I spoke to a dance administrator friend who has much experience of the dance training environment in the UK and she passes on this message, which is not encouraging I have to say:
Nice to hear that your student wants to come to London, but yes - funding will be hard. Usually the school is best placed to advise, partly because they are dealing with the problem all the time. She does right to ask for further ideas, but should not worry if nothing much comes back. I have heard of drama students writing to lots of famous actors for small amounts, but am not convinced that this model would transfer to dance .... sorry.
Sky, two questions:
- do you have a budget worked out, taking into account the high cost of living in London?
- do you have a plan B prepared for studying at a Canadian school, in case you cannot find the finance for London ie to ensure that you don't lose a year.