About professional training at Bodywork 2017-05-18T12:03:44+00:00

BODYWORK PROFESSIONAL THEATRE & DANCE COMPANY

A Brief History

Bodywork Company Dance Studios was founded in 1981 by Theresa and Patrick Kerr, who were leading professionals in the world of dance and music. The school grew from a series of classes taught in and around Cambridge as well as a professional touring company, the Bodywork Dance Company. Theresa was also teaching jazz for major performing arts colleges in London and Patrick was touring with the jazz company.

1985 – The present building on Glisson Road was acquired, a former furniture warehouse that was converted into four beautiful dance studios.

1986 – Seeing a need to prepare students, especially beginners, for full time vocational training, the team created the foundation course. It was a success and still runs today.

1990 – Again seeing the need for a full, more demanding, full-time programme, we added in a three year Diploma course in Dance and Musical Theatre.

2001 – The Diploma course is validated by Trinity College, London, to offer the Level 6 Diploma.

2003 – Bodywork became part of the Government Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) scheme allowing students to obtain funding towards their tuition fees. Bodywork is also accredited by the EFA and CDET.

2009 – Bodywork began to offer the Trinity Grade 8 Qualification in Musical Theatre for the Foundation course.

2015 – Bodywork launch their new BTEC Level 3 qualification in Performing Arts.

Our Ethos

With over 30 years of teaching expertise, passion, care and commitment to The Performing Arts, I am delighted to welcome you to Bodywork Company.

Our mission statement is:

To inspire all with the glorious creativity and discipline of the arts.

To inspire all: Our vision of performing arts is not elitist or exclusive, our holistic approach embrases diversity and we believe all should be able to experience and become inspired by performing arts. We offer over £100,000 of internal scholarships every year, as well as being part of the Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) scholarship scheme.

Glorious creativity and discipline: True mastery of performance is the marrying of creative flair with unfailing, progressive hard work. Making it in this industry isn’t easy. Bodywork Company acknowledges industry standards and ensures that students are given the tools to succeed at the highest level.  We are proud to say that over 90% of our recent graduates are working in the industry within 12 months of completing their training.

The Bodywork Family

We are committed to creating a close-knit, caring environment for our students. We understand that, studies aside, they are going through an important transitional period where they mature into responsible, conscientious citizens. The depth of experience within our faculty helps us to support students as they develop, giving them the cultural awareness and skills to become top industry professionals.

I look forward to meeting you at audition.

Theresa Kerr

Principal and Owner

Validating Bodies

Bodywork Company is accredited and validated by a range of professional and educational bodies:

The College of West Anglia

College of West Anglia (For our BTEC)

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