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GradPro is delighted to launch G2P, our new pre professional course for graduates. This is a fabulous new initiative with support from the Linbury Trust that prepares dancers mentally and physically for company life.

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If you have completed your vocational training in ballet or contemporary dance this 15 week intensive dance programme in Birmingham will support you in the transition to professional careers. The culmination is a week-long company tour.

 

Our highly experienced faculty will guide you through an extensive training programme that will ensure you leave with a comprehensive array of transferable skills. In a supported mentorship environment we will focus on the essential values of support, belief, confidence and reward so that your artistry can flourish as you approach your careers with self belief and integrity.

 

Starting on Monday 9th September until Friday 13th December 2024, the training will be held in Birmingham with the tour from Monday 16th December to Sunday 22nd December 2024.

Take Your Next Step

Apply now and take that next step towards a rewarding professional dance career. No auditions necessary just complete our online form for one of our limited places.

 

The total cost of the course is £5750.00 which includes all classes, personal audition preparation including show reels and images, full week of touring and optional extra Sunday workshops.

 

The programme is fully supported by our GradPro Artistic Mentors and Dansez.

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Course Details

The course will run daily from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday at the Dance Hub at Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Midlands Arts Centre. We will also have access to One Dance UK resource.

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Our unique programme will include the following:

  • Classical Ballet Classes including Pointe Work

  • Contemporary Classes

  • Jazz

  • Repertoire and Solos

  • Personal solo choice advice

  • Personal mentor throughout the course from leading dance companies.

  • Solos performance evening

  • Self and peer teaching

  • Contact improvisation.

  • Audition CV, analysis, and advice. Show reels and guidance including personal one to one photo shoots with a leading photographer.

  • Own choreography and Guest Choreographers

  • Stagecraft, Mime & Acting

  • Company etiquette

  • Makeup & Hair

  • Pas de Deux

  • Body conditioning & pilates

  • Observing company classes & working with BRB company members

Faculty including:

  • Cynthia Harvey

  • Yvette Knight

  • Gav McCaig

  • Daria Stanciulescu

  • Sarah Marchand

  • Jerome Marchand

  • Laura Tye

  • Ryan Upton

  • Clare Palethorpe

  • Bethany Kingsley Garner

  • Darren Parish

  • Matt Topliss   

  • Sandrine Monin

  • Mark Baldwin

Guest Teachers and Choreographers to include:

  • Jenna Lee

  • Gav McCaig

  • Morgann Runacre-Temple

  • Jerome Marchand

  • Ryan Upton

  • Olivia Chang Clarke

Live music:

Working with top class pianists Ian Richards, Charlie Matthews and David Plumpton and Graduate Musicians.

Fully supported by:

  • Bethany Kingsley Garner – formerly Scottish Ballet

  • Dominic North - New Adventures

  • Cira Robinson - formerly Ballet Black

  • Isabella Gasparini - Royal Ballet

  • Ivan Putrov – formerly Royal Ballet

  • Ashley Dixon - Northern Ballet Theatre

  • Daria Stanciulescu – Birmingham Royal Ballet

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