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Dance – UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts



Our two year fully funded course – delivered in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent College – is perfect for students wishing to develop their skills in dance and the performing arts. Whatever your favourite style of dance, this course will enable you to develop and progress within all dance genres and prepare you for the industry or allow you to progress to the next stages of further training/higher education.

Over the two years students will follow a course that covers many performance genres including; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Singing, Drama, Musical Theatre, Urban, Commercial, Choreography and Lyrical, along with relevant Contextual Studies.  Advice on Fitness and Nutrition is also provided

You will participate in daily lessons to develop these techniques and be assessed throughout the duration of the course. This course is delivered over five days during which students receive a greater number of direct contact hours than other courses of this type.

In addition students will benefit from guest tutors and workshops from external industry professionals to further challenge and improve their skills.

We provide a range of performance opportunities each year for our students, both in-house and at local theatres, most of which are linked to course assessments.

All students are taught from an established team of nine highly experienced and qualified teachers, all of whom possess professional industry credits, and who will work to inspire and challenge students to reach their goals.

We strive to offer and deliver the highest standards of teaching and training to ensure that our students achieve their ambition and develop the necessary skills to ensure longevity and sustainability within their chosen career.


Entry Requirements

Aged 16+ years, successful audition and interview.

5 GCSE’s or equivalent qualification at grades 4-9, including Maths and English.

What Will I Leave With?

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve the University of the Arts London Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (equivalent to 3 A-Levels).

You will graduate with the necessary qualification, knowledge and skills required to progresson to vocational training or higher education.

UCAS tarrif points or the Extended Diploma course are;

Pass 36

Merit 60

Distinction 84