Central opens undergraduate applications
Applications for next year’s undergraduate student admissions are now open. Prospective students are encouraged to learn about professional dance training on Central’s website and find out how a Foundation and BA (Hons) degree in Professional Dance & Performance at Central can lead to jobs in the industry’s leading dance companies.
Kate Coyne, Central’s Artistic Director explains how a close relationship with industry leaders helps to ensure Central’s training meets the needs of the dance profession: “There is a clear appetite from our young dancers for training that prepares them to understand how they will need to work in the professional sphere. We aim to train intelligent dancers who can adapt their bodies to the great classical ballets, but are also primed to recognise different forms and replicate what is needed by choreographers. This is core to Central’s ethos as a world-leading training organisation and the vision of founder Christopher Gable.”
The process of application with audition information and requirements are all explained in a stepped process online: https://www.centralschoolofballet.co.uk/training/degree-courses/foundation-degree-professional-dance-performance/
Central’s three year undergraduate degree programme offers students the most comprehensive preparation for a career in the dance profession, and students now benefit from the exceptional facilities available in the school’s new premises in the South Bank arts community, just 10 minutes from Waterloo Station (a major London transport hub) and the River Thames.
New students commence with the two year Foundation Degree and, on successful completion, can progress to the one year BA (Hons) (Top Up) course to achieve the BA (Hons) Degree. Both courses are predominantly vocational with a high number of contact hours.
Rigorous training is provided by internationally renowned teachers and tutors who have performed with some of the world’s leading dance companies, supplemented by workshops delivered by internationally renowned choreographers who are also potential employers. Central’s degree course is further distinguished by the opportunities afforded by the Ballet Central company. All final year students join the Ballet Central company and perform works by international choreographers on the annual tour, performing to ticket-buying audiences in towns and cities across the UK. This touring experience and the opportunity to work with established choreographers on new, innovative, and classical works makes Central’s graduates particularly employable.
“A graduate from Central School of Ballet is a valuable asset in any company for they have already experienced life as a professional dancer by touring with Ballet Central. I have had the pleasure of working with many highly talented and individual graduates of Central School of Ballet; indeed, several have played demanding leading roles in my productions with great success.” Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director, New Adventures