Pre-Vocational Course

Contemporary technique and improvisation classes for students preparing to apply for vocational dance training.

This course is designed for talented dance students who are considering pursuing a career in dance. The course offers one term of focused technical contemporary dance training aimed at developing technique and improvisation skills and providing experience of and insight into dance training at a vocational level. The classes embody the spirit of Rambert School by offering a nurturing and individually-focused environment to explore technical and creative potential.


Through a strong grounding in Cunningham technique, and with reference to elements of release techniques, the class will develop a strong physical understanding of contemporary dance forms in addition to exploring tools and structures for improvisation.


The level of the class is aimed at those interested in vocational-level training. The class will support students’ individual training needs and help in accessing performance and creative qualities in pressured environments such as auditions and performances.

Taught by Hannah Kidd


Summer Term 2017: Saturdays, 12:30-13:45

Dates: 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May, 27th May, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July, 8th July (please note, no class on 3rd June)

Venue: Rambert School, St Margarets Drive, Twickenham

End of Term Show on 8th July — This term, as part of these classes, students will have the opportunity to perform in Rambert School’s Studio Theatre. The show will take place in the afternoon, after the morning class, and is an opportunity to present work from the term to friends and family. More information will be available on the first day of term.

Dates for Autumn Term available in June 2017.


This course is suitable for students with at least 2 years’ dance experience with a strong technical dance level, in either ballet or contemporary (or both).

Students must be at least 15 years and no older than 20 on 1st September 2017.


More information and application for next term will be available on this page from June 2017. For enquiries or expression of interest, please email