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LSC Associates

London Studio Centre’s Associate Programme is designed to provide classes to gifted students aged 11-18 who wish to receive a taste of London Studio Centre’s full-time training.

We are looking for young, talented performers with a passion for versatile training.

Applications for our Junior and Senior Associates open in October and close in June.
Applications are looked at during this time for programmes that start the following September. Information about our audition process can be found below.

COURSE INFORMATION

The course gives students the opportunity to enhance their current training to achieve the technical standard and versatility required for entry into a range of vocational colleges alongside other gifted students who share their passion and drive to pursue a performing career.

Each student will have the opportunity to receive individual ongoing advice and potential career development from their panel of teachers. Many Associates have progressed into the full-time school and into other leading vocational training establishments.

The emphasis is on the development of secure fundamental technique in classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz dance, with the optional addition of voice technique/singing. There is also supplementary training of pointe work, hip hop, acting and professional workshops.

This course runs on a yearly basis with the provision of progressive lessons for those wishing to stay on for more than one year. It runs on Saturdays for 30 weeks over three terms with presentations and showing opportunities at London Studio Centre’s in-house theatre.

Course entry is by audition only.

Students enrolled on this programme are also offered participation on London Studio Centre's Summer Programme at a 25% discounted rate.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Junior Associates must be aged 11-14 (by 1st September)
  • Senior Associates must be aged 15-18 (by 1st September)
  • Experience and aptitude in dance with at least three years of experience in ballet, contemporary or jazz dance.
  • Ability to travel to London or Hereford for each of the term dates.

BENEFITS

  • Thorough experience of the training provision at London Studio Centre.
  • High standard challenging and enjoyable classes with other gifted students.
  • Ongoing individual feedback and guidance.
  • Support and advice for full-time vocational course auditions.

TIMETABLE

There are four main classes: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Singing (optional)

11.00 - 12.15 12.25 - 13.40 13.40 - 14.15 14.15 - 15.30 15.40 - 16.55

CLASS 1

CLASS 2

 
Lunch

CLASS 3

CLASS 4

N.B. Those who opt not to take part in the singing classes will finish their day at 15.30

LOCATIONS

London
London Studio Centre
artsdepot
5 Nether Street
Tally Ho Corner
London
N12 0GA
West Midlands
The Hereford Academy
Marlbrook Road
Hereford
HR2 7NG

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FEES

LSC Junior Associates £1,575.00 for the year.
LSC Senior Associates £1,625.00 for the year.

If paid in instalments, there will be a £25 admin fee added onto the course fee.

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TERM DATES

London West Midlands
Term 1
Saturday 25th September 2021 to Saturday 4th December 2021 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 30th October 2021*
 
Term 2
Saturday 15th January 2022 to Saturday 26th March 2022 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 20th February 2021*
 
Term 3
Saturday 23rdApril 2022 to Saturday 9th July 2022 inclusive
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND (no classes) - Saturday 30th April 2022*
HALF TERM - Saturday 4th June 2022*
Term 1
Saturday 2nd October 2021 to Saturday 11th December 2021 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 30th October 2021*
 
Term 2
Saturday 15th January 2022 to Saturday 26th March 2022 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 19th February 2022*
 
Term 3
Saturday 23rdApril 2022 to Saturday 9th July 2022 inclusive
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND (no classes) - Saturday 30th April 2022*
HALF TERM - Saturday 4th June 2022*
*no classes

NOTABLE DATES:

Open Day (London) – Saturday 4th December 2021

Open Day (West Midlands) – 11th December 2021

LSC Associates Showcase – 9th July 2022

London West Midlands
Term 1
Saturday 24th September 2022 to Saturday 3rd December 2022 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 29th October 2022*
 
Term 2
Saturday 14th January 2023 to Saturday 24th March 2023 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 17th February 2023*
 
Term 3
Saturday 22ndApril 2023 to Saturday 8th July 2023 inclusive
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND (no classes) - Saturday 29th April 2023*
HALF TERM - Saturday 27th May 2023*
Term 1
Saturday 1st October 2022 to Saturday 10th December 2022 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 29th October 2022*
 
Term 2
Saturday 14th January 2023 to Saturday 24th March 2023 inclusive
HALF TERM – Saturday 17th February 2023*
 
Term 3
Saturday 22ndApril 2023 to Saturday 8th July 2023 inclusive
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND (no classes) - Saturday 29th April 2023*
HALF TERM - Saturday 27th May 2023*
*no classes

NOTABLE DATES:

Open Day (London) – Saturday 3rd December 2022

Open Day (West Midlands) – 10th December 2022

LSC Associates Showcase – 8th July 2023

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AUDITIONS/APPLICATION FORM

In light of the current situation, we are only are only accepting video recorded auditions.

To apply please complete an application form and send in your video audition by 30th June.

Audition Fee: £35.00

LSC Associates Audition Application Form

LSC Junior and Senior Associates

Ballet

Start with a still shot, standing facing the camera in first position, arms in bras bas.

Then degage to second position à terre, arms to second position, hold for a moment, then close back to first position and repeat with the other leg.

Barre

  • Pliés – Two positions only
  • Tendu, glissé and grand battement together

Centre

  • Pirouette exercise
  • Adage
  • Petit Allegro
  • Grand Allegro

No pointe work is necessary for this audition

Contemporary

Performance of a contemporary dance solo, this can include a mixture of styles and demonstrates some travelling steps and jumps to show movement vocabulary. Floor work should also be included where possible.

Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.

Jazz

Please demonstrate the following:

  • Front and side kicks
  • Jazz pirouettes (both sides in parallel)
  • Forward leap
  • Floor work - Splits on each side, stretch body forward with legs stretched to side in second

Performance of a jazz dance 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: music theatre jazz, hip hop/street, commercial or lyrical jazz, but should aim to include elements of fundamental jazz technique within the solo.

Solos should be no more than 2 minutes in length.

Singing (optional)

An optional short song (ideally a song from a musical of any era)

If the candidate has little or no singing experience, ‘Happy Birthday’ will suffice.

Please give a brief statement to the camera about previous training and experience, including why you would like partake in pre-vocational training with London Studio Centre Associates and why you think the programme would be right for you. Two 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 degree angle from the diagonal front.

Please also include a brief statement to the camera about previous training and experience, including why you would like to partake in pre-vocational training with LSC Associates and why you think the course would be right for you. 2 minutes maximum.

Total running time: 20 minutes maximum

The fee for audition is £35.00

Please see the application form for methods of payment.

Application forms must be fully completed and email submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with the web link to your video on YouTube or Vimeo (we recommend that you use a private channel and make the video unlisted), or upload to an online file transfer service such as WeTransfer or Dropbox.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 30TH JUNE

Please submit your videos by the deadline date, if you do need more time then please get in touch. We do not want you to feel under pressure to get the videos to us if you are unwell or are not able to film at home.

We understand that you may not have access to a dance studio or large space in order to film your audition.

Where possible, we would like to see all dance elements from each applicant (please see guide below). Please include as much as you can; however, if you are unable to include everything, this will not go against your application. We are fully aware of the limitations at this current time.

We would love to see you get as creative as possible. You could complete ballet using your kitchen worktop as your barre, do you jazz kicks down the hallway or perform your solo in the garden. We know that you may have limited space, so you can also include other footage you already have of you dancing/performing.

You may want to look at the LSC Living page on Instagram (@LSCliving) for some inspiration on how our students are currently keeping active whilst away from our facilities; they are using the space they have access to in some clever ways.

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