Dance Kingston University


Why choose this course?

Kingston's dance degree offers a diverse and exciting curriculum, combining practice with theory. It covers:

  • urban, ethnic and popular dance styles (including hip hop, b-boy, house, Indian classical styles and Chinese martial arts)

  • conventional Western dance styles (including contemporary, ballet, contact improvisation)

The course capitalises on London's vibrant multicultural dance scene, enabling you to access well-known dance centres like Sadler's Wells, the South Bank Centre, the Barbican and the Place.

You will be taught by a team of leading industry professionals and academics. You'll also be exposed to real-life dance companies through guest workshops and in-house residencies from the likes of the BalletBoyz and Hofesh Shechter. You will have the opportunity to become involved with local dance platforms and organisations, such as DanceWest, Ignition Dance Festival, the Rose Theatre and Kingston's International Youth Arts Festival.

In Summer 2019, a flagship new dance facility will open in the new Town House, designed by award-winning Grafton Architects. It will feature three large dance studios, each equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres.

The dance degree enhances your employability through a placement module in your third year, and a Production Project module in which you create a new production from concept to performance. Also, the Dance Teaching and Leading module develops your teaching skills and can support a teaching qualification.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Examples of modules:

Year 1

  • Dancing Cultures
  • Dancing Histories
  • Dance Making 1
  • Dancing Bodies

Year 2

  • Performing Theories
  • Popular Dance
  • Dance and Professional Practice
  • Dance Making 2
  • Dance Teaching and Leading 1
  • Performing Cultures
  • Performing Techniques 1

Year 3

  • Production Project
  • Research Project
  • Access to Dance
  • Dance Making 3: Creation and Collaboration
  • Performing Techniques 2
  • Street Dances

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 code W500
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 128 points BBC
A level BBC A-level: Dance / Perf. Arts / English Lit. or similar grade B (40 points) required.
Where A-level does not include Dance or Perf. Arts, other dance experience will be considered.
General Studies will only be accepted in tariff when 1 of 4 A-levels or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Relevant Subject: Dance/ Perf. Arts

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

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