One Year Foundation Course 2017-10-12T05:05:13+00:00

Foundation Course in Dance and Musical Theatre

The Foundation Course is a one year, intensive course offering a Trinity qualification in Musical Theatre (Grade 8).

Our Foundation Course is one of the oldest and most established in the country, and is a pathway for less experienced students to further their vocational training.

Emphasis is placed on the study of classical ballet and jazz techniques from the beginning, with contemporary and tap as additional dance subjects. These are studied alongside singing, acting and musical theatre, which are supported by integrated professional studies. The students work with a core team of teachers who closely monitor and guide them throughout their training. There are also plenty of opportunities for students to put their skills in to practice with regular internal and external performances.

Foundation with a BTEC Level 3 Qualification in Performing Arts

Foundation students can also apply to take a BTEC Level 3 qualification while completing their Foundation course studies. Should you choose this option, you would be eligible for approximately £3,000 of funding towards your existing Foundation tuition fees. Visit our BTEC page for more details.

Term Dates for 2017 – 2018

Subjects Studied

  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Commercial Jazz
  • Tap
  • Pas de deux and partner work
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Voice
  • Integrated Professional Studies (IPS)
  • Floor Barre
  • Pilates

How To Apply

To apply for an audition, please download and print off the form below. Once completed, please post this form along with the requested photographs and audition fee (cheque payable to Bodywork Company). Postal address details can be found on the Contact Us page.

Term Dates 2017 – 2018

Autumn Dates
Monday 18th September Foundation students
Tuesday 19th September 1st yrs plus any new 2nd & 3rd years
Thursday 21st September 2nd and 3rd years return
Thursday 19th October OPEN DAY for NEW prospective students
23rd – 27th October Half-Term
Thursday 9th November OPEN DAY for NEW prospective students
Wednesday 6th December OPEN DAY – families of current students
Wednesday 6th December Carol Concert
Thursday 7th December Performing Arts Christmas Show
End of Term
Spring Term
Monday 8th January Start of spring term
12th – 16th February Half-Term
Thursday 29th March End of term
Summer Term
Monday 23rd April Start of summer term
Monday 7th May Bank Holiday
28th May – 1st June Half-Term
Friday 13th July End of term
“I joined the Foundation course with very little belief in my potential and can honestly say I enrolled on the course with the expectation I would use the experience as a ‘gap year’ of sorts. After just one term I vastly improved and with the incredible support and teaching from the staff, I went on to the three year course with DaDA funding. After an amazing four years at Bodywork Company, I am thankful to say I signed my first professional contract shortly after leaving and hope there are many more to come!”
Jane Ogilvie, 2013 Graduate