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					                DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE

  Dance Company College
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                      ONE-YEAR INTENSIVE
                 PERFORMING ARTS COURSE

The Dance Company College offer a one year intensive full time programme
 of performance arts to enable a student to obtain a standard required for
further vocational training or a student wanting to achieve and improve skills
in the performing arts before entering the industry, by providing an intensive
         and challenging wide range of classes in all core subjects.

   The Dance Company College is based at the Sutton Tennis Centre.
A venue, complete with 3 professional dance studios, a fully equipped gym
and physio department. It provides a professional place to train creating an
          excellent environment for students to study and thrive.
        Easily accessible from London, Croydon and Wimbledon.
  Accommodation is available for students who need to relocate at very
                             reasonable rates.
                      DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
COURSE
Daily classes in -
jazz, fitness, ballet, contemporary, singing, drama and musical theatre.

Nutrition and health
West End Workshops
Master classes
Repertoire
End of year performance
Termly assessments
Tutorials

ATCL TRINITY PERFORMANCE DIPLOMA IN MUSICAL THEATRE
This qualification encourages candidates to be multi-skilled, reflective performers in musical
theatre, showing professional potential. Their performance standards will be comparable in the UK
to other qualifications available at Level 4 in the National Qualifications Framework or the first
year of degree level study.

ISTD TRAINING

Modern Theatre Dance
Modern Theatre Dance defies a single permanent definition. This is largely due to its ability to
adapt, develop and evolve with the changing fashion in dance. Through a carefully planned and
well-tried examination syllabus, which combines modern dance, jazz and other dance styles, young
people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude
towards dance.

Classical Ballet
The aim of the Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty is to increase the standard and appreciation of
Classical Ballet, both in performance and in teaching. Founded over fifty years ago, this Faculty
continues to exert a strong influence in the international promotion of the English classical style

Tap Dance
Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most
enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. The work of the Faculty reflects this by
providing extensive syllabi for the amateur market in addition to the children's and professional
syllabi.

It is strongly advised by the college that if the student hasn't already done so to complete the above
disciplines to an advanced level.
                    DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
ABOUT US
The Dance Company College is part of the Dance Company Studios Group.

Established in 1993 the Dance Company provides training in performing arts in
Beckenham, West Wickham, Sydenham and Sutton. Professional courses, adult courses,
Istd training for juniors and seniors.

A professional arts centre providing an excellent space for rehearsals and classes. The
studios have been used by BBC, European Ballet, Strictly Ballroom Celebrity dancers,
West End shows and major casting companies. Classes are held every week for the
professional and the local community. It is an education facility and Conan and Lauren run
part time performing arts schools for children and young people and aspiring dancers and
performers. Past students have gone onto professional work, West End and Commercial
careers. Junior students can be seen in various ballet companies and have achieved
standards high enough to be accepted into the Royal Ballet and Central Associate
programmes and the BRIT.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Dance Company College

To help each student come into confident possession of his innate talents and improve the
skills needed for success by

   •   Providing a complete education of the performing arts. Dance and Theatre.
   •   Providing professional staff expert in their field
   •   To fulfil the individual needs of the student by providing a caring approach
   •   To provide a professional environment to work in
                       DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
TUTORS
CONAN RICE ISTD (dip)
 Conan is a professional performer and teacher who was born in Ireland and trained in Dublin and London.
Credits include The Dublin City Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, Les
Sylphides and Giselle, All Jazz and Hot Gossip, an Evening of Works by Anna Sokolow performing at The
Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Cork Opera House, Rialto Theatre Derry, John Player Theatre Dublin and the
Gaiety Theatre Dublin. West End and other credits include the West End and national tour of the 40th
anniversary production of The Boyfriend, Godspell, Finian,s Rainbow, Dracula Spectacular, Fiddler on the
Roof, the new Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, playing Naphilie, along side Philip Schofield and Aled
Jones. TV and radio include Scarlet, various pop videos, The Boyfriend for Radio Two and Thompsons
Holidays. Not forgetting his appearances at The Churchill Theatre Bromley, Dick Whittington and Mother
Goose working with Jimmy Tarbuck and Ronnie Corbett.
Conan is a professional ballet master and runs three successful schools, as well as giving master classes
and work - shops in universities and schools all over the country. Also running the Dance Company Studios
with partner Lauren.

