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Students will gain basic knowledge of ballet technique: fundamentals of posture and alignment; the use of dynamics; transfer of weight and gravity and floor work.
Aims of the course
Students will learn the technical vocabulary used in this dance style, will develop musicality and spatial awareness by following different step patterns and will dance sequences and group formations. References to the historical development of the style and its connection with other dance genres from different parts of the world will be shared with students to support their understanding of the style and technique.
There will be an initial assessment followed by on-going assessment of progress and achievement. This course will also include:
Structured opportunities for self -evaluation
Use of video as a reflective tool
End of course feedback, evaluation and review.
Your tutor can be approached for additional information and advice during the course. You can progress to: the improvers Ballet Course and or other dance styles at beginner's level.
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.
No minimum requirements as this is a beginners course: however, any movement or dance experience would be useful.
Course will take place in the purpose built dance studio at the Southwark Campus, with ballet barres and a sprung floor.
Process for Application
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