Are you considering a career in dance? On the FdA Professional and Commercial Dance you’ll have the opportunity to gain core skills in ballet, jazz, contemporary and commercial dance, and develop the knowledge and practical experience needed for employment in a variety of exciting and demanding professions in the performing arts industry. Designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place, the Foundation Degree (FdA) Professional and Commercial Dance is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester. You’ll be based at Shockout Arts, studying and training in their purpose-built, high-specification dance studios that are equal to professional industry standards. Alongside your intensive practical dance training, you’ll have regular performance opportunities to help you develop a diverse range of performance and production skills. In addition to exploring the core techniques of ballet, jazz, street, hip hop and contemporary dance, you’ll be encouraged to build your skills in acting and singing ready to take advantage of employment opportunities in Musical Theatre performance. You’ll also be guided to develop a knowledge and understanding of the historical, cultural, societal and political factors that influence UK and international dance practice. Teaching staff at Shockout Arts are professional practitioners and include BAFTA-nominated choreographers. They are keen to make the time you spend with them as stimulating and rewarding as possible, and enjoy a well-deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in your progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you’ll have access to individual support and guidance at every stage.