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BA (Hons) Theatre Dance: First Year

The first year of the three-year degree course comprises a broad range of core training. Classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz theatre dance are taught intensively throughout the first year, providing a secure base of skills from which students build to a professional level of dance practice. Students interested in pursuing music theatre are able to take drama and singing classes, while our Pilates-based IPD classes benefit those heading towards ballet and contemporary dance specialisations later in the course.

Class contact time is approximately 23 hours of practical training in group classes, supported by approximately 5 hours of theory with introductory lectures in anatomy, dance history and culture, providing essential knowledge of the development of dance as a theatre art. Beyond this, students are expected to take on regular individual rehearsal, prepare material for singing and drama classes, read extensively around their subject and complete written assessments.

“I had the best three years of my life at London Studio Centre. I grew as a performer and as a person, and the team were with me every step of the way!” - Sophia Ragavelas, LSC graduate and West End performer. Credits include Éponine in Les Misérables (West End), Grizabella in Cats (UK tour) and Sophie in Mamma Mia (West End).

BA (Hons) Theatre Dance: YEAR 1
LEVEL 4

M401
Foundation Studies in Dance Practice

 
Daily/weekly classes in:
Ballet
Contemporary Dance
Jazz Dance
Partnering: Classical Pas de Deux and Social Dance
Dance Science

M402
Focused Performance Practice

 
Ballet
 
Specialist Techniques:
Pointe Work
Male Virtuosity
 
Specialist Repertoire:
Classical Ballet Repertoire (corps de ballet/ solos)
Contemporary
 
Specialist Techniques:
Contact Improvisation
Cunningham-based Technique
 
Specialist Repertoire:
Contemporary Dance Repertoire
Jazz
 
Specialist Techniques:
Jazz Dance Technique
Tap Dance
Hip-Hop and associated styles
Singing Techniques
 
Specialist Repertoire:
Jazz Dance Repertoire
Music Theatre
 
Specialist Techniques:
Acting
Singing Technique
Singing Repertoire
 
Specialist Repertoire:
Music Theatre Repertoire

M403
Skills for Versatility

 
Acting
Hip-Hop and associated styles
Music Theatre Jazz Dance
Singing Technique
Singing Repertoire
Tap Dance

M404
Creative and Critical Approaches to Dance

 
Choreography
Dance History and Culture
Dance Criticism
Study Skills