DanceEast Academy exit policy
Next steps and moving on
The aim of the DanceEast Academy is for students to graduate and enter full time vocational dance training.
In 2010 94.8% of National Dance CAT graduates who auditioned for further dance pathways were offered places.
In order to set realistic goals, the tutor and management team are on hand to help students make decisions about where they might like to study, and their possible career pathways. As a member of the National Dance CATs, the Academy team are able to provide information about different schools and courses, and will endeavour to offer advice about appropriate and realistic choices.
Students reaching the age of 14 should meet with the Academy Manager to discuss their aspirations and receive guidance. The DanceEast office at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, holds a range of prospectuses for dance and performing arts schools and courses. Students are encouraged to make use of this resource.
Leaving the DanceEast Academy scheme
The DanceEast Academy is a specialist intensive training scheme for young people who have the talent and inclination to work toward a career in dance. Admission onto the course is offered on the understanding that students continue to develop at the required rate, in order to ensure quality assurance in line with the Department for Education’s quality agenda.
It is hoped that once accepted onto the scheme, students will train at the Academy until they are ready to go onto full time vocational dance training. Students are continually monitored to ensure that they are developing appropriately physically, technically, artistically and creatively.
Students are expected to demonstrate their commitment and enthusiasm for dance; as well as establish good communication and collaborative skills with fellow students and teachers. Over the length of the course there may be cases where the Academy team, the family or student make the decision that the scheme is no longer suitable.
Contact the DanceEast Academy
The DanceEast Academy is always looking to meet talented young people who will
benefit from the training. To find out more call the team on: 01473
295230 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
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