Wildcats Post-16 Academy launches fully-funded courses

Members of Wildcats Post-16 Academy. Photo: Caz Dolby. EMN-150114-100522001
Members of Wildcats Post-16 Academy. Photo: Caz Dolby. EMN-150114-100522001
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Dance academy Wildcats has launched a new fully funded professional dance course starting in September 2015.

Wildcats Post-16 Academy, based in Stamford, have places now available for the full-time course which is offered in partnership with New College Stamford.

The dance course will offer students aged 16 and above, the chance to train free of charge with professional dance teachers with experience in the industry.

Dance teacher Vince Williams will lead the course, which has been set up to teach a broad knowledge of dance styles, including ballet, tap and commercial, alongside theoretical aspects including freelance and auditions for dancers.

Vince has extensive experience of the dance industry having choreographed many TV, film and theatre shows including Dizzy Rascal, the film Nativity 3 and up and coming band Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Those who are successful in achieving a place on the course will also learn skills required to be able to work within the industry, including developing choreography and working within TV and film. They will also become part of the performance troupe Wildcats Panthers.

Caz Dolby, founder of Wildcats, said: “We are really excited about this new course which has been planned to offer a real dance school option to local young people.

“The course has been written by Wildcats to reflect the changing needs of the industry and prepares students not only technically but also from a business perspective - giving them the skills to earn a living from what is seen as a tough but incredibly rewarding career.”

There are limited places available for the course which is free of charge to all qualifying students aged 16-19. Transport will also be available for students living in various areas including, Rutland, Northamptonshire, South Lincolnshire and Peterborough.

Audition dates will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Wildcats hopes that the places will be filled with young people who want to benefit from professional teaching.

Wildcats also have a few places still available on their full-time musical theatre route which offers training focusing on dance, acting and singing.

To apply for a funded place on the new dance course please call Wildcats on 01780 762000 or e-mail admin@wildcats-uk.com.