Kings Academy's Three Year Professional Dancers Diploma Course is a full-time vocational course with the focus on training the next generation of Contemporary Classical Dancers. The course is 100% practical based and is aimed at professional, students aged sixteen and above.
The students will concentrate the majority of their time in the study of Classical Ballet. To supplement this training, students will take further classes in Pas De Deux,Repertoire, Specialist Male Classical Classes, Variations and Drama to enable them to achieve the maturity required in Musicality, Artisrty and Dramatic Expression . Additional classes in Contemporary, Technical Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Character, Jazz Partnering, Drama and Singing are undertaken to give the student a rounded education in Dance. Students will also study Anatomy and Physiology.
This will enable our graduates to embrace the new and exciting Contemporary Choreography of Ballet Companies Worldwide.
We are vehement at Kings in our pursuit to train, not just the technical side of the dancer, but the Artiste in it's entirety.
The students will be studying the Russian Classical Ballet System under the umbrella of the Association of Russian Ballet and Theatre Arts.
This will involve the students taking the ARBTA Vocational Examinations during their three years at Kings.
As part of the Professional Dancers Course, students will be encouraged to participate in our Student Enrichment Programme where they gain valuable performing, competing, teaching and choreographic experience.
In addition to their vocational studies, we actively encourage our students to continue with their education. Students will be offered an academic consultation prior to commencing their course, to ascertain which A Levels or Qualifications they would like to pursue. This does not form part of the Professional Dancers Course but it is part of our Pastoral Care Policy and is something we can assist parents in organising outside of the Academy's timetable.
All graduating students will receive The Kings Academy's Professional Dancers Diploma, accredited by the BDQT, but it is our intention that the students will be entered for two further Diplomas from the ARBTA. The first will be a Diploma in Perfoming Classical Ballet. The second will be a Diploma in Teaching - thus ensuring that our students are set up with a new career once they have finished performing.
Additionally, the students of Kings, will be trained for and encouraged to participate in various International Ballet Competitions - which is an inspiring event for any young dancer and also wonderful exposure for them.
During their final year at Kings Academy, the focus shifts slightly to gaining employment and to aid this we will be inviting leading industry practitioners to come into the Academy and to teach master classes and coach our graduate year.