What can the academy St. Mary’s College, prepare me for? Blackburn With such an elitist level of training the Academy dancer will be in the exciting position to apply for the top professional dance courses around the Course Leaflet Entry 2010 UK. Northern School of Contemporary Dance, LIPA and London Studio Centre, now expect applicants enhancement to have experience with working alongside courses professional dancers and performing in a range of showcase events. With the top dance courses taking only 25 applicants from hundreds, being an Academy dancer shows that you are striving to be the best that you can be! DaNCE aCaDEMY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are no formal qualifications for entry although all applicants will need to have applied to be on a programme of study that includes AS Level or A2 Level Dance. Applicants for the Dance Academy will need to be talented dancers that will be selected through an audition process that identifies a high performance standard. If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Head of Dance at St. Mary's College Shear Brow Blackburn Lancashire BB1 8DX Email: email@example.com www.stmarysblackburn.ac.uk aBOUT THE COURSE The ethos of the Dance Academy is to allow talented dancers to continue their education whilst maintaining their passion for performance. Dance Academy students will be able to choose from a wide range of academic courses and be supported in their studies whilst receiving specialist training. An Academy student will receive professional training from Ludas Dance Company; the inspirational contemporary dance company based in the North West. Ludas Dance Company will train the Academy dancer to an elite level of performance that is beyond A level expectation. The coaching will consist of the following exciting components on a weekly basis: What do I need to • A professional level technique class • A choreography workshop creating work for make a sucess of the professional performance academy? The pieces of choreography will then be toured Like all elite performers, Academy to perform at a range of showcase events in students will need to show a talent Lancashire. for dance but also the personal The Academy dancer will also have the outstanding qualities necessary to raise levels of opportunity to take part in a two day choreographic performance. residency that will involve a series of workshops Ability, Attitude and Application are with a leading UK choreographer. The workshops all equally important combined with will introduce the dancer to work with innovative a willingness to learn and take on choreographic methods, exploring creative new ideas. boundaries to produce a performance piece. The choreography will then be performed to an invited, external audience. Further benefits of the Academy include the opportunity to: • perform at a professional level in professional venues • increase the dancers technical ability • create a solo for audition purposes • discuss careers and artistic advice RESOURCES The exciting event of a new state-of-the-art Performing Arts build has ensured that the resources at St Mary’s College are amongst the best in the country. Within the new build there is a multi-purpose theatre with the latest technology, two fully equipped drama theatres and a spacious dance studio. The weekly sessions will take place in the dance studio that is equipped with a junkers specialist sprung floor, ceiling to floor mirrors and a professional ballet barre. Performances will be housed in the theatre with seating for 150 audience members.