This course explores the world of performing
arts and will further your understanding of a
range of performance skills. You will focus on the essential techniques and
disciplines needed for a career in dance and performing arts. The course will
develop your skills in the main three dance disciplines of ballet, jazz
and contemporary alongside classes in tap and street dance. During this
course you will gain essential skills in choreography.
As well as taking part in our rewarding performance
workshops you will gain valuable insight into the different career
paths available to you through training in anatomy conditioning; safe
practice for dance in the commercial industry; dance appreciation.
The course not only allows for your development within the specialism of dance
training but also growth in your
self-confidence, communication, employability and interpersonal
skills. This course is internationally recognised and can lead
to direct employment.
Please see below for audition information.
- In-Depth training in the performing arts
- Practical performance techniques
- Creative practices
- Devising theatre
- Rehearsal processes
- Theoretical knowledge
- You must be physically able to take part fully in all
practical and theoretical classes
- Entry will be based on a practical audition where
we look for potential, commitment, energy and focus
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
For NC Dance our audition process is broken down into 4 parts.
Part 1: Practical Ballet Exercises
Part 2: Practical Contemporary Exercises
Part 3: Practical Jazz Combination
Part 4: A short 1 minute video telling us who you are and why you want to train in dance at PASS
Once you have completed your application form online you will be sent an email with a link to the requirements for Part 1 – 4. Demo and tutorial footage will be provided to help you achieve what is being asked. There will also be a guide to uploading your footage to YouTube or using an alternative method for submission.
We do not expect everyone to have experience but we would ask that you attempt the exercises and combinations shown and send those as evidence for your practical audition.
Remember we are looking for potential not perfection so please do your best.
Audition Footage must be submitted by emailing your links to Dance@edinburghcollege.ac.uk by the following dates in 2021:
- February 19th
- March 26th
- April 29th
- May 28th
- June 18th
Should you have any further questions regarding the course or audition please mail us on Dance@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Progression And Articulation Routes
Download our progression route map here
- HND Dance Artist
- HNC Musical Theatre
- BA Hons Dance
Course Cost And Funding Options
Anwar Russell speaks of his time spent at Edinburgh College:
“During my time at College, I was taught a variety of
techniques and classes giving me a well-rounded knowledge of dance which helped
me to decide the route I personally wanted to take in my professional career.
There are so many opportunities to perform during your course which you do not
get at many other dance schools and the facilities are excellent. There is also
a great nurturing environment if you wish to create work of your own. I was
always given honest critical feedback which helped me grow as an artist and
Most recently Anwar has just finished a tour of Matthew
Bournes Swan Lake He also performed at the 2009 Brit Awards as a dancer for Pet
Shop Boys and briefly worked with the creative team for the movie Scott Pilgrim
Vs. The World. Other work includes performing at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
for comedians Adam Hills and Jason Byrne.
Read more of our student stories here.