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NPTC Dance in London!

This month the dance students from Neath campus went to London to learn more about higher education dance courses.  The dance department has a reputation for excellent student progression into some of the country’s top university and conservatoire courses and this year’s intake promises to follow in the footsteps of students like Rhian Lewis (Laban), Kayleigh Prescott (Roehampton), Anton Hinchliffe (Northern School of Contemporary Dance), Daniel Urch (Arts Educational Schools London) and Robyn Stack (London Studio Centre). 

 

Craig Coombs, Level 3 Coordinator for Dance commented that;

 

Taking the students to London is a highlight of the academic year and provides an important opportunity for the dance students to experience first-hand university campuses and the city lifestyle.  I believe that it is important for our dance students to be fully informed before making plans for their future education and this trip plays a big part in their decisions. 

 

The students were taken on tours of London Contemporary Dance School, Arts Educational Schools and Trinity Laban, where they were able to speak to course leaders and dance specialists.  The visit also included a trip to Pineapple Dance Studios, where they took part in professional dance classes alongside dancers from the industry.

 

Robyn Elias stated that;

 

The trip has really opened my eyes and I am now thinking more clearly about what I want to do after college.  It made me realise my own potential and I now feel more prepared for my auditions.  I especially enjoyed Trinity Laban and I can’t wait to apply! 

 

The visit follows an excellent term for the dance students, as they have taken part in masterclasses with Volcano Theatre Company, had tuition from professional performer Gareth Mitchell, auditions for the LIFT Dance Academy, set up One Vision Dance School and are about to embark upon a full length production of The Nutcracker. 

 

NPTC Group Dance – more than just education!