What performers

say about us:

"In a time filled with uncertainty and worry, The Intensive offered the most perfect weekend jam packed with knowledge, motivation & positivity. I left feeling incredibly inspired, rejuvenated... & in need of a hot bath!”

- Stacey - 

Performer

- Niall - 

Performer

"Taking part in The Intensive Accelerate course was the best decision I have made in lockdown. Before I took part I was feeling quite deflated having just graduated into a very difficult time in the industry. The incredible variety of outstanding creatives & teachers that The Intensive brought together was just the inspiration & challenge I needed to reignite my passion for my future. Each class was so varied in style which really challenged our versatility, and to work virtually with such established creatives was an incredible experience. I can't thank the team enough!"

- Bryony - 

Performer

"The Intensive Accelerate program is full out, challenging and truly brilliant! It is a great course to ensure your on top of your game! This was perfect for me, it helped to keep motivated during this hard pandemic but mostly inspired me to keep pushing when times are difficult! Everyone can have a dream and the industry is big enough for us all. What a brilliant program, love it!"

- Ben - 

Performer

"I had the best time at The Intensive! From all of the workshop leaders to Bryan and Josh themselves they made it such an amazing experience by making you feel so comfortable, for me personally I had lots all confidence and belief in myself and was super scared to do this amazing course but after speaking to Josh and Bryan over email they reassured me it would be a amazing opportunity and I am SO glad I did it! Because I feel like now I have grown so much as a person and in confident, and a lot of it is down to them."

- Annie - 

Performer

"Not only the intensive pushed me out of my comforts zone and challenged me in so many ways. It also opened opportunities up for me! I got to perform in front of very influential choreographers within the industry ( which would usually be very hard to be seen in front of) it then has lead on to me making new contacts for the future, which I’m so grateful for. It’s like a little family and I couldn’t recommend The Intensive enough, I really couldn’t!"

- Juliette -

Performer

“The Intensive offers some of the most diverse training for professionals, graduates, students and aspiring performers. It really is an amazing safe space for everyone. I struggle with letting myself go in dance classes, but this definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone in the best possible way."

- Emilia -

Performer

"When they said ‘it’s going to be intense’, they weren’t joking! They ensure every style of dance is explored and make sure it is accessible for all abilities. Not only that, it connects you with incredible creatives and talent from all over. I couldn’t even pick a favourite class from all of the ones I have attended, purely because they are all so different and juicy in their own way! I couldn’t recommend taking part in one of these courses enough. Bring on the next one!”

- Amy -

Performer

“The intensive workshop was an amazing experience, it offered a huge variety of styles from contemporary to MT Jazz. Each creative was so inspiring, they brought insane choreography and energy to the classes. Doing the intensive allowed me to perform and feel like I was back in a studio and on stage again, I can’t wait for the next one!”

- Owen -

Performer

"I attended the 6 day Intensive held at Jerwood Space back in October 2020. I can honestly say I’ve never had a more inspiring, passionate & sweaty week in my life! All of the styles of dance classes, Q&As, Singing and Acting Lessons, plus even mental health talks! You honestly couldn’t have had a more well rounded course with everything you needed to know/learn as a performer. As a recent 2020 Graduate this was just perfect for me to experience learning from industry professionals, but also to work with others who have been in the industry & graduated years ago. The support from everyone around was second to none and I couldn’t wait to be back again with this team!! 

I then went on to do a weekend online course in Jan 2021 in Lockdown. Which included 9 dance classes & 2 Q&As which was all via Zoom. I also absolutely loved this and it was so different to the last one as I had only myself to concentrate on, whilst everyone else was on the screen which was challenging but also so rewarding seeing everyone smash it at home. The Intensive team are incredible and I can’t wait for the next one!"
"I had THE BEST weekend with The Intensive Accelerate. It was fabulous to get back dancing with incredible choreographers in a judgement free zone. After Covid, it was amazing to dust off the dance shoes and get back into the swing of things, even if it was on my bedroom floor! Wonderful advice in Q&A sessions and learning with like-minded people."

- Terelle -

Performer

- Terelle -

Performer

- Holly -

Performer

"The Intensive has given me the push I needed during these horrible times we are experiencing. You are put in front of the biggest creatives, choreographers and performers of the West End and you are challenged to constantly push yourself outside of your comfort zone. The Intensive allowed me to fully gain back my passion, love, confidence and discipline for Performance. The support from this company is unreal and I cannot recommend them enough!"

- Sonny -

Performer

"At at time when Performers were cut off from our Industry and everything it gives us, The Intensive stepped in to give not just a lifeline but an outstanding set of opportunities to connect with the Industry’s top professionals and reignite those embers which had lay dormant for months.

 

The organisation and management of The Intensive programme by the organisers and staff was superb - creating and maintaining a COVID-19 secure environment in which to train made everyone feel safe and stands testament to the dedication and passion of those who were determined to bring safe training opportunities to Performers during a Global Pandemic.

 

The Intensive gives Performers at all stages of their career an opportunity to learn a whole host of new things - about themselves, about their skills, about each other and about their place in our Industry - whether still in training or an established Performer, this course teaches lessons and makes connections which will continue to influence the shape of any Performer’s career far into the future!"

- Shona -

Performer

"The Intensive provided the perfect opportunity to meet and work with so many creatives I wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity to meet, especially during a pandemic! It brought me so much joy to be back in a studio surrounded by a group of driven and inspiring performers. The atmosphere was so supportive. I cannot wait for the next one!"

- Belle -

Performer

"Wow! Where do I begin, I attended The Intensive's first course in 2020, signed up as soon as I saw it. This course was a motivational pull for me through this uneasy year, then postponed till Oct, it seemed as though it was so out of reach, but literally kept me going, then finally and my god, it was worth the wait! It was everything I wished for and MORE! It was perfectly organised with the Covid cleaners and the up most secure levels of social distances and safety. It was intensive training physically and mentally, being utterly motivating and inspiring, the passion in that room was through the roof. We all shared a unique journey at The Intensive, having such an open and free space to work in, everyone in that room welcomed a safe environment to freely express through Dance, Song, Theatre and also on a personal level. We were taught and guided by the BEST Top Industry Creatives, in a room full of gratitude and love, I reconnected with some creatives and meet others for the first time too, an incredible experience! So glad to be an Intensive OG!... Finally, I, of course attended The Accelerate Online Zoom Weekend course, which again worked me intensively and I loved every minute! Can't wait for the next workshop, sign me up already!"

The Intensive 2020™ | Jerwood Space, London, England, SE1 0LN | 07969 637033 | info@theintensive.co.uk