DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE Dance Company College In Partnership with 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 th 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. DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE 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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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. DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE 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 DANCE COMPANY COLLEGE 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.