We are aware that many of our students, joining ENBS will be living away from home or abraod for the first time and will need to engage with a new environment. We offer a range of help with financial issues, accommodation and practical considerations.
We pride ourselves on staff members who are open, approachable and expert. You will be allocated male and female tutors who are always available, and you will be encouraged to discuss your progress outside standard assessments.
The Co-Directors, Director of Dance, Head of Studies and class tutors are closely involved in Student Support. The Student & Enrolment Coordinator manages the day to day Student Support system and monitors the progress of the students. ENBS works together with the following specialists:
- Physiotherapists: you have access on a daily basis to a physiotherapist who examines, diagnoses and if necessary provides treatment
- Nutritionist: all year groups have group sessions with a nutritionist to learn and talk about the role that healthy nutrition plays in improving health and performance. In addition, you can book one to one appointments with the nutritionist
- Performance psychologist: all year groups have group sessions with a performance psychologist to learn and talk about coping strategies and goal setting. In addition you can book one to one appointments with a psychologist to talk about any personal issue you may have.
- GP: you will be required to register with a local GP when you enter training at ENBS. For emergency matters, ENBS consults the school's medical advisor.
The School places much importance on educating students in an understanding of the body and movement and how to work with their bodies in order to prevent injuries. The Student Support team has designed an Injury Prevention Programme to help students work with their body and recognize any areas that might need extra attention. Students with an injury will enter a Recovery from Injury Programme in which the student will work with members of the Student Support team. This means that you may have a diagnosis and treatment session with a physiotherapist, who will then refer you to the Body Conditioning tutor or Floor Barre specialist to ensure you recover as quickly as possible, and prevent recurrences of injuries too.
It is important that students feel comfortable and secure in their living accommodation. We take great care to ensure you are directed toward suitable lodgings and most new students live at hostels recommended by the school. 1st year students are encouraged to live in a hostel before taking the responsibility of living in a flat on their own or with others.
ENBS has students from no fewer than eighteen different countries around the world. Transition for international students can have additional implications, such as cultural differences and a language barrier. ENBS provides welfare support and an international students programme which is designed to help students settle into their new surroundings, adjust to life at school and living in London. In addition, we offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) support for those that need it. ENBS requires overseas students to have a basic knowledge of English. We suggest a basic level of B "Independent Speaker" on the Common European Framework for Languages.
We are aware that being a student can be stressful at times. Transition affects different people in various ways and we endeavour to make the transition as smooth as possible and to make life as a student at ENBS a positive experience by providing a network of support. Everyone has a personal tutor for regular meetings. Tutors monitor progress and provide advice and support at every stage of the course.
Concerns are dealt with in confidence. The Head of Studies, Director of Dance and Student & Enrolment co-ordinator are available to students to discuss any issue they might have. If necessary, they will refer the student to a (health care) specialist.
We occupy a large first floor area in a traditional Victorian red brick building in a quiet street in Chelsea. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, whilst still maintaining the air of a place of study and learning. The corridors are filled with the sound of music from the dance studios and there is a real buzz as students move around getting on with their daily activities.
As well as the sprung floor dance studios, there is a body conditioning and weight training studio. There is also a dedicated room for physiotherapy. There is a well-stocked library and a study room, with computers providing internet access. Students have their own space to relax in the student lounge.
At present, we regret that the School premises are not easily accessible as they can only be reached by stairs.
The School strives to be as inclusive as possible and welcomes applications from students with different abilities and additional needs, offering extra personal and learning support where possible.
If you would like to discuss your needs before auditioning, you are welcome to contact the Head of Studies.
Our ethos is to ensure talented young dancers from all over the world have the opportunity to train with us, regardless of their background or ability to pay. To this end we offer financial assistance in the form of:
- Dance and Drama Awards, awarded on merit to students from the European Union. Please see the DADA section in the How to Apply section for more details
- Full and part Scholarships to support tuition fees
- Full and part Bursaries to support living costs
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