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Dance at Liverpool Hope investigates social, historical and cultural meanings of dance. You will also explore the many traditions that make up local and global 21st-century dance culture. The course will give you the opportunity to try a range of dance forms and to develop your choreographic and performance skills. We have established relationships with Merseyside Dance Initiative, Taciturn and Tmesis dance companies, and Milapfest, an outstanding Indian performing artscompany, is resident at the Capstone Theatre on the Creative Campus. This means that our students benefit from classes with working professionals across a range of dance traditions and practices.
The Dance programme will enable you to develop skills in choreography and performance practice, by studying western theatre dance alongside performance traditions of non-western cultures. Dance practices are viewed within a framework of informing ideas, histories and skills, and emphasise student creativity, performance and production.
The course has a particular focus on cultural pluralism, studying performance traditions from non-western cultures and their presence, meanings and use in 21st century UK society. Your course will integrate practical work (performance, creation, design and presentation of dance) with theoretical studies (analytical, historical, critical and contextual).
Throughout your degree, you will continue to expand your understanding of, and practice in dance, technically, creatively, and critically. You will interrogate choreographic traditions and associated contextual studies and take courses in studio practice and critical studies. Finally, you will take advanced courses in studio practice and critical studies which prepare you for work as an independent dancer or choreographer.
Why choose this subject?
The courses and topics available to study include:
Dance in Contexts integrates practical work (performance, creation, design and presentation of dance) with theoretical studies (analytical, historical, critical and contextual).
You will continue to expand your understanding of, and practice in dance, technically, creatively, and critically.
You will also interrogate choreographic traditions and associated contextual studies and take courses in studio practice and critical studies.
You will take advanced courses in studio practice and critical studies, which prepare you for work as an independent dance artist/choreographer, and/or in dance in community and applied contexts.
Should you decide to pursue further study, your degree will prepare you for a range of postgraduate dance programmes.
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent.In addition, applicants should have experience of dance techniques. All applicants will be required to attend an audition.
Dance is a combined honours course and can be studied together with the following subjects:
|Dance and Drama & Theatre Studies||UCAS code WW54|
|Dance and Early Childhood||UCAS code WL59|
|Dance and Education||UCAS code XW35|
|Dance and English Language||UCAS code WQ35|
|Dance and Media & Communication||UCAS code WP53|
|Dance and Music||UCAS code WW53|
|Dance and Nutrition||UCAS code WB40|
|Dance and Philosophy & Ethics||UCAS code W5V5|
|Dance and Psychology||UCAS code W5C8|
|Dance and Sport and Physical Education||UCAS code WC53|
All of these course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.
Creative industries are the fastest-growing sector of the UK economy, and account for some 7% of global GDP (currently rising annually by 10%). Our graduates work across the creative sector, and their highly developed social and practical skills make them very employable in a wide range of workplaces.
Dance graduates work as freelance dancers and choreographers, community dance artists, teachers in primary and secondary education, and arts administrators.
Danielle Knight (2011) is currently training as a dance movement therapist, Laura Appleton (2011) is employed at the Liverpool’s Black E Centre as a community dance artist and Grace Goulding (2010) successfully completed an apprenticeship program with Hope Street Ltd and is currently enrolled on an MA in Creative Practice here at Liverpool Hope.
The University has a thriving postgraduate programme, should you decide to go onto further study.