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


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

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


Win Urdang Youth Academy Scholarship for a Year!
24th Jul 2015 | Posted by Caroline Levine

Win Urdang Youth AcademyPerfect your technique and have fun for a whole academic year. Urdang’s Youth Academy develops confidence and skills whilst having fun and meeting like-minded students.

The Urdang Youth Academy is open to all students aged 10-21 with a passion for training and performance! Classes are taken by the Urdang faculty and there are also occasional specialised workshops taken by West End Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors and other specialists in their field; so that students are learning from those at the heart of professional dance and musical theatre.

The Academy starts on 6th September 2015 and runs one Sunday a month during term time until June 2015 (date to be confirmed). Each day consists of a ballet class, a jazz class and a musical theatre session. The year ends with the Youth Academy End of Year Demonstration. This is a fantastic opportunity for friends and family to see what has been achieved and is always a fantastically enjoyable experience for all involved.

This Summer you can win a place on Urdang’s Youth Academy worth £520! Urdang is giving away one exclusive scholarship for the Youth Academy, as well as 10 free taster days as runners up prizes. Enter our prize draw online to be in with the chance of winning. Just fill in your details (your name, age on 6th September, contact E-mail and finish the sentence “I’d love to win the Youth Academy Scholarship because…)

Competition closes on the 14th August 2015.

The winners will be notified via E-mail, announced on the website and in the September Issue of the Dancing Times.

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Urdang featured in The Stage
21st Jul 2015 | Posted by Caroline Levine

Urdang featured in The Stage 9th July 2015We’re featured on page 44 of 9th July issue of The Stage; read “Urdang hails its half-century“.

Find out more about The Stage


Help raise £3,000 to The Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund
12th Jul 2015 | Posted by Caroline Levine

Help raise £3,000 to The Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund at Urdang

We’re raising money to The Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund at Urdang because some of our students often need maintenance help.

A huge thank you for all of your donations so far!

The Golden Gala programme advertising raised a total of £2,800 with special thanks going to Thornsett, Bloch Dance Europe, The Lion King, Dancing Times – Britain’s Leading Dance Monthly, Futurestech Branding and Marketing copies of the programme are on their way to you all.

The Golden Gala graduates tickets raised a total of £320

A massive thank you to MAC Cosmetics for the make-up donation and Dincwear for providing dance wear for our commercial dancers in the opening number of our Golden Gala at the Hackney Empire.

All monies raised will go towards the Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund. Many of our students will experience financial hardship at some point during their training. If you would like to pledge your support to the cause and contribute please follow the link below.

The fund was established in remembrance of Aaron Morgan who studied at Urdang before starring in the West End production of the Lion King but sadly died at the age of 27. Aaron’s memory lives on through supporting the talented with this bursary.

£4,600 was raised in 2014 at a special event held at the Lyceum theatre. The Golden Kite Concert was a fantastic evening of song, dance and spoken word Performed by the cast of the Lion King with Urdang students, graduates, crew from the Lyceum and special guests. Programme gifts and sponsorship of the Golden Gala performances will also go towards the Aaron Morgan fund. Your donations will be welcomed after each performance with all funds raised going to students in need of financial assistance during their study at Urdang.

Sponsor here at crowdfunding.justgiving.com/AaronMorganFund


Golden Gala at the Hackney Empire
16th Jun 2015 | Posted by Caroline Levine

Urdang is about to celebrate our 50th year of success with a Golden Gala at the Hackney Empire on 11th and 12th July 2015.

This compelling programme will include many forms of dance from tap to street alongside uplifting musical theatre excerpts. Presented by the current first and second year students, with special guest appearances from Urdang Alumni from over the years.

Urdang is known for its diverse, individual and incredibly talented young performers who will leave you enlightened, dazzled and wanting to know more about this unique and exciting London College.

11 Jul 2015 – 12 Jul 2015, shows at 1:30pm & 7:00pm

Price(s): £ 25.50 – £ 10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)

Book here.