Career Professional Development Diploma
6 month program
Weekly training and mentorship with Choreographer Alyx Steele
40+ Masterclasses with Global Industry Professionals
One week training in Los Angeles with top USA choreographers, including performing at prestigious LA Dance event. Flights and accommodation included
Professional portfolio created by industry professionals (Photographer, Hair and Makeup Artist, Stylist & Movement Director)
Audition and Interview with UK leading agencies
Contractual advice 6 months post graduating from Smash
Designed to work alongside employment, to reduce your student debt, and cut the time to get you into the professional work place as a dancer.
What the course includes
Advanced Global Dance Training Program
Audition Date - London
To bring global industry related dance training and empower the next generation, removing barriers and bridging the gap between training and the professional industry, creating a positive & inclusive work environment.
This course is a pioneering first, it brings together a collective of dance and educational specialists with decades of experience who deliver what a dancer actually requires for a career in professional dance and the creative industries.The team have an unrivalled portfolio working with acts and institutions such as Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, One Direction, Pink, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Beyonce, Vogue, ZooNation, Stageworks Worldwide, Time Warner, Sony as well as academic instructions such as Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Leeds Conservatoire. When you complete this course you will have a dance and academic skill set that is globally unrivalled, tailored to what the international dance industry needs but you won't have the debt of studying at university. We also offer a 300% increase in contact time compared to leading universities and conservatoires within the UK.
MASTER CLASSES: You will have regular masterclasses and workshops from the dance industries finest practitioners, leading creators and choreographers.
MINDFULNESS: Online mindfulness techniques and self awareness techniques to help combat anxiety and support ongoing positive and healthy mental health to endorse you in auditions and self marketing.
PORTFOLIO: Creation of full portfolio with a variety of different looks working with a Celebrity Hair/Makeup Artist, Stylist and Photographer.
TECHNICAL FINISH: Technique classes which includes personalised feedback to support constructing a personalised dancer's plan to enhance refinement and improvement. Technical abilities to be the focus (e;g cardio, extension, isolation, flexibility, stamina, breath)
COMMERCIAL CHOREOGRAPHY, ROUTINE & PICK UP: Picking up a range of differentiated commercial based industry choreography. Insightful range of practical choreographers' approaches and diverse industry demands. Lessons in free styling, research skills and strategies for picking up choreography.
BODY CONDITIONING: Body conditioning to assist dancers in physical and mental wellbeing. Physical support plans created for fitness and personal goals. Includes a session with nutritionist to ensure dancers are maintaining a healthy and safe lifestyle.
AUDITION TECHNIQUE: Preparing dancers for the world of auditions. Emphasis on picking up and delivering choreography and building self belief. Research skills relevant to brief/Artist/Choreographer Brand/Dance Company. Application of technical skills in audition context.
INTERVIEW SKILLS: Confidence in speaking and discussions in the dance industry workplace. The course includes an Interview and audition with one of Uk's leading dance agents.
BUSINESS STUDIES: Contractual basics, how to read, negotiate contracts. What to do if contracts go wrong, Self employed and tax return, copyright. These skills are crucial for a dancer to build and maintain a successful and happy career.
PERSONAL BRANDING: Online branding, websites, social media guidance and support with a top industry professional.
Head of styling
Sophie Carmen Jones
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Danielle "Rhimes" Lecointe
Academic quality assurance, UK
Christie Lee Manning
Dr Sarina Maria Beacher- SEN(M),RMN, DPNS,DCBT, PGTC,BSc(Hons) MSc PhD
Sarina qualified as a mental health nurse in 1988 and has been practising as a clinical leader and practising clinician since 1988. Sarina's extensive career in health and well being has taken her to Australia to work as part of the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments and develop better health for the Indigenous Peoples of Victoria. Sarina is registered to practice in the UK and Australia. Sarina has been heavily involved in developing better health alongside clinical leadership and mental health care for staff from a wide range of professions. In 1998 Sarina with her team were awarded the CharterMark for excellence in mental health practice. In 2005 Sarina developed a programme of learning that related to mental health and practice called Broadening Horizons and this has been developed in many NHS Organisations. Sarina has held a number of senior clinical posts in the NHS which include Lecturer in Mental Health, Director of Corporate and Clinical Governance, Nursing and Quality, she has also been Head of Safeguarding in a number of NHS and non NHS organisations. In addition to her nursing and clinical leadership qualifications, Sarina holds qualifications in teaching, health and health promotion, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Transactional Analysis. In 2022 Sarina completed training relating to post trauma and is now able to provide Structured Trauma interviews and after care. In recent years Sarina has concentrated on her growing her private practice and continues to work for a number of non NHS organisations providing expert mental health counselling to their staff. The opportunity to support the course continues Sarina's own professional and personal commitment to working across all boundaries and professions, to deliver learning that supports dance students better health and well being as they progress their careers.
Fees & Funding
Smash the Industry Professional Diploma: Fees (2024)
£10;000 total fees
Payment one at enrolment: £5000:00 Week of acceptance
Payment two: £2500;00 1st March
Payment three: £2500;00 1st May
International Students: Fee information for International Students can be obtained from Smash admissions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Dancers will be expected to pay for uniforms.
*The cost of the uniform required is estimated to be £200.
*Dancers will need access to the internet and a tablet/laptop/pc for blended learning tutorials, seminars and to complete tasks.
*In Los Angeles the dancers will be provided with accommodation, a timetable of dance industry experiences and flights.
*Food, drink, additional travel, free time allocation is the financial responsibility of the dancer.
We believe in removing barriers to enhance dancers ability to train therefore we do not charge for auditions.
We offer both video or live audition slots. Please email us for further information.
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