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.
Full-time: Three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
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.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
It's never too early to start working on your personal statement. We've got some useful hints and tips to help you make a great first impression.Advice & Guidance
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
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, 2014
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Hannah Stubbs, has fulfilled her aspirations to become a teacher of dance and drama in secondary education. Hannah has been dancing from an early age and aspired to teach the discipline. She chose the Dance Performance and Teaching degree course at UCLan because it was the only one of its kind that incorporated the teaching element.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2011
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Keri Lincoln, has excelled in teaching by setting up her own business, Keri Lincoln Yoga.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2013
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Rebecca Winter, has taken her career journey to China to become an English Language Teacher.
BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching, 2018
UCLan Dance Performance and Teaching graduate, Anna James, has broadened her opportunities in the field of dance by becoming a freelance dance artist.
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.
This course is based in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance
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.