PROFESSIONAL TRINITY DIPLOMA: DANCE

 

The Level 6 Trinity Diploma courses in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre provide the highest standards of education, training and guidance required for a career in professional dance and musical theatre performance. Safe practice and wellbeing are at the heart of each programme whereby students’ capabilities and needs are fully considered.

Both Dance and Musical Theatre courses combine jazz technique including Luigi and Mattox with varied styles of Fossé, lyrical, MT-jazz and commercial dance. Within the field of contemporary dance, we cover Limon, Graham, Cunningham and release-based work, encouraging students to build confidence in improvisation and choreographic skills.

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1st November

Applications open

You can apply now to The Hammond's Professional Trinity Diploma: Dance course via the link below. If you have any questions, please email: registrar@thehammondschool.co.uk.

28th October

Professional Diploma Taster Day

A full day of free classes at The Hammond taught by our excellent faculty. You'll be able to put yourself through the paces of daily life on our Professional Diploma courses. Register to find out more below. There will be a second Taster Day on 18th January 2022.

21st November

Boys' Day of Dance

Year on year our Boys' Day of Dance grows, and we're able to bring together male dancers from across the country to experience classes taught by industry professionals and Hammond faculty. 

22nd November

Teachers' Day 

New this year, The Hammond's Teachers' Day is for those individuals who teach dance and are looking for information on institutions that offer full-time vocational training for their students. You'll be able to meet our faculty, see classes in action and ask any questions you may have so that you can best inform your students with confidence. If you'd like to attend, please email julie.williamson@thehammondschool.co.uk.

27th November, 10am - 1pm

College Open Day

This is your chance to come and say hello. You'll be able to take a tour of our gorgeous facilities, meet staff and current students, see classes in action and ask any questions you might have. 

Once you have submitted your application, you will be allocated an initial audition date. You can find out everything that will be required of you at your audition via the link below.

This is your chance to see one half of The Hammond's Professional Diploma courses in action. We'll announce the show and how to get tickets across Hammond social media soon...

Students who successfully pass their Hammond audition will then be invited back to audition for one of our Dance and Drama Award funded places. To find out more about DaDA funding and what it can mean for you, please visit the page below.

This is your chance to see the other half of The Hammond's Professional Diploma courses in action. We'll announce how to get tickets across Hammond social media soon...

Professional Diploma Taster Day

A full day of free classes at The Hammond taught by our excellent faculty. You'll be able to put yourself through the paces of daily life on our Professional Diploma courses.

26th - 28th May

Professional Dance Diploma Show

30th March 2022

Dance & Drama Award Recall Audition

24th - 26th March

Professional Musical Theatre Diploma Show

10th January 2022

24th January 2022

7th February 2022

28th February 2022

14th March 2022

Audition Dates

18th January 

 

FURTHER COURSE
INFORMATION

Dance students take a daily ballet class and MT students take ballet three times weekly, which include pointe-work and virtuosity. Tap is offered twice weekly in five streamed-ability classes across three year groups.

 

As part of both courses, further options are available including early morning ballet where students can choose to work towards RAD exams (up to advanced 2). We also encourage students to take extra syllabus exams in both ISTD Tap and Modern (up to advanced 2). In addition, some students choose our excellent A-level options whilst others opt for the Michael King Pilates Teacher training programme. With the addition of Latin & Ballroom in the final year, these elements alone constitute a highly challenging and exciting programme.

 

Throughout the Dance course, students will also undertake singing and ensemble classes where they work towards building an audition portfolio in their final year. In addition, students will opt to take one of two electives. The performance elective includes a varied schedule of acting, voice and performance work. These classes are aimed at creating confident and versatile performers. Alternatively, students can opt for the choreography elective where they will have the opportunity to develop an artistic role as a choreographer and dance critic, delving into many exciting areas of composition including site-specific work and dance for the camera.

 

Assessment and Progress

 

In addition to formative and summative assessments in all core disciplines and in live performance, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning through regular discussion, tutorials, reflective practice, self-assessment and target setting.

 

Performance and Workshops

 

Once per year students will undertake approximately 7 weeks of full-scale rehearsals alongside their classes and will be cast into a professionally directed dance production in The Hammond Theatre. Throughout their training students will also benefit from an eclectic programme of workshops and masterclasses led by external artists in the profession, providing a vast wealth knowledge and experience from the outside world.

 

Contextual Studies

 

Student’s practical training is contextualised through a robust programme of research projects, reflective practice and professional practice logs.

 

Graduate Year

 

As students transition into their third year there is strong emphasis on employment preparation and audition technique that motivate students towards their career goals. In daily classes they focus more on establishing their identity, artistic skills and performance qualities alongside refining their technical vocabulary. Students work with staff and visiting professionals to create a tailor-made showcase attended by the county's’ top agencies that can provide students with a stepping-stone into the industry. Students graduate from the dance course as technically strong and versatile performers who can adapt with ease, exhibit self-confidence and demonstrate a unique and artistic skill base.

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