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Founded in 1978 by Bridget Espinosa, London Studio Centre offers a comprehensive Theatre Dance Course for students who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of the theatre. LSC is thrilled to announce the validation of its enhanced Read More Theatre Dance course, which continues to offer students a broad and versatile training but further allows students to specialise in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance or Music Theatre.

The majority of the teaching staff are actively engaged in the professional theatre, enabling students to be aware of new techniques and trends. Students are given an unparalleled range of opportunities to gain performance experience, both in-house and in professional venues.

Graduate students have embarked on successful careers, joining companies such as Rambert Dance Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Michael Clark Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, Henri Oguike Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Spirit of the Dance, JazzXchange, Stomp, ZooNation, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre, as well as performing in West End and regional plays and musicals, numerous television programmes and films and in the commercial sector. Many graduates also are working as independent, creative artists in dance and theatre. Read Less

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Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

The BA (Hons) Theatre Dance provides a broad base of professional training in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance and music theatre, with in-depth development of specialist skills, educating quality performers who graduate into all areas of the performing arts.

Performance opportunities are built into the curriculum throughout all three years, ranging from informal, in-house presentations of work to full evening performances at major London venues and elsewhere across the UK.

Technical training and performance are combined with creative practice and choreography, as well as intellectually-challenging theory and research. Students are enabled to think critically about dance, enhancing their understanding of the industry and their development as performers and practitioners. Studies include anatomy, and the ever-changing history and culture of dance – from ballet to Beyoncé.

In the first two years the core programme of ballet, contemporary dance and jazz dance is extended by specialist skills that build competencies. Student choice is a particular feature of LSC’s provision; not constricted to one area of dance, students are able to continue developing areas of special interest as they progress through the course, embodied by the choices they make. Students committed to classical ballet may study virtuosity, pointe work, classical repertoire and pas de deux, whereas those with a passion for music theatre or jazz theatre dance can focus time and energy on singing and drama, combining those disciplines with dance in performance. Students interested in pursuing a specialism in contemporary dance build on Graham-based core training with Cunningham Technique, Limon, contact improvisation and release techniques, while students pursuing jazz dance can benefit from core work in Isolation Technique developed by Jack Cole/Matt Mattox and different lyrical and hip hop styles. This leads to increased specialisation in preparation for the specialist professional options in the final year, in which students join one of LSC’s four performing companies. Here they tour to professional venues performing work created by professional choreographers and directors.

LSC’s programme enables students to take increased ownership of their own training path, whilst producing dance artists who have the versatility to work in a wide range of fields. Graduates may be found performing in international dance companies, West End and Broadway shows, on film and television; also, they achieve successful and sustainable careers in choreography, directing, arts management and education.

This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by London Studio Centre, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Course Duration: Three years

Course Fee: £ 14640.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation Degree (2 year leading to 1 year top up to BA)

This two-year programme, leading to a further BA (Hons) Professional Performance (top-up) year, provides a thorough grounding in key dance techniques with in-depth development of specialist skills leading to specialisation in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance or music theatre. Students can tailor parts of their timetable to explore different styles and become versatile performers. Knowledge of dance science, choreographic and contextual studies are integrated to enhance professional performance practice. Students have frequent opportunities to perform, from informal, in-house presentations of work to full-length performances at major London venues.

This programme is subject to approval by the University of Bedfordshire. Please click here for further information about the final year BA (Hons) Professional Performance (top-up).

Key features:

Versatile, high-quality professional training in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance and music theatre
Extensive performance opportunities built into the curriculum throughout the programme
Specialist teaching faculty with wide-ranging and current industry experience
Entry requirements:

Applicants are normally expected to have:

a minimum of grade 4 in English Language (Grade C if awarded prior to 2017), or the equivalent qualification, plus four other GCSEs
current dance skills, practical knowledge and understanding to a standard equivalent to Level 3 (for example A Level Dance practical examination) demonstrated at audition.
successful auditionees must demonstrate the potential and physical aptitude to benefit from professional dance and music theatre training. Their level of health and fitness necessary to study intensively will be confirmed at a physical examination by a specialist physiotherapist.
We are unable to accept applications for deferred entry, or defer offers for this programme as applicants must retain a high level of fitness prior to enrolment.

