You need dedication, drive and determination for this course and you will be rewarded through the many college productions we deliver, to improve your skill level and have a deeper understanding of dance within history, culture and today’s industry.
This course is highly practical with an emphasis on technique, choreography and performance of dance and supported by the physiology, history and context of dance performance.
You will study units such as:
• Jazz, tap, street and contemporary dance technique
• Investigating practitioners’ work
• Choreography for live performance
• Individual performance commission
• Group performance workshop
You will analyse professional dance works in terms of Vocational and academic value. You will learn the historical context of dance and research into established practitioners of dance from different genres. You will also learn employability skills and gain industry knowledge.
Activities can include: • Dance Season Show • Dance Company • Theatre trips • Masterclasses • Castings and auditions • Professional led workshops You will also have the opportunity to take part in the many performances that take place throughout the year.
Many of our students are accepted into reputable dance centres such as LIPA, London Studio Centre, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird, Northern Contemporary and Laban. Others have been successful in gaining places into prestigious universities for dance such as Roehampton and Middlesex. This course allows you to broaden your prospects within the wider dance industry, following career paths such as a performer, choreographer, producer, director, art administration, dance historian, dance physiotherapy, dance therapy and dance lecturer. These are among a few career options explored on this course.
You will study 13 units over the two years and are continually assessed and moderated. You will be assessed through a combination of performance and choreography, written papers, coursework and exams. Some unit tasks are externally set and assessed.