Undergraduate degree / 3 Years / Full-time
This programme is for professional dancers who can choreograph their own work and work creatively with 21st century choreographers. The course helps you to develop the ability to work in companies and be adaptable to different styles and methods of working.
The focus is on being a reflective dance practitioner, who appreciates the nature and potential of dance as an art form. The programme explores the opportunities for dancers to make significant contributions in the world of work and professional practice.
You'll explore essential core skills through technical training in dance, working as an individual and as a member of an ensemble. You'll also develop your academic writing skills in research, analysis, and critique.
Ballet Techniques 1
Dance Techniques 1
Professional Practice and Performance 1
In year two, you'll build on what you've already learned and move into interpretation,analysis, and performance, as a soloist and within an ensemble. You'll collaborate with industry professionals and peers in a range of workshops and performance opportunities,developing the technical understanding you'll need to kick-start your career at the top level of the industry.
Ballet Techniques 2
Dance Techniques 2
Professional Practice and Performance 2
Year three focuses on performance. You'll hone your skills and knowledge and enhance your employability as a successful performer. Collaboration with industry specialists, combined with strategically selected projects and public performances, encourages professional working relationships and the entrepreneurial capability vital for future employment.
Ballet Techniques 3
Dance Techniques 3
Professional Practice and Performance 3
Ballet Independent Study
The Professional Dancer
The programme’s philosophy provides structures for you to test out and develop your skills,working methods and principles, predominantly as performers but also as choreographers,researchers and writers. The programme seeks to expand your knowledge, experience and appreciation of the nature of dance practices within a variety of contexts. The dance techniques are classical ballet, contemporary and jazz dance, with an emphasis on classical ballet and, to a lesser extent, contemporary dance. You will also have the opportunity to acquire skills in other areas of study such as choreography and the cultural contexts of dance.
The transferable skills you can develop on this programme serve you long after graduation to help you seek employment in other fields. In the context of dance performance, you will have the opportunity to learn the discipline and dedication required for dance; the ability to lead and work cooperatively in teams; the skills in academic research and the skills needed to bring a complex project to a successful conclusion for a deadline – but each of these are equally applicable to other careers.
The programme provides you with a unique learning environment (both physical and intellectual) that is both challenging and supportive. Through providing you with knowledge and experience of different practical approaches and critical perspectives the programme encourages your awareness of your personal perspectives as reflective professional practitioners.
Assessment tasks could take the form of:
• Public performances
• In-class performances of devised or published work
• Oral presentations
• Critical reflection
• Working as part of an ensemble
• Individual and group research projects.
You’ll be taught through a range of activities including lectures, workshops, seminars, skills classes, rehearsals, tutorials, theatre visits and theatre productions.
A minimum of CDD at A Level, or a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMP, or equivalent, preferably in a related area.
Applications from those studying two A Levels or alternative Level 3 qualifications will be considered on an alternative basis.
Applicants are also required to attend an audition.
Applicants should be aged 15 and over.
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