This unique course offers an approach to dance training that will nurture your skills as a performer, dance maker and facilitator; preparing you to graduate fully equipped with the necessary skills and experience to contribute to the professional dance world.
Technique training provides the foundation of learning for all dancers on the course through Studio Practice and students engage in regular movement classes to support their physical development.
As part of your 2nd and 3rd years of study, you will deliver dance workshops in primary and secondary schools on work placements, you will shadow community dance practitioners, set up your own community based projects, participate in masterclasses with visiting dance artists and perform in work by professional choreographers, as well as making your own work. Final Year students form a Dance Company and tour performances and workshops into local schools and colleges.
Dance at UCLan - ranked top in the UK for students being provided with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth, top in the UK for students being able to work with other students and is ranked top 10 in the UK for academic support.
Full-time: Three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent.
Applicants must attend an audition/ interview. You will be sent an email by our Admissions Office asking you to book onto a selection day event.
If you left school or college some time ago and are without the normal entry qualifications, you will be considered equally for degree level study. We look for alternative/professional qualifications, life experience, motivation and commitment to support such applications.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
BA (Hons) Dance, Performance and Teaching, 2013
Graduating from UCLan in 2013, Molly Stroyan now owns her own company, Molly Freelance Dance, where she allows “dance to be accessed by as many people as possible regardless of race, age, size, ability or disability and for those who attend to express themselves freely in a safe and non-judgemental environment whilst acquiring high quality dance tuition.” It all started, though, studying BA (Hons) Dance, Performance and Teaching.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2016
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Rachel Aldred, has reaped the opportunities from her degree to become a Performing Arts and Music Teacher in the Middle East.
Initially, Rachel wanted to develop her dance technique in the contemporary field and use the degree to help her become a performing artist. However, she found that the course opened doors to further opportunities and networks in performance and teaching.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2017
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Alana Koolen, has fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a dance instructor in her home country of Canada. Alana was interested in studying overseas and decided on the course at UCLan because of the course leader’s energy and enthusiasm and different studies involved.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2012
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Julia Reeves, has landed a prime teaching role at an international mission school in Mexico.
Dance has been Julia’s passion from an early age, but it was during her time at high school when she realised she wanted to pursue it as a career.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2014
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Laura Worden, has landed a dynamic role with leading Lancashire dance development charity, Ludus Dance. Dance has always been a part of Laura’s life and before studying at UCLan she was involved in amateur dramatics, performing, choreographing, classes and cabaret.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2015
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Sarah Miller, has taken her passion overseas to become a Secondary Physical Education Teacher at New English School in Kuwait.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2009
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Cris Stanford, has stepped up his career to become a Performing Arts Teacher within secondary education as well as setting up his own theatre group.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.