the tip of the MGA Iceberg and our greatest achievements and successes lie ahead and should you wish to join us on our journey, all you need to do is pick up the phone.  The more the merrier!
Don't forget that the very best way for you to keep up to date with all our projects is through our Facebook Page.  If you have not done so already - join us in the land of Social Media! 

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Andrew Gowland
Managing Director
The MGA Academy of Performing Arts
HND In Dance Success!
We could not have hoped for a better launch to our HND in Dance for September 2013
With our graduates from our Musical Theatre courses currently working in The West End and across the globe, our incredible success rate of placing our students directly onto the professional stage upon completion of our courses and our world leading faculty of professional tutors, it is no surprise that the launch of our new HND in Dance has been such a success this year.

We are still accepting applications for the few remaining places on the HND in Dance 3-year course and you can download an application form HERE!

Entry onto each course is by audition only (details provided after application) and applicants should be aged 16 years or over. 


New Head of Dance Announced
As our Academy grows, so does our list of world class tutors.
Seney Taormina will be leaving London and moving to Edinburgh to work with us here at MGA by taking over the role of Head of Dance for both the HND in Musical Theatre and our new HND in Dance.
Senay hails all the way from Adelaide, Australia but has spent over 11 years working professionally in the dance industry here in the UK and across the globe. She trained professionally in Australia and completed her studies at Laine Theatre Arts, UK.
Click HERE for her full biography.


MGA Management!
Our in-house Management agency is 5 years old this year and more successful than ever at representing our students and graduates!
We believe in encouraging and supporting our students, not only during their time training with us, but also throughout their professional careers.  
We pride ourselves at MGA at being so much more than just a school.  We are a high profile professional company working towards excellence in every aspect of the Performing Arts industry.  
As such we have been able to develop an extremely well respected and successful Management Agency designed to actively promote our graduates by securing them reputable contracts within the Performing Arts industry and kick-starting their professional careers. Visit MGA Management & Casting HERE.
All Full-Time students and a selection of Part-Time students are represented by the agency. 
Once more a resource unique to The MGA Academy, ensuring that those who choose to train with us, remain one step ahead of the competition at all times!
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Pre-Vocational in Acting
Sept 2013 will see the first intake of our Pre-Voc Acting students.
This course, new for September 2013 is designed to prepare students for the demands of professional, full-time training and provides you with the skills required to audition successfully for the countries leading centres for Actor training.
As The MGA Academy develops its courses over the next 12 months, students of this course may well find that The MGA Academy can accommodate their future Three-Year training needs by September 2014! Watch this space for new HND programmes in development!
We are still accepting applications for this pre-vocational course and you can download an application form HERE!
Entry onto each course is by audition only (details provided after application) and applicants should be aged 16 years or over. 


Graduate Successes...
We have an outstanding record of placing our graduates into professional work as soon as they graduate our Full-Time courses.

95% of our 2013 Graduates have already been employed as PERFORMERS across the globe.

Our training has been developed over the years with one objective in mind at all times.  We must be preparing our students to make a success of a professional performing arts career.  
If a student's main ambitions lie anywhere other than the professional stage - we are not the right school for them.
The MGA Academy nurtures the talent, determination and the competitive nature that is required within each professional Dancer, Singer, Actor or Musical Theatre performer and provides them with world-class opportunities to succeed upon graduation, and succeed they do!


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We truly believe that any young person who shows an interest and the ability to make a success of a professional Performing Arts career should be encouraged to do so regardless of their social or economic circumstances.  

With students attending our courses from all over the world we are a truly international centre for the Performing Arts.  We are a privately funded, independent Scottish Qualifications Authority Recognised Centre
We are also approved by the Students Awards Agency for Scotland and the Education Maintenance Allowance Scheme which opens up much needed funding for our full-time students.
We also run our own MGA Scholarship Scheme allowing even those who thought it would never be possible, to pursue their dream career through world class training here at The MGA Academy.

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