In light of the current situation, London Studio Centre is only accepting video applications until further notice – Please find advice and instructions below:
We have made some changes to the normal requirements but understand that you’re unlikely to have access to a dance studio or large space in order to film your audition.
Where possible, we would like to see all dance elements from each applicant (please see guide below), the inclusion of a song and monologue is required for applicants for the musical theatre pathway and a classical repertoire solo from those applying for classical ballet. Please include as much as you can; however, if you are unable to include everything, this will not go against your application. We are fully aware of the limitations at this current time.
We would love to see you get as creative as possible. You could complete ballet using your kitchen worktop as your barre, do you jazz kicks down the hallway or perform your solo in the garden. We know that you may have limited space, so you can also include other footage you already have of you dancing/performing.
You may want to look at the LSC Living page on Instagram (@LSCliving) for some inspiration on how our students are currently keeping active whilst away from the college; they are using the space they have access to in some clever ways.
Please also include 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. 2 minutes maximum.
Total running time: 20 minutes maximum
We would like to receive your videos by the end of April, but if you do need more time then please just stay in touch. We do not want you to feel under pressure to get the videos to us if you are unwell or are not able to film at home.
It is not necessary to edit your video with titles; however, if you have the facility to do so you are more than welcome to.
Once we have received your audition, it will be reviewed by members of the Admissions Review Board. London Studio Centre staff are working remotely so please allow time for us to process your video, we may also request you attend an online interview. Further details will be confirmed if this is required.
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 – 32 counts only
- 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 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. Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
Please demonstrate the following:
- Front and side kicks
- Double pirouettes (both sides in parallel)
- Forward leap
- Floor work - Splits on each side, stretch body forward with legs stretched to side
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, please perform the following:
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 writer 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.