University Centre Weston Performing Arts dance workshop during trip to London

Performing Arts Students Take on London


Last month, our Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance for Commercial Performance degree students took a trip to London. The trip was a great opportunity for our performers to take part in industry led workshops at the Danceworks Studios and watch some of the best, current theatre performances.      
The workshops were a great opportunity to practice a range of skills and gain experience from industry professionals. These ranged from Stage Combat, specialised techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers, to working on choreography from the musical Back to the Future (which they had watched the night prior).                                                                                                                         

Further experiences included the Commercial Dance students partaking in an amazing workshop hosted by Joshua Pilmore, a commercial dance choreographer, which they thoroughly enjoyed.                                                                                     

This action-packed trip also allowed the students to see many shows from Cabaret to Hamilton and Matilda, whilst also enjoying the sites, good food and even having a go at some virtual gaming! 


This trip forms part of the Performance and Production Arts and Music Careers Excellence Hub.  

By being part of a Career Excellence Hub, all of our courses are designed to make you “job ready” when you graduate. We work with a diverse range of local and national employers to ensure our courses are upgraded with career-boosting benefits, and curriculum content is relevant to today’s industry. 

UCW students can use these hubs to build networks, connect with industry professionals and launch their future careers. To succeed in today’s job market, having the right skills and connections with industry is vital. These hubs equip learners with skills specifically required by their chosen industries.                                                                            

To find out more about our Musical Theatre, Acting and Commercial Dance degree at UCW please click here. 

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