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Performing Arts (Dance) HNC/HND

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

 

What Does The Programme Include

Your technique classes will be taught by Professional Dancers who are currently active in the industry working with, Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Mariah Carey, as well as on The Voice and X Factor.

You will develop yourself outside of the studio by creating a professional profile and dance reel ready for your auditions and for networking with agencies. You will prepare your body, mind and thinking for your auditions and chosen career paths and refine your skills in all dance genres.

Entry Requirements

• 80 UCAS points

• Prior knowledge and skills in performing arts

• An audition which can include a commercial, jazz and ballet class, a singing demonstration, a physical assessment and a one-to-one interview

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Assessments will be conducted through real-life experiences with professional choreographers and employers, as well as performances, workshops, mixed media portfolios, presentations and reflective writing. Your technique and background knowledge of each dance style will be rigorously examined by your teachers and together you will refine your skills and knowledge in commercial, ballet, tap, musical theatre, jazz, urban, contemporary, lyrical, cabaret, point work and singing.

Potential Future Career

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualifications required to top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree at university in just one year. Acceptance on to these courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the top-up (for more information please see page 8).

You could also enter the dance industry. Former graduates have successfully gained employment on the West End, on cruise ships, at Disneyland Paris, on European tours with artists such as Stefflon Don, and as freelance dancers and teachers and professional singers in LA.

Course Content

Year 1

  • The Performing Arts Industry (Core)
  • Professional Development (Core)
  • Ballet 1 (Specialist)
  • Jazz Dance 1 (Optional)
  • Contemporary Dance 1 (Optional)
  • Commercial Dance 1 (Optional)
  • Tap 1 (Optional)
  • Ensemble Singing (Optional)
  • Dance for Camera (Optional)

Year 2

  • Creative Research Project (Core)
  • Working in the Performing Arts Industry (Core)
  • Ballet 2 (Specialist)
  • Jazz Dance 2 (Optional)
  • Contemporary Dance 2 (Optional)
  • Commercial Dance 2 (Optional)
  • Tap 2 (Optional)
  • MT Jazz(Optional)

Other specialist units will be available and discussed at interview.

Resources

Addict Dance Academy has nine professional standard dance studios, two classrooms, changing facilities and a student common room. There are also strong links with local theatres for external practice.

 

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