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NEW COURSES ANNOUNCEMENT: STARTING SEPTEMBER 2021

NEW COURSES FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

Applications are now open for all the full-time courses listed below

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   FdA PROFESSIONAL DANCE PERFORMANCE   

This 2-year Foundation Degree is for exceptionally talented students who have successfully completed their GCSEs prior to entry and wish to train for a professional career in either:
CLASSICAL BALLET, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, JAZZ DANCE or MUSICAL THEATRE

For students aged 16 or above
Validated by the University for the Creative Arts

 

   BA (Hons) PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE (top-up)   

For students seeking an additional years specialised training and performing experience in either:
CLASSICAL BALLET, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, JAZZ DANCE or MUSICAL THEATRE, whilst topping up their existing FdA or Trinity Diploma to a BA (Hons) degree

Minimum age of entry 18 years and above
Validated by the University for the Creative Arts

 

   MA DANCE PERFORMANCE   

This 1-year postgraduate programme of study leads to a Masters degree that provides for the development of specialist skills in CLASSICAL BALLET, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, JAZZ DANCE or MUSICAL THEATRE

Aimed at talented dancers seeking to enhance their performing experience.

Validated by Middlesex University

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

LSC ANNOUNCE NEW TENEISHA BONNER SCHOLARSHIP

London Studio Centre is thrilled to announce the

TENEISHA BONNER SCHOLARSHIP

A full tuition fee scholarship for the 3-year BA (Hons) Theatre Dance programme.

 

Independent Awarding Panel:

Liam Francis | LSC Alumni, Rambert

Delia Harris | LSC Alumni, BBC

Jason Pennycooke | LSC Alumni, Hamilton, Rocketman

Kate Prince | Artistic Director ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

Nova Reid | LSC Alumni, Inspirational Speaker, Activist and Writer

Chantal Spiteri | LSC Alumni, Participation Manager for ZooNation


The Teneisha Bonner Scholarship, named after one of LSC’s most successful and ground-breaking Alumni, will be awarded to a dancer from the African and Black Diaspora. The candidate should display exceptional natural ability to perform, an aptitude and desire to embrace all genres of dance, demonstrate compassion, tenacity and above all, a steadfast commitment to professional theatre.

Teneisha studied at LSC between 2000-2004. In 2002, Teneisha took a year out to perform in a European tour with Bounce Streetdance Company, returning to successfully complete her BA (Hons) degree. Teneisha had an exceptional career establishing herself as one of the leading female dancers in numerous companies, productions and films including Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, StreetDance 3D, Heartbeat of Home and Shoes, music artists including Kylie Minogue, Rihanna and Will.i.am. She is perhaps best known for her long-term connection with ZooNation, where she created the roles of Spinderella in Into the Hoods, Queen of Hearts in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Kerri in Some Like it Hip Hop for which she won the Critics’ Choice National Dance Award. Teneisha tragically passed away in 2019.

LSC has introduced the Teneisha Bonner Scholarship with the support of her family and friends to inspire black dance students to be able to fulfil their potential at LSC.


Applications for the Teneisha Bonner scholarship are welcomed from new students from the African and Black Diaspora for the entry in September 2021*.

Applicants should submit a short video containing a solo (2 minutes maximum) from any dance genre, showcasing talent and ability and provide a short statement to camera explaining why they are a suitable recipient of the award. The recipient will be selected by an independent awarding panel, shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview for consideration.

 CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION DETAILS 

Applications should be received by 9am on Monday 26th April 2021 and be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can submit your video via YouTube (we recommend that you use a private channel)

*All applicants will be expected to demonstrate LSC’s standard entrance requirements.

LSC will award this scholarship in accordance with the Equality Act (2010).

LSC’s Response to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic

LSC’s Response to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic

We are delighted and excited to welcome back students this September, following an inspirational online summer term where we saw students producing some really exciting work and working together throughout these challenging times. For our return the primary concern for LSC is the safety of our vibrant community of students and staff. In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the advice of experts and existing government guidance and made some essential changes to the way that we will deliver our programmes and courses to ensure that we continue to offer our renowned high-quality education whilst keeping the LSC family safe.

Here is how we will do this:

Blended Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching: For the Academic Year 2020-2021, LSC will offer blended learning provision. This will be a mixture of both face-to-face learning and teaching experiences alongside online provision. We will be prioritising practical dance techniques and some singing and acting for face-to-face learning and shifting all lectures, seminars and tutorials to virtual learning platforms.

Our face-to-face provision will be taught in discrete groups to limit the risk of exposure to the virus and will ensure that social distancing can be maintained at all times. Classes such as contact improvisation or partnering will, of course, need to be adapted until it is safe to return to regular practices without social distancing.

Additionally we have invested in state of the art platforms to host our virtual learning in order to seamlessly transition between the two learning spaces. Some classes will be recorded and pre-recorded online so that students can view and revisit class material as often as they would like.

Assessment: In this blended learning model of delivery, most assessments will run as normal with the exception of some singing assessments.

Performances: LSC is committed to providing performance opportunities to our students. We will be following government guidance on performance in order to keep everyone safe and will look to provide a variety of mixed-mode performance opportunities.

