Where we are based:

London – Cover London, Greater London, East Sussex, Hampshire, Herts, Beds, Bucks, Berkshire, Surrey.

Age Range:

For young people aged between 11-18yrs

Core Curriculum:

The Centre for Advanced Training at The Place provides classes at London Contemporary Dance School in the heart of London.  Classes run every Saturday during term time where students take part in contemporary and Ballet technique classes and also creative classes.  There are also mid-week classes on a Tuesday and Wednesday for those students that are able to get to The Place after school; these are streamed classes in both contemporary and ballet.  The classes are between 2 hours and 1.25hrs in length and CAT will devise a bespoke training plan for you in order for you to get the most out of your training.  CAT classes are designed to give you the strength, flexibility, alignment, musicality and technical grounding needed to enable you to have a career in dance should that be what you choose to do.  If you live outside of London and cannot travel to the Place during the week, CAT will support you financially to attend a contemporary and ballet class in your local area.  This will be pre-arranged with the CAT Management Team.

Alongside the regular term timetable of classes CAT also gives you the opportunity to do weekend and week long intensive with guest choreographers and dance companies, body conditioning and physical health sessions, theatre trips and other external performance projects.

The Centre for Advanced Training in dance is delivered outside of school hours, in half terms and school holidays and every effort is made to keep a balance between academic studies and dance training.

Open Days and Auditions:

Open Days:
The Place CAT holds Open Days where you can find our more information on the Centre for Advanced Training programme.  Open days will take place on:

Audition and Application Information 2020:

Applications for 2020 entry will open on Monday 2 March and will close on Friday 24 April 12 noon 2020.

Due to the Coronavirus, the upcoming auditions on Saturday 2, 9 and 16 May 2020 have been moved online. We are inviting candidates to submit a video-based audition by the deadline of Friday 29 May 2020.

Once you have completed and submitted your online application form, we will contact you directly with specific guidelines of how to audition online and what we would like you to submit. This is will be a short video introducing yourself and dancing in the space that you have available. If you need help with uploading or sending the videos, we will be able to assist you with this. You can also find the guidelines here.

No previous dance experience is necessary but we do look for energy, commitment, potential and a passion for learning contemporary dance.

For further information, please click here.


Vicky Evans

Centre for Advanced Training Programme Manager

16 Flaxman Terrace,

020 7121 1065

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