If overseas applicants can come to London for an audition then the normal application procedure will apply. If attendance at a London or overseas audition is difficult, an applicant may send an audition video in lieu of attending an audition along with a fully completed application form. Details are as follows:
Start with a still shot, standing facing the camera in 1st position, arms in bras bas. Then degage to 2nd position a terre, arms to 2nd position, hold for a moment, then close back to 1st position and repeat with the other leg.
- Pliés – 2 positions only
- Tendu, glissé and grand battement together
- Pirouette exercise – 32 counts only
- Adage – 32 counts only
- Petit Allegro – 16 counts only
- Grand Allegro – 16 counts only
If you have selected classical ballet in your application please also demonstrate some simple pointe work exercises in the centre.
A solo choreography to include some travelling steps and jumps to demonstrate movement vocabulary. No more than 4 minutes in length.
A jazz solo, which must include kicks and jazz pirouettes and shows musical interpretation and performance. No more than 4 minutes in length.
If you have selected music theatre on your application please perform a song of your choice, preferably with piano accompaniment.
Please give a brief statement to the camera about previous training and experience, including why you would like to train at London Studio Centre and why you think the course would be right for you.
Please note; the video must include all dance elements. Incomplete videos will not be considered. All centre work should be filmed front and centre, barre work should be filmed at a 45° angle from the diagonal front.
You can submit your video via YouTube or Vimeo (we recommend that you use a private channel), email files or a link to a download folder such as WeTransfer or post a DVD to the address listed on our Contact Us page. Total running time: 20 minutes maximum
All application forms must be submitted by the 31st January and videos must be received no later than the 28th February of the year of entry.