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Professional Dance Performance HND

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Sep 2024

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Course overview

This course is delivered externally at Dance For All and not at Performing Arts Studio Scotland, Granton Campus but is accredited by Edinburgh College.

Fees for 2024-2025 entry will be £5,500 (inc. VAT) for students eligible for SAAS funding. For students who are not eligible for SAAS funding, it will be £6,800.

Please note Fees are reviewed and updated annually for this course.

Professional Dance Performance HND is a creative and technically challenging course designed to develop your artistic, technical and professional skills in the art of dance. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared for a varied and high-level career in the dance industry as a professional dance performer. 

Immerse yourself in the world of dance as you gain essential experience in professional environments and make crucial connections with industry professionals. You will receive in-depth training in what it takes to be a professional dancer. This course has a primary focus on performing, choreography and teaching but you will also learn skills in commercial performance and musical theatre. Your professional studies will be taught within the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ITSD) and Spanish Dance Society syllabus.  
 

Dance For All courses fees and funding

Please visit the Dance For All website and social media for more details. Please note that fees are payable for the 5-day attendance pattern of this course which includes other Professional Dance qualifications.

An alternative fully SAAS-funded HND Dance course is available at Edinburgh College, hosted at the Performing Arts Studio Scotland at Edinburgh College, Granton Campus.

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What you will learn
  • Dance Technique Training
  • Performance
  • Musical Theatre and Singing
  • Choreography
  • Audition Portfolio
  • Accredited Professional Studies - Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), International Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) Modern/Tap/National and Spanish Dance Society (SDS)
  • DDE ISTD teaching qualification

Placement information

  • You will perform and teach in a variety of dance settings during your course including one showcase per term and events like GoDance, YDance and CYD, as well as opportunities for assistant teaching placements within Dance for All’s part-time classes.

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through practical demonstrations and theoretical research assignments 

Number of days per week

  • 5 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Highers and/or NAT 5 Qualifications
  • SCQF Level 6 in Dance and/or substantial previous experience in any of the dance styles mentioned above (by DFA)
  • Based on a practical audition, we look for potential, commitment, energy and focus
  • Applicants must be physically and academically able to take part fully in all practical and theoretical classes
  • Applicants must be over 16yrs (but those who are 15yrs may be considered on an individual basis)

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Audition information will be sent to you on successful application.
  • Dance for All extra fees applies to this course.

Dance For All Audition information

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • BA Dance and Drama Degree (Hons) accredited through Kingston University London and taught at Edinburgh College, Performing Arts Studio Scotland

Career options

The course at Dance For All will build your unique skills and qualifications as a professional dancer, performer and teacher, equipping you with the ability to follow your chosen career path as a professional dancer, dance captain, choreographer, dance teacher, dance school owner, aerial artist, dancer/singer, fitness instructor, participatory dance artist, community dance artist, dance development officer or dance teacher.

  • Dancer/ Performer
  • Musical Theatre Artist
  • Dance Facilitator
  • Dance artists in the community
  • Arts administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Film and TV backing dancer
  • Dance development officer
  • Dance teacher/educator
  • Contracted  performance work in resorts, cruise ships and theme parks
  • Dancer/Performer in musicals and the West End

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 02/09/24 42 Weeks

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