University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dance Performance and Teaching

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Course summary

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Do you have a passion for dance and want to study in a non-competitive environment? This course offers a unique approach to dance training; embedding four intertwining strands of study that focus on you receiving a fully-rounded education to equip you to work as a Professional Dance Artist. The course specialises in Dance in Education and a large proportion of your studies will be spent on live teaching projects, delivering dance in primary and secondary schools, shadowing community dance practitioners and setting up your own community based dance projects. You will also train in contemporary dance technique alongside an in-depth exploration into creative practice, making your own work as well as performing for professional choreographers. All our work here is underpinned by a somatic movement approach which gives you a strong foundation in bodily awareness and reflective practice to help you find the kind of dance artist you want to be. Our key aim is helping you prepare for a professional career in the dance profession and there are very strong links to employment on this programme. The course gives you a clear pathway to either employment in the field or further study, with live briefs, assessment rooted in practice and a strong connection to the profession, ensuring your employability.

Course details


Year 1: Studio Practice, Composition and Performance, Facilitation and Performance Year 2: Studio Practice, Dance In Education, Body and Other (Composition and Performance) Year 3: Studio Practice, Facilitation, Choreography and Performance

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWX59
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level 104 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma 106 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 UCAS points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Dance Performance and Teaching at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS