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LIPA hosts national dance, drama and musical theatre showcase

Friday 17 November 2017

LIPA hosts national dance, drama and musical theatre showcase
The Careers Conference and Showcase Performance on Sunday has been organised by the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET).

It’s an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to find out what training options are available in the UK, and see inspirational performances by current students of CDET Accredited schools. CDET’s Director, Glyndwr Jones, explains: “CDET‘s quality assurance processes play a significant role in ensuring the influence of employers and sector bodies in the design and delivery of quality provision, leading to the promotion of industry-approved institutions.

“LIPA is the perfect location to host this year’s event, celebrating the excellence demanded in students’ vocational training.”

As well as a chance to meet teachers and students from 30 CDET Accredited schools, attendees will also be able to go to a series of workshops. CDET’s Head of Education and Training, Liz Dale said: “Student delegates will undertake workshops on how best to choose a suitable course and prepare for auditions.

“Sessions for parents will focus on how best to navigate the funding options, select an appropriate school and organise auditions, as well as an exploration of life after training.”

The day ends with students from 18 of the schools, including LIPA, taking part in a one-off showcase performance. Sarah E. Baker is Head of Dance at LIPA. “It’s a real honour to be hosting this event and a great opportunity to share our fantastic facilities with other schools.

“We’re looking forward to meeting so many prospective students who are passionate about dance and the performing arts.”

Sunday’s event is sold out with around 300 people expected to attend.

Image: Performance of District 12. Photograph by Sam Heath