Sunderland dance school prepares to launch new performing arts course for autumn 2020
Budding performers across the North East can kick-start their careers with the launch of a new course at a Sunderland dance school.
The Worx – Dance Theatre Arts in Sunderland’s High Street West has revealed plans to launch a full-time professional performing arts course at its city centre studio this September.
The dance and stage school is launching the two-year Btec course as part of The Worx Academy, with entrants given access to a whole host of industry professionals as part of the faculty.
Though the ongoing coronavirus crisis means that face-to-face auditions cannot currently take place, the team at The Worx is accepting video auditions with a view to preparing for an intake of students this September.
Keeran Greener is co-principal at The Worx, alongside her sister Bethany.
She said: “Our faculty are not only highly qualified but are also well-renowned names who are either still working in the professional industry or have had fantastic careers and are now incredible teachers.
“Several of our faculty have extensive CVs in West End tours, film and TV.
“For those students who are not simply looking for a qualification it is imperative that they train to a professional standard.”
The Level 3 Extended Diploma course, for 16 to 18-year-olds, hopes to rival those offered at London vocational performing arts colleges.
It will offer a timetable of enrichment classes and high-intensity training to ensure learners are receiving the highest standard of education.
Keeran and Bethany set up The Worx 10 years ago after dancing themselves from a young age.
After years of performing, they channelled their passion for the art into teaching other young people.
Performers aged between two and 22 are welcome at The Worx, which offers a range of styles including classical ballet, tap, commercial and stage.