The Platform

About

The Platform - Elevate Your Career to the Next Level

The Platform Mission

To create a network of support, guidance, training & advice for females that are serious about a career in the Commercial Dance Industry.

Message from Aleta

Founder of The Platform

I’ve been working in the dance industry for almost ten years, during that time, i have experienced first hand the difficulties that come with pursuing a career within the industry. My mission was always to share the knowledge i have gained, and to prove to others how very possible it is to create a successful & long career, with the right support system in place, advice and guidance. 

I get a lot of girls asking for advice regarding what to do, to help get them to the next step as a commercial dancer, How to get into choreography, how to get into teaching. How to improve as a dancer, what to wear to auditions – the list is endless. Based on this, I have created The Platform - a unique mentoring programme that covers all of these bases plus more!

Females are a force to be reckoned with,
and when we come together,
anything is possible!

Aleta Thompson

Programs

COMMERCIAL DANCE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR FEMALES

The Platform UK

The Original UK Dance Mentoring Program for Female Dancers

Program Details

The Platform is a comprehensive, uniquely designed program, that will guide you step by step, through the process to Elevate Your Career to the Next Level!

Offering training, advice, feedback and much more!

The program is open to a very limited number of females, who are serious about wanting to elevate themselves and take their career to the next level. Each sessions has a dedicated focus, building towards an exciting project that will help kickstart your career.

I will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve your absolute fullest potential by the end of the programme, with feedback throughout.

THERE IS NO OTHER PROGRAM LIKE IT!!

Most importantly The Platform is a family of like minded females, who even once the initial programme is over, continue to support and build with each other towards creating great careers!

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The Platform LA

The UK’s First and No.1 All Female Dance Program to Los Angeles!

Program Details

THE PLATFORM LA IS AN INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME, BASED IN THE HEART OF THE COMMERCIAL DANCE INDSUSTRY - LOS ANGELES!

Open to a very limited number of participants, the trip offers exclusive training, mentoring, advice, and much more, all whilst in the sunshine of California! Experience first hand the incredible atmosphere in classes at world famous studios.

Since launching in 2017, the programme, has successfully taken over twenty female dancers to LA, and continues to grow every year! The program offers 2 and 3 week experiences!

Whats Included?

- Flights
- Accomodation
- Over 30 Hours training
plus lots of other really cool extras!

Just pack a bag and let the adventure begin! More information is available upon application. Payment plans are also available to help spread the costs.

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See The Experience

THE PLATFORM LA | SPRING 2019
THE PLATFORM COMMERCIAL DANCE MENTORING PROGRAMME
TRAIN IN LA 2019! THE PLATFORM MENTORING
YOUR CHANCE TO DANCE IN LOS ANGELES! THE PLATFORM LA SUMMER 2018
THE PLATFORM PROMO | SERIES III
The Platform LA 2017

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Testimonials

Hear stories from our Platform Girls

Chloe Marks

The Platform LA 2019

“I can not thank the platform enough for providing me with everything for my trip to LA! It was a life changing experience and I can’t believe how much I grew as a person and as a dancer. The level of training and work ethic in the studios over there are out of this world and nothing like what ive got at home! The girls I was with were the nicest bunch and we all got on so well and I’ve made friends for life! Having the whole thing planned and organized was just the icing on the cake it was so stress free and enjoyable!! Thank you to The Platform and Aleta!”

Nikol Kyprianou

The Platform LA 2019

“Taking part in The Platform LA is being the best decision I ever took in my life! I could never imagine that a program would make me not only grow as a dancer but also help me to realise what I need to do to succeed my goals in the future. The Platform LA helped me to gain more self confidence but most importantly taught me that if you believe in yourself, you can achieve every dream. However, Aleta was really helpful with showing as LA, places to visit and recommending as dance classes. I felt so much support from Aleta because she was there for as if we had any questions, she was organising group meals, she was very friendly and that created excellent communication. I am very grateful of this experience, exploring LA, meeting new friends and dancing all day. It was the best two weeks of my life.”

Katy Cooper

The Platform LA 2019

“The experience was absolutely amazing and it really helped to find myself and what styles I fit into. I have only ever really trained in Musical Theatre Jazz and only the past 12 months I started training in commercial but felt like there was something missing, since being out in LA I took so many heels classes and just fell in love with it so it was amazing for me to find another style that I can continue to train in back in London other than MT. The whole experience was incredible and I can’t thank you enough for creating the Platform to give us this opportunity, I could have never have done this on my own but now I feel much more confident. Thank you so much!”