LAUREN ROPER-RICE.
Theatre credits include Grease, Moby Dick, My Fair Lady, Marilyn, West Side Story, Dracula the Musical, My
Fair Lady, Hunchback, to name but a few. TV credits - Scarlet the Movie, Robin of Sherwood, Pride and
Prejudice, Jamaica inn and Member of Chelsea, working with Sir Laurence Olivier and Anthony Valentine.
Major productions in the USA, Hawaii, Korea, Japan, India, Taiwan, South America, Middle East, and
Europe. Pantomimes with Bill Owen, Chris Tarrant, Amy Macdonald, Russ Abbott, and summer seasons with
Bradley Walsh in Blackpool. Lauren has been working as a freelance choreographer/producer for the past 10
years, recently working for Channel 4 and producing shows for Her Majesty’s and the Old Vic. Lauren has a
wealth of experience working with and advising people who want to train in the arts. Lauren is the Artistic
Director at Italia Conti (Chistlehurst) Lauren runs the Dance Company Studios with her partner Conan.

MATT BEADLE
Matt began his training at The Italia Conti Academy, before moving on to Laine Theatre Arts, graduating with
his Musical Theatre Diploma and Teaching qualifications. His recent theatre credits include: the original
Austrian and Swiss casts of the Queen musical We Will Rock You (Raimund Theatre, Vienna and Theatre
11, Zurich). In his time in these productions, Matt had the privilege of performing on stage with the God of
Rock himself, Brian May. Prior to this Matt spent a year travelling the world in the production shows of P&O's
Ocean Village Cruiseliner.
Other Theatre credits include: Aladdin (New Victoria Theatre, Woking); Peter Pan (Cliffs Pavillion,
Southend); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Richmond Theatre, London); West End Laine (Aldwych
Theatre, London); Moving On & From The Top (both Epsom Playhouse); Musical Memories of Stage and
Screen (Palace Theatre, London).
His Film and Television credits include: Benissimo (SF1); Its Now or Never (ITV); Ant 'n' Dec's Saturday
Night Takeaway (LWT); several Bollywood movies and the British feature film Confetti. Matt also had the
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honour of performing before Her Majesty The Queen at the 75 Royal Variety Performance (Festival
Theatre, Edinburgh and LWT) where he was a dancer for Gloria Estefan, The Osmonds, Dame Edna and
Westlife.

