We offer a three year course under the guidance and direction of an industry led faculty. Completion of vocational training leads to the in-house Masters diploma, the course is accredited by The Council For Dance and Education.
We are committed to providing an excellent standard of further education. With a reputation for taking risks and celebrating originality, we encourage our students to explore their artistry without fear or judgment.
Students are also able to study ISTD teaching exams (DDI/DDE) in the subjects of tap ballet and modern. This is an extra curriculum subject.
Year 1 introduces the student to the various core subjects and provides a thorough grounding in technique and full understanding of the subject matter. A great deal of care is taken in this year towards training/retraining the body and mind. Students are encouraged to be open and approach all genres with the want desire and discipline to succeed both in the training programme and in pursuit of their chosen professional career. Yr 1 offers performance opportunities and is a continual assessment throughout to monitor progress.
Encouraging students to begin to focus on their potential career path, whilst consolidating the technical competencies achieved in Yr 1 hence building on the core subjects with an emphasis on strengthening the student, broadening knowledge and furthering technique. Performance opportunities are heightened and students are encouraged to be self analytical and to develop further skills and knowledge in preparation for the graduating year. Yr 2 is a continual assessment throughout to monitor progress.
The main emphasis is to prepare fully the student for their intended profession. Students are exposed to a variety of visiting choreographers, musical directors and guest artistes. Prominence is given to audition technique and developing a professional portfolio.