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ΛVΛ Dance Company

Avatâra Ayuso founded ΛVΛ Dance Company in 2008. The company is based in London, Dresden and since 2014 is partner of Creative Academy.

 ΛVΛ Dance Company creates high-quality choreographic works with collaborators from a range of different disciplines, including architecture, poetry, lighting, music and costume design.

Avatâra has developed short and full length productions and have been commissioned and supported by several institutions, among them, Arts Council England, the European Center for the Arts Hellerau Dresden, Los Teatros del Canal de Madrid, The Place, Palucca Schule Dresden, Youth Dance England, Karlovac Dance Festival Croatia, Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan and National Taipei University of the Arts. Her work has been shown in Belgium, France, Spain, Denmark, Croatia, German and has presented works in UK at The Place, South BankCenter, Hackney Empire, Halcyon Gallery London, Hospital Club Gallery London, Richmix Theater and Dance Base Edinburgh.

The British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat was founded in 1993 with the aim of improving the standards of safety, quality and training of stage combat and promoting a unified code of practice for the training, teaching and assessing of stage combat within the United Kingdom.

All BASSC teachers have undergone a rigorous training programme and the examining members of the BASSC are highly qualified, experienced professionals with a tradition of working in theatre, television and film productions such as ALEXANDER, TROY, STARDUST, CLOSER, THE LAST LEGION and THE GOLDEN COMPASS.

Since its formation the BASSC has established a reputation as the invigorating driving force behind stage combat in the United Kingdom and is respected, both nationally and internationally, as the leading provider of professional level stage combat training.

As a result of this, British Equity, in 1997, recognised the BASSC’s Advanced Certificate as a valid qualification for entry onto the Equity Fight Directors’ Training scheme and in 2001 the BASSC was appointed by the Equity Council for the training and assessment of Fight Directors candidates applying to join the Equity Fight Directors’ Register.

The BASSC now has training schemes in place which allow for development from actor/combatant to Certified Teacher as well as assessment and training of Fight Directors for the Equity register.

The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET)
The quality assurance agency of the professional dance and musical theatre industries 

The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET)

  • accredits professional training programmes in vocational dance and musical theatre schools
  • validates the qualifications of Dance Awarding Organisations
  • recognises, by means of its Recognised Awards scheme, dance and performing arts schools and teachers working with students under the age of sixteen that can demonstrate compliance to the Council’s standards of professional practice

Dancefusion represents some of the best dancers and choreographers in the industry. 

 We bring them to teach workshops directly to your studio/dance camp/competition/event etc. Our teachers travel regularly all over UK and Europe.

 We offer comprehensive packages tailored to you including travel and accommodation if needed.

Our prices are very competitive and affordable even for small dance schools or events.  If you would like to book dancers or choreographers go to the contact page or email Carrie on carrie@dancefusion.co.uk and we can build a package to suit your needs.

 Credits include:Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Cheryl Cole, Alexandra Burke, Kelly Rowland, Madonna, JLS, Peter Andre, Kylie Minogue, StreetDance3D, X Factor, America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, Cher Lloyd, Sugababes, Mel B, Will Smith, Professor Green, Flo Rida and many, many more

London College of Dance Network

In continuing to recognise the importance of the provision of a full-time teacher training honours degree course, The London College of Dance Network, (The association of former students of the London College of Dance, 1944 – 2003), is delighted to have become a partner of the Creative Academy, Slough.

The BA (Hons) Dance Education degree, with its innovative vocational dance training, embodies many of the ideals of the London College of Dance and will ensure that students can be trained to become highly professional dance teachers of the future, across all sectors.

For more information regarding the London College of Dance Network, please visit our website: www.londoncollegeofdance.com

The London College of Music is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. We offer an impressive range of innovative courses, respected worldwide and delivered with creativity and passion.

Our facilities are unrivalled and so is our location - in the heart of the UK's music and media business. What's more, most of our teaching staff still work in the industry, bringing relevant and cutting-edge experience to prepare you for your own career.

Lost Dog formed in 2004 with the aim of creating work that is both theatre and dance. The company work with text, live music and movement and blend these elements to create work in which dance is framed by stories and characters.

The company’s first duet, Pave up Paradise, won first prize at the Burgos International Choreography competition, second prize at the prestigious Hanover choreography competition, and was bought and toured byPhoenix Dance Theatre as part of its Stories in Red 25th anniversary mixed bill. Their second piece, The Drowner, was nominated for a Total Theatre award and won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The company received a Bonnie Bird UK New Choreographers’ Award in November 2005.

Since then Lost Dog has created and toured four further full length works, Hungry Ghosts, which toured nationally and internationally in 2007/8, The Rain Parade which was commissioned by Dance Digital and toured in 2009 and Salvage, created at the Corn Exchange in Newbury and performed at British Dance Edition and the Brighton Festival 2010; and most recently Home for Broken Turns, which in autumn 2012 and 2013 completed a UK and international tour alongside It Needs Horses, which won The Place Prize for Dance in 2011. The Company’s newest work Like Rabbits, made in collaboration with award winning writer Lucy Kirkwood, was originally presented as a work in progress at the Almeida Festival 2013 and premiered at Brighton Festival 2014.

The company has also created several shorter works, The Overhead Project performed at the Place’s white Christmas season 2005 and No Idea performed at the Place’s Touchwood season 2007.

Co-Founder Ben Duke has also created work for Scottish Dance Theatre (The Life and Times of Girl A), and has choreographed projects for The National Theatre of Scotland (Dolls), the Gate Theatre, London (Sexual Neuroses of our Parents), Handspring UK (CROW) and in 2011 was commissioned to make a new work for Dance Umbrella(The Difference Engine) supported by Dance East and the Junction.

Ben Duke is a Work Place Artist, Associate Artist at South East Dance and recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2011.


Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, is the most distinctive and the most creative working in Britain today.

Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, the Company has sustained her pioneering commitment to choreography and developing dancers as artists, leading the way for over 85 years. The vision of this energetic Polish woman ensured that dance as an artform took root and blossomed in this country, and Rambert’s influence now extends across the world.

Marie Rambert was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes. She stressed the value of collaboration between choreographer, composer and artist and we continue in that tradition, routinely commissioning composers and artists alongside new choreography.

Today, the Company thrives on its unique ability to share with audiences the widest range of repertoire: works from our rich heritage as the UK’s oldest dance company; new works and re-stagings by choreographers from all over the world, including those who may be less well-known in the UK, and landmark dance from the 20th century. Bold, risk-taking, agile and beautiful, our dancers combine rigorous technique and artistry with an extraordinary ability to challenge and entertain. The Company is also renowned for its use of live music and is the only UK-based contemporary dance company always to tour with an orchestra.

Underpinning all of our choices is a passion to inspire audiences with the ideas, excitement and joy of this contemporary and collaborative art form.

Rambert Dance Company has plans to move the Company to new, purpose-built headquarters in the heart of London's South Bank. This exciting prospect will transform Rambert's working practices and realise its full potential for the next 85 years and beyond.

Rambert Dance Company is a registered charity, no: 326926

Rifco Arts develops and creates vibrant, accessible and high quality theatre to encourage and engage new and diverse audiences. Our work reflects and celebrates the contemporary British Asian experience with a focus on artistic excellence, new writing and ambitious programming.

Rifco Arts has been pushing the boundaries and introducing a new kind of audience to the world of theatre both nationally and internationally for the past 12 years, which reflects and celebrates the contemporary multicultural world we live in; enticing, educating and engaging new audiences. We want to bring together a modern diverse community to celebrate the contemporary British Asian experience and cultural fusions in our society. We believe in Artist Development; working with new writers, nurturing young artists and creating new and exciting work; involving the community at every step of the way. All this, combined with all the glitz and glamour you would expect from a British Asian Theatre Company makes Rifco Arts unique.

Stopgap Dance Company creates exhilarating dance productions of international standard. We employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.

Stopgap value a pioneering spirit and are committed to making discoveries about integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance. Difference is our means and our method.

As a charitable organisation we openly share skills and knowledge through performance, professional training, community outreach and publications.  We create our work for the widest possible audience because we want to shift perceptions about difference and inspire everyone to achieve their potential.

Stopgap’s productions are devised by the company dancers and collaborators, working as an ensemble under the artistic direction of Lucy Bennett:

Our productions seek to offer a window into a parallel world where human interdependence, strength and vulnerability play out with poetic realism.

Stopgap is a British company and works in partnership with Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. We are also a resident company of Farnham Maltings, The University of Surrey and an associate artist of Zinc Arts

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance was founded in 1992 and became the instrument upon which McGregor evolved his fast and articulate choreographic style. With collaboration at the centre of his practice, McGregor has innovated new work with world class artists including composers Scanner, Jon Hopkins and Ben Frost; visual artists Mark Wallinger and rAndom International; and film-makers Jane and Louise Wilson and Ravi Deepres. Collaboration with science and technology communities has also fuelled choreography mined from radical cognitive research processes. This unique, tenacious questioning between artists and artistic mediums, across the interface of science and art, through the body and mind, has ensured that Wayne McGregor | Random Dance has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance is Resident Company of Sadler's Wells, London. Wayne McGregor is Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. In January 2011, McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Dance.

In 2016 we will open Random Spaces, a world-class arts space in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Random Spaces will be a home for Wayne McGregor, his company and collaborators, and a new major resource for the arts and communities of east London.