Legat Dance12-17 years
Dicker centre is situated in the rural village of Upper Dicker in the heart of the Sussex countryside, close to the seaside town of Eastbourne. The school is based on a former country estate with grounds extending over 80 acres / 32 hectares and has a unique, homely feel, ideal for teenagers.
Dates & Fees
This intensive 2-week Dance and English course runs from 2 to 15 July 2017 only.
The fully inclusive course fee is £1,375 per week.
For a longer stay, students can do a combination course if they wish (Legat Dance + English Plus).
Age range 12 to 17 yrs. Where students turn the minimum age during the course, consideration will be given on a case by case basis. Maximum 250 students per week at Dicker. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.
Legat Students join "English Plus" students for English Skills and then undertake intensive Dance training from 12pm to 5.30pm. There are social events every evening and weekend excursions. All Dance and English lessons, recreational activities and excursions are mandatory. Everything is included in the fee. See our Excursion Schedule.
17 hours of Dance and 12.5 hours of English per week. English classes have a maximum of 14 students. Weekly progress checks to monitor performance.
6 levels are available from Elementary (A1-A2) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on first Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.
Previous experience of Ballet is essential.
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
Tennis courts, sports hall, swimming pool, gym, squash courts, astro-turf, playing fields, drama theatre, dance studios, small golf course, IT suites, art studios.
Separate accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Bedrooms with 2 to 6 beds. Some single bedrooms are available. Storage space is available. Bathrooms are shared. Students share their bedroom with children of a similar age and from different countries. Every boarding house has its own communal space for students to relax. See our Accommodation Flyer and Accommodation Policy.
Bede’s staff provide excellent care for students 24 hours a day and live in the same sleeping areas as the students. Dedicated House Parents look after the students in each boarding house. Excellent staff:student ratios (typically 1:5). Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a doctor if required. See our Welfare Policy.
Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served in the Dining Room. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated. See our Meals at Bede's Flyer.
Internet is available and an extensive Wi-Fi network across the campus. Skype is available. Students can make and receive telephone calls. Bede's Shop and a Village Shop for refreshments and snacks. Laundry is done for students at least twice a week. 24 hour emergency contact service for Parents.
Transfers from/to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports and Ashford Train Station are included in the fees at any time of the day. Students are met by Bede's Staff and Bede's Airport Coordinators provide extra care.