Access to Higher Education Diploma (urban dance)

This course is led by national professionals from the urban dance industry with the emphasis being on the achievement of practical dance skills to a level that will enable participants to audition for vocational training at Degree level and a future career in dance if they so choose.

Units of study

  • Dance technique including Popping, Breaking, Hip Hop and House
  • Body Awareness
  • Performance Practice 
  • Fundamentals of Choreography and Creative Practice
  • Contextualising Dance

Extra curriculum studies

  • Extra practical enhancement training will form part of this training programme with workshops in a variety of current dance styles
  • Audition preparation and guidance
  • Students will be expected to attend a minimum of six performances per year held at the Court Theatre @ Swindon Dance

Assessment methods

Assessment will include practical demonstration, performances, verbal presentations and discussions, reflective logs, written question and answer, project and practical file.


Access to HE Diploma (Dance) – £315 per term (based on 3 terms a year)

Access to HE Diploma (Urban Dance) – £315 per term (based on 3 terms a year)

Both qualifications have been allocated 16-19 government funding. All students aged 16-19 years of age will be able to access this funding, therefore the qualification will be free and students will be expected to cover the cost above for enhancement training. Students aged over the age of 19 can pay for the course, please get in touch for further details. 

Scholarships are available. Please email if you would like to be considered for a scholarship-


Entry is by application and audition. Next audition is on Saturday 30th May 2020  

Auditions will include practical classes, solo and interview. Further details will follow once an application form is completed. 

For further information email here

 / tel: 01793 601701


This programme of training runs in partnership with New College, Swindon 

Swindon Dance is an accredited CERTA centre 

This programme of study is classified as; Access to Higher Education Diploma, AVA Learning Programme.

All information complies with the; QAA Recognition Scheme for Access to Higher Education – The Access to Higher Education Diploma Specification 2013