Course Duration: Two years

Course Fee: £ 14640.00 For Year

Qualification Level: BA (Hons) Degree

COURSE INFORMATION
This one-year top-up programme, following on from London Studio Centre’s Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance, provides an in-depth development of specialist skills in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance or music theatre. Intensive tuition by renowned industry professionals through workshops, masterclasses and R&D sessions enables students to develop their own independent professional practice as performers. Students have frequent opportunities to perform, from informal, in-house presentations of work to full evening performances at major London venues and elsewhere across the UK. A strong focus on employability equips students with the required knowledge and skills to take advantage of employment opportunities in the performing arts industry. Research in creative practice, contextual studies or dance science/psychology further enhances performance practice.

Students can specialise in:

Classical Ballet
Contemporary Dance
Jazz Dance
Music Theatre
This programme is subject to approval by the University of Bedfordshire. Please click here for further information about the Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance.

Key features:

Versatile, high-quality professional training in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance or music theatre
Extensive performance opportunities built into the curriculum to strengthen employability in the performing arts industry
Specialist teaching faculty with wide-ranging and current industry experience
Entry requirements:

Applicants are normally expected to have successfully completed London Studio Centre's Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance (Level 5).

Admissions for students who have successfully completed London Studio Centre's Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance and have taken a year or more out before progressing onto the BA (Hons) Professional Performance (top-up) will be required to audition to demonstrate fitness to study at the level required.

Course Duration: One year

Course Fee: £ 14640.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Foundation

The Foundation Course aims to prepare students successfully for professional training and helps them audition for the major colleges offering mainstream dance and performing arts courses. There is a focus on core training and technique, the aim of which is to establish a secure foundation upon which a professional future can be built. Mock audition classes and support with application process will help students prepare constructively for the next stage of their training.

This is a 1-year full-time intensive course and can be treated as a diagnostic ‘year out’, post A-level.

Students will receive classes in ballet, contemporary, jazz, drama, singing, body control, safe dance practice and audition preparation. Students will be assessed at various stages during the year and will receive feedback to gain knowledge of their progress.

Course Duration: One year

Course Fee: £ 9250.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Diploma Level 6

London Studio Centre's Diploma is a broadly based full-time dance training, which nonetheless supports specialisation and celebrates the breadth and diversity of professional opportunities that now exist in the dance world. The curriculum is structured to run in parallel with the degree programme, with Diploma students enjoying the same opportunities to study with professional directors and choreographers in the creation and presentation of new work in professional venues.

The weekly programme of this demanding course provides approximately 25 hours of professional training, regular performance opportunities, rehearsals and professional development. The standard week is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Occasionally, some students may be required to attend rehearsals in the evenings.

London Studio Centre Diploma (Year 3 ONLY)
& One Year Professional Diploma
Tuition Fees Per Annum £12,500.00

Course Duration: Three years

Course Fee: £ 11500.00 For Year

Qualification Level: Diploma Level 4

This 'post-graduate' course provides an apprentice performance year for students who have completed their training elsewhere. It is possible to specialise in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz theatre dance or music theatre. Applicants must demonstrate the skills and aptitudes necessary to work in a 'professional' context, as the course aims to provide aspirant performers with relevant experience and a portfolio of performance work, so that on graduation they can audition successfully for professional companies.

TIMETABLE
This intensive one year course provides a demanding year of approximately 25 hours a week training. The training focuses on strengthening the relevant genre which leads onto an intensive rehearsal period and company tour towards the latter end of the academic year. Students will be required to attend rehearsals throughout college breaks and weekends.

Course Duration: One year

Course Fee: £ 12500.00 For Year

Awarding Bodies
Middlesex University London
CDMT