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UK Dance Courses

Introduction to Dance

Studying a Dance degree at a UK university will equip you with the transferable skills needed to be a success across the many disciplines of this unique art form. Classes will combine theory and practice and strong links with industry ensure almost all classes are taught by professionals.

Critical, theoretical and performance skills in all areas will be developed, alongside teamwork, creativity and discipline. Dance and drama modules at most UK universities or conservatoires will include history, technique, choreography, appreciation, movement studies, concepts and cultures, play staging, technique and technical theatre.

Graduate Dance Careers and Salary

The common path many Dance performers move towards following graduation is auditioning for roles on stage, but there are a wide variety of other positions performers can move into, including choreography, direction and project management. Dance teaching is also another popular path and joint honours degrees are available for students who wish to pursue this.

  • Average starting professional salary: £18,720
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £16,000

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17.

Dance UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Where can I study Dance in the UK?

To learn more about the best Dance universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Dance and Drama schools in the Guardian University Guide 2023 below:

  1. University of Exeter
  2. University of West London
  3. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  4. University of Warwick
  5. Conservatoire of Dance and Drama
  6. University of Essex
  7. University of Surrey
  8. Lancaster University
  9. Sheffield Hallam University
  10. Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Study Dance in the UK

If you are interested in studying Dance in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Don't forget the Premium Service will guarantee you at least one offer from a UK university.

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