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41dada

16-05-08, 06:48 PM (GMT)
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"Urdang or London Sudio Centre"
 
   Hi
This isn't a ballet question but still dance. A friends daughter has been offered a DaDa at Urdang (Musical Theatre) but also a place at London Studio Centre where funding isn't yet organised. Does anyone have any experience of either which might help her to decide? Any info on either would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Kathy


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  RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre danceteacher_sheffield 16-05-08 1
     RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre Pas de Quatre 17-05-08 2
     RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre Bruceadmin 17-05-08 3
         RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre HeatherL 17-05-08 4

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danceteacher_sheffield

16-05-08, 07:08 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre"
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   LAST EDITED ON 16-05-08 AT 07:09 PM (GMT (BST))
 
My first reaction would be that either of these colleges would be a great choice, as both have equally good graduate destinations both in dance and musical theatre.

From my knowledge of both places, I would tend to recommend Urdang over Studios. Most importantly because of the DaDAs, as Studios is very expensive even if you are offered one of their own scholarships, whereas with a DaDA, it is much easier to organise yourself financially.

Also class numbers are a big issue at Studios too. They cram the students in like sardines in a can and you really have to fight for any kind of personal attention. I have seen jazz classes at Studios with 30-40 people all rammed in together.

The choice of Urdang or Studios depends completely on the person. Someone who can totally apply themselves and commit without too much attention will get on well at Studios, but anyone needing that bit of extra support would be better at Urdang which is a more 'caring' and 'nurturing' environment.


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Pas de Quatre

17-05-08, 07:42 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre"
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   How would you reply to this question if it were about someone interested in a Classical Ballet career?


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Bruceadmin

17-05-08, 07:59 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre"
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I think we need to be very careful here and I'd ask you to re-register in your proper name 'danceteacher_sheffield'. If you are giving out views that the instituions concerned would be unlikely to agree with then you need to stand behind those views with your real name.


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HeatherL

17-05-08, 09:15 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Urdang or London Sudio Centre"
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   LAST EDITED ON 17-05-08 AT 09:19 AM (GMT (BST))
 
As you have mentioned dada's do I assume that this dancer is 16 rather than 18?

If this is the case be careful. We have a friend on the classical course at LSC who is 16. They weren't made aware when she started that there is no maintenance / student loan available in the first year as the course the 16 years olds follow is the foundation degree rather than the full degree course that the 18 year olds follow. The only difference in the courses is the foundation has 4 hours academic per week and the degree is 8 hours academic per week. This means that although the tuition fees are covered nothing else is so they are having to find accommodation and living costs themselves. I understand that some students may have had to withdraw from the course because of the funding issues.

Our friend is having a great time and loves the classical side - not a fan of jazz, tap or contemporary classess though!

We also know students on the MT course who are having a wonderful time and learning lots. In addition another student who started on the classical course moved to contemporary for her second year and is doing MT for her company year! LSC seem to be adaptable to the students.

I don't know about Urdang other than knowing one of the ballet teachers!


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