Outstanding musical theatre training
The College aims to provide students with the greatest possible individual attention from a dedicated, highly-qualified and caring staff, furnishing them with the broadest spectrum of musical theatre training.
“Both personal and professional guidance and support was rated as “outstanding.” Trinity Report 2013
Students are encouraged to direct their natural talents in all aspects of musical theatre to develop the skills required for their chosen career and to work together in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and involvement.
“Rapport between teachers and students was “excellent” which created “an environment in which students develop their technical skills rapidly and to a very high standard.” Trinity Report 2013
The main emphasis of the course is on practical training within a comprehensive range of dance and musical theatre skills.
The objective of our courses is to prepare students for employment in the entertainment industry as ‘triple threat' musical theatre performers and to enable each student to achieve the highest possible standard of professionalism.
Putting dance right at the heart
Whilst we work across the three core musical theatre skills of dance, singing and acting with all students, dance is central to our ethos.
Most professional musical theatre auditions begin with a dance audition and invariably graduates, whether they specialised in singing, acting or dance, will need to pass this audition before proceeding to the next stage.
Dance is therefore a core skill at Laine. All students, whether or not they have had much previous experience, must achieve a high standard in this discipline. Ballet is the foundation of all dance and students participate in streamed classes throughout their course.
Courses are structured to enable our students to benefit from the comprehensive range of subjects provided. However, within this framework, there is the opportunity for specialisation and students are encouraged to appreciate and learn from each other's talents.
Not surprisingly, in 2010 and 2011 the top contenders and the two winners of “So You Think You Can Dance?” all trained at Laine.
“It is remarked that the graduates’ reputation in the industry is high which is compounded by strong employment successes. This is complemented by the numbers still working in the profession after five years of completing their training.” Trinity Report 2013
Triple Threat Performers;
Developing your theatrical potential
Dance and dance technique alone are not enough. Performers have to demonstrate they can dance, sing and act together in order to become a 'triple threat' performer.
Laine courses ensure you acquire the necessary skills to combine the disciplines and develop your skills as a ‘triple-threat performer' - that is, someone who can dance, sing and act and, more importantly, do all three at the same time!
“Laine Theatre Arts is an exemplary provider. Student attainment, both technically and artistically, is consistently high which is noted in the Ofsted, CDET and Trinity reports.” Trinity Report 2013