Support LCDS

Fund for Excellence

LCDS encourages applications from talented students regardless of their background or financial circumstances. For this reason we created the Fund for Excellence, which distributes grants to students in need of additional financial support. The high physical and academic demands of our programmes, alongside the hours of training required, make it very difficult for students to hold part-time jobs that fully cover their study costs. These awards make a real difference to those who might otherwise not have the resources necessary to take up a place or complete their training.

The need for the fund is greater than ever. Applications have doubled and we have no endowed student support funds to draw on and rely solely upon generous contributions from trusts and individuals to help our students through their training.

The Peggy Hawkins Scholarship Fund is part of the Fund for Excellence and helps talented students to complete their studies and take advantage of new performance opportunities. Students are selected on the basis of technical ability, choreographic potential or their contribution to the life of the School.

Support the fund online or by downloading and returning the donation form. You can also donate to the Fund for Excellence for LCDS by text, simply text ‘LCDS13  10’ to 70070 to donate £10.

Peggy Hawkins Scholarship Fund

The Peggy Hawkins Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by Anthony Van Laast and Pernille Charrington in memory of Anthony’s late mother.