The BA(Hons) Dance Performance top-up course is structured around the needs of the professional performing dancer in a diverse creative economy. The course will guide you in the development of your technical and performance skills to a high professional standard. Working with leading professionals across the dance industry, you will train in styles such as commercial, urban, contemporary, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre. While the focus of the course is performance and technical training, you will also expand on your skills in choreography, self-promotion, and academic writing to prepare you for the ever-changing demands of the professional dance world.
This programme is an intense year of study, consisting of four modules designed to equip you with the transferable skills required for professional dancers. There are multiple opportunities throughout the year to perform and showcase your own choreography. Each term will feature a performance project led by an industry professional in which you will be directly involved in every stage of development, from the initial conception to the final performance.
This programme aims to further your understanding of dance performance, allowing you to become a dance practitioner with comprehensive knowledge of the cultural, creative, and technical elements of your art form. If you are a committed performer that enjoys the challenges of creating and performing innovative dance, then this course is for you!