How many students study at LCDS?
The School has around 180 students on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
What areas of work are open to me after graduating?
Previous graduates of the School have become artistic directors, choreographers, dancers in companies, dance film makers, teachers, administrators in dance or work in the field of dance in education.
What academic support does LCDS offer?
There is an Academic Support Lecturer who is available to give extra help to students needing either English language support, or help with the learning and study skills needed for the academic aspects of the programme. The School also helps disabled students to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance, and can use these funds to provide appropriate help. LCDS aims to assist dyslexic students and those with other specific learning needs as appropriate.
Can I get help with my professional development?
The School's position as part of The Place means its links with the dance profession are unrivalled. The Place provides professional development for artists at all stages of their lives in dance, including Resolution!, the UK's biggest platform season for new choreography each January/February. The Place is also publishes JUICE, and online resource providing news, advice and jobs/auditions information free-of-charge to the independent dance profession.
Can I study abroad?
A limited number of places are available for BA students to study abroad for a period of their course, usually one term. Students are given full credit towards their final degree result. Opportunities currently exist with dance schools in New York, California and Hawaii.
What happens if I fall ill during my course? Will I have access to free health care if this happens?
All students registered on full-time courses in the UK are entitled to free health care through the National Health Service (NHS). Some costs may be incurred for medication. Dental care in the UK is not free but is cheaper through the NHS. We have our own Lecturer in Physical Support who is responsible for initial assessment of dance-related injuries and will advise students on the most appropriate treatment. Students can also be referred to the School's in-house osteopath.
Do you have student housing?
Unfortunately we do not have student housing. We employ an accommodation officer over the summer to assist students with finding accommodation.
Can I get a part-time job?
Most non-EU students whose course lasts more than six months, are entitled to a passport stamp or visa entitling them to work part-time during term (up to 20 hours per week) and unlimited hours during vacations. EU students may legally work as many hours as they wish. Students should understand however that dance training at LCDS is a full-time course, and is both physically and mentally tiring. Students considering taking part-time work should bear this in mind, and try to work as few hours as possible, allowing at least one weekend day to rest. There is sometimes casual work available within The Place, and students typically work as ushers, bar staff or administrative assistants.