Acknowledging the financial impact of studying full-time, the course has been designed on a 5 -day week in order to facilitate students who may wish or need to supplement their income to fund the course.

Study will be tailored to suit individual needs and include Ballet and Jazz Technique classes as well as Contemporary, Tap, Commercial, Singing, Acting and Musical Theatre. Additional classes will include health and safety issues, injury prevention, teaching (I.D.T.A) and audition technique - enabling the student to go forward with the ability and confidence to market themselves in a competitive field. Assistance and advice with applications to full-time colleges forms is part of the course.

In addition to classes and workshops with guest teachers and examiners, students will gain invaluable experience including, appearing with Ellen Kent’s Ballet and Opera International at the Hall for Cornwall, dance teaching in the community, audition preparation, student showcase’s, performance at the Hall for Cornwall in the JTPA annual show, performance in London’s prestigious dance theatre, Sadlers Wells with the Jason Thomas Dance Company and the Foundation Course Performance at the Regal Theatre.

Tutors are experienced teachers and technicians from within the industry. Students will be continually assessed and receive feedback and written reports.

The course will run from Monday to Friday and in addition students have access to the studios evening timetable and space for rehearsals.

Numbers will be limited on the course to a maximum of 15 students. Study groups will be considerably smaller, ensuring focus on individual needs.

All students will have the opportunity to work towards a level 3 certificate or level 4 diploma in Contemporary Dance or Musical Theatre validated by Trinity College London, I.D.T.A. Associate Street Dance Certificate as well as vocational exams with the R.A.D. and I.S.T.D. (Level 3 qualifications.)

Our Patrons

Theresa Kerr, Founder and Principal of Bodywork Dance Company and Cambridge Performing Arts as our patron of the Dance and Musical Theatre Course.

Henri Oguike founder of the Henri Oguike Dance Company (HODC) as our patron of the Contemporary Dance Course.

For further information Please call 01872 276365 or email

Theresa Kerr
Course Parton

Principal – Cambridge Performing Arts Theresa Kerr has been involved in the Performing Arts industry for the last 40 years as a dancer, presenter, chorographer and teacher. Together with her late husband Patrick, she founded The Bodyworks Dance Studios in 1982

The company grew to house a thriving theatre school, a dance Foundation course ( one of the first in the UK) and Cambridge Performing Arts Course, a registered charity, offering the National Diploma in Professional Dance And Musical Theatre. Theresa began her professional training at the Anna Neagle, Fred Astaire Studios in Bond Street London and at the London Dance Centre, Covent Garden with legendary teachers Molly Molloy, Matt Mattrox And Luigi.

After the birth of her children, Theresa decided to go to University to study on a B.A. course in Art History and English. Whilst studying, Theresa began her teacher career, this was the ‘Disco Era’ and her classes took off in a big way. Introducing modern American style to dancers young and old, leading to an invitation to teach at many professional schools. Theresa taught at the Urdang Academy, West Street Schools and the renowned London Studio Centre where she taught for fourteen years. Theresa became a well known Jazz teacher and through her many contacts made the break through into choreography, alongside building up her own college together with her family. Chorography credits include TV, Fashion shows, video, working in the Far East, USA, she has worked with such stars as Dionne Warwick, Freddie Star, Kool and the Gang and many more. Continuing her electric career for the last 25 years as principle of her college, her love and passion remains with her dancers at the studio.


Cornwall’s one and only city, Truro thrived as a port and the prosperity of the late 18th and early 19th that continues to this day can be seen today in the elegant town houses that line the city’s streets. Centre stage is Truro Cathedral with its impressive gothic towers dominating the city skyline. The city's cosmopolitan feel is highlighted on Lemon Quay with the Hall for Cornwall and the variety of restaurants and bars. Truro is connected to the main line rail network and this can be reached by daily flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay airport.

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The Foundation College

Jason Thomas Performing Arts
Mallets Ope, Victoria Square,
Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2RG

T: 01872 276365
M: 07766 447 937