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Dance

A course is a higher education path of study that can be taken following high school or college. Students generally enroll in courses in order to gain valuable knowledge and work experience in the field of their choice.

What is a course in Dance? This path of study focuses on the principles and technique of dance. Depending on the program, students may need a certain level of dance experience to enroll. The course may include instruction in a wide range of dance disciplines, from hip-hop to ballet. Some courses require students to select a discipline and specialize in it. Upon completion of the course, students are usually awarded a course certificate.

The main advantage to taking a course in Dance is the skills and experience you gain. For hands-on learners, these programs are ideal in that they involve a great deal of practicing and rehearsing, allowing students to constantly improve their dance technique.

Because each program is a little different, dance courses will vary in cost. If you wish to know details about a given course's costs, contact the school's admissions office directly.

A course in Dance is most directly applicable to careers that involve dance, such as stage acting, choreography, dance instructing and backup dancing. Many of these careers are highly competitive. A course in Dance can be a crucial first step in the direction of these careers, but more experience may be required by some employers. Dance ability only increases with practice; many aspiring dancers continue to take more classes after gaining their course certificate. This can also be a great way to further specialize in a given area of dance.

If you are interested in learning more about the different courses available in the field of dance or would like to begin your application process today, we can help. Our listing of courses can help you narrow down your choices to the course that best matches your schedule and goals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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FdA in Professional & Commercial Dance, full-time [Shockout Arts]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high... [+]

Best Course Studies in Dance 2017. Professional & Commercial Dance - FdA full-time [Shockout Arts] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high-standard industry-approved dance studios. Additionally, your studies of specialist subject areas will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the key concepts needed for an all-round appreciation of commercial dance in a professional context. You will acquire a thorough grounding in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in a variety of exciting and demanding professions in this industry. About the course Shockout Arts has longstanding links with organisations and employers in the performing arts industry throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The programme is designed to address the current and future needs of such employers, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects as a professional commercial dancer. In addition, Shockout Arts’ highly experienced tutors are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. The course includes a significant proportion of practical training and workshops where you will develop a range of techniques from most genres of commercial dance. Shockout Arts’ staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As a student on the FdA Professional and Commercial Dance programme you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features The programme features a variety of teaching and learning methods including visits, workshops, guest speakers, with a range of weekly practical dance training sessions equal to industry standards are provided. The two year programme includes a work placement in the performing arts industry. The programme is delivered by academic staff who are professional industry practitioners. This ensures the programme content is relevant and up-to-date. The focus of the assessments is varied and includes a range of practical activities that are underpinned with academic work-based assessments, which are undertaken professionally. There is a combination of theory and practice throughout the programme. What you will learn The practical elements of this course involve workshops and structured training in a range of dance genres. These are supported and underpinned by theory elements delivered through lectures, presentations, seminars and tutorials using the University of Bolton’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will gain additional insights and knowledge by attending talks given by visiting speakers who are active industry professionals. While this foundation degree is taught at Shockout Arts studios in Manchester, you will officially be enrolled as a student at the University of Bolton giving you full access to all of the University’s facilities. Many of these resources are available electronically so you can use them remotely. In particular, Moodle allows you to access learning materials and study aids via the internet so you can work on your studies from anywhere at any time. What you will study Level 1 – HE4 Historical Context and Classical Ballet; Creative Arts Research and Professional Practice; Contemporary Dance Technique; Introduction to Commercial Dance; Technical Jazz; Performer Technical Skills. At level 2 underpinning theories and basic practical dance skills are developed to an advanced stage and applied to a range of professional and commercial dance genres. Experiencing the Industry (Work Experience in the Performing Arts Industry); Technical Jazz 2 and Performance; Contemporary Dance Technique 2 and Performance; Commercial Dance Showcase; Advanced Classical Ballet Technique; Choreographic Devices. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. You will learn to appraise your own performance and set targets building towards the creation of your academic and professional Personal Development Plan (PDP). Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent such as BTEC or HND) and experience of dance is preferred. You should also have five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. In addition you will be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected. There is an audition charge of £30 per applicant for 2014 entry to the programme, payable directly to Shockout Arts at the audition. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Foundation Course in Professional Contemporary Dance (QCF Level 1-4)

