The Dang Academy

Our constantly evolving courses help The Dang create a legacy of diversity and versatility.

Our mission is to nurture everyone individually, our courses attract diverse students with varying raw talents and training interests and turn them into versatile performers who possess an invaluable global understanding of the performing arts.

The evolutionary nature of our courses means our students graduate with the most current training possible and consistently meet industry needs, setting them up for long and successful careers in the performing arts.

Our setting will offer training in a professional environment with our highly regarded teaching staff, including West End Choreographers, Directors, Musical Directors and Performers.

Audition for The Dang


To register for an audition, please complete the application form below.

Further details regarding the running schedule for the audition day will be sent to those that have filled out an application form. If you have any questions, please contact

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New for September 2024

Two Year Funded Level 3 Extended Diploma Programme

Two Year Funded Level 3 Extended Diploma Programme in partnership with SCL Creative, RSL Validated & OfQual regulated.

This course offers students between 16-18 to study with a specialist focus in either Musical Theatre or Street & Commercial Dance. Alongside the diploma, students will have the option to enhance their practice with additional training as well as the chance to study for a Level 4 Teaching Diploma (fees apply to enhancement training only).

Foundation Course

Our Foundation Course prepares students aged 16 years and over for auditions and study in further vocational training. Performance technique and ability make up a large component of this course with tailored, actionable feedback which is an important part of each individual’s development.

This is a Level 4 Diploma course, with the option of either Musical Theatre or Dance. This enables the students to develop their academic skills within the subject in preparation for higher education study.

This course is for talented students who are keen to enhance their technical proficiency so they can successfully audition for further studies at vocational institutions or Universities. The Foundation course has proved to be a highly successful stepping stone for students into further training.

With the addition of an optional qualification, ‘The Dang’ is set to continue with an exceptional success rate as it did whilst under the Urdang Academy Umbrella for the past 14 Years.

At The Dang Academy, the pastoral care of our students is our top priority. Our intimate setting allows each student to be listened to, and their needs met.We have a designated Pastoral Lead who, alongside our safeguarding team, is at hand to support each and every student with their physical and mental wellbeing. This includes meditation, qualified nutrition advice including weekly recipes and advice on audition resilience and coping strategies.

Our staff at the Academy are qualified Mental Health First Aiders and our student support is available in both 1-to-1 and in group sessions.


Foundation Course & Entended Diploma Course

  • Focuses on improving technique and performance ability for further dance and musical theatre training
  • Highlights importance of performance ability and self-presentation
  • Provides informal and formal feedback to reach individuals’ goals (ranging from interview technique, presentation, performance ability, technical skill, choice of audition material)
  • Teaches history, culture, analysis, research and reflection in a theoretical context
  • Advises individuals on appropriate courses and institutions to apply for
  • The process of application is supported and guided by senior faculty members

Course Includes

  • Dance Subjects: Classical Ballet, Technical Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz (Dance Track only), Jazz for Audition, Street/Commercial, Contemporary, Tap (Dance Diploma only) & Acro (Dance Track only)
  • Acting Technique, Acting Audition Preparation, Singing Technique, Singing Repertoire, Small Group Singing, Acting through Song & Integrated Performance (Musical Theatre)
  • Contextual Studies: Weekly Lectures and Tutorials involving study skills, research & analysis, interview techniques, and application support.

Students who graduate from this programme benefit from increased performance levels, heightened confidence to successfully audition for further training, deeper knowledge and greater understanding of vocational level training.

We keep The Dang Academy as an intimate setting for the training provided. This allows students to thrive in a safe and positive environment, whilst receiving quality individual time from their tutors in each subject.

Foundation Course graduates have an improved chance of gaining scholarships and funding for their future training.