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Latest updates from Urdang, including Graduate news, Masterclasses and Events


Glasgow Audition Date just announced!
17th Nov 2014 | Posted by admin

We have JUST ANNOUNCED that we will be holding Urdang auditions at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow on Saturday 22nd November!

Urdang Glasgow Auditions 2014Audition to be held at:

The Dance School of Scotland,
Knightswood Secondary School,
60 Knightswood Road,
Glasgow
G13 2XD

On Saturday 22nd November Urdang staff will be at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow to audition applicants for full-time courses at the Urdang Academy beginning September 2015.

You must apply in advance for the chance to audition. If you are interested in attending please download an application form here.

Complete, sign and return the form with a cheque for £35.00 to:

The Admissions Manager,
Urdang Academy,
The Old Finsbury Town Hall,
Rosebery Avenue,
London,
EC1R 4RP

Please mark your application: Scotland Auditions.

Please do not apply online as this will only put you forward for a London audition. We will then send you an invitation to audition with details of the day. For any enquiries email admissions@theurdangacademy.com.

For directions to the Dance School of Scotland please see here.

 


Dancing Times visits the Urdang Academy
25th Aug 2014 | Posted by admin

Dancing Times visits Urdang We’re featured on page 23-25 of the August issue of Dancing Times.

Laura Dodge paid a visit to the Urdang Academy at a busy, vibrant time, as our students prepared for their end-of-year performances.

Find out more about Dancing Times

 

Having seen Urdang’s students on stage several times, it’s clear why it’s so successful. Producing confident, competent performers with versatile skills, it’s no wonder 95 per cent of graduates find work in the dance and musical theatre industry.


Urdang’s Link Dance Showcase ‘Sins & Virtues’ in The Dancing Times!
2nd Jun 2014 | Posted by admin

The ‘Sins & Virtues’ Showcase has received a glowing review on page 73 of the June issue of the Dancing Times Magazine.

The packed performance, which demonstrated the seven deadly sins, was favorably commended;

 

“The range of styles included in the performance showed off their versatility and highlighted the well-rounded training Urdang offers students. There were also some exceptional solos laced between the larger numbers; it is obvious that many of Urdang’s 2014 graduates will have exciting careers to look forward to.”

 

See the full article below;


Online Applications for Sept 2014 Entry – Now Closed
21st May 2014 | Posted by admin

Online applications for September 2014 entry are now closed.

We are not holding any more auditions this academic year.

You can still apply via DVD and you may still be considered for a place on our Diploma and Foundation courses for September 2014.

Please email admissions@theurdangacademy.com for details

 

 


Don’t Miss us at Move It 2014!!
18th Feb 2014 | Posted by admin

Join us at the UK’s biggest dance event in Olympia, London from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March.

From 10am everyday we will be at stand 160. Be part of this energising dance experience with 20,000 fellow dancers and come and see what we do.

Don’t miss us at stand 160! Buy tickets and book classes here now!

Following on from it’s electrifying atmosphere last year, Move It 2014 promises another three days exclusively about dance. With performances, classes, advice and shopping, no matter your ability level, the event guarantees to have something to satisfy everyone with a passion for dance.

Come and see what we do with main stage and showcase performances every day, sofa interviews and dance classes with the chance to get spotted!

Our Main Stage Performances

Friday 7th

12.30 Following their success at Britain’s Got Talent, our dance troop FourCorners presents a brand new number from their latest repertoire.

Saturday 8th

12.30 A commercial and Jazz piece presented by some of our students.
13.30 Our all boy cast promises to wow with this commercial dance piece.

Sunday 9th

12.30 A contemporary piece choreographed by Stuart Goodwyn.
14.30 Bloch Fashion

Our Showcase Theatre Performances

Friday 7th 14.00

Saturday 8th 15.30

Sunday 9th 13.00

 

Urdang Classes

Friday 7th

11.30-12.15: Top Hat – Musical Theatre class open to all levels, taught by current West End cast member of ‘Top Hat’, Alan Burkitt.

11.45-12.30: Jazz Partner Work – Work on your Jazz partnering skills and lifts, open to all levels but please come with a partner if possible.

12.30-13.15: We Will Rock You – Musical Theatre class featuring repertoire from the West End Musical ‘We Will Rock You’, open to all levels.

14.30-15.15: Street Dance – Street Dance class open to all levels.

Saturday 8th

10.45-11.30: Ballet for Kids – Ballet class especially for younger dancers, open to all levels.

11.30- 12.15: The Book of Mormon – Musical Theatre dance class inspired by ‘The Book of Mormon’, open to all levels.

12.45 – 13.30: 42nd Street Tap Class – Learn Tap repertoire from West End musical ‘42nd Street’, open to all levels.

14.45-15.30: Academy Commercial – Learn the latest Commercial moves, open to all levels.

17.45-18.30: Advanced Commercial –Commercial dance class for those of an advanced level.

18.00-19.00: Commercial Master-class – A Commercial master-class.

Sunday 9th

11.30-12.15: Thriller – Learn moves from Leah Hill, a current cast member in the hit West End musical ‘Thriller’, open to all levels.

13.30-14.15: Matilda – Learn repertoire from Leanne Pinder, resident choreographer for the West End show Matilda, open to all levels.

14.45-15.30: Hints & Tips on How to Prepare for Vocational Training – Seminar that shares an insight into how potential students can prepare and embark on a successful training path, open to all levels.

Urdang Sofa Interviews

Friday 7th

15.45-16.00 Solange Urdang discusses the launch of our new bespoke training and performance space: Urdang 2.

13.45-14.00 Box Artist Management Director Ben Totty, Choreographer Holly Blakey & Urdang Academy Director Solange Urdang, discuss how best to work with an agent.

 

With so much on and the chance to get spotted – this is an event not to be missed!!

Buy tickets and book classes here now!