Many of our pupils aspire to become professional dancers, this is not an easy path to take and high standards are expected in order to gain places on dance and musical theatre courses.
Our ‘Aspire’ dance programme aims to bridge that gap between dance as a hobby to that of a career.
Carrie Marsden who trained at the prestigious Urdang Academy in London heads up our Aspire classes where she teaches audition technique and choreographs dance routines to stretch the ability of those dancers who have a desire to enter the profession.
In addition to the weekly ‘Aspire’ lessons there are also links with professional dancers. Lawrence Parsons choreographed a routine for our gifted and talented group for the recent show at The Marlowe Theatre, this routine was also selected to be a part of the ‘Evolve Dance Platform.’
Dancers can also take part in the ‘Phoenix Associates’ classes which are held monthly in London and offer outstanding Musical Theatre & Dance masterclasses led by well known performers or companies from around the world.