This course focuses on the practice and study of dance performance with, by and for young people – in the dance studio and in the theatre in creative, performance and educational settings. Modules focus on dance performance, making, facilitation, education and teaching, embedding the skills, knowledge and understanding for application in a range of settings. Throughout the programme you integrate critical, creative and physical approaches to develop strong choreographic, performance and facilitation skills. A range of analytical and theoretical frameworks overarch a reflective practice of dance. Through workshops, lectures and placements you learn to employ and deploy a variety of practical and cognitive skills. These collaborative processes underpin your own creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning in and through dance. Regular physical skills classes allow you to build skills and understanding of dance techniques and approaches including contemporary (Graham, Cunningham, Limon, Somatics) and urban (jazz and street) forms. Guided by staff and by professional artists you design, plan, lead and facilitate dance with different age groups, needs and styles. Within the interdisciplinary context of the Department of Performing Arts at Winchester you develop creative practices with and for young people. You explore physical theatres, scenography, digital technologies and object animation, building skills to engage young people through performance. Engaging young people is a key feature of the programme and you will spend time on work placements to develop real-world experience.