Year 1 introduces the student to the various core subjects and provides a thorough grounding in technique and full understanding of the subject matter.



A great deal of care is taken in this year towards training/retraining the body and mind. Students are encouraged to be open and approach all genres with the want desire and discipline to succeed both in the training programme and in pursuit of their chosen professional career. Yr 1 offers performance opportunities and is a continual assessment throughout to monitor progress.

  • Introduce students to the fundamental principles of each subject

  • Provide a thorough grounding in technique and theoretical understanding of the subject matter

  • Identify the weakness and retrain faulty technique

  • Develop students intellectually so that they may become ‘thinking’ performers

  • Develop confidence

  • Establish awareness of a dancers/performers lifestyle for the purpose of developing a healthy, thinking, able dancer/performer, capable of meeting the necessary professional challenges

Subjects will include:

HipHop (Locking, Whacking, Vogueing, Breaking, Street dance, House and Dancehall) Commercial, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Singing,  Body Conditioning and Contextual Studies


Student must be 16 and over for this course.


Encouraging students to begin to focus on their potential career path, whilst consolidating the technical competencies achieved in Yr 1 hence building on the core subjects with an emphasis on strengthening the student, broadening knowledge and furthering technique. Performance opportunities are heightened and students are encouraged to be self analytical and to develop further skills and knowledge in preparation for the graduating year. Yr 2 is a continual assessment throughout to monitor progress.

  • To build on what has been learned in Yr 1 with an emphasis on furthering strength and broadening technique

  • To encourage an analytical and artistic approach to the practical and theoretical challenges

  • To develop individual potential both technically and artistically

  • To identify areas of potential specialisation

  • To enhance performance opportunities

  • To prepare for Graduating year

YEAR 2 extended

The main emphasis is to prepare fully the student for their intended profession. Students are exposed to a variety of visiting choreographers, musical directors, and guest artists. Prominence is given to audition technique and developing a professional portfolio.

Employment skills are key and individual care is given to address career choices and aims. Many students benefit from working professionally whilst still in training during this Graduating year under the discretion of the college Directors. Core subjects are still followed and assessments still play a major part of the Yr 3 training program. Along with heightened performance opportunities, the student performs in a London Theatre based Yr 3 Showcase and all students take part in the Annual College show leading to Graduation Day. All end of year productions are open to Agents, Casting Directors, Choreographers, and Directors.


After successfully passing the 2-year course you will walk away with  An IDTA qualified dance teachers certificate and your dbs.



Requirements for this course:



 additional charges for trips, uniform, compulsory workshops etc will be charged.















Phoenix Starr Academy of Dance | Bedford College | Cauldwell Street  | Bedford | MK42 9AH


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