Professional Performers Arts Course
(Trust for Education in Dance and Drama)
Principal Tutor – Gillian Page
Course Co-ordinator – Elizabeth Davis
Student Liaison – Laura Yates
Duration – Academic years are divided into six terms of six weeks per year, commencing the second week in September. The term coincides with state schools.
In line with the state schools, each term has a half term break of one week, making a commitment of thirteen weeks; an exception to this being an early or late Easter.
The course is available to students who have completed their full-time education at Secondary Level.
The subjects available are:
All styles including R.A.D., I.S.T.D., Cecchetti and Vaganova
Modern Theatre Dance and Tap
The students will be trained for the professional Intermediate, Advanced I and Advanced II examinations and be prepared for the teaching qualifcations of the Imperial Society of Teaching of Dancing (I.S.T.D.)
Students will be prepared for the examinations of the Spanish Dance Society.
Ballroom and Latin American
Students will take the medal tests and be prepared for the student teacher I.S.T.D. examinations
National and Character
Students will learn a variety of dance styles
Freestyle and Disco
Students are prepared for the Dance Sport Associate qualification of the I.S.T.D.
Drama and Theatrecraft
Drama production and audition technique
Students will study one-to-one with the tutor, group singing including harmony.
Students will be prepared for the Contextual unit of the I.S.T.D. Diploma in Dance Instruction (D.D.I.).
Assignments – The students will be expected to undertake given assignments which will relate to theatre productions and teaching.
The course consists of a six-hour day of guided learning hours that will be both practical and academic in nature.
To establish uniformity, students with lower examination levels may need to take extra evening classes to the relevant syllabus enabling them to meet the teaching and performing requirements of the course entry level.