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The Hammond

Posted on December 1, 2021

Collaboration. Expression. Performance.

The Hammond is a performing arts boarding school based in Chester. Recognised as a national centre of excellence for Dance training, and a member of the Music and Dance Scheme (MDS), providing funded places for talented dancers aged eleven to sixteen. Our Dance challenging, rigorous and rewarding and students in Years 7–11 can expect to receive upwards of 16 hours of vocational training per week with classes running alongside our outstanding academic curriculum.

We also offer Theatre Arts courses focused on Acting and Music Performance training through Years 7–13, a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre Performance and Level 6 Professional Trinity Diploma (Dance or Musical Theatre) courses. The Hammond’s exceptional Professional Trinity Diploma courses are part of the Dance and Drama Award Scheme (DaDA). DaDA is designed to contribute to the costs of studying for talented young people who want to become professional actors and dancers. 

All courses are underpinned by a robust student support system and expert faculty ensuring every student can reach their full potential as performing artists and self-reliant individuals.

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