The Alkins School of Dance, in partnership with Abbots Bromley School has an international reputation for excellence. We offer Vocational Dance and Musical Theatre Courses that provide a real alternative in vocational training, where each student is valued as an individual and can gain the vocational skills and academic qualifications needed to succeed in the modern world. Today, more than ever before, it is imperative that pupils are able to diversify their skills. Even the most successful dancers have a relatively short career and need to be prepared to consider future paths. The Vocational Dance Course is planned to give as broad an education as possible. High standards are maintained through carefully structured timetables and enviably small class sizes. The course combines Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, Performance Skills, Drama, and Repertoire alongside core academic subjects.
The School has recently expanded and now offers a vocational course in Musical Theatre, focusing on acting, singing, dance and stage craft. Highly qualified and experienced staff include former international ballerinas and a Director of Dance with many years' experience as an examiner with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Past students are now dancing in some of the world's leading ballet companies. Others use their skills, in a variety of careers including dance physiotherapy, teaching and costume design. Entry onto the Vocational Dance Course is by audition.
Recreational dance is available to all pupils from Kindergarten to Sixth Form as part of the Enrichment Programme in the Prep School and in the Senior School.