Vocational Foundation Year
This course aims to prepare students of 16+ years with the skills necessary to gain entry to specialist three year Performing Arts Courses at Morea Performing Arts or other Dance Colleges, Performing Arts Colleges or Teacher training courses. Whether your dance technique needs strengthening or it is your singing or acting skills that need help, this course will provide you with the knowledge needed to gain a higher and more consistent level.
The course includes guidance in preparing for auditions, which will cover all aspects of grooming (hairstyles and appropriate audition wear) as well as interview techniques and song, monologue and dance solo preparation as necessary.
3 Year Dance &
Performing Arts Course
A three-year full-time course for students of 16+, consisting of classes in Body awareness, Ballet, Technical and Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Folk, Singing, Drama, Musical Theatre, Contact, Performance Coaching, Improvisation, Choreography, Pointe work, Body Conditioning, Stretch and Virtuosity.
Our aim is to take the best of traditional training and mix it with new ideas from dance science and current and progressive thinking in dance. In practise this means that time is spent preparing the body in a more separate way than traditional training, with classes specifically to find, identify, strengthen and stretch relevant muscles groups and understand the use of the skeletal system. This will allow you to understand how to move the body in correct pathways without the stress of learning traditional dance steps at the same time. Virtuosity class is then used to learn and perfect movement and tricks, alongside classes that develop the artistic and performance skills of the dancer. Traditional dance classes are then used to pull these skills together, teaching the dancers to link movement with ease and flow and perform them with skill and individuality. Alongside the dance training, the students will have lessons in Singing and Drama and then combine all these skills within their Musical Theatre lessons.
These classes will be supported by visiting guest lecturers, performers in the West End and dancers in professional companies, many of whom were previously trained by Katie Morea and her faculty, alongside masterclasses from teachers renowned in their fields.
Students will enter for the ISTD vocational examinations and have the option to take the teaching examinations (DDE).
There will be guidance in preparing for auditions when applying for a position in the industry, which will include all aspects of grooming as well as interview techniques and song preparation for graduating students.