KERRY INGHAM L.I.S.T.D
Kerry trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts for 6 years, graduating with her Performing Arts
Diploma and Associate I.S.T.D teaching qualifications in Modern and Tap. Since leaving college she has
taught at many dance schools in and around London and Kent. In 2002 Kerry gained her I.S.T.D teaching
diplomas in Modern and Tap and continuing her studies for her Certificate in Dance Education. In 2007 she
took her Licentiate teaching examination in Modern and Tap. Kerry has been teaching Tap at the Dance
Company for the last 10 years.
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EMMA BONE
Emma trained at Italia Conti [Diploma in performing arts,Trinity college London] The Royal Ballet[Junior
associate] Hammond[Associate] Qualified Aerobics instructor. Emma's theatre credits include;Babes In The
Wood-Maid Marion [PomegranateTheatre Chesterfield] The Little Mermaid[Courtyard theatre,Hereford]Dick
Whittington[New Theatre Cardiff]Masonic Charity Performance[London Palladium] A Midsummer Nights
Dream -Titania [Regional T.I.E tour]A Chorus Line-Cassie[Avondale Theatre Clapham] West [Assembly
rooms Edinburgh Fringe Festival]Other performance work include Dancer/singer/dance captain [P&O
Cruises] Lady Godivas Dance Troupe[Cafe de Paris/Emporium London]Emmas Television credits
include;The Basil Brush Show[BBC] Nintendo Wii Advert,FM [pilot for Channel 4]Her choreography credits
include Italia conti productions[Her Majesty's Theatre,Wimbledon theatre Ashcroft theatre Croydon] Ksa
Productions new musicals Hotel S.A.L.I.G.I.A [Bloomsbury Theatre London] Secrets [The Jerwood Vanbrugh
Theatre ,Rada ,London]
JOANNA ERNEST
Joanna began her dancing experience at the age of 6 as a gymnast. A year later she joined local Children
Dancing and Singing Touring Company 'Pedziwiatry' and perofrmed nation wide. The following year she
passed the exams and got accepted to the Feliks Parnell National Ballet School in Lodz / Poland, where she
educated and trained in all aspects of dance until her diploma and graduation in 1997.In September 1997
Joanna joined the resident ballet company at the Great Opera Theatre House in Lodz /Poland and remained
there until the end of season 2000. During that time Joanna danced and covered leading parts in ballets
such as: 'La Bayadere', ' A Midsommer Night's Dream', 'Requiem' by Verdi and many more...In 2001 Joanna
moved to England with her than fiance and future dance partner Christopher. She later on appeared in the
'Phanton of the Opera' movie as a featured dancer, 'Piccadilly Jim' and 'Harry Potter'. She was also a stunt
double for Alicia Silverstone in 'Stormbraker'.

DARREN JOHN
Darren is originally from the West Country, but is now based in London where he trained at the Italia Conti
Academy of Theatre Arts and East 15 Acting School. As a musician Darren has been rehearsal pianist, band
leader and musical director for various shows and also composes his own music. He has toured Prague and
Greece with his former Gospel Choir and performed at NODA’s centenary celebrations at the London
Palladium. He has also performed alongside some familiar faces such as Chico, Journey South, Lisa Scott-
Lee, G4, and Liberty X. Darren is currently the musical director of Italia Conti (Chislehurst). He is also the
musical director and vocal coach for the hugely successful Nickelodeon children’s sitcom, ‘Genie In The
House’ overseeing all the arrangements and music in the series.Darren also works as an actor/singer/dancer
and has worked on stage and television taking lead roles in musicals such as ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Fame’, ‘Little
Shop of Horrors’, ‘Aladdin’ (Gala Theatre, Durham) ‘Zombie Prom’ (UK Premiere), ‘The Wizard Of Oz’
(Questors Theatre), and ‘Genie In The House’ (Nickelodeon) in which he plays the character of Clive. He has
also danced for Australian Comedian Tim Minchin in a BBC comedy sketch show and also dances for the
sensational tribute band, Scissor SisterZ who can be seen throughout the country the whole year round!

CHRIS ERNEST
Chris started dancing at the age of six. He was trained at the Prince Regent Theatre, Hampshire, where he
studied all aspects of theatre performance, excelling in tap. As a child and young adult Chris appeared in a
variety of shows including Old Time Music Halls, pantomimes and musical revues at venues such as
Kensington Olympia and Liverpool Street Theatre. In May 1997 Chris was honoured to join the show Tap
Dogs and since then has toured through nearly forty countries around the world and has performed in
various television programmes including The Barrymore Show, LWT and in a TV advert for Amena TV. Chris
also performs at several Tap Dogs special events around the world several times a year.

JOANNA BURFORD
Joanna trained as an actress and dancer at the Italia Conti Academy in Central London, Since
graduation she has appeared in various productions on stage and on screen. Her first television appearance
was in Nickeldoen's Laugh out Loud, since then she has had roles in BBC's Doctors, Holby City, CBBC's
The Crust and BBC3's Little Britain.
Joanna is a qualified I.S.T.D Dance teacher and has been teaching children and Adults for over 7 years.
                    DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
FACILITY
The College is based at the Sutton Tennis Centre, a centre of excellence for the dedicated
tennis player. A venue, complete with 3 professional dance studios, provides a
professional place to train creating an environment for students to study their arts.

