The school feels performing experience is both a joy and a necessity
for all students.
The London Dance Centre does a full school recital every
year. Using a professionally equipped theatre with lighting,
design, and stage management, to expose all students both amateur
and professional, to the demands and rewards of striving for
a well polished production.
Many students perform with our performance group either as full-time
members or as guests in our Christmas show production
in December. Beginner classes are also given the opportunity to perform in their first year,
to introduce them to the pleasure of working to master skills
necessary to perform on stage. Low cost costume rental service
ensures all students can afford to participate in outstanding,
but age-appropriate costumes.
Costumes can be costly. We offer costume rentals (the rental
covers laundry, and defrays to a small extent from the original
cost of the costume). Most costumes can cost up to $150.00 each
to produce. The school's 40-year wardrobe ensures costume rentals
for the school recitals are between $30.00 - $40.00 to ensure all
children can perform in a number of dances without financial
hardship - yet still have the thrill of feeling like a "real"
Many studios require the student's parents to absorb the full
cost of costumes and specialty footwear that are of no further
use to students after just one performance. After a few months
the costume no longer fits and ceases to be a novelty for dress
The studio takes pride in providing costumes that are not only
cost effective, but high quality and age appropriate. We feel
a costume should compliment the existing charm of each student
and not give students an air of sophistication beyond their
years. Maturity must develop through dance training, in the
course of time and be superimposed by the "packaging" when it
comes to the younger members of recitals.