Charlotte Dear

The Platform LA 2019

“My experience in LA was something I will never forget, it helped me grow not only as a dancer but as a person- confidence wise I left feeling like no class in London could scare me anymore. I could never have gone to LA by myself, The Platform gave me the opportunity of a lifetime and I’ll be forever grateful. Instead of just being able to dance I was able to speak to industry professionals and get incredibly helpful insights, making the process of trying to get a job a little bit less daunting. I’m so lucky to have met Aleta, she’s been so supportive and thoughtful and made the whole experience so fun and welcoming. I’ve done things I never thought I would and I’ve officially caught the LA bug, I can’t wait to go back!!”

Charlotte Walker

The Platform LA

“My experience in LA was something I will never forget, it helped me grow not only as a dancer but as a person- confidence wise I left feeling like no class in London could scare me anymore. I could never have gone to LA by myself, The Platform gave me the opportunity of a lifetime and I’ll be forever grateful. Instead of just being able to dance I was able to speak to industry professionals and get incredibly helpful insights, making the process of trying to get a job a little bit less daunting. I’m so lucky to have met Aleta, she’s been so supportive and thoughtful and made the whole experience so fun and welcoming. I’ve done things I never thought I would and I’ve officially caught the LA bug, I can’t wait to go back!!”

Haz Evans

The Platform UK

“The Platform opened my eyes to the commercial industry. Aleta gave me the opportunity to explore. Looking at myself as an individual artist to commercial movement itself. You become more confident within yourself and you build a bond with others. The community of dance is a family environment and The Platform is exactly that.”

Lopi Klamert

The Platform LA

“I am extremely thankful to have been part of The Platform LA. The experiences I have made and the people I have connected with were truly inspiring. Not only dance classes but industry talks and photoshoots were really helpful regarding my career. Training in LA has not only helped me grow as a dancer but as a person because being surrounded by these great energies just pushes your motivation to the highest level. Without the program and Aleta's support this would not have been possible! I can't wait to go back soon!”

Holly Puigserver

The Platform LA

“I loved everything about the Platform to LA. Aleta is amazing and I'm so glad that I shared my first LA experience with her, she is a great mentor with so much knowledge on the industry. And I know I can always go to her for advice and support in my dance career. As for going to LA, I found it such an eye opening opportunity to train in one of the world's best cities for dance and be on a unique program that guided me through it. Thank you Aleta for running the Platform x.”

Charlotte Anderson

“I was lucky enough to be selected by Aleta to take part in the very first Platform Mentoring Programme last year in London.  The programme was enriched not only with amazing weekly dance classes but also lots of advice and practical help in terms of building and creating the right image for the industry, mentoring on every aspect of the dance industry, building on my confidence to bring together choreographic skills, pick up skills, as well as information on how to build a professional website.

As well as the dance element I was also given the opportunity to have a photo shoot and was also involved in creating a music video style short concept video, which was filmed and released to me to use in my show reel.

Aleta's guidance and knowledge of the commercial dance industry has been invaluable and I would personally recommend this mentoring programme without hesitation to anybody pursuing a career in the dance industry. I am now keen to explore more about Aleta's Los Angeles mentoring programme, as I feel this would be a great experience and the next step to help with my long term goal of training out in the United States.”

Khayla Golucke

“It's not often that you get frequent, individualized feedback from an instructor in a packed industry class at a studio, so The Platform was a unique opportunity for me to get personalized feedback in an intimate and supportive environment. Aleta was open to helping me with everything from my dance technique and performance to my personal 'look' and audition prep. Having a mentor and supporter in this industry is not easy to find, and with The Platform I was able to gain friendships, mentors, and confidence that I didn't have before.”

Emma Hanson

“I found the program extremely helpful as it sets you up for the future. It has helped me a lot with my confidence as Aleta has always been honest and supportive with everything that is in the programme . It has given me guidance and has helped me know what I want to do career wise. There has been some great opportunities that the program has given me and a lot of things I couldn't have done alone. Most on all it has been great fun and has benefited me in many great ways!”

Amy Petts

“The platform to LA has been a life changing experience. I've gained a new perspective on dance and remembered how much I love what I do, especially when surrounded by such inspirational teachers and dancers!  It gave me so much to work on and I improved so much in just two weeks. I never thought I'd ever get to train in LA  and the platform made that dream possible. Can't wait to go back again!”

Contact

Elevate Your Career to the Next Level!

Email

contact@theplatformmentoring.com