• Welcome to our two new Lecturers in Dance

    14 Oct 2021

    Congratulations to our new LCDS Lecturer in Dance, Vicky Mantey and Omari Carter. 

    Vicky “Skytilz” Mantey is a dancer, choreographer and teacher specialising in Hip Hop and Street Dance forms. In a career spanning two decades as a freelance artist, she has worked on a range of projects across film, theatre and television. Examples include: choreography and movement direction for London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Ceremony, Street Dance 3D and Trainspotting T2.

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  • London Contemporary Dance School announces significant changes adapting its educational programmes to reflect a changing dance sector

    22 Feb 2021

    London Contemporary Dance School develops the next generation of contemporary dance artists. The vision is for LCDS graduates to be confident versatile independent artists, who are driving innovation in dance, embracing the breadth of what being an artist means in the world of contemporary dance today and what the artform may contribute to society and the wider world.  

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  • A Life lived in Dance - Goodbye to Sir Robert Cohan

    13 Jan 2021

    Robert Cohan, Founding Artistic Director of The Place, was a prolific choreographer, an utterly brilliant teacher and also a shrewd strategist. Single-handedly he changed the face of contemporary dance in this country. Well, perhaps not quite single-handedly, for it was Robin Howard, Founder of the Contemporary Dance Trust, who had the vision to invite Cohan to lead his as yet only dreamt-of new organisation comprising a Company, a School and a building which was to become known as The Place - Cohan bravely took up this invitation and contemporary dance in Britain was born.

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  • Congratulations to Sir Robert Cohan for his Lifetime Achievement Award

    30 Nov 2020

    On Friday night, the annual One Dance UK Awards were streamed online, celebrating the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape! 

    Hosted by Akosua Boakye BEM in front of the empty auditorium of the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford, with winners joining in by video, the online ceremony still managed to create a glamorous atmosphere as the dance community honoured those that worked so hard to keep the heart of dance beating this year.

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  • UAL and The Place's London Contemporary Dance School announce Partnership

    13 Oct 2020

    Building on twenty years of collaboration, University of the Arts London (UAL) and London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) at The Place have taken the next step toward a closer relationship by signing a validating partnership agreement. From September 2021, UAL will be the validating authority for the LCDS’ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which see its students graduate amongst a London-wide network of artists and makers.

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  • Paloma Faith becomes Patron of The Place

    14 Sep 2020

    The Place, London’s pioneering hub for contemporary dance training, creation and performance, is immensely proud and excited to announce actress, popstar, artist and activist Paloma Faith as its newest, as well as youngest, patron.

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  • Centre for Advanced Training Italian exchange 2019

    29 Aug 2019

    In July, four students aged 16-17 years from our Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) scheme were awarded scholarships to attend the Arte Balletto Summer School in the heart of Cantina, Sicily. The scheme allowed the students to immerse themselves within a different culture and language, and to have an opportunity to work with new teachers, artists and other European students, as well as ending the programme with a performance at Teatro Metropolitan.

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  • Centre for Advanced Training Italian exchange 2018

    3 Sep 2018

    In July, three students aged 16-17 years from our Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT) scheme were awarded scholarships to attend the Arte Balletto Summer School in the heart of Cantina, Sicily; the home of Mount Etna. The scheme allowed the students to immerse themselves within a different culture and language, and to have an opportunity to work with new teachers, artists and other European students, as well as ending the programme with a performance at Teatro Metropolitan.

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  • Alumni News: Success in Canada

    20 Aug 2018

    London Contemporary Dance School alumni Margarida Macieira and Nicolas Ventura would like to share with you Addo Platform’s success as they celebrate its first launch in Vancouver City this Summer. Addo Platform, founded by Margarida and Nicolas, is an artistic platform which aims to make art in different communities more accessible and collaborative through running dance workshops, performances, exhibitions, residencies, classes, online marketing opportunities and more.

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  • Announcing the Virtual London Contemporary Dance School

    20 Jul 2018

    • Go behind the scenes at international conservatoire London Contemporary Dance School with the Virtual School.
    • Look out for exciting online content revealed throughout July – September 2018
    • For prospective students, their parents and everyone interested in finding out what’s on offer at this pioneering higher education institution.
    • Features live and pre-recorded footage; student perspectives, Q&As, dance classes, interviews and footage from the Graduation performances.

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