Regarded as one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the country, auditioning for London Studio Centre (LSC) is an opportunity not to be missed. With a variety of courses and course pathways (including jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and ballet), LSC is the ultimate place to launch your career as a professional performer. For more information, please click here.
I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to interview Holly (a musical theatre student at LSC) via social media. Holly is currently a LSC student president at the college and is thoroughly enjoying her time spent there.
Right from the offset, Holly was made to feel incredibly welcomed and relaxed. She recalled how she instantly knew that LSC was were she wanted to study, based upon its eclectic atmosphere and the staff’s friendly approach.
LSC’s facilities are modern and impressive, fully meeting the demanding needs of the course. The building includes a large selection of spacious studios, theatres, massage rooms and health spaces. It is little wonder that LSC is considered to be one of the best performing arts facilities in the entire capital.
The format of the audition really depends on what course you are auditioning for. For example, you will only be required to sing if this is a necessary part of your course. Holly auditioned for the musical theatre course and therefore had to complete a dance, singing and acting audition.
The dance portion of the audition consisted of a jazz and contemporary technique class. The class is rather fast-paced, yet supportive and enjoyable – Holly was unfamiliar with contemporary prior to the audition, however she was still made to feel comfortable throughout the audition.
Holly then had to perform her acting monologue, followed by her chosen musical theatre song (which should be 16/32 bars long).
LSC is unique in the fact that the audition process features a recall audition. The recall included a jazz and ballet class. Holly mentioned how the class was taught quickly, however the teachers are always willing to answer any questions you may have. In her own words, Holly said that the class was a ‘good challenge’.
Before the recall audition, Holly was also emailed a choice of songs, whereby she had to select one to sing at her audition.
The audition process ends with a general interview. Holly was asked questions such as ‘Why did you start dancing? Why are you passionate about dance? How did you find out about LSC? Why did you choose to audition? Why would you be a good student here?’
The interview is very relaxed and informal, so is nothing to worry about – however, it is always a good idea to have a think about what you want to say before hand.
- Try to ooze confidence throughout the day. Smile as much as possible and show the panel how much you are enjoying yourself – they want to see that you’re fully engaged and interested in the course
- Don’t concern yourself about having a particular ‘look’, at LSC they embrace diversity of personalities and backgrounds. As long as you look neat, confident and professional, you stand yourself in good stead for acceptance onto the course.
Holly has been a wonderful contributor to this blog and we would like to thank her for taking the time to talk about her audition experience. Audition Quest would like to wish her the best of luck with her studies and future working within the industry. Holly has a wonderful Instagram account, showcasing her dancing and her life as a London Studio Centre student @holly_a_taylor
HOLLY TAYLOR @holly_a_taylor
Holly is a current 2nd year student at London Studio Centre. Studying the musical theatre course, she is also a student president. She has a passion for dancing, singing and acting and has taken part in multiple performances throughout her time spent at LSC.