The Training Programme

An advanced training programme for dancers in Oxfordshire aged 10 - 18 specialising in contemporary dance techniques and creative practice.


Improve Your...









Dynamic Range




 And so much more...



This programme is designed to establish a technical foundation in contemporary dance. Providing you with the essential skills to take the next step in your journey as a dance artist. 


Led by professional dance artists currently working in the contemporary dance industry, with guest workshops from leading choreographers and dancers from the dance world. 


Not only will you work on the development of your individual physical technique, you will also be mentored in audition techniques, partner work and creative practices. 


The beautiful thing about contemporary dance is that it is always evolving, you will be able to grow and evolve your artistry in such an exciting dance style.


Register for our Summer Term now:

(or book a free taster session today)

Dates: Sundays, April 24 - July 17

(Half Term June 5th)

Times: 10:00 - 14:00

Venue: Ark-T Centre, Crowell Road, Oxford, OX4 3LN.

Uniform: Clothes you feel comfortable moving in.

What to Bring: A positive energy, a healthy lunch and LOTS of water!

Fees: £200.00 per 12 week term.

(Discounts available for Siblings and Low Income Families,

Payable in instalments.)

How to Register:

To register or book a free taster session email:

All images above by Jazzula Donoghue Photography 

Meet Our Teachers

Our regular teachers will run the weekly sessions delivering a range of classes in their specialist styles. 



Thomas is the Artistic Director of TPD and one of the regular teachers on The Training Programme. Working with Thomas you will be exploring Release based floor work and task based improvisation (free movement). Thomas is currently an Associate Artist of Swindon Dance, Guest Artist for the Centre of Advanced Training, and masters student at Rambert School. 


April is a freelance dance artist and Pilates instructor. Bringing together their knowledge of Pilates and Tai Chi, April will be exploring a Release based style of movement. April trained first with a Foundation in Dance at the Institute of Arts Barcelona followed by a Ba(Hons) in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. 

Meet Our Guest Teachers

Throughout the year we invite leading Contemporary Dance Artists to deliver workshops as part the training programme. Below are our previous Guest Teachers.


April Gunawardena


Clara Cowen

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Hannah Thomas