Why choose Dance?

“To touch, to move, to inspire - this is the true gift of dance.”
Aubrey Lynch

The study of dance is active, physically demanding, intellectually stimulating and fun. This course places huge emphasis on practical dance work across a range of styles, as well as on the analysis of professional choreography. Exploring the work of some of the foremost names in dance will lead to an understanding of their techniques and how to apply them to your own creative work, developing your confidence as an inspiring choreographer.  You will learn how to train effectively and safely, and improve your skills through many performances both in our theatre and in the wider community.  Additionally, you will develop your teaching skills, and learn how to write analytically about dance. The course is crucial in preparing you for degree or vocational dance courses, but is also ideal if you have a love of dance and wish to develop your own skills. This is a highly practical course, with dance and creative work at the heart of the lessons.

“Dance has helped develop and nurture my technical, choreographic and performance skills, as well as giving me opportunities to work with some of the most innovative and inspiring practitioners. It's so easy to get on with everyone in the classes and the department is like one massive family.”

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Entry Requirements

GCSE grade B in English Language or Literature.