Pre-Vocational Training Programme

 

Want a career as a dancer/performer

Join our full-time Pre-Vocational Training Programme for urban & contemporary dancers

Led by professionals from the dance industry, both courses are designed to give young dancers the required high level of dance skill and academic qualification to progress onto training at one of the country’s leading dance conservatoires.

For 16+ years

Apply for one of two qualifications:

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Urban Dance) –  Apply now

 

 

 

 

 

OR

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Dance) – Apply now

 

 

 

 

 

Starting September 2019

The aims of the qualifications are:

  • to enable students to develop academic, technical, study and personal skills to a level which prepares them for HE level programmes

  • to introduce students to the fundamental skills on which successful careers in Dance are built

  • to introduce students to the nature of the demands of vocational training in Dance.

The Access to HE Diploma qualifications are based on units of assessment.  The credit value of each qualification is 60 credits. Students must pass all units to gain the qualification. Of the 60 credits, 45 must be from graded units covering academic subject content, with the remaining 15 credits to be achieved from ungraded units.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Urban Dance)

Apply for the Urban Course here

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 Higher Education Diploma (Dance)

Apply for the Dance Course here

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

Units of study

  • Dance technique including contemporary dance, classical ballet and jazz dance
  • 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.

Funding

Access to HE Diploma (Dance) – £300 per term (based on 3 terms a year)

Access to HE Diploma (Urban Dance) – £300 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- vicki.plomer@swindondance.org.uk

Attend an open day

Thursday 11 April

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Swindon Dance

Meet the team, have your questions answered, find out more about the qualifications, progression routes and a career in dance

 

To book your place on the OPEN DAY register here 

 

Entry

Entry is by application and audition on Saturday 1st June 2019

Auditions will be held on Saturday 1st June and 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