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What career opportunities can this lead to?

If you have a passion for dance and wish to develop your skills and learn a variety of dance techniques then this programme is ideal for you. It provides an ideal opportunity to study and prepare for a range of roles within the dance industry including community dance work, entertainment staff at holiday parks, studio teaching sector and dance internships.

It is a fully recognised UCAS programme which carries a maximum tariff of 420 UCAS points.

Previous student destinations have included Creative Academy, Urdang, University of Brighton, Italia Conti, University of Middlesex and Chichester University. In addition, previous students have securede apprenticeships with Rambert Dance Company and Internationally reknowned choreographer Matthew Bourne.

What are the entry requirements?

You will require 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 or more, preferably with grade A*-D / 9-3 in English. A Level 2 BTEC Diploma/Certificate in Dance/Performing Arts at Distinction level or equivalent would also be considered.

In addition, a successful interview in college demonstrating interest and commitment to study, a short written task and participation in a group audition is required.

All students without a GCSE at grade A*-C / 9-4 in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme

What does this programme involve?

The programme comprises multiple and extensive community and teaching opportunities and projects. These include working with young adults with learning difficulties, individuals with physical disabilities, children, the elderly and generalised community events and performances.

The programme comprises of 18 units which cover a full range of practical and theoretical dance disciplines.

Core units:
-Skills development in Performing Arts
-Professional Practice in Performing Arts
-Community Arts Project
-Performing Arts Business
-Historical Context of Performance
-Performance Workshop

Optional units:
-Dance Improvisation
-Choreographing Dance
-The Healthy Performer
-Developing Classical Ballet Technique
-Dance Appreciation
-Developing Teaching Skills in Dance
-Developing Contemporary Dance Techniques
-Dance Performance
-Dance in the Community

This two year subsidiary programme offers progression from the Subsidiary Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in year one.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Assessment takes place regularly through performance, project participation, technical observation, independent research, written reports and essays.

Attendance in the College is four days per week plus additional hours for rehearsals and performances, as appropriate

What else do I need to know?

Performance kit inclusive of tap, ballet, and generic dance shoes is mandatory for all learners on the programme. Branded College wear is available for purchase at the start of the term.

All students have access to the College gym upon completion of a short induction.

If you are aged 16-18, study is fully funded. Fees may apply if you are aged 19+.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BNDA1 Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Joey, 19

Joey, Dance

Joey studies Dance and hopes to go to University and train to become a choreographer or a dance teacher.


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