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Performance Course – TOTHECORE

ToTheCore is a professionally run performing arts training company directed by Zak Nemorin.

It was created in association with Millennium Performing Arts, The Dancers Development Fund, & TheJazzCore Company.

ToTheCore aims to provide its members with a well-rounded experience performing in a professional company.

Company members gain valuable guided practice in the art of independent training, performance and stage craft, theatre etiquette and working as both a solo artist as well as an ensemble member.

This course normally runs from March to June (with an Easter break) and consists of:

  • Company classes held at the DDF studios in South-East London
  • Rehearsals for performance pieces with current leading industry professionals
  • Performance opportunities similar to a professional company, both in solo work
  • and ensemble
  • Opportunity to create material for a showreel
  • Opportunity to learn valuable audition skills by experiencing auditions in real time and via self-taping for acceptance onto the cast of a piece.

Company classes and workshops include disciplines such as ballet, jazz dance, contemporary dance, tap dance, hip hop, commercial dance, singing, acting, and body management.

A typical morning session would include warm-up or training classes in dance and/or vocal work, depending on the activities of the afternoon sessions,  which are devoted to rehearsals and the creation of show material, to be performed at several opportunities throughout the term.

Performances consist of bespoke and repertoire pieces of work, created and/or recreated by professional choreographers and directors with company members. These are tailored to show the strengths of each individual performer, giving optimum opportunity for casting directors, directors and choreographers to see company members at several opportunities.

During the course, company members are exposed to as many key industry figures as possible, during showcases, in-house rehearsals, presentations, and press call sneak peeks – just as they would be if they were working in the West End or other professional companies. Our aim is for this course to be recognised as professional experience by industry professionals.