Diploma in Professional Dance
Dance students take a daily ballet class and MT students take ballet three times weekly, which include pointe-work and virtuosity. Tap is offered twice weekly in five streamed-ability classes across three year groups.
As part of both courses, further options are available including early morning ballet where students can choose to work towards RAD exams (up to advanced 2). We also encourage students to take extra syllabus exams in both ISTD Tap and Modern (up to advanced 2). In addition, some students choose our excellent A-level options whilst others opt for the Michael King Pilates Teacher training programme. With the addition of Latin & Ballroom in the final year, these elements alone constitute a highly challenging and exciting programme.
Throughout the Dance course, students will also undertake singing and ensemble classes where they work towards building an audition portfolio in their final year. In addition, students will opt to take one of two electives. The performance elective includes a varied schedule of acting, voice and performance work. These classes are aimed at creating confident and versatile performers. Alternatively, students can opt for the choreography elective where they will have the opportunity to develop an artistic role as a choreographer and dance critic, delving into many exciting areas of composition including site-specific work and dance for the camera.