​Bradford Dance Centre

Introduction

About Bradford Dance Centre

Bradford Dance Centre is located in the heart of Bradford city centre. It was established in 2015 to provide a professional, dedicated dance space and creative hub for the people of Bradford and the surrounding areas. Our venue and dance studios will open to the public in August 2015.

The primary aims of the Bradford Dance Centre are to advance, encourage, promote and facilitate learning, education, training and personal development in dance. We are committed to creating opportunities in dance for all members of the community, regardless of age, background, experience or ability. ​Bradford Dance Centre offers a range of courses and professional development opportunities for dance students, professional dance artists and members of the local community.

Bradford Dance Centre is a not-for-profit social enterprise and a registered UK training provider of some of the UK’s most respected awarding bodies.

Bradford Dance Centre is conveniently located near to all the city's amenities and just a short walk from the train and bus stations in Bradford.

Facilities

Bradford Dance Centre has 4,500 square feet of dedicated dance space, with three professional dance studios, changing facilities, a kitchenette, office and meeting room space and a large, open communal reception area, perfect for informal gatherings and networking.

Our dance studios will be available to hire on an hourly basis from September 2015.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

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

Campus Part time 1 year September 2016 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. [-]

Diploma

Diploma in Dance Teaching - Children and Young People (QCF Level 6)

Campus Part time 14 days September 2016 United Kingdom Bradford

Our diploma in dance teaching and learning is a part-time course for dance practitioners wishing to gain a nationally recognised dance teaching qualification for working with children and young people. [+]

Diploma in Dance Teaching - Children and Young People (QCF Level 6) Dates: Sept 2015 - June 2016 Hours: 112 hours over 14 days Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays Cost: £2,465 Our diploma in dance teaching and learning is a part-time course for dance practitioners wishing to gain a nationally recognised dance teaching qualification for working with children and young people. The diploma is a route to Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) status. The diploma is suitable for all dancers, practitioners and teachers working with children and young people, whatever their level of teaching experience, training background or style of dance. The diploma is delivered over 7 weekends (14 days) from September 2015 to June 2016, which enables students to continue to work, or undertake further study. The diploma is scheduled to run alongside our foundation course in professional contemporary dance and students may choose to undertake both qualifications. The Diploma is a vocational qualification which consists of four individual units of study: Teaching and Learning in Dance; Professional Knowledge of Dance Teaching; Critical Reflection on Dance Teaching; and Dance Teaching in Practice. For each unit, candidates must successfully demonstrate their knowledge of the learning outcomes in relation to their own practice and style of dance (or a style of dance they are interested in). The Diploma is a recognised teaching qualification by the Institute for Learning. On completion of the course, candidates may apply for QTLS, at an additional charge. Applications close: 30 June 2015. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by: 10 July 2015 Who is the Diploma for? The Diploma is suitable for all dance artists, practitioners and teachers working with children and young people, whatever their level of teaching experience, training background or style of dance. It has been designed to be flexible to meet the needs of teachers at different stages of their careers, and to fit around their personal commitments. Teachers may be working in a range of formal and informal settings (e.g. community dance, youth dance, after school clubs, dance projects within curriculum time, youth clubs, youth justice work, sports centres). The Diploma can be undertaken in any style of dance: ballet, contemporary, jazz, commercial, street dance, hip hop, ballroom, and Asian dance. For less experienced dance teachers the Diploma will provide training in the theoretical and practical skills of teaching dance to children and young people. For more experienced practitioners it can provide the opportunity to reflect and develop their practice as well as gaining an official qualification that will enhance their career opportunities. Qualified Teaching and Learning Status The Diploma is a recognised teaching qualification by the Institute for Learning as a route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS). On completion of the course, candidates may apply for QTLS, at an additional charge. Candidates will also need English and maths at Level 2 (for example, GCSE level) to gain qualified teacher status within the formal sector. To note: the IFL will be closing in the autumn of 2014 with many of its functions being transferred to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The legacy of professional formation and application for QTLS (which is protected by law) is being transferred to EFT and DDTAL graduates will be able to continue to apply for this process. Course content The Diploma is a vocational qualification which consists of four individual units of study: Unit 1: Teaching and Learning in Dance Unit 2: Professional Knowledge of Dance Teaching Unit 3: Critical Reflection on Dance Teaching Unit 4: Dance Teaching in Practice For each unit, candidates must successfully demonstrate their knowledge of the learning outcomes in relation to their own practice and style of dance (or a style of dance they are interested in). The units are delivered through a variety of workshops, lectures and seminars led by highly experienced trainers and practitioners. Individual support and mentoring is provided by the Course Leader for each unit. Duration of course and hours of study The Diploma is delivered part-time over seven weekends (fourteen days), between September 2015 and June 2016 inclusive. A final assessment date will be arranged at a later date, at a date to be agree by the candidates. This full course can be completed within this period, but candidates have three years from passing the first unit to complete the remainder of the course. Please see the end of this document for 2015/2016 dates. The total number of taught contact hours is 112. Candidates will be expected to spend additional hours of personal study time and assessment preparation. Course fees The course fees are payable in four instalments, four weeks in advance of each unit. A deposit of £200 is required to secure you place (this will be deducted from the fees for unit 1). Deposit: £200 Unit 1: £685 Unit 2: £750 Unit 3: £305 Unit 4: £525 TOTAL fees: £2,465 The fees are inclusive of all Trinity College London assessment costs. Entry Requirements The course is designed for people with a variety of dance experience and backgrounds. No formal dance qualifications are required to join the programme. The course does not include technical dance training and candidates are expected to have suitable dance training or significant experience of dance in their respective dance genre. If English is not your first language, you will need written and spoken English skills, as a minimum, at the following level: British Council IETLS at least band 6 (general English test) or above, a TOEFL score of at least 560, the Cambridge first certificate in English (grades A or B) or the Trinity College London integrated skills in English ii; or the Pearson test of English (score of 52 or above). Applications from practitioners across a wide range of dance styles are invited. The minimum age for undertaking the qualification is 18 years. Candidates will need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service – formally CRB) enhanced check in order to register for Unit 4. Further course requirements Candidates will need to provide evidence of delivering 60 hours autonomous dance teaching. The number of hours can be from previous teaching or whilst undertaking the Diploma (approx. 15 – 18 months). Candidates will work with course staff to develop an Individual Learning Plan leading to further support their continuing professional development, if required. [-]