The City of Liverpool College has announced a unique partnership with Liverpool-based performing arts school, Rare Studio – whose students have gone on to tour with the likes of Dua Lipa and Little Mix – to deliver a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Dance, offering a progression route for Rare’s students to continue their training.
Rare Studio, known for accepting students based on merit rather than financial wealth, approached The City of Liverpool College – which provides courses ranging from HNC to BA level across dance, acting and musical theatre – to offer its students progression to the next level.
By launching this course, Rare, which offers acting and musical theatre training as well as dance, is able to provide a progression route for its students, enabling them to continue their training. Together, the organisations will strengthen provision across the city region for aspiring performing artists.
Elaine Bowker, principal and chief executive at The City of Liverpool College, said:
“Rare is a fantastic organisation which gives unique opportunities to young, aspiring performing artists in the Liverpool City Region. We’re excited to work with Rare, to bridge the gap for these aspiring dancers, keeping the fantastic talent we have here in the Liverpool City Region and providing them with the opportunity to progress in the industry.”
Lindsay Inglesby, director at Rare Studio, added:
“This new qualification is the right step for us at Rare. We’re passionate about supporting the most talented individuals to progress and begin successful careers in a field that they truly love.
“We know how hard it can be to make it, so providing our students with opportunities such as this is incredibly important to us, in order to give them the experience they need and to help them forge a brilliant future.
“Students on this course will benefit from the incredible resources that The City of Liverpool College has, all while training in a professional environment at Rare Studio. We can’t wait to see what they achieve.”
Now open to applications from progressing students, training for the qualification will be delivered by Rare Studio at its city centre headquarters, supported by The City of Liverpool College’s higher education framework.
To find out more about the course, visit: www.liv-coll.ac.uk.