Dance (UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts)
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Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary – whatever your dance style, you can learn more about it with us. From perfecting your skills in technical training to letting your creativity run wild in choreography and improvisational classes, our dance courses are designed to nurture your existing skills and lead you to experience dance in a way you have never imagined before.
As well as perfecting your technique in the studio, you will also perform regularly in our theatres as well as within the community, through professional visits, theatre trips and workshops.
The six fully equipped dance studios are always bustling with activity, and each of them has hifi facilities with iPod connectivity, TV, laptops and projectors, plus mirrors.
You will be working towards the UAL, Level 3, Extended Diploma in Performing Arts, equivalent to studying for three A Levels. You will learn a range of dance techniques, performance techniques and the theoretical aspects of the art.
As well as spending time focusing on perfecting your dance abilities you will also learn additional skills in singing, physical theatre and the business side of the industry.
How Do I Apply
Please answer these questions online:
What and who has inspired you to study dance?
Tell us about your dance training and experience to date.
How do you think this course will help you in your future career?
Describe the skills needed by a dancer to succeed in their career.
During the course students will develop and refine their performance skills through rigorous dance training including Classical Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Street Styles and Jazz classes. Alongside exploring a range of professional works and practitioners through choreographic and improvisational tasks to deepen their knowledge and expertise. This vocational course requires students to use research to inform their own creative ideas, problem solve, collaborate and produce work for performance. Students can expect to work alongside other strands including Music, Film and Media Production and Production Arts to develop their appreciation and awareness of how the performing arts industry operates. We invite professional companies and practitioners to work with our students including Hofesh Shechter Company, Alleyne Dance & Birdgang.
What Qualities Do I Need?
You should be passionate about dance and have a talent for it. If you are applying for this Post 16 course, it is desirable that you have had previous dance experience. You should also have good timekeeping and have a reliable and determined character. Students will need to be motivated and proactive in their approach to learning and their development. They will need to be reliable and curious to engage in new ideas to develop their technical and expressive skills.Students will need to be motivated and proactive in their approach to learning and their development. They will need to be reliable and curious to engage in new ideas to develop their technical and expressive skills.
Students will need to be motivated and proactive in their approach to learning and their development. They will need to be reliable and curious to engage in new ideas to develop their technical and expressive skills.