Do you have a passion for dancing?

In this highly practical course that is underpinned by academic study, you will be given the opportunity to develop technique, learn routines and create, appreciate and perform dance. The course provides scope for personalisation and choice.

You will develop technical and choreographic skills in order to be able to appreciate and produce creative and imaginative performances.

You will explore a minimum of two contrasting dance styles through structured technique classes. You will then apply these techniques in tutor-choreographed solos and perform them.


You will develop a wide range of skills on this course including:

  • Organisation
  • Critical thinking
  • Research
  • Problem solving
  • Evaluation

This course includes practical activity and academic study to help develop your technical skill knowledge in dance technique and choreographic principles.

  • Dance techniques
  • Safe dance practice
  • Theme and/or stimulus
  • Complex structures
  • Choreographic devices
  • Spacial elements

Students are required to work in dancewear which can be purchased at a shop or online. Students will need as a minimum:

  • Jazz shoes
  • Jazz trousers
  • Footless black tights
  • Black or white t-shirt or leotard in black
  • Dance support
  • Relevant dance/sport experience. Please give details of this experience in your personal statement
  • All applicants will be required to undertake a practical skills review
  • HND Musical Theatre, Fife College
  • HND in Professional Dance Performance and Teacher Training, Dance for All
  • BA (Hons) Dance, University of Cumbria
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre, University of Cumbria
  • BA Performance UWS University West Scotland
  • BA Musical Theatre, Queen Margaret University
  • Dancer
  • Musical Theatre Performer
  • Acting and Performance
  • Dance Teacher Training
  • Self Employed
  • Agency Work
  • As well as completing an online application form, you will be invited in to an informal discussion to view the facilities and meet the lecturers
  • We will also do a quick skills review at this point which will involve a 1 minute solo of your choice, a movement study or a lecturer taught routine
  • You will also explore choreographic principles to enhance your creativity and to develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan and create a group choreography.
  • You will also develop your understanding of the social and cultural factors influencing dance and apply critical-thinking skills through studying contrasting dance styles, dance history and influential choreographers and practitioners. You will use this knowledge to inform your practice, and develop skills in appreciating and evaluating dance practice and theatre arts.

The course assessment has three components:

Component 1: Question paper (2 hour duration)

Component 2: Practical activity (2 sections)

  • Section 1: Choreography – create and present a choreography for a minimum of three dancers excluding yourself: no less than 2 minutes and no more than 3 minutes in length.
  • Section 2: Choreography Review – present a review on your planning,  development and evaluation.

Component 3: Performance

2 tutor-led solo performances: no less than 1 minute 30 seconds and no more than 2 minutes each