New College Stamford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Performing Arts (Dance)

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Course summary

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The aim of this course is to give you the dance technique you will require to sustain a professional career in dance. This full-time course is an intensive mix of studio practice, supported by research, professional dance workshops, external lectures, guest speakers, dance agency workshops and performances. The course places industry at its core, giving you regular opportunities to work alongside artists for dance videos, national competitions, TV work and community dance, all of which will give you a real-life insight in to the demands and reality of the dance industry. How will you Learn? Your technique classes will be taught by Professional Dancers who are currently active in the industry working with, Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Maria Carey, as well as on The Voice and X Factor. You will develop yourself outside of the studio by creating a professional profile and dance reel ready for your auditions and for networking with agencies. You will prepare your body, mind and thinking for your auditions and chosen career paths and refine your skills in all dance genres. Methods of Assessment: Assessments will be conducted through real-life experiences with professional choreographers and employers, as well as performances, workshops, mixed media portfolios, presentations and reflective writing. Your technique and background knowledge of each dance style will be rigorously examined by your teachers and together you will refine your skills and knowledge in commercial, ballet, tap, musical theatre, jazz, urban, contemporary, lyrical, cabaret, point work and singing. Progression Routes: Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree at university in just one year. Acceptance on to these courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the top-up. You could also enter the dance industry. Former graduates have successfully gained employment on the West End, on cruise ships, at Disneyland Paris, on European tours with artists such as Stefflon Don, and as freelance dancers and teachers and professional singers in LA. Trips and Events: A streaming day will offer you the opportunity to focus on your own particular strength of which these classes are taught by professionals currently working on the X-Factor with Brian Freedman and Sisco Gomez, as well as an in-house choreographer directly from the West End musicals. Competitions: You will have the opportunity to take part in a Winter Tour, MOVE IT Festival at the London Excel alongside various other performance opportunities throughout the year. Work-based Learning and Employability Development: You will work on a product for exhibitional output, and experience a real-life studio environment, where communication, production working and deadlines mirror industry practice. You will develop soft skills in team management and production, whilst gaining a professional outlook to your career. You will perform in the Agency Showcase at the end of the year, where by you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your physical skills to potential agents, as well as having the opportunity to network with them after your show. Facilities and Support: Addict Dance Academy has three professional standard dance studios, classrooms, changing facilities and a student common room. There are also strong links with local theatres for external practice.

Course details


Year 1: The Performing Arts Industry Professional Development Ballet 1 Jazz Dance 1 Contemporary Dance 1 Commercial Dance 1 Tap 1 Ensemble Singing Year 2: Creative Research Project Working in the Performing Arts Industry Ballet 2 Jazz Dance 2 Contemporary Dance 2 Commercial Dance 2 Tap 2

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code1A70
Institution code N33
Campus nameAddict Dance
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points • 80 UCAS points • Prior knowledge and skills in performing arts • An audition which can include a commercial, jazz and ballet class, a singing demonstration, a physical assessment and a one-to-one interview

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Uniform: £165 Trips and visits: £100
Performing Arts (Dance) at New College Stamford - UCAS