Our Pre-Professional Program

Audition Form

To register an audition, contact Left Leg Studios on 0419 540 310.

Please download our Audition Form to apply.

Details

The LLS Pre-Professional program is part-time with only 12 contact hours per week, which allows students to complete their studies, retain job commitments, & maintain connections to their home dance school/theatre company/agency, thereby alleviating life choice dilemmas.

Students will also have an option to complete basic First Aid Training and meet with personal trainers to assist their strength and flexibility development. Students will also take regular body conditioning classes & stretch classes with specialised instructors. They will also have the opportunity to attend workshops & master-classes by guest artists currently working in touring shows & companies as well as being invited to listen to guest key note speakers such as directors, choreographers and agents. Throughout the year Pre-Professional Students participate in many live performances, experience mock auditions in front of a professional panel, undertake an individual singing assessment and have the opportunity to have professional headshots taken and join our LLS Agency for representation. The program is suited to students aged 14 to 25 years and will be conducted over 2 week day nights and all day Saturday to a total of 12 hours per week. The program is designed to prepare students for auditions, castings and careers in the dance & entertainment industry.

Classes will be conducted by some of Melbourne’s most sought after teachers.

The LLS Pre-professional Program has the versatility to prepare and guide you in many different directions, for example; fulltime dance courses, professional work (corporate, musical theatre or company) and/or teaching avenues.

Entry into the LLS Pre-Professional Program is by audition only.

Please download our Audition Form and send it to P.O.Box 123 Sassafras, Vic. 3783 or email your completed form to info@leftlegstudios.com.au

Core subjects will include:

  • Jazz - Strength & technique
  • Classical Ballet
  • Tap - Broadway & street
  • Musical theatre
  • Hip Hop/Commercial Jazz
  • Theatre/Acting
  • Contemporary/Lyrical
  • Voice
  • Body conditioning & self maintenance (including self promotion)

Additionally we will provide basic training in acrobatics, audition techniques, as well as career guidance and seminars with industry professionals. Throughout the year the students will also benefit from Ausdance affiliated activities, regular showcases, mock auditions, workshops, photo sessions & agent visits.

Faculty

Our faculty will be amongst the most respected dance teachers in demand in Melbourne.
Each bringing their own specialized talents to the program. Along with regular teachers LLS
will provide speakers & guest teachers for master-classes. These will include professional
Actors, Performers, Choreographers, Directors, and Casting agents.

- You can find out more about our team on the faculty page.

Studios

Left Leg Studios is located at the Powerhouse on Lakeside Drive in Albert Park. We have two dance studios fully equipped with mirrors, barres, tarquette covered sprung floors and state of the art sound system. There are bathroom & changing room facilities plus a green room/student lounge.

Fee Structure:

PRE–PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM TOTAL TUITION COST: $4,950

Tuition Payments are to be made either in full prior to the beginning of first term or in four equal payments of $1,237.50 prior to the beginning of each term. Failure to do so will result in students not being able to attend classes. The cost of your student accident insurance is to be paid with your first fee instalment. The cost of this is $30.

Students enrolling into the LLS Pre-Professional Program do so under the understanding that they are committing to the full year. Upon enrolment into the LLS PPP applicants will be asked to sign an agreement form. Either party may terminate this agreement at the end of the first term 2015 and at no other time. Scholarships available

How to Apply/Audition:

LLS conduct annual audition days usually in the month of September for all PPP & Fulltime DMT applicants. If students are unable to attend the specified date/s then he or she should send in the attached audition application form and await a response for an alternative audition time. Be sure to fill in all your contact details correctly and have it signed by a parent/guardian if you are under the age of 18. There is no charge associated with auditioning.

Audition Requirements:

  • Applicants will be required to sing 1 song of the musical theatre genre. A pianist will be provided for accompaniment so please ensure sheet music is in the correct key (backing tracks or CD’s are acceptable for Pre-Profssional applicants only). Applicants may not be required to sing the whole song and may be asked to demonstrate scales etc.…
  • Applicants should prepare and present a short contemporary scripted theatrical monologue of their own choice (no longer than 1-2 min)
  • Applicants will be required to attend a dance audition later that day. (Please ensure you are available all day)

We understand that not all applicants will be proficient in all three disciplines, this should not deter students.

All Auditions are private and in front of a panel consisting of the course directors, vocal and acting heads. A short interview will be conducted at the conclusion of your presented song and monologue.

Program Directors

Brooke & Tim McDowell - who together have had over 30 years of experience; teaching, educating, choreographing & performing Australia-wide.