London College of Music Examinations

LCM Examinations is an international examinations board that offers graded and diploma qualifications in Musical Theatre and other performance disciplines. Westside Performing Arts is unique in that while being part of a worldwide network of exam centers’ we also facilitate tuition for all of the graded examinations. Qualified, experienced and reputable industry professionals form Ireland and the UK guide students through the graded syllabuses. The sense of achievement gained from successfully completing the LCM course and acquiring graded qualifications nurtures the personal development of each student.

Participating encourages self-discipline, diligence, self-expression, confidence, and fulfillment. Repertoire can be used for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Music Exams. Students gain UCAS points towards college courses in the UK.

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These Examinations are open to all Students by audition only.

If a Student wishes to pursue a career in the performance industry or wishes to sing recreationally you can be assured that at WestSide Performing Arts we provide students with the technical skills and knowledge to be able to successfully sing in an array of vocal styles with the maximum of ease in order to ensure that optimum vocal health is maintained.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Examinations

ISTD is the world’s leading dance examination board, known for providing one of the highest levels of training in examination syllabi.

At WestSide, we offer students the chance to take part in the Modern Theatre Dance syllabus. We prepare Students in graded examination classes in Modern Theatre Dance from the age of 7 years up to those who wish to pursue a career in dance or further their training to prepare for The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) Teaching Qualifications.

The Modern Theatre Dance is a rhythmic dance style, which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.

Modern Theatre Dance is an invaluable combination of Modern dance, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet. Through a carefully planned and well-established syllabus the students learn exercises, dances and amalgamations that help them to be disciplined and versatile dancers, building core strength and flexibility. Modern, like Ballet, is an incredibly important dance discipline, it is a fundable foundation of Jazz Dance and will further enhance your child’s dance training.