The Laura Bruce Dance Academy (LBDA) was opened in April 2004 by Laura Bruce and is based in Beckenham with studios at St Peters Hall, Malmains Way and the Park Langley Tennis Club. The aim of the school is to provide an exciting and welcoming environment for all students and to encourage individual talent in the main disciplines of dance and theatre.
The school offers classes in tap, jazz, modern, ballet, street dance, musical production, lyrical jazz, singing and drama. Pupils can take ISTD examination in Modern, Tap and Ballet and LAMDA examinations in Acting. The school has a100% pass rate! There are classes for children of 3 years old up to adults.
The main objective of the school is to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere for all children whether they take classes for pure fun or are more serious about a career in the performing arts. Pupils who are keen to perform are actively encouraged to attend professional and amateur auditions, pupils have performed in professional and amateur shows at the Churchill Theatre as well as in the West End.
Past pupils have performed in ‘Billy Elliot’ (Victoria Palace), ‘Matilda’ (Cambridge Theatre), ‘Lion King’ (Lyceum Theatre), ‘Annie’ (UK Tour), ‘Annie’ (Piccadilly Theatre), ‘School Of Rock’ (New London Theatre’, ‘Matilda’ (UK and Ireland Tour), ‘Les Miserables’ (Queens Theatre’, ‘Aladdin’ (Fairfield Halls and Churchill Theatre), ‘An Inspector Calls’ (Churchill Theatre), ‘Peter Pan’ (Churchill Theatre), ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ (Churchill Theatre), ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ (National Theatre), ‘Ruthless’ (Arts Theatre), ‘Nativity’ (Hammersmith Hippodrome), ‘Cinderella’ (Churchill Theatre). Pupils also regularly appear in ballet companies, professional pantomimes and amateur productions at the Churchill Theatre, Stag Theatre and Fairfield Halls. Pupils have also appeared in TV adverts and TV programmes.
The school performs a show annually (at either the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, The Churchill Theatre, Bromley or the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks). As well as this pupils are encouraged to take part in summer workshops, musicals and competitions throughout the year. Trips to professional shows are organised yearly as well as other social events which help to encourage friendships and a sense of unity within the school. Many pupils have gone on to further their training at professional performing arts colleges including Laines, Urdang, Doreen Bird College, London Studio Centre, The Centre, Laban and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Rambert.
For more information contact Miss Laura
07949 824 881