Every year, before classes start up again in September, we spend hours and days, evaluating the students we have, and how best to help them to move closer to their dream of dancing.
We look at expressed desires, as well as physical and mental capabilities, and draw up a plan that encompasses a vast range of activities, so as to narrow the gap between the dream and the reality of a future in dance.
These activities include: classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance, musical theatre, acting, english language work, psychology and nutrition workshops, masterclasses, and more. And, crucially, we expect the pupils to be on stage, a LOT!
This mix means that we manage to help a very large proportion of our students to move towards their dreams, and we certainly help them to shift their perceptions of the dance world, as well as their ability to function in it.