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 a piece of classical repertoire or your own choreography. Female applicants; this should be performed on pointe. Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
Please show a contemporary solo, this can include a mixture of styles and demonstrates some travelling steps and jumps to show movement vocabulary. Floor work can also be included where possible. Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
Please demonstrate the following:
- Front and side kicks
- Double pirouettes (both sides in parallel)
- Forward leap
- Floor work - Splits on each side, stretch body forward with legs stretched to side
Please present a solo that demonstrates performance quality and versatility and should show the style of jazz dance in which you feel the most confident. It may include any of the following genres: hip hop/street, commercial, lyrical or music theatre jazz. Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
If you have selected musical theatre on your application, please perform the following:
Please perform a song from a musical, preferably with piano accompaniment. It can be from any era, but should demonstrate your vocal and acting ability.
Prepare a monologue from a play/musical writter post-1945. When choosing your monologue, please consider its suitability for your casting.
Songs and monologues should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
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. 2 minutes maximum.
Please note; the video should include all dance elements. All centre work should be filmed front and centre, barre work should be filmed at a 45° angle from the diagonal front.
Total running time: 20 minutes maximum