University of Roehampton

151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5PU, United Kingdom

Dance Studies

Turn your love for dance into a world of inspiring possibilities on our Dance BA. By joining our friendly and diverse dance community, you will be able to learn about dance beyond performance, whilst developing your own confidence and identity as a thinking dancer in preparation for a fulfilling career. At Roehampton, developing your own voice and experience is as important as your dance technique. You will be part of an exciting, creative degree where you will pursue your interests growing as a dancer to explore the impact that dance has on our world today. Our Dance BA integrates theory with contemporary dance practice introducing you to a many dance possibilities and professional opportunities. You will be taught by our passionate world-class lecturers who are all dance professionals. We have many exciting partnerships with a host of choreographers, dance artists, and companies. Our modern and spacious studios, professional-standard theatre and teaching spaces are places where you can share ideas, and work collaboratively with our alumni, dance organisations, and the wider community locally, nationally, or internationally. You will explore the familiar and unfamiliar from ballet to capoeira to hip hop. You will also think about dance from different perspectives including dance history, philosophy, anthropology, choreography and the ways in which dance shapes or is shaped by society. Our taught dance techniques include key contemporary core styles, such as Cunningham, Graham, Limón, Release, Contact improvisation, as well as ballet. Led by experienced teachers who work with musicians, you will also dance to live music. You will learn about theatre lighting, stage design and management, screen dance, and choreography that will enhance your production and project management skills. You can work with fellow students to curate and produce our annual dance festival, Footprint, lead or perform in our student-led dance company, Third Row, or showcase your own choreography in the students’ union annual dance festival. You can teach dance on campus in Dance Society or in the local community as part of a work placement, or volunteer in the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s class. We also offer opportunities to study abroad in the USA, Australia and elsewhere. Our students have worked with renowned dance artists such as Gaby Agiss, Igor and Moreno, Rosemary Lee and Akram Khan. Read here about Daniel Walsh's experience of working with Akram in the Big Dance.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,London
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,000