Entry to the college is by audition only. Auditionees will show a satisfactory standard throughout the audition day. SLP College will consider students who have no prior training but show potential, passion and a determination to succeed in Musical Theatre and Dance. Auditions are held regularly throughout the year.
How to Apply
Send in the completed Application Form together with the following:
- Non-refundable Audition Fee of £40.00 – payable by BACS/debit or credit card please
- Two passport size and style photographs – you can smile!
- Full length photograph – Feet parallel, front and rear view – wearing a leotard or similar
- Reference from your current Dance School or training establishment (preferred but not obligatory)
The Application Process
Great! You wish to apply to SLP!
Our online application process allows you to submit your details easily and quickly.
The Audition Day
The day consists of:
- Solo Song Presentation
- Physical Assessment
For all courses SLP looks for candidates with talent, personality and dedication to succeed. Lack of previous training does not exclude any student.
Scholarships and Awards
Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) for the Diploma
SLP is one of the leading training providers in the UK and is subsequently part of the Government’s DaDA scheme administered by the FA (Education Funding Agency).
Fees and Scholarship Funding
3 Year Musical Theatre Course
Leading to The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre validated by Trinity College London. For students accepted on the Accredited Course but not allocated a Dance & Drama Award, a Scholarship may be offered. The examination fee for The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre is included only in the DADA Award. Other students may take this examination as a chargeable extra.
Fees: £3,800 per term (No VAT)
3 Year Dance Course
Leading to The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance validated by Trinity College London. For students accepted on the Accredited Course but not allocated a Dance & Drama Award, a Scholarship may be offered. The examination fee for The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance is included only in the DADA Award. Other students may take this examination as a chargeable extra.
Fees: £3,800 per term (No VAT)
1 Year Foundation Course (Some scholarships available)
Fees: £2,000 per term
1 Year post Graduate Course
Fees: £6,000.00 annual fee
Our Trinity Diploma courses are funded by the Government’s Dance and Drama Awards. Those applicants who demonstrate exceptional talent at audition will be invited to attend a DaDA re-call. These awards are now means tested and details can be found at www.gov.uk/dance-drama-awards
Career Development Loans
Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). You pay the loan back monthly and The Skills Funding Agency will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, it should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is 8642.
In addition to the funding options SLP also offers The Stage Scholarship and Boy’s Scholarships. These Scholarships are awarded to those students who demonstrate exceptional talent, regardless of parental income.
Students from the European Union may apply and can be funded for their tuition through the Government’s Dance and Drama Award Scheme. However, the DaDA scheme will not cover maintenance.
A DVD can be used for the 1st audition process.
We also welcome International students and have secured T4 Highly Trusted Sponsor status from the Government’s UK Visas and Immigration Service.
A DVD can be used for the 1st audition process together with a fee of £40.00. The DVD should show the following:
Ballet - Barre & Centre
Jazz - Warm-ups and combinations
Acting - Short 1 minute monologue in English
Solo Song - In English
Solo Dance - Jazz or Ballet
If you are limited in any subject please DO NOT hesitate to audition – we are looking for potential!