Dance Student Offered a Place at Prestigious University
Dance student Josh Robinson (17) has been offered a place at one of the best stage schools in the country, the London Studio Centre.
Former Melior Community Academy student Josh had very little dance experience, so attended North Lindsey’s enrolment day to see what opportunities were available to him in the subject, opting to enrol on the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Dance and has never looked back.
Despite his lack of dance experience, confidence and a resistant to perform in front of others. Dance tutor Katie Lampkowski worked closely with him to build up his skills and confidence throughout his studies, as she recognised his natural ability.
“Josh started the course with very little dance experience but through hard work and dedication, has evolved into a highly skilled and confident dancer” says Katie.
“He is now a very different student who thrives when performing. He has had to take on extra work in order to fund the auditions and travel, however this never impacted on the work he produced in College.
I feel he is an excellent role model to others who have a dream. He would often come into college earlier and stay later in order to develop his technical ability. Josh has an excellent attendance record over the last two years which is a reflection of all his hard work and will be progressing onto London Studio Centre to study a BA Honours in dance. This is an amazing achievement and so well deserved.”
Josh is now planning his move to London in September and is well on his way to performing on a larger scale.
“I have learnt an insane amount and Katie my tutor is one of the best” says Josh.
“When I was at school I saw a dance performance from North Lindsey College and just thought wow!”
Josh describes the interview process at the London Studio Centre as ‘insane’, consisting of a variety of dance performances including ballet, jazz and contemporary and also had to learn a routine on the day. Josh was called back for the second phase which consisted of a two-hour workshop, two-hour solo, an interview and a physical assessment.
“My confidence is now sky high,” adds Josh, “I felt that I didn’t fit in very well at school although I was always encouraged by the teacher. Everyone said that I wouldn’t make university but I’ve now proved them wrong.”