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BA (Hons) Dance Education and Teaching

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Institution C58


Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.


Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points:  96 - 120

A Levels: BBB - CCC


International Baccalaureate: 28 points

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Interview: Applicants will be required to participate in a dance audition (two and half hour practical) designed to assess your potential to respond both technically and expressively. Evidence of interest in and training / experience in dance is explored in a paired interview. This course will require an Enhanced DBS check.

Course content

The University of Chichester Dance Department has a well-established reputation for nurturing and developing creative graduates.  With regular opportunities to perform in your own and others work to the public, and being able to see and work with professional choreographers and dancers through our performance programmes in The Showroom and The Studio Theatre spaces, the Dance Department provides a challenging, but rewarding opportunity for you to train and explore theory through practice.

The Dance Education and Teaching programme is aimed at students who know that they want to share their passion for dance with others and teach in a variety of settings such as mainstream schools, youth dance companies, community classes or working with older adults. Developing the core principles of dance technique and choreography are essential to communicating and effectively demonstrating and enhancing creative skills, whilst developing your knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching dance. You will gain an understanding of dance history and consider the social and political factors that affect the arts, but importantly you will focus your studies on a variety of teaching settings and how to plan, deliver and facilitate student-led and community or school-based projects. You have the option to undertake the Industry Placement module in Year Two and may want to progress onto the PGCE Dance programme upon graduation or further master’s level Dance studies at Chichester. The theory to practice ratio of this course is approximately 60:40.

By completing this course we guarantee you an interview for the PGCE Dance programme subject to you gaining English and Maths GCSEs at grade C/4 or better.

Read our Dance department brochure.


Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

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Perform in our Arts Council funded Dance Theatre Space and rehearse in our four superb dance studios, large gymnasium and two sprung-floor spaces. Arts Council funding also supports a programme of dance company performances, workshops and events, giving you the opportunity to see live work regularly ‘on your doorstep’.

Dance Studios

Dance Studio     Dance Studio

Arts Council funded Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre     Studio Theatre

Rehearsal Space

In addition, there is a large gymnasium space together with two new sprung-floor spaces in the Academic Building.

Rehearsal Space     Rehearsal Space



The library offers a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your dance knowledge and research. There are a number of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. 

We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.  The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment. 

It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

There are also:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media and equipment loans
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Where this can take you

This programme will prepare you to pursue a career in a variety of settings such as:

  • Teacher in Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education (*requires postgraduate study)
  • Youth Dance Companies (leading and teaching)
  • Community Dance Artist
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapist (requires postgraduate study*)
  • Postgraduate Study and Research

* Graduates are also able to progress onto the PGCE Dance programme at the University of Chichester or further master’s level Dance studies. By completing this programme we guarantee you an interview for the PGCE Dance programme subject to you gaining English and Maths GCSEs at grade C/4 or better.

Indicative modules


The programme offers a range of modules that will equip you to develop the core principles of dance technique and choreography, allowing you to communicate effectively to demonstrate and enhance your creative skills. You will be looking at the important elements of Safe Dance Practice and psychology in dance as well as developing your theoretical underpinning of dance history and research skills. You will have the opportunity to undertake observations of teaching to build your knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning principles and take specific practical teaching modules. The focus of your studies will be on a variety of teaching settings, learning how to plan, deliver and facilitate student-led and community or school-based projects. All of this will equip you to have the subject knowledge and practical skills to be able to either work in a community setting or progress onto the PGCE training. 

The modules you take may vary

Year One Modules

  • Dance Technique
  • Choreography & Devising
  • Choreography & Performance
  • Movement Studies: Analysis, Genre and Style
  • Applications of Psychology in Dance
  • Examining Dance History
  • Re-examining Dance

Example of Year Two and Three Modules

  • Repertory
  • Safe Dance Practice
  