​Bradford Dance Centre
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford

Our new foundation course in professional contemporary dance, is an intensive course for students looking for part-time, high-quality practical dance training. [+]

Foundation Course in Professional Contemporary Dance (QCF Level 1-4) Dates: Sept 2015 - July 2016 Hours: 18 hours per week Schedule: Thursday & Friday; or Mon & Wed evenings and Saturday Cost: £3,245 Our new foundation course in professional contemporary dance, is an intensive course for students looking for part-time, high-quality practical dance training. The course is delivered either over two full days, or over evenings and weekends, which enables students to continue to work or to undertake further study. This is a practical course, which aims to develop students contemporary dance technique and performance skills. Each week students will participate in 11 practical classes: 6 contemporary technique dance classes; 2 classical ballet technique classes; 2 body conditioning classes (such as pilates or yoga); and 1 creative/choreography class. Each term students will have the opportunity to learn three contemporary dance techniques, such as Graham-based, Cunningham, Horton, Limon and release techniques. Students will have the opportunity to share their learning and perform the work created at the end of each term. There are no formal entrance requirements. Candidates will be expected to have some practical experience in contemporary dance and will be selected based on their commitment and desire to undertake the training, demonstrated on their completed application form. Students may choose to undertake nationally recognised dance qualifications, from a QCF Level 1 Certificate up to QCF Level 4 Diploma (equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree). Applications close: 30 June 2015. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by: 10 July 2015 Who is the course for? The course is for young people and adults (aged 16+) interested in developing their contemporary dance technique and performance skills. The course is suitable for people with a range of experiences: dancers who might be interested in a professional career, preparing for auditions or interested in full time vocational training; those who would like to pursue a career in community dance, or dance teaching; and those who would like to emerge themselves in dance training for personal or professional development. We particularly encourage applications from mature students who might feel that their age is a barrier to applying for vocational dance training. Students will be grouped according to their experience and level of ability. Initially, students will be allocated a group based on the information provided in their application form. Students will assessed during the first few weeks of the term to ensure they are placed in the correct group, and re-allocated, if necessary. Entry requirements There are no formal entrance requirements and no audition. Candidates will be expected to have some practical experience in contemporary dance or ballet and will be selected based on their commitment and motivation to undertake the training, as demonstrated on the completed application form. This is an intensive course and we do not recommend it for absolute beginners. If you have no experience of contemporary dance, we suggest you undertake some classes prior to applying, to ensure that contemporary dance is the right option for you. Course content This is a practical course, focused on improving students dance technique and performance skills. Each week, students will participate in 11 practical classes, including contemporary and classical technique classes, body conditioning and creative choreography sessions. Part-time syllabus 6 x contemporary technique classes (styles will vary each term) 2 x classical ballet technique classes 2 x body conditioning classes (such as Pilates or yoga) 1 x creative/choreography class Each term students will have the opportunity to learn three contemporary dance techniques, such as Graham-based, Cunningham, Horton, Limon and release techniques. Students will also have one “free”/non-scheduled session each week, which will be used for a variety of purposes throughout the year, for example: group tutorials and one-to-ones with course tutors; preparing the portfolio of evidence; assessment preparations; rehearsals; and workshops/masterclasses. Students will have the opportunity to share their learning and perform the work they have created during the creative/choreography sessions at the end of each term. What qualification/s will I achieve? The foundation course is a flexible programme and students may undertake a variety of qualifications, dependent on their level of prior experience and qualifications. The following qualifications are on offer: Level 1 Certificate in Performance Skills Using Dance (equivalent to GCSE grades DG or foundation diploma) Level 2 Certificate in Performance Skills Using Dance (equivalent to GCSE grades A-C or first diploma) Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Performance Skills (equivalent to A-Level or extended diploma) – attracts UCAS points (tbc) Level 4 Diploma in Performing – Contemporary Dance (equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree or HNC) Students undertake the qualifications at their own pace. A student with limited dance experience might wish to start at Level 1 in the first term and progress through to Level 2 and 3 throughout the year. Students with more dance experience, or with existing qualifications, may choose to start at Level 3 or Level 4. To achieve the Level 4 qualification, students will be expected to demonstrate good technical ability and performance skills, at the equivalent standard of a first year undergraduate degree. Only those students that can demonstrate this standard will be permitted to undertake the Level 4 qualification. Participation in the qualifications is optional and students may complete the training without undertaking any qualification. Duration of course and hours of study This is a one year course, delivered over thirty-six weeks. The course is structured around school term times and students will break during half-term. The term dates for 2015/2016 are: Term 1: 14 Sept - 20 Dec 2015 (half term 26 - 30 Oct) Term 2: 4 Jan - 24 March 2016 (half term 15 - 19 Feb) Term 3: 11 Apr - 10 July 2016 (half term 30 May - 3 June) Students may choose to study at evenings and weekends or during the day. Evening/weekend Monday evening: 17:30 – 21:45 Wednesday evening: 17:30 – 21:45 Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00 Day Thursday: 9:00 – 18:00 Friday: 9:00 – 18:00 Students undertaking qualifications will be required to spend additional hours of personal time to complete their portfolio of evidence and to prepare and rehearse for their practical assessments and examinations. Course fees The course fees are payable in three instalments, four weeks in advance of each term. A £200 deposit is required to secure your place (which will be deducted from term 1 fees). Deposit: £200 Term 1: £885 Term 2: £1,080 Term 3: £1,080 TOTAL fees: £3,245 The fees are inclusive of all qualification registration and assessment costs. [-]

