Unique Diploma Course In Dance & Musical Theatre (Full time)

The course is Part Funded and incorporates the UAL Level

3 Extended Diploma qualification. It aims to develop

student’s skills and technical ability in all areas of dance
and performance.


Year 1 & 2

The funded element of the course will include
the UAL L3 Extended Diploma which will take
place over 3 days each week.
Students will follow the course outline and
complete the required units to allow them to
progress through the qualification.
Students will study a variety of disciplines and
genres which include; Ballet, Jazz,
Contemporary, Hip Hop, Singing, Urban,
Commercial, Choreography, Lyrical,
Contextual Studies, Fitness and Nutrition
The non-funded element of the course
includes the following and will take place over
the remaining two days each week:
Musical Theatre
Jazz & Ballet technique
Additional singing
Guest workshops
Pointe work
Double work

Year 3

Students will receive tuition in;
Hip Hop
Fitness and Nutrition
Musical Theatre
Guest workshops
Pointe work
Double work
Audition Technique
Headshot workshops
Showreel filming
Agent workshops
CV and industry specific workshops.
1:1 tuition and advice
Additional performance opportunities


Entry Requirements and Auditions

Academic: 4 GCSEs grade A*-C, BTEC 1st Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or Intermediate qualification.

Practical: Auditionees will take part in a morning of classes at Steelworks followed by a short informal interview.

Candidates will also be required to:

  • Perform a prepared dance solo in their chosen style. This should be between 1 and 1½ minutes in duration. A CD of the music cut to the appropriate length is required.
  • Perform their own choice of song from current Musical Theatre or Pop repertoire. (A backing track will be required on either CD or Ipod.)
  • Perform a monologue of their choice, no longer than 2 minutes in length.

During the course of the audition day, all candidates will also be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Physique
  • Mobility and Flexibility
  • Co-ordination
  • Musicality
  • Training potential


This Course is Part Funded by Stoke on Trent College.

Top Up Fees – Details available upon request.


My time at steelworks had been the best 2 years of my life so
Doing something I love everyday on my doorstep isn’t
something most 16-17 year olds can say… All the teachers
have supported me and helped me grow into the performer
that I’ve always wanted to be and without them I would never
be where I am today. The professionalism of Steelworks is to
such a high level, which has taught me how to behave in jobs
in the future.
I can’t thank Steelworks enough for what they have done for
me, it’s been perfect for me and the good fun happy
atmosphere is such a huge added bonus!”

“Hannah Mellor”


Career Paths

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in
Performing Arts (equivalent to 3 A-Levels).
You will graduate fully equipped with the necessary interpersonal and practical skills to allow you to
enter and pursue a career within the dance and performing arts industry.

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