Friday 19th January 2018 (fully booked)
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Daisy first heard of Urdang while training in dance at the Hammond school in Chester where she focused specifically on ballet.
Urdang’s then-reputation as a general dance school with modern and commercial training felt like a great match for Daisy’s background and she decided to apply.
Daisy applied to nine other colleges and when she was accepted to them all she had to decide which one she’d call home for the next three years. This was an important decision for Daisy; it would determine the quality and type of training she’d receive but also the training options available to her over the next three years. As it often does, the decision came down to Urdang or Laine’s.
"When I first walked into Urdang I thought ‘yeah, this is the place’, it just felt right. I felt like I was in Fame, the movie, it immediately made up my mind"
From her first audition, Daisy saw the different personal and training backgrounds of those who attend and teach at Urdang; she couldn’t pass up the variety that Urdang offered and the gut feeling she had about Urdang. She accepted her placement in the diploma programme.
Within her first year, Daisy’s interest in dance and ballet quickly evolved into a universal interest for all three of the performing arts: singing, acting and dancing. Daisy’s background in ballet prepared her to excel across all three by preparing her with the core knowledge and strength to be a ‘performer’. But it’s the range of training and Urdang’s dedication toward its students that developed the whole performer in Daisy.
Daisy now has a job lined up in Disneyland, Paris and she’s leaving Urdang, even before graduation. Although she has to say goodbye, she knows she’s never really ‘leaving’ because Urdang has become such a part of her.
"We’re really lucky to have such variety, people from industry coming in as our tutors… and I feel totally looked after, like they will help me to achieve everything I want to. And they will make sure I’m happy too"