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 Drama and Dance schools in the Guardian University Guide 2021 below:
- University of Central Lancashire
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- University of Essex
- Lancaster University
- Birmingham City University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Conservatoire of Dance and Drama
- University of Glasgow
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- University of Sussex