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Urdang at Move It 2016
21st Mar 2016 | Posted by Caroline Levine

Urdang – Strike Boys Co. – ERYKA – Move It 2016

Choreographer: Dean Lee Assistant Choreographer: Ainsley Ricketts Music: One Woman Army by Ciara

 

Urdang – Bloch Global Dancewear Collection – Move It 2016

Choreographers: Paul Hack & Lynsey McDougall
Music: Time 2 Stop (9 to 5 Mix) by Roger Sanchez, The Diva Dance ( Remix by S.W.O) by Eric Serra, Diva Nights (Rafael Starcevic & Liurosa Remix) by Shayne B

 

Urdang – On The Ropes – Move It 2016

Choreographer: Greg McPherson Music: Rise by David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey


Just released our Urdang Dance and Musical Theatre Showreel 2016
11th Feb 2016 | Posted by Caroline Levine

ITS HERE! Please watch our new #Showreel! We hope you like it!

 

@JanetJackson #DANG #LONDON #DNGLDN #DNG #LDN

 


Urdang awarded Ofsted Outstanding Grade1
13th Nov 2015 | Posted by Caroline Levine

Urdang awarded Ofsted Outstanding Grade1 2015 with straight 1’s throughout all aspects of its’ trainingUrdang is celebrating again after receiving ‘Outstanding Grade 1’ in the latest Ofsted report. The assessment followed a recent two day inspection of the Central London Performing Arts Academy in October 2015. Urdang were graded with straight 1’s throughout all aspects of its’ training. This is the highest evaluation possible.

Ofsted summed up Urdang’s cutting edge performing arts training with:

“Outstanding all-round education and training in dance and musical theatre, resulting in students who successfully achieve their qualifications and progress into high quality jobs in the performing arts industry.”

The results give indisputable testament to the success of the college’s ongoing strategy. Managing Director Solange Urdang commented on the announcement:

“We are very proud that Ofsted have recognised our professional vocational training with the highest credits achievable. The results of the report speak for themselves and represent a clear endorsement of Urdang’s ability to offer the very best learning experience possible.” She added: “It is a very fitting tribute to both the ongoing dedication of our highly experienced faculty and the daily commitment of our talented students. I hope the outcome of this report will inspire our graduates to continue to achieve even more success in years to come.”

Having just celebrated 50 years in the business this Summer, Urdang are delighted to remain at the forefront of the industry. Lookout for the full Ofsted report on web at .

Additional Quotes from Latest Ofsted report 2015:

“Leaders successfully widen participation, promote diversity and break down cultural barriers, in particular by attracting significant funds to provide financial support to students.”

“All full-time teachers have substantial experience of working as professionals in performing arts. In addition, most part-time teachers continue to work as practitioners and performers. Teachers are well trained and highly qualified.”

“The quality of studio spaces and resources around the academy is very high. The rich character of the old town hall building, and its location in the heart of Islington also adds significantly to the character and ethos of the academy and helps maintain its very close links with London’s West End and theatreland.”

“Students benefit from excellent professional employment advice. Through a range of activities, they gain the knowledge and skills they require to engage successfully with agents, casting directors and a wide range of industry professionals. Students also obtain valuable practical understanding of how to manage their contracts and finances as professionals.”


An exciting new partnership – Urdang and M·A·C
11th Oct 2015 | Posted by Caroline Levine

An exciting new partnership - Urdang and M·A·CUrdang Academy are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with M·A·C, the World’s leading professional makeup company. M·A·C, who enjoy a similar thriving partnership with Juilliard, (leading dance, drama and music school in New York), held some very successful pilot events at Urdang over the previous academic year.

The pilots were so successful that the ongoing partnership has now been formalised and further developed to include much, much more for this year. As well as sponsoring all of Urdang’s productions and professional photoshoots M·A·C will run various workshops for Urdang’s 3rd year students. M·A·C have also:

  • Complimentary lipstick for all 3rd year students
  • Sponsored a starter pack for Urdang to use in their own in-house workshops
  • Sponsored Urdang’s Studio 4 (the Yellow Room)
  • Make up provided for selected productions

In return, Urdang students have the opportunity to take part in special events for M·A·C, providing entertainment at key store openings and product launches. Solange Urdang, Managing Directr, commented on the announcement:

“We are very proud that Urdang were chosen to partner MAC here in the UK. M·A·C is such a good fit for Urdang because of their unrivalled expertise in their industry as well as their much publicised values to celebrate diversity and individuality. M·A·C are for ‘All Ages, All Races, All Sexes’ and our ethos is everyone individual; it is the perfect partnership!”


Dancing times review of graduate revue
27th Jul 2015 | Posted by Caroline Levine

Dancing times AugustSpotted in August’s Dancing Times, read review.