Keeping us all safe

To keep our community safe we have introduced a variety of safety measures such as:

  • Staggered entry and exit times to avoid congestion
  • Lengthening the operating day to 8am-8pm in order to rotate groups in the building, reducing gaps and facilitating social distancing
  • Blended learning
  • Delivering face-to-face classes in specialist groups (in year groups but also pathways) to minimise the risk of transmission throughout the entire student and staff population
  • One way flow patterns throughout the building
  • Adhere to social distanced reviewed room capacities
  • Marked spaces in all studios and teaching spaces to observe social distancing
  • Additional studio and shared space cleaning protocol in between group use, including studio fogging
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer stations available in every studio/teaching space
  • Thorough personal hygiene expectations for both students and staff
  • Staff and student training on new COVID procedures
  • Signage reminding students and staff about COVID signs and symptoms and social distancing
  • Daily temperature checking upon building entry
  • Daily COVID screening to be completed before arriving at the building for all staff and students
  • Expecting students and staff to follow government guidelines outside of LSC in their home, work or social environments
  • Splitting admin and support staff into teams in order to maintain services and minimise the risk of transmission
  • Expectation that all staff and students will wear a mask whilst in the building, unless medically unable to
  • Combining advice from government, Public Health England, and the World Health Organisation with dance industry advisors such as One Dance UK and the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre to provide a best practice environment.

Contingency Learning and Teaching Planning

LSC have been working closely with its validating partners to ensure that contingency plans are in place in case of a second National lockdown or Local lockdown that would leave us unable to continue our face-to-face provision.

Learning and Teaching: Such provision would look at ensuring that both live and pre-recorded class work would be available to students from the comfort of their own homes.

Assessment: In the case of the requirement to move assessment online, LSC has worked with students and staff to create a robust contingency assessment plan that would involve maintaining the integrity and mode of assessments. For example: practical dance assessments will be modified to ensure students can submit manageable recordings of their dance work, and presentation assessments will be done via video conferencing platforms. Written submissions will remain unchanged.

Performances: LSC is committed to providing performance opportunities to our students. Where live performance is or becomes impossible, LSC has a track record of producing vibrant and creative digital alternatives that will showcase student work.

Further details

COVID-19 Guidelines and Regulations will be circulated to students and staff prior to arrival, with further induction during the first week.  They will be required to sign to confirm they will abide by the regulations in order to keep each other safe. 

Overseas travel

Students travelling from overseas before the start of term, should be aware they may be required to quarantine for 14 days upon reaching the UK, prior to attending LSC. This includes UK Students who have been out of the country. Students should monitor the UK Government’s list of countries which require quarantine (please note this can change frequently).  Students that will be required to quarantine for 14 days, should check with their London accommodation to ensure that they will be able to do this on their arrival. 

LSC at Move It 2019!!

Over the years Move It has grown into the biggest and best dance event for industry professionals across the dance and performing arts sectors to network, perform and celebrate their work, and London Studio Centre is once again a part of the action. From Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March this year, Move It returns to the Excel centre in London’s Docklands.

For several years LSC has reserved a stand at Move It, wowing the crowds with brilliant performances on the main stage, open dance classes from some of the best teachers and choreographers in the business, and a stand staffed by people who are experts on all things LSC. Want to know more about the courses we offer? Want to get tips on how to audition for a dance course? Want to try your hand at a Hip Hop class? For all these things and more, come and find London Studio Centre at Stand 155! Here’s a taster of what we’ve got planned:

Open classes led by LSC teachers including a Chicago workshop led by original London cast member Robbie O’Reilly (Artistic Director of LSC’s 3rd Year company JazzCo); a Jazz Dance session for young dancers run by LSC alumna and Head of our Saturday Associate Programme Cris Penfold; a Hip Hop workshop with Duwane Taylor (Buckness Personified); and a Music Video Commercial Dance session with Nikki Trow (X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Little Mix). To see the full list of classes we’re offering just follow THIS LINK and filter by location to the LSC Studio – you’ll be able to see London Studio Centre-run classes on the right hand side under ‘Company/Teacher’. To take part in any of the classes we’re running all you need to do is add them to your basket when ordering your Move It tickets online.

You’ll also be able to spot us on Move It’s Main Stage, with members of LSC’s Performance Team dancing pieces choreographed by Becki Howell (LSC alumna and Associate Choreographer to Lynne Page on such shows as My Fair Lady and American Psycho) and Kenrick Sandy MBE (the Olivier Award winning Pied Piper). Becki brings us Monocrat, a Jazz/Musical Theatre piece, which will be performed during the first slot on Friday 8th from 10.30-11.10am and Kenrick presents Contact, a Hip Hop piece which will be performed during the first slot on Sunday 10th from 10.30-11.10am.

And finally, LSC’s Director, Nic Espinosa, will be taking part in a Seminar entitled What are they looking for? Top Tips for Training Auditions. You’ll be able to join him in the Move It Pro Seminar Room on Friday 8th from 3.45pm. All the seminars are FREE to attend and open to all – check out the full seminar programme HERE.

Find Move It at:

ExCeL London 
Royal Victoria Dock 
1 Western Gateway 
London E16 1XL

Buy your tickets for Move It 2019 HERE and don’t forget to sign up to one (or more) of our dance classes to get the full LSC experience!