How to Belt Like a Pro In Person Masterclass with Queenie van de Zandt (In person event - Melbourne)


  • 11 August 2024
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dancehouse Carlton, 150 Princes St, Carlton North VIC 3054
Applications Open 9 April 2024 8:00 am
Applications Close 1 August 2024 10:00 am
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Please note this masterclass has been postponed until Sunday 11 August 2024:

Belting is a vocal technique commonly used in musical theatre, that creates a big, powerful sound, when singing high notes in your vocal range. Belting is an important ‘acting through song’ technique to learn as an actor singer, as it conveys powerful emotions, and adds drama and intensity to a musical performance.  Run by renowned musical theatre performer (and belter) Queenie van de Zandt, this in-person workshop will run over two sessions. In the morning session you will learn simple exercises to discover your belt and improve your technique. The afternoon session will see the exercises put into practice with a select number of participants working with Queenie and a pianist on a song they find vocally challenging.  This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced actor singers. Please note that there won't be time for everyone to get up and work with Queenie.


  • Queenie van de Zandt

    Queenie van de Zandt is a towering force in the world of Australian musical theatre, cabaret, and comedy. From unforgettable performances in musicals such as Next to Normal (James Terry Collective) and Into the Woods (Victorian Opera), to roles in popular TV series’ such as Upright II (Foxtel/Binge) and The Newsreader S1, 2 & 3 (ABC), to movie appearances in Girl Clock and Scooby Doo and memorable stage productions like Women of Troy (STC/Malthouse) and Abigail’s Party (Ensemble), Queenie has made her mark as a multi-talented powerhouse. As the driving force behind her boutique production house Amazon Woman Enterprises, Queenie has created four albums and co-written & co-produced multi-award-winning shows such as BLUE: The Song of Joni Mitchell. She also nurtures her cult following with regular online offerings and performances as her comedy alter-ego Jan van de Stool. For over two decades, Queenie has also been one of Australia's most respected arts educators, and in 2015, she co-founded The Australian Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA), which brings together top-tier industry professionals and gifted students. With a staggering 21 major theatre award nominations and 8 well-deserved wins under her belt, Queenie van de Zandt's talent continues to be recognized with each new achievement. Queenie has been a proud and active member of MEAA Actors Equity since 1988. Follow along: @QueenievdZandt | @JanvandeStool | @AMTAcademy


Free for Equity Members