The Laine Theatre Arts Foundation Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre is an intensive 28-week vocational training course. It is designed for students of 16+ years who have a passion for performance and wish to gain experience of training in a vocational environment prior to auditioning for three-year courses. Typically, our foundation students will have identified a need to build on their existing skill base and improve confidence in at least one area of performance in order to maximise their potential when auditioning for degree and diploma courses. Foundation students are taught by a dedicated team of specialist pre-vocational teachers who help to inspire a deeper understanding of the body, the voice and the performer’s psyche, whilst offering career guidance. The Foundation Course is intense, mentally and physically, but with the effort comes reward in the form of increased knowledge, competence, and most of all, confidence. We are very proud that many ex-foundation students describe their time on the Foundation Course as ‘the best year of my life so far’ and ‘something every potential student should do if they can’.
Please note, this course is not regulated by Ofqual and is vocational in nature.
If you are auditioning in-person, you will be required to:
Please note that foundation applicants are NOT required to perform a solo dance routine.
If you are auditioning via online video submission, you will be required to:
Fees for the September 2024 Course Intake are £9,371 inc VAT , which can be paid in three instalments or by standing order over a period of eight months. We have a limited number of income-assessed scholarships available for students from low socio-economic backgrounds and under-represented groups. Please email Sally Hooper (Foundation Course Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Foundation Course takes place over two-and-a-half terms; from September to December (Term 1) January to March (Term 2) and April to May (Term 3).
We are proud that these young performers and creatives were once LTA foundation course students.