Dance Studies in the UK

UK Dance Courses

Introduction to Dance

Studying a Dance degree at a UK university will involve a mix of theory and practice. There is a strong link with industry, with many classes and modules taught by professionals. Studying Dance will equip you with many transferable skills in this unique industry. Studying Dance at a UK university will enable you to develop your critical, theoretical and performance skills in all areas of the subject where teamwork, creativity and discipline are key factors in succeeding. Dance modules include:

  • Dance history
  • Technique
  • Choreography
  • Appreciation
  • Movement studies

Studying Dance will equip you with the transferable skills needed to succeed in this unique industry. Critical, theoretical and performance skills in all areas will be developed, alongside teamwork, creativity and discipline. First year Dance and Drama modules at most UK universities include history, technique, choreography, appreciation, movement studies, concepts and cultures, play staging, technique and technical theatre.

Careers in Dance

There are no clearly set paths set for Dance students, but different avenues will open up once graduated. While many will aspire to be on stage, lots of performers move into areas such as choreography, direction, company manager and project management. Teaching is also another popular destination and joint honours degrees are available for students who wish to complete both. All of these roles require a complex knowledge of Dance and by studying the degree at a UK university, you will be well equipped for the years ahead.

What are the entry requirements for Dance?

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Where can I study Dance in the UK?

To learn more about the best Dance universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Dance and Drama schools in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:

  1. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  2. University of Essex
  3. Birmingham City University
  4. Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
  5. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  6. University of Exeter
  7. University of Birmingham
  8. Conservatoire of Dance and Drama
  9. University of Warwick
  10. University of Glasgow

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