A young woman from Hastings is celebrating after graduating from London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) with a first class BA Honors degree.
Beth James, 21, successfully completed a 3 year degree course in Contemporary Dance at LCDS. Then, after an intensive recall and audition process, Beth secured a place at EDge - LCDS’s postgraduate performance company.
Within EDge, Beth will work with professional dance choreographers, an artistic director and will have the opportunity to tour nationally and internationally.
Beth’s mum Helen says her daughter had the music in her from an early age. “She was a dance pupil of Laton Ash Dance Centre, Hastings where she studied from the age of 3,” she said. “Beth regularly participated across the Dance, Drama, Singing and Instrumental sections of the Hastings Musical Festival and is indebted to them and through them to the John and Irene Foster Trust for their financial support over the last 3 years which has helped her take advantage of opportunities that have enabled her to progress her dream.”
Beth says she’s excited at what the future holds. “I am delighted to have been able to pursue my dream and achieve what I have so far,” she said. “I am looking forward to joining EDge in September and would like to thank everyone who has supported me.”