The CTC Training Programme runs for 6 weeks per term. This programme is designed to teach and help performers relish in their entrepreneurial skills for the industry focussing in, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Dance Theatre, and Choreographing/Directing. The course is open to all styles of dance whether it be, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, or Commercial.
This 6 week course will give the performer a better knowledge of what their own product is and to realise what the performer wants to truly achieve in their career. Here is a list of areas that the programme shall touch base on. They are:
Photos/ Headshot CV Presentation of the performers image Showreels Dance Technique Performance Sending Emails Websites Techniques to use in an audition room Positive and spiritual Mentality Social Media
Each week, the programme will have a guest speaker to come in and share advice and do also do a Q&A. Some of the guest speakers from Season 1 have been:
Vanessa Fisher (Mowtown Westend, Hairspray UK Tour, Little Shop of horrors UK Tour, Business owner of Spirit Art School) Stuart Bishop (Manager / Agent of LoveRudeye Dance Agency, Founder of THE NETWORK) Paul Wooler (Casting Director at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd) Molly Mcgibbon (Brit Awards, EMA Awards, Hair shows, AMCK)
At the end of the 6 weeks, the performer will have the knowledge to go out into the industry and think like a smart performer/Business. To be able to use the skills acquired in audition situations, to be able to write to agents/ agencies and receive interest, and to find a little bit more about who they are as a performer.
It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey, whether you want to improve your dance skills, or you want to get over the fear of auditions. This programme is here to help performers in all areas!
TESTIMONIALS FROM SERIES 1
CASEY BAXTER @casey_b18 “The training programme helped me find my confidence and brought back the fun in performing again. It also taught me how to present myself and have the other skills I need to be successful. I would recommend the programme and Chris to anyone as it's for every performer who wants to find their way”
LUCY AISTON @Luceaiston “Inspirational, driven and supportive doesn’t even cover the amazingness of Chris’ mentoring in the CTCCO program! I came to the programme feeling lost in the industry and striving for that next level to reach my end goal in the industry and willing to work hard to achieve this. Chris’ program gave me the tools and guidance to tailor myself, to stand out, to believe in myself, whist refining dance technique all in a 6-week course and continued support proceeding this. I owe this programme a lot and Chris has given me back the piece of me I lost through negative industry comments and re instilled my faith that the power of positivity in the industry and support can help each other achieve success! ‘Let’s do what we love and do a lot of it’”
JAC O'KODY @jac.okody “The CTC training programme for me was truly special. Not only was it a place to train and be physically prepared for working in the dance industry, but it gave me a deeper knowledge of preparation for auditions and how to manage myself as a business. from both Christopher, the industry professionals who came in weekly to talk to us (West End Performers, Commercial industry performers and casting directors). As well as a professional learning environment Christopher tailored a safe one, where the programme was tweaked to your individual needs whether you were a dancer, an actor wanting to dance or someone wanting to branch into the creative side as a director or choreographer. This programme is moulded to your needs and where you are in your path, everyone was an individual.”
ALISHA MARGETSON @alishamargetson “CTC Company Training I could say has changed my life. I attended series 1 of CTC company training and the 1-1 personal feedback has helped my journey through dance. Not only did I get advice and information through the casting directors, industry performers and choreographers that CTC brought in, but I developed my dancing skills and got feedback I needed to take me to the next level. I also got help creating a new cv, Showreel and portfolio pictures after receiving help. Updating these crucial things are needed in the industry. I’ve been seen more for auditions, got myself interviews with agents and even been chosen for jobs that I would struggle to get myself seen for. I thank CTC Co. for helping me brand myself as a professional and taking my dance career where it needed to be, also the support from other dancers and the company that I received was warming and for these reasons I would recommend anyone for this training programme”
NATALIE MOWAT @natmo96 "I learnt so much on this training programme. Chris gave one on one attention and advice on how to become better performers and how to represent yourself on the business side. I feel my CV is stronger and I know now how to approach agencies and what to say. Since graduating from the programme, I have worked on a Bollywood Film and have joined Gawz Dance Agency."
ANA CASTRO @ana.luisacastro “Dancing is not my forte, and it will never be. I really wanted to do this training programme, but I was so scared to feel like the penguin I always do in dance classes. But I always trusted Chris, and I knew he would never let me feel like that. He would always have my back. So, I went for it. Loud and proud! And I started to accept my flaws. This training programme didn’t make me the best dancer in the world, but it made me feel like it. And it taught me to be the best version of me. And now I’m on my way LA to my first professional job.”
CHARLOTTE BRILL @Charlotte_brill "The CTC programme gives great preparation and honest advice for the industry. Chris is so supportive and positive, achieving a great class environment and building confidence when being pushed out of your comfort zone. It has given me a positive outlook on the industry and has motivated me to keep working towards my goals."