“I was not expecting such a high standard of dance. What a surprise! This is the first time I have referred a young person to this project and I am now going to sing it from the rooftops.”
Karin Lock, Camden Connexions
The London Academy: May – June 2013
The Academy is a unique project for young people who are not at school, college or on a training course or who are currently unemployed. We work in partnership with schools, Youth Offending Teams and Pupil Referral Units from across London in recruiting young people.
The programme pushes participants physically by intensively training them in Contemporary Dance. It is tightly structured, demanding and disciplined; participants are pushed to achieve their maximum potential and are strongly supported throughout the process. For these reasons, the young people are required to attend on a daily basis for up to eleven weeks, and show good time keeping. Outcomes of the programme include two performances at major theatres in London, a taught class in a primary school that is devised by the participant, a GCSE-equivalent qualification, and a mentor that will support the participant in their next steps.
Download our recruitment pack and poster here:
If you are interested in referring young people or have any questions regarding recruitment, contact Jamie Friel – or 0782 692 4863
As a progression route, Academy graduates are encouraged to audition for the London Performance Company. If successful at audition, graduates are invited to join the company where they meet twice a week to train and rehearse and will have the opportunity to work with various choreographers and perform at high profile venues and events across London and the UK.