The Zone Health and Fitness comprises of a fully equipped air conditioned gymnasium,
State of the art fitness equipment with Televisions on each of the CV pieces.
A comprehensive weight training area with weights exceeding 50kgs, A full Olympic lifting
platform.

A newly designed stretching area.

A Women's targeted Free-weight area.

A state of the art Spin studio with the Brand New Kaiser M3 Bikes.

The Zone Membership is included in your fees.

Sutton Sports Physio
With over twenty five years combined experience of physiotherapy and sports injuries, the
staff at Sutton Sports Physio are here to deal with all of your physical ailments. With
considerable experience in dealing with all types of conditions, Sutton Sports Physio is the
ideal choice if you are suffering with back pain, sports injuries or recovering after surgery.
From recreational sports to elite athletes the physiotherapists at Sutton Sports Physio can
assist in not just treating your injury but in the prevention of future problems.

A physio screening is included in your fees.

Lounge bar and restaurant.
                   DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
LOCATION
The Dance Company College
Sutton Junior Tennis Centre
Rosehill Park,
Sutton.
Surrey. SM1 3HH.

Closest train station: Sutton Common station

Closest tube/underground station: Morden

Tram: Mitcham




All correspondence to
Dance Company College
School Office
76 High St,
Beckenham. BR3 1ED
                      DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
ADMISSIONS

Applications are accepted from 16 years and above.

Complete the enclosed application form.

Please enclose
   •   A full length photograph in dance wear and 2 passport photographs
   •   A personal statement
   •   A character reference
   •   Copies of your certificates and qualifications
   •   A non refundable audition fee £25


Auditions take place between December and June. Upon receipt of a
completed application form, fee and enclosures the applicant will be informed
of an audition date.

Audition
A group dance class, jazz and ballet, two contrasting songs and one
monologue.

Please bring sheet music.

Upon an offer of a place the applicant has 28 days to accept.

Please note all places are subsidised therefore will be over subscribed.

CONTACT US

Dance Company College
School Office
76 High St, Beckenham. BR3 1ED

(+44) 0208 402 2424

admin@dancecompanycollege.com

enquire@dancecompanystudios.co.uk
                      DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
FEES

 ONE YEAR INTENSIVE COURSE
Included in the fees are one years membership to the Zone Health & Fitness Gym.
A Physio Screening and Branded Dance Wear.

All Students accepted onto the course will receive a subsidised place

Students will therefore, only need to pay Student Fees, as listed below.

Total cost of Fees: £7,800 per year

Student Fees: £5,460 per year

Deposit: A 10% deposit is required upon acceptance of the place £546

Fees to be paid in two instalments.

1st instalment 6 weeks prior to commencement of the 1st term £2730

2nd instalment 1 week prior to commencement of the 2nd term £2184

ISTD TRAINING
£85 per term for each discipline.

SHORT COURSES (optional)
On application

TERM DATES
2010-2011
Term 1 20th September - 3rd December 2010
Half term w/c 25th October

Term 2 10th January - 25th March 2011
Half term w/c 21st February

Term 3 26th April - 12th July 2011
Bank Holiday 2nd May
Half term w/c 30th May
                  DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
OPEN DAY / ASSESSMENTS


Open Day and Auditions take place on February 20th, 2010. 11am.


Please email to book your place.
admin@dancecompanycollege.com

Come along and meet us, take some classes, meet the teachers, have a coffee and a chat
about your requirements and what we offer.

Tour the venue. If you require accommodation and want information about that please
state that on your email.

ASSESSMENT - Dance class (jazz and ballet) One song (any style)
                    DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE
COURSE CURRICULUM
Jazz
Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its
popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. Jazz dancing is a
form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer
interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. Jazz is energetic, consisting of
unique moves, footwork, leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong
background in ballet. Classes are held every day.

