An applicant may send an audition video in lieu of attending an audition along with a fully completed application form. Details are as follows:
Start with a still shot, standing facing the camera in 1st position, arms in bras bas. Then degage to 2nd position a terre, arms to 2nd position, hold for a moment, then close back to 1st position and repeat with the other leg.
- Pliés – 2 positions only
- Tendu, glissé and grand battement together
- Pirouette exercise – 32 counts only
- Adage – Please learn the adage sequence provided
- Petit Allegro – 16 counts only
- Grand Allegro – 16 counts only
If you have selected classical ballet in your application, please also demonstrate a piece of classical repertoire or your own choreography. Female applicants; this should be performed on pointe. Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
Please learn the contemporary dance sequence. In addition, applicants who have selected contemporary can show a contemporary solo. This can include a mixture of styles and demonstrates some travelling steps and jumps to show movement vocabulary. Floor work can also be included where possible. It is preferable for choreography to be performed to an instrumental piece of music. Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
Please learn the jazz sequence and demonstrate the following:
- Forward leap
- Floor work - Splits on each side, stretch body forward with legs stretched to side
In addition, applicants who have selected jazz can show a jazz solo. Please present a solo that demonstrates performance quality and versatility and should show the style of jazz dance in which you feel the most confident. It may include any of the following genres: hip hop/street, commercial, lyrical or music theatre jazz. Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
If you have selected musical theatre on your application, you must perform a song and monologue. These elements are optional for all other pathways.
Please perform a song from a musical, preferably with piano accompaniment. It can be from any era, but should demonstrate your vocal and acting ability.
Prepare a monologue from a play/musical written post-1945. When choosing your monologue, please consider its suitability for your casting.
Songs and monologues should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
Please give a brief statement to the camera about previous training and experience, including why you would like to train at London Studio Centre and why you think the course would be right for you. 1 minute maximum.
The following sequences have been devised to allow applicants to learn a short piece of work taught by a member of LSC's faculty. Please include these sequences in your video submission.
An important part of the London Studio Centre Audition process is the Physical Assessment performed by dance-specialist healthcare practitioners.
We request that all applicants complete this task so that elements of your physicality that we value as important for safe and effective dance training, such as posture, muscle length, and movement control can be assessed remotely. We have created this short video to help you film yourself in various positions and movements. Think of it as simple choreography.
Please wear close fitting dancewear, such as a leotard or unitard, and, shorts or tights, with as much of the shoulders, arms and legs exposed as you are comfortable with. Please avoid black opaque tights if possible.
Please have bare feet and have your hair tied up where possible.
You may need to have someone film you, though a fixed camera will work as long as your whole body is in every shot no matter what position you are in. Please try to have the camera perpendicular to you, i.e. not angled looking up or down at you.
Please make sure there is plenty of light and aim to have a clear background, so that you are easily seen.
From a safety point of view if anything is more than mildly uncomfortable in the testing process, PLEASE stop the test, report the discomfort to the camera and move on to the next test. We encourage you to be honest about any pain or discomfort during the tests and to not worry about submitting a ‘perfect’ video. Practice once or twice to familiarize with the movement and submit your first take. We are looking for students with potential and we will support you throughout your training to address areas you would like to develop or improve upon.
Please note; the video should include all dance elements. All centre work should be filmed front and centre, barre work should be filmed at a 45° angle from the diagonal front.
*Dates are subject to review.
Total running time: 20-30 minutes maximum