Bal­let de­gree course on of­fer in town

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A BAL­LET school based in Hinck­ley is now of­fer­ing stu­dents the chance to study for a de­gree in bal­let per­for­mance.

From Septem­ber, The School of Bal­let Theatre UK, based in The Bor­ough, will be of­fer­ing a BA (Hons) in Bal­let Per­for­mance to its stu­dents, val­i­dated by Univer­sity of West Lon­don. It will be the only in­sti­tu­tion in the UK to of­fer this qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

The school has been up and run­ning for three years, thanks to artis­tic di­rec­tor Christo­pher Moore.

Hinck­ley-born Christo­pher said that he is de­lighted to be able to of­fer such a high cal­i­bre of qual­i­fi­ca­tion, adding: “This new de­gree sta­tus will mean that as a school we can nur­ture our stu­dents in a way never be­fore pos­si­ble, pre­par­ing them for their pro­fes­sional ca­reers.”

The school at­tracts hun­dreds of ap­pli­cants from around the world, and the school now ex­pects to see this num­ber grow.

The new de­gree will see stu­dents taught clas­si­cal train­ing, as well as the connections be­tween dance, chore­og­ra­phy and mu­sic.

As part of their stud­ies, stu­dents will also be work­ing with the pro­fes­sional dance com­pany, Bal­let Theatre UK, and per­form­ing in an upcoming UK tour.

Christo­pher added: “I am hon- oured to be lead­ing the school as it em­barks on a new chap­ter of in­no­va­tion.

“I’m grate­ful that I can com­bine my pas­sion for dance and ed­u­ca­tion to­gether in this ground­break­ing new de­gree that will pre­pare stu­dents to make an im­pact glob­ally as in­tel­lec­tu­ally en­gaged cre­atives.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about the school, visit www.BTUKschool.com.

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