About Us

Established 1970

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Urdang Academy

We are the Urdang Academy, an exceptional vocational institute offering dance and musical theatre training in the vibrant heart of London.

Urdang educates and trains young performers from 16 and up in Musical Theatre and Dance to become strong, disciplined and confident performers.

Urdang boasts a modern outlook, dynamic atmosphere and inspiring backdrop, making the Academy an energising and contemporary place to study.

We admit students based on their raw talent, believing that raw talent supercedes size, race, height, socio-economic status and ethnicity. It is this mentality that has made us the most diverse dance and musical theatre academy in the UK and has also inspired us to run a selection of short and evening courses giving everyone the chance to train and perform at their best.

Challenging and nurturing

Our high-calibre courses and diversity of training means our graduates are highly versatile, rounded performers. That’s why our graduates are in constant demand for West End and International destinations, many of which are lead roles.

Our courses and ongoing relationships with world-class industry professionals offer our students invaluable exposure to leading industry professionals and keep Urdang at the forefront of the industry.

A high level of expectation and discipline is teamed with relevant support and advice, ensuring our students reach their full potential.

"Urdang take you for your talent, they don’t take you on a certain look like the other colleges do. They are interested in your unique strengths rather than a clone expectation. That is why their ethos ‘everyone individual’ is so perfect – it is exactly the way it should be."

Dean Lee

Resident Creative & Choreographer, Graduate 2007

"The warm and friendly staff and family atmosphere along with training that is tailored to me as an individual make urdang a fantastic place to study"

Key Dates

Summer Courses

Pre Audition Course
Monday 23rd July - Friday 27th July 2018

Connect Summer School
Monday 30th July 2018 - Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

Connect UK Summer School
Monday 13th August 2018 - Friday 17th August 2018

Term Dates


Term starts: Monday 10th September 2018

Half term: week commencing Monday 22nd October 2018

End of Term: Wednesday 19th December 2018


Welcome to Urdang Academys online application system. Here you can apply and manage your:

  • Open day
  • Application for full-time course and
  • Auditions

At each stage we will e-mail you to notify you where you are in the application process and what steps you need to take next.

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Find out how it works