Ballet
The class will begin at the barre for warming up, then progress to the centre, concentrating
on proper form, and technique. Aiming to strengthen and tone the body. Taking a daily
ballet class is good for the body as well as the mind. Promoting cardiovascular fitness and
good posture, ballet is the basis for all dance techniques.

Contemporary
Contemporary dance is a genre of dance that employs systems and methods found in
modern dance. Contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques as well as newer
philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques by altogether
omitting structured form and movement.

Musical Theatre
Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance.
The emotional content of the piece – humour, pathos, love, anger – as well as the story
itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the
entertainment as an integrated whole.

Singing
Singing class will be challenging both vocally and musically. This is the highest level of
training offered at the college and the material will be designed to challenge the individual
students on the course. Students will find the repetition of these classes invaluable as the
material and challenges will change as the student develops.

Fitness
Daily classes will include Pilates and Body Conditioning. Students are given full gym
membership and can add to their fitness regime on a daily basis.
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Drama

There are three main subjects covered within the Acting Field over the year.

Acting Technique
Here we build a foundation in the craft of acting, using techniques rooted in the theatre but
applicable to screen acting. Various acting Techniques include Stanislavsky’s System,
Strasberg’s Method and the Meisner Technique. We also study the work and structure of
Shakespeare’s Plays and Sonnets.
Other modules in this subject include:
Improvisation
Acting for TV and Film, which includes exploring what goes on behind the camera
Presenting
Evaluation- students evaluate the intentions and performance of dramas which they have
watched or taken part in.

Scene Study
In ‘Scene Study’ we explore the importance of being able to break a scene down into
‘beats’, find an objective and make strong character choices about your scene before you
begin acting!
This includes Monologues, Duologues and scenes from classical and contemporary plays
and excerpts from film and television.
Students also devise, script and perform their own scenes. This includes designing a set
and costume, and for those who chose to film their scenes looking at the role of a director.
This is a demanding yet exciting project.

Voice/Audition Technique
Elements of this subject include:
Accents,
Dialects
Using the voice as an instrument
Projection and clarity
Cold readings
Preparing a CV
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ATCL TRINITY PERFORMANCE DIPLOMA IN MUSICAL THEATRE
This qualification encourages candidates to be multi-skilled, reflective performers in
musical theatre, showing professional potential. Their performance standards will be
comparable in the UK to other qualifications available at Level 4 in the National
Qualifications Framework or the first year of degree level study

For successful completion of this qualification candidates will be able to -
*demonstrate a sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of musical theatre
*use different approaches to solve problems
*communicate accurately with clear intent
*appreciate the main principles of the discipline, and the limits of their current capabilities
and knowledge in relation to them
*undertake small-scale investigative or development activities, using appropriate methods
and techniques • operate in moderately critical situations where success depends on
choosing appropriate responses.

Content
Candidates’ work will involve the following:
*preparation of an integrated programme of contrasting musical theatre performances
*evaluation and interpretation of published and/or original musical theatre works
*integration of the skills of acting, singing and choreographed movement/dance in dramatic
communication
*rehearsal methodologies discussion of works, principles and practice of musical theatre.

Structure and marking scheme
This qualification comprises a single unit:
Unit 1 — Performance (practical examination and viva voce) 100%
To achieve a pass overall, candidates must gain 50% of the marks available. To be
awarded a Distinction, candidates must achieve an overall mark of 75% or above.

Assessment criteria.
The unit has defined assessment objectives and these are measured using the following
criteria:
techniques — use a wide range of physical and vocal skills, using physical space
creatively
communication — communicate dramatic ideas through the media of singing, speaking
and moving
planning and awareness — respond imaginatively to the form, content and context of
material, and
reflect upon personal performance
integration of skills, knowledge and awareness.

				
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