Cultivate your artistic agency and creative versatility on this MA at London Contemporary Dance School, training the next generation of international dance performers with a world-leading teaching team and industry tailored performance experiences.

Where: London, United Kingdom

When: September 2024 | 1 year | Full time

Deadline for applications: 23 Feb 2024

Through the MA Dance: Performance programme at London Contemporary Dance School, students will dive into the world of contemporary dance and dance theatre performance practice, developing and refining the technical skills, creative tools, and communicative confidence to contribute meaningfully to the current international contemporary dance landscape.

— Working across different mediums of performance, students will be exposed to both traditional and cutting-edge creative approaches while working with teachers and project leaders who are at the forefront of their respective fields.

— Students will also develop the freelancer skills required to support an ongoing portfolio career, with themes of healthy practice and longevity at the heart of supporting curriculum in Dance Science and Performance Psychology.

— Towards the end of the course, students will work with industry mentors and the course leaders, to independently outline and identify their routes into the industry after graduating.

For who:
This course is primarily aimed at graduating students and recent graduates of full-time training courses in contemporary dance or similar fields. However, you do not need a BA in Dance to apply for this programme. We are also interested in hearing from applicants from other disciplines or backgrounds who have an interest in developing their craft as a performer within the contemporary dance sector and associated fields.

£12,500 – UK Home Fees
£24,000 – Overseas Fees

Find out more about our financial support and funding opportunities for your studies here:

How to apply:

Step 1: Complete our online application form, where you can share information about yourself, your experience, and a personal statement exploring why you want to join our MA Dance: Performance course (Find out more here:

Step 2: All applicants will be invited to attend one of our Admissions Workshops. We are hosting workshops at:
The Place, London (14 Jan, 21 Jan, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar 2024)
Padua, Italy, 11 Nov 2023
SOTA, Singapore, 04 Feb 2024
Montreal, Canada, 02 March 2024
Brussels, Belgium, 31 March 2024
Kyrenia, Cyprus, 13 April 2024

Dates TBC for the following locations:
Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 2024
Los Angeles, USA, Feb 2024
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Feb 2024
New York City, USA, Feb 2024

*During our Admissions Workshops, all applicants should plan to be available for the entire duration (there are no cuts or recalls). After the Workshop we will be in touch within 2 weeks to let you know the outcome of your application.

Costs for participants: There is no application fee

Contact details:
For any queries, please contact the LCDS applications team at

You can also contact the course leader, Tom Afiyan-English at

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