PROFESSIONAL TRINITY DIPLOMA:
MUSICAL THEATRE

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 both 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: Musical Theatre course via the link below. If you have any questions, please email: them to: 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:

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. You can register to attend our Open Day here:

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. 

This is your chance to see half of The Hammond's Professional Diploma courses in action in our on-site 400-seat theatre. We'll announce 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.

Dance & Drama Award Recall Audition

30th March 2022

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...

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.

Audition Dates

10th January 2022

24th January 2022

7th February 2022

28th February 2022

14th March 2022

26th - 28th May

Professional Dance Diploma Show

24th - 26th March

Professional Musical Theatre Diploma Show

18th January 

Professional Diploma Taster Day

27th November

College Open Day

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 the 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.

 

The Musical Theatre course is an exciting blend of dance, vocals and acting. It is directed at training strong, versatile dancers with a high standard of vocal and acting skills for ensemble performance work within the musical theatre industry. The programme includes one-to-one vocal technical sessions, vocal repertoire and style, ensemble work and training in harmonies. Acting classes cover analysis of text, creation of character, acting through song, as well as exploring a range of materials including plays. Each week students participate in a specially designed integrated musical theatre class combining all three disciplines simultaneously. The classes are led by a director, musical director and choreographer in a professional rehearsal environment.

 

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

 

Each year students are led by a professional creative team to showcase their skills in a full-book musical theatre 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 supported and expanded through a robust programme of research projects, reflective practice and technique 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 musical theatre 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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