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Why LCDS?

“Studying at LCDS gives you so many opportunities to develop both as an artist and person. There is a huge support network, and studying at LCDS and in London provides such a pool of excitement, with so much to see and do.” Annabel, Undergraduate student

  1. Explore your practice and help us develop the art form through your intensive, inquisitive and rigorous dance education delivered to the highest technical, artistic and academic standards.
  2. Embrace the challenges of a conservatoire where the days are designed to enable you to develop your creative thinking, building the stamina and levels of fitness you will need to prepare you for a career as a professional dance artist.

  3. Learn intensively in daily classes taught by practising artists and internationally-renowned teachers. LCDS’s class set up encourages deeper learning informed by your own reflections, and by feedback from your peers and from tutors.

  4. Make connections and gain new perspectives by joining LCDS’s highly diverse artistic community from across the world, enriched by the infusion of different cultural, social and economic backgrounds.

  5. Experiment with other art forms through a range of opportunities which might include composing music, designing lighting, designing costumes or making film. This gives you a unique insight into the various aspects you may encounter in your professional life.

  6. Feel supported by a range of specialists who look after the student experience before you join us until you leave through our admission, academic studies and health and well-being.

  7. Meet and connect with our artistic community of visiting companies to the theatre, many of whom are alumni of the School.

  8. Be inspired by studying in London’s most creative and culturally rich neighbourhood, Bloomsbury. LCDS and The Place offer a myriad of opportunities through local connections including the British Museum, Central Saint Martins, Sadlers Wells, Barbican, the British Library, Bloomsbury Festival, the Wellcome Collection to name a few, all within 5-10 minutes’ walk from the School. We are situated in a central location full of life with excellent transport links.  

  9. Access an on-site specialist library extensively stocked with resources, both in paper and online and managed by a full-time professional librarian who provides help and guidance.

  10. Take your own place in the history of UK contemporary dance, becoming one of the newest members of LCDS and The Place’s family of artists, who have been pioneers in the art form since 1969.

"London Contemporary Dance School puts you, the student, at the centre of your education. The future of contemporary dance is in your hands."
-Clare Connor, Interim Principal of LCDS