Course: Dance/Steps On Broadway

Rennert English Language School
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York

This program is designed for the English student who has a passion for dance and also wants to experience all that New York City has to offer. [+]

Best Course Studies in Dance 2017. Course: Dance/Steps On Broadway This program is designed for the English student who has a passion for dance and also wants to experience all that New York City has to offer. Rennert and Steps on Broadway are collaborating to present the perfect mix of language learning and dance training in one of the world’s foremost dance cities. Founded in 1979, Steps on Broadway offers over 50 classes each day, from beginning to advanced levels. A wide range of styles and techniques are taught by an international, world-class faculty. Students will dance and train alongside veterans from Broadway, the Opera and major dance companies including New York City Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham, and Complexions to name a few. Rennert students choose either a specialized schedule in one of three focuses: Ballet, Open Street or Hip-Hop, or select from Steps’ ‘open class’ general dance schedule. Students will get their own membership card to Steps on Broadway, which entitles them to all the benefits of the school including discounts on Master Classes, workshops and at neighborhood stores. Upon completion of the program, a special Dance Certificate, as well as a Rennert Certificate will be awarded to the student. Together, Rennert and Steps on Broadway combine expertise to create a very meaningful and rewarding educational program in English language and professional dance training. Program Highlights Choose a specialized dance focus in ballet, Open street, or Hip Hop or… The flexibility of over 50 classes a day at all levels in ballet, floor barre, jazz, musical theater, modern/contemporary, tap, hip-hop/street, ethnic, gyrokinesis, pilates and yoga Discounts on workshops, master classes, educational events, film nights, performances, and preferred vendors Steps Dance Certificate upon course completion Course Key Facts Course Length 2 weeks minimum Lessons per Week 5 dance classes (1-1.5 hours each) and 16 or 20 hours of English Entry Requirements Completion of dance school questionnaire All English levels English Start Dates 2014 Every Monday Price $112 per week, plus the cost of the English program F1 visa students Arts Plus hours are not counted toward total hours studied. Distance from school 20-30 minutes by subway What you need to know to book this course: No English test is required, all levels accepted No previous dance experience necessary The Steps on Broadway application is required for enrollment Students will be given a Steps on Broadway membership card on their first day, students may take 5 general dance classes a week of their choosing using this card. [-]