ACPA Additional Courses

BTEC TOP UP COURSE

For those who selected the BTEC Top Up Course they will have an extended timetable, with hours of further training provided in addition to the 16 set hours scheduled hours.

ISTD DIPLOMA IN DANCE EDUCATION

The Level 4 DDE is an Ofqual regulated teaching qualification, which provides an excellent introduction to a career in teaching dance. It offers student teachers a clear pathway to become a qualified dance teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and allows the opportunity to engage with up-to-date research in best practice related to dance teaching and learning.

This will be additional timetable hours also.

FEES AND FUNDING

Top Up Course : £4200 per year

DDE Training : £2500 per year

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and conditions apply upon acceptance to the College.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • 16 – 18 years old at the time of the course commencing.
  • 4 GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above (English and Maths are compulsory).
  • Previous training in Performing Arts is advised, however not a necessity (we recommend students to be at Grade 5 or higher in Dance).
  • Legal right to reside/study in the UK for the entirety of the programme.
  • Successful audition through Adagio Performing Arts, details of which will be seen below.
  • Evidence in hard copy of all the above must be provided.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

After completing the application process you will be invited to attend one of our audition days where you will be required to demonstrate the different variety of skills. More information about the auditions can be seen below.

APPLICATION

Application to the Core BTEC course can be completed using our online application form.

With our admissions policy, we reserve the right to alter or withdraw offers at any point.

AUDITIONS

DANCE AUDITION

BALLET CLASS

The Ballet audition will begin with Barre work, which may include Plies, Battement Tendu, Battement Glisse, Ronds de Jambe, Adage and Grand Battement. This will be followed by Centre work, which will consist of an Adage, Pirouettes and an Allegro section, which will include Petit Allegro and/or Grand Allegro.

Required attire:
Ladies
| Black leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes. Hair must be neat and off the face, preferably in a bun. No loose jewellery or watches to be worn.
Men
| Black leotard, black tights and ballet shoes in black or white with socks to match the colour of the shoes. Hair should be neat and secure. No loose jewellery or watches to be worn.

JAZZ CLASS

The Jazz class will consist of a short warm-up followed by corner work consisting of travelling steps, turns, kicks and leaps. A short routine will follow that will focus on style, dynamic range, theatricality and performance.


Required attire:

Ladies | Coloured leotard, black tights, Jazz shoes and trainers that is suitable for dance (i.e. no Converse or similar fashion shoes that are not designed to dance in).
Men | Black leotard, black tights, Jazz shoes and trainers that is suitable for dance (i.e. no Converse or similar fashion shoes that are not designed to dance in).

SOLO PERFORMANCE

Auditionees are asked to prepare one dance piece in their preferred style – no longer that one minute. This should showcase your strengths and highlight skills that you wish to present.
Please bring your music on and IPod or suitable device with aux cable connection (please bring with you an adaptor if you have a new iPhone or device, which is unsuitable with aux cable).

SINGING AUDITION

SOLO SONGS

Auditionees should prepare two contrasting musical songs that you enjoy singing and that shows your vocal capabilities. Both songs should be cut down to one and a half minutes. Ensure you have learnt each song in its entirety incase we would like to hear more.

Please bring a clean copy of your sheet music, in the correct key with your cuts marked clearly. A pianist will be provided for your audition.

Song 1: Pre-1965 Ballad

Suggested composers include: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Learner and Loewe and Jerome Kern.

Song 2: Contrasting Musical Theatre

A good contrasting song would be from a contemporary musical. This song could be up-tempo pre-1965 if desirable. Suggested composers include: Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Menkin, Boubil and Schonberg, Jason Robert Brown, Jule Styne, Tom Kit and Cy Coleman.

  • Please ensure that the sheet music you provide is the correct key – the pianist will not transpose your music.
  • Please ensure that each song is cut to the required length.
  • Please select songs that are contrasting, that show off your vocal capabilities and that are suitable to your casting and vocal type.
  • Please avoid songs that require extreme voice characterisation.
  • Please select songs that demonstrate your acting abilities as well as your vocals

Auditionees should wear attire that best represents you and/or helps with your acting performance of the song.

ACTING AUDITION

MONOLOGUES

Auditionees are asked to prepare two contrasting pieces each no longer than one and a half minutes.

Monologue 1: Contemporary British Play

A monologue from a British play written after 1990

Monologue 2: Monologue form a Play

Either a modern speech (after 1880) or a classical piece from a play, which provides a contrast to your previous contemporary monologue.

You may be asked to workshop one or both speeches with the panel.

  • Each speech should be no longer than one and a half minutes.
  • Ensure speeches are from published plays. They should not be extracts from poems, novels, films or television scripts.
  • Please perform the speeches in your native accent.
  • Select speeches that are performed by characters close to your age.

Auditionees should wear attire that best represents you and/or helps with your acting performance of the monologue.

LITERACY ASSESSMENT

Once the auditionees have completed the Dance, Singing and Acting portions of their audition, they will be required to complete a literacy assessment.

The purpose of the assessment is to gain and understanding into the student’s written ability and ensure that we can provide any learning support that is required for the student throughout the course. The assessment will be thirty minutes and will consist of multiple choice questions and free writing.

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INTERVIEW

Once the auditionees have completed the Dance, Singing and Acting portions of their audition, they will be required for an interview.

The Interview will help us gain insight into the student’s interests outside of the rehearsal studio, personal and professional goals and help us assess whether the student is ready to enter a program consisting of rigorous training. It is also an opportunity for the auditionees to ask any questions to the panel that they have regarding the training and any other details they want to enquire.

Resumes, headshots, videos and other portfolio are not required. Please do not bring these materials to the audition.