Why choose CBS?
'Week 3 of @dancecbs almost done!
Honestly the best decision I’ve ever made.
The teachers are phenomenal!'
We offer unique training for actors and singers,
a supportive platform and a community to become a part of.
Our hashtag sums it up.
The heart of our core values all come down to our mission to help you build confidence. Equipping you with a multitude of tools so you are prepared for any audition, we will help you build a career with longevity and a career that you love.
We are a platform for training, a community of support and a family within this industry that is constantly growing.
CBS is designed for performers who feel they would benefit from further dance training.
Whether you are an actor, singer or musician, we are here for you.
With a specific method and structure, our approach to every class has each individual in mind.
When we say 'dance classes for actors and singers', we mean it.
To enable us to do this, our courses and classes are capped so we can tailor training to suit each individual.
With a faculty who are current creatives and performers in the industry, here at CBS Dance we continue to ensure our training is relevant and necessary so you receive what you need.
Complimenting previous training we strengthen existing skills, add depth and fill the gaps so you are prepared.
Prepared for any dance call, equipped to run your own business, (yes, you are your own business) prepared for a career with longevity and confident you are on the right path.
We train you, give you the tools so you can continue to train yourselves with confidence.
'To be successful, you need to be confident.
To be confident, you need to be prepared.
To be prepared, you need the tools.'
We will ensure you are prepared for any dance/movement call.
Technique is a consistent focus throughout, incorporating a variety of different styles. In addition to choreography and technique, you will learn the historical background of these timeless styles that are very much a part of traditional and modern Musical Theatre.
The combination of strong technique, historical knowledge, applying existing acting skills and improved pick-up speed, our training will help develop and nurture you into a truly prepared and confident artist.
Here at CBS, we provide Acting Through Song and Dance.
In these sessions, you will learn the vocals and dance to a musical which is then performed at our showcase.
Learning what you need to do to prepare you for the demand of singing and dancing at the same time is a skill in itself. This is why it's a part of our timetable, giving you the opportunity to work with some incredible London Musical Director's.
We rarely have to do it for auditions, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be equipped for an 8 show week.
'Prepare for the job,
not just the audition.'
Auditions are a part of our job.
An element of our work and a skill that constantly needs to be worked on. This is why our mock audition classes
are a large part of our programme.
The fear of dance calls for many is real, which is why we are here. We'll help you 'face those dancing demons' as one of our students so bravely tweeted on the first day back in 2016.
We teach audition technique, discuss what to wear, how to prepare and organise yourself for auditions in general.
We practise and keep practising learning different styles, working on pick up speed and performing as part of an audition based scenario.
Most importantly we give feedback. And a lot of it. Individual feedback, general feedback and we share our own experiences from both sides of the table, as choreographers, musical directors and performers.
Being a performer isn't just about performing.
You are a working individual effectively running your own business.
Whether you are employed, contracted or like many, self employed running from teaching, to front of house to rehearsals and back again seven times a week, you have to treat yourself like your own business.
Workshops in Business Management and Performer Branding with industry specialists are also key features on our course, providing you with confidence knowing you are working at your professional peak in all areas.
We also offer our annual Tax for Performers workshop led by Equity Accountant Alan Lean.
Looking After You
With Physio Ed, we provide Injury Prevention workshops.
They are the team who treat West End performers and know the demands and expectations on your body.
Running our specially designed sessions, Physio Ed educate and give you the tools to help look after yourself physically.
Your body is your work - so look after it.
Having a healthy mind and one that is helping you on your career path is hard work and takes focus and attention.
You need to look after your mind as much as your body, which is why we have our mindfulness masterclass.
Having studied mental health and being aware of industry demands means our faculty are here for you.
With several available resources, we aim to ensure you are supported throughout your training here at CBS Dance and beyond.
The door is always open.