Dance and Performance at The Arden School of Theatre offers a comprehensive programme that explores multiple genres and forms of dance. It is an ideal pathway for those wanting to develop their skills to a professional standard to be able to engage in the constantly evolving entertainment industry. The dance technique training is centred around versatility and delivered by industry professionals. The aim of the programme is to train and support professional dance artists that are skilled, creative, knowledgeable, and employable. The course is fast-paced and heavily practical, encouraging students to explore their individual artistic interests. The Arden School of Theatre utilises its working links with the professional community of Manchester and the North-West in order allow students the opportunity to network and develop. The modules covered in the programme allow our students to become skilled individual performers with a unique identity and artistic vision that responds to the demands of the current dance industry.
First Year Content Commercial Dance, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Choreography, Fitness, Anatomy, Acro, Acting, Singing, Contextualizing Dance Practices Second year Content Aerial Dance, Dance repertoire (all styles), Dance Specialism and Dance for Camera, Site Specific Performance, Teaching Dance, Anatomy, Fitness, Theoretical Frameworks Third Year Content Graduate Showcase, Professional Performance (with an external professional dance company), Professional Practice (based on performance analysis or teaching or choreography), Dance Festival, Employability (showreel, CV, tax returns, business planning), Research Project
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants are required to attend a workshop audition and interview that will take place on a single day. It will last approximately 5 hours. For international/distance auditions, applicants should submit a 4-minute portfolio of class work that demonstrates their technical skill in at least 2 styles, and a 2-3 minute solo performance in any style. These can submitted electronically via wetransfer.com. There will also be a short skype interview on a mutually convenient date after this has been received. Auditionees should prepare a 2-3 solo in any style of their choice and supply a 500-word piece of written work that answers the following theme; ‘Breaking boundaries in dance’.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
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