This exciting and career focused course will introduce you to all aspects of dance in the performing arts industry. You will refine your dance technique in styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary and commercial, and you will develop the employability skills that are an essential part of being in this industry. The course will explore three areas: dance performance, dance teaching and dance in the community.
The course combines both practical and theoretical units and will expand your knowledge of the wider dance world, working as a freelance dancer and improving your employment prospects in various Dance pathways.
This will consist of practical class participation, solo performance, and an interview.
You will also be required to submit a short written task.
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.
How will I be assessed?
Continuing Your Journey
Our students have successfully gone on to professional training and subsequently to work within the Dance & Musical Theatre industry including Commercial, West End & Regional Theatre, Cruise Ships and Disney. Other potential career paths include Choreography, Dance Therapy, Teaching and running your own Dance School.Careers page
• BA Honours Degree Dance - The Arden School of Theatre
• Various Universities or Vocational Dance Training
Fees, Finance & Funding
There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:Fees, finance and funding page
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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If you were born to perform – as an actor, a dancer or a musical theatre performer – or even if you want to work behind the scenes, you’ll absolutely love the passion, enthusiasm and creative atmosphere that infects everyone in our Performing Arts department, here at The Manchester College.