Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £1,287 p/ year
24+ £1,287 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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This full time programme offers an excellent introduction to dance training. You will develop your technical, performance and creative skills through daily classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Choreography. Alongside this you will learn about the performing arts industry including different job roles and organisations, as well as how to plan your ideal career path. Lastly you will have many opportunities to perform both in our 96 seat theatre and venues outside of college.

Aims of the course

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to dance training, providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary for future progression within further education and the industry.

Unit Breakdown

Unit 1 Introduction to Performance, Unit 2 Introduction to Production, Unit 3 Communicating With an Audience, Unit 4 Staging a Performance, Unit 5 Contextual Research for Performance, Unit 6 Performance Skills and Practice, Unit 7 Production Skills and Practice, Unit 8 Personal Project and Presentation, Unit 9 Producing and Performing to an Audience. Unit 10 Producing and Performing to an Audience (Level 3) (0ptional)

Assessment Method

You will be continually assessed throughout the year, units 1-9 of the UAL qualification. Units 1-8 are graded PASS, FAIL, REFERRAL, and unit 9 is graded PASS, MERIT, and DISTINCTION. Your assessment will be your performances, evaluation and reflective logbooks, research tasks, video diaries, and presentations.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 Dance study programme, many of our students progress onto the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Dance.

Career Options

On completion of this course it is advised to apply for a Level 3 Qualification in order to develop your skills further.

What can I earn as a dancer? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified dancer you'll be starting on an exciting career path with the opportunity to progress and earn a good salary ? whether you become part of a dance company or work as a freelancer. For example: Dancers and choreographers start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £25,000 with 3 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in dance, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Many of our students have gone on to gain places at prestigious vocational schools and conservatoires such as Trinity Laban and Rambert School of Ballet, before embarking on successful careers.

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above


We have three large purpose-built dance studios fully equipped with sprung floors, mirrors, ballet barres and changing rooms, as well as a 92 seat in house theatre. The course is delivered via daily technique classes, creative sessions, rehearsals, tutorials, dance theory lessons, and performances both on and off site. Our students are given many enrichment opportunities throughout the year including theatre trips, performance opportunities, work experience and visits and performances from 3rd year students at Laban, London Contemporary Dance School and London Studio Centre.

Process for Application

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Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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