BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice (with Foundation year)
The BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice, is a forward-thinking course that continues to increase in popularity nationally and internationally since it started in 2007. This vibrant and distinctive course offers students the chance to study with a dynamic and specialist skilled dance team in a great location that is the cultural hub of East London. This course is also offered with a foundation year, as a four year course.
The Level 3 Foundation year in Performing Arts is designed to equip students with a range of performance and academic skills. It will prepare you for university level study. Once you complete the foundation year, you will be able to progress onto the BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice.
One of the great attractions of our three-year course is its sheer variety in both study and practice.
Sometimes, you'll combine both as you create and perform dance that communicates a response to political, cultural and aesthetic questions.
You'll study a wide range of dance forms, such as hip-hop, club and funk styles, and international forms including capoeira, African contemporary, Afro-house, bharata natyam, kathak and kalaripayattu.
Each year, you'll take modules in technique, choreography, professional development and research. There'll be opportunities to focus on performance and choreography through film and video practice, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your music and theatre student colleagues.
In your final year, through our excellent links with partner organisations such as East London Dance, Breakin' Convention and Stratford Circus, you’ll undertake a work placement.
In addition, thanks to our reputation, you’ll have numerous opportunities throughout the course to work with acclaimed professional artists, such as renowned choreographers Kenrick Sandy (Boy Blue) and Hofesh Shechter and top dancers such as house dance's Clara Bajado and popping and locking master Fred 'The Realness' Folkes.