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Dance - Unlimited opportunities

Dance imageYour experience is enriched by a regular programme of performance trips, on average between 2 and 3 group trips are subsidised each semester. This enables you to view a wide variety of work in venues regionally and nationally, recent examples include trips to: Yorkshire Sculpture ParkNorthern School of Contemporary Dance, York Theatre Royal, Yorkshire Dance and The National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), and Siobhan Davies Studios (London). Performances are specifically chosen to support specialist modules and to inspire choreographic practice. Attending performances in a variety of venues and settings ensures that you see a range of work by new and established national and international artists.

In addition, professional workshops are offered throughout the year aiming to broaden students experience. The Dance course is enriched by regular choreographic and technical workshops and lecture demonstrations delivered by professional choreographers and performers.

These enrichment workshops and classes have included the following: Capoeira, Butoh, Improvisation, Community Practice, Contact Improvisation, Repertoire, Physical Theatre, Digital Technology and Contact Improvisation.

Recent visiting artists include:

Wendy Houstoun

Simon Birch

Gary Clarke

Geraldine Pilgrim

Lone Twin

Kevin Turner (Company Chameleon)

Angela Woodhouse

Daliah Touré (MotionManual)

Dance United

Thomas Kampe

Jon Beney (balletLORENT)

Francis Angol

Cecilia MacFarlane

Diane Amans

Lucy Suggate

Instant Dissidence

Students have also had the opportunity to explore dance for camera through film projects, screenings and lectures with Andy Wood and Alex Reuben.


International Learning Opportunities

In their second year dance students can take part in an exchange programme at Potsdam State University of New York.


Image provided courtesy of Roshana Ruben-Mayhew.