Audition Preparation Course

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

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Stage Right in partnership with King James Academy Royston offer a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice

This two year course is the equivalent to 3 A levels and will include training in mostly dance as well as singing and acting and will be heavily performance based. Students will develop their craft by progressing their dance, choreography and performance skills through the medium of classes, workshops, rehearsals and performances, giving them a full understanding of the disciplines and the backgrounds behind them whilst perfecting their technique. The course will be taught by a highly qualified and experienced faculty with regular guests teachers from the West End and Commercial Industry.

All training will take place at our own beautiful premises which house 4 fully equipped dance studios, snack bar, dance wear shop and male and female changing.

Students will have numerous performing opportunities as part of the Level 3 Course including Christmas and Summer Showcases and a Schools Tour.

Preparing you for a successful future

The course will prepare students for further education at University/Dance and Musical Theatre Colleges. We will assist students with their audition material and direct them towards the courses that we feel would suit them. Stage Right students have successfully auditioned for some of the leading dance and musical theatre colleges in the country on 3 year degree and diploma courses. Some have received part and fully funded places.
These include:

  • Laine Theatre Arts
  • The Urdang Academy
  • London Studio Centre
  • Italia Conti
  • Stella Mann College
  • Cambridge Performing Arts (Bodyworks)
  • Bird College
  • Performers
  • Masters

Many of our former students are working professionally on Television, in Music Videos, on Cruises and are seen in Theatres in London’s West End and all over the world. Some are now teachers in their own right. Most recently former students could be seen dancing at the Brit Awards, on X Factor and performing in the National Tour of Cabaret!
The course is held at Stage Right’s state of the art studios in Royston Hertfordshire. All studios have purpose built dance floors, mirrors and fixed barres.


Subjects studied on the Course are:

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Contemporary
  • Streetdance
  • Commercial
  • Singing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Drama
  • Body Conditioning


Entry to the course is by audition, however we are looking for passion and potential in our students not perfection! We require 5 GCSE’s, retakes can be organised for Maths and English if these are not obtained.

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