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Saturday Associate Programme

COURSE INFORMATION

London Studio Centre’s Saturday Associate Programme is designed to provide classes to gifted students aged 14-18 who wish to receive a taste of London Studio Centre’s full-time training.

The course gives students the opportunity to enhance their current training to achieve the technical standard and versatility required for entry into a range of vocational colleges alongside other gifted students who share their passion and drive to pursue a performing career.

Each student will have the opportunity to receive individual ongoing advice and potential career development from their panel of teachers. Many Associates have progressed into the full-time school and into other leading vocational training establishments.

The emphasis is on the development of secure fundamental technique in classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz dance, with the optional addition of voice technique/singing. Those students who do elect to include voice technique/singing will be expected to participate throughout the year.

This course runs on a yearly basis with the provision of progressive lessons for those wishing to stay on for more than one year. It runs on Saturdays for 30 weeks over three terms with presentations and showing opportunities at London Studio Centre’s in-house theatre.

Course entry is by audition only.

Auditions for entry 2018/19:

London - Saturday 25th May 2019 and Sunday 23rd June 2019
West Midlands - Sunday 21st July 2019

To apply for an audition please complete and send in an application form by 20th June 2019.

More information on our auditions can be found on the Auditions page.

Open Day:

A free Open Day for the programme in December provides prospective students with an opportunity to watch the classes and meet the faculty. Our next Open Days are as follows:

  • London – Saturday 1st December 2018
  • West Midlands – Saturday 1st December 2018

Students enrolled on this programme are also offered participation on London Studio Centre's Summer School at a 25% discounted rate.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Aged 14-18 (by 1st September on year of entry)
  • Experience and aptitude in dance with at least three years of experience in ballet, contemporary or jazz dance.
  • Ability to travel to London or Hereford for each of the term dates.

BENEFITS

  • Thorough experience of the training provision at London Studio Centre.
  • High standard challenging and enjoyable classes with other gifted students.
  • Ongoing individual feedback and guidance.
  • Support and advice for full-time vocational course auditions.

TIMETABLE

There are four classes: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Singing

11.00 - 12.15 12.25 - 13.40 13.40 - 14.15 14.15 - 15.30 15.40 - 16.55

CLASS 1

CLASS 2

 
Lunch

CLASS 3

CLASS 4

N.B. Those who opt not to take part in the singing classes will finish their day at 15.30

LOCATIONS

London Branch
London Studio Centre
artsdepot
5 Nether Street
Tally Ho Corner
London
N12 0GA
West Midlands Branch
The Hereford Academy
Marlbrook Road
Hereford
HR2 7NG

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FEES

£1625 for the year. (If paid in set instalments, there will be a £25 admin fee).

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TERM DATES 2019/20

London West Midlands
Term 1
Saturday 21st September 2019 to Saturday 30th November 2019 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 26th October 2019*
 
Term 2
Saturday 11th January 2020 to Saturday 21st March 2020 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 22nd February 2020*
 
Term 3
Saturday 18thApril 2020 to Saturday 4th July 2020 inclusive
HALF TERM - Saturday 23rd May 2020*
Term 1
Saturday 28th September 2019 to Saturday 7th December 2019 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 26th October 2019*
 
Term 2
Saturday 11th January 2020 to Saturday 21st March 2020 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 22nd February 2020*
 
Term 3
Saturday 18thApril 2020 to Saturday 4th July 2020 inclusive
HALF TERM - Saturday 23rd May 2020*
*no classes

NOTABLE DATES:

Open Day (London) – 30th November 2019

Open Day (West Midlands) – 7th December 2019

Saturday Programmes Showcase – 4th July 2020

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APPLICATION FORM

Application Form for the Saturday Associate Programme

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