The aim of this course is to give you the dance technique you will require to sustain a professional career in dance. There is an intensive mix of studio practice, supported by research, professional dance workshops, external lectures, guest speakers, dance agency workshops and performances.
The course places industry at its core, giving you regular opportunities to work alongside artists for dance videos, national competitions, TV work and community dance, all of which will give you a real-life insight in to the demands and reality of the dance industry.
This course is ran by our partners Addict Dance Studios based in Leicester. 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.
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.
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.
For more information, and to apply please visit https://www.ucp.ac.uk/a‑z-courses/partner-courses/hnd-performing-arts-dance/
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