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International Students

London is a culturally rich and diverse capital city, with over 200 languages spoken and many international citizens calling it home. LCDS is equally rich and diverse with over 40% of the student body being international (October 2020). Our international students contribute to making LCDS an inspiring, lively and vibrant place to learn and grow as artists. We welcome applicants from all over the world and value the variety  of experiences, ideas and voices of our international students, enriching our community of artists.

If you have any questions for our international students, email this address with the subject lineTalk with an International Student. 

"We have the opportunity to work with a lot of different practices. We have academic approaches to dance and creative classes. LCDS is also in London which gives us a lot of professional, cultural and networking opportunities." LCDS undergraduate student

Venetia, a student from Singapore, talks about her experience at London Contemporary Dance School 

The students here, the teachers here, everyone is like family to me, so I think that was really helpful in adjusting to the London life.


Shing Yan Jason Yip, an undergraduate student from Hong Kong, talks about what it was like to start at London Contemporary Dance School and move to the capital city of England! 

"It was much less intimidating than I thought. It felt like I was moving from one big city to another with me being originally from Hong Kong. I was used to the pace of city life".

"I remember the first day of induction and I walked into the room and everyone was sat there were people who I knew were as passionate about dance as I was, and that to me was so refreshing to be able to create and dance with my fellow member of London Contemporary Dance School."


Olivia Arizmendi, an undergraduate student from San Franciso, California, talks about the what it was like to move to the UK; what was new, what was exciting, what was strange. She also speaks about the highlights of her time so far at London Contemporary Dance School. 

“For me, something that was quite amazing to discover was the tube system. The system is amazing, trains come really fast and you can get anywhere in the span of 45 minutes with the touch of an Oyster Card!”

"What’s exciting about the UK? Definitely the diversity of people in London. Is something that I have been enjoying. There is so much good food from all around the world. You are constantly hearing people speak different languages. And LCDS is also really international, so it’s a great chance to get to know about other cultures and learn new languages”


Wondering what it is like to study at LCDS? Here is a film created with a now graduate of the School, Dulcie Fraser:

Day in the Life with Dulcie:


Natifah White gives her advice to those looking at coming to London Contemporary Dance School, and shares her experience of being a student here 


Additional information about our programmes and course content can be found on the following web pages:

Undergraduate Programme

Postgraduate Programmes

For Tuition Fees Click Here

If you have any questions about our admission process or the School please get in touch with us:

Cindy Cheung, Admissions and Registry Manager

Email admissions@theplace.org.uk or telephone +44 207 121 1111.

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How to Apply

Applications for the BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance are open for September 2021 entry. Deadline for applications is Monday 8 February 2021, 12 noon.