Where we are based:

Euston, London .

Age Range:

For young people aged between 11-18yrs

Core Curriculum:

The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) at The Place, also home to London Contemporary Dance School, is based in the heart of central London.

Our classes run every Saturday where you take part in fun and challenging dance sessions including contemporary technique, ballet and creative workshops. We also offer mid-week classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, for those students that can get to The Place after school. 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.

On top of our regular classes you will be offered Physical Health support; screenings and body conditioning classes, audition toolkit workshops, performance projects at The Place, collaborative projects with other CAT centres or youth dance projects, organised theatre trips and holiday intensives with guest artists. We also devise a bespoke training plan for you for you to get the most out of your training with us.

CAT 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.

No previous dance experience is necessary, we do look for someone’s energy, commitment, potential and a passion.

Open Days and Auditions:

Open Days:
The Place CAT will hold their next open day in February 2022

Audition and Application Information 2021:

Applications for September 2021 entry are now open.

Deadline: Friday 21st May, 12 noon.

Auditions will take place in the studios at The Place on Tuesday 1st June 2021.

Making your application

Register with the website: Once you have done this you will be able to log out and return to your application at any point to continue with your application. If you do not have an account, you will be redirected to the registration page.

Log in and complete the online application form: The form is spread across four separate steps. At each step you must submit your details in order to save it.

Once you have completed all four steps you will have the opportunity to review and edit any of the details you have saved before confirming your application. You can log in later to amend an incomplete application via this page. Every section of the form should be completed as fully as possible in English.

Once you have confirmed your application you will be redirected to the homepage where it will say “Your application has been saved!”

You will be allocated an audition date by email (please be aware this may take up to 2 weeks).

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

To apply, please click here.



Vicky Evans

Centre for Advanced Training Programme Manager

16 Flaxman Terrace,

020 7121 1065

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