Dance CoursePreston College
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Frequent Asked Questions
Entry to this course is via audition and interview. Applicants should be working at the equivalent of ISTD Intermediate.
What you'll learn on the course
This course is for dacners who wish to perform or specialise in taching dance or progress to Higher Education.
Study Mode & Location:
This a two year course and will be held at Preston College, Park Campus, Moor Park Avenue, Preston, PR1 6AS.
During the course students will follow a programme of study which incorporates the following qualifications.
- RAD BAllet Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2
- ISTD Ballet, Modern, Tap and National, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and advanced 2
- ISTD teaching qualifications at Level 3 and 4, including written units (FDI & CDE)
- Jazz, Contemporary
- Drama, singing and music appreciation..
Please note that students are only entered for exams when tutors consider they have reached the required standard.
The Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) external examinations will take place at either Manchester or Liverpool. Internal exams are taken at Park Campus Dance Centre.
- Ballet (ISTD) Intermediate, Advanced 1 and 2
- ISTD Level 3 and 4 teaching qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap and National plus written units
- Modern theatre dance (ISTD) Intermediate, Advanced 1 and 2
- Tap (ISTD) Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2
- National (ISTD) Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advance 2.
Careers & Progression Opportunities:
On completion of the course you may choose to go into performing or teaching. However, there is also the option of taking a degree in dance at University. The teaching qualifications you achieve provide opportunites to progress directly into employment. Performance opportunities include West End musicals, Cruise Ships, Moulin Rouge and Nouvelle Eve in Paris.
Students will be required to purchase clothing from a uniform list, money will also be needed for theatre trips, additional workshops and syllabus books. Total additional costs are approximately £200 per year.
How to Audition
Audition & Interview
Auditions are held in autumn, spring and summer. They consist of Ballet and Jazz classes. Candidates demonstrate a solo choice of style with the option to sing. A physiotherapist will be at the audition to give a full physical examination. Course direction will be mutually determined in the interview. Students are informed of the audition outcome on the day, with written confirmation made within two to three weeks of the audition date.
How To Apply
You will need to have an informal interview with an Adult Admissions Adviser.
Many courses have limited places so please enquire as soon as possible. Following interview, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to study at a reduced price.
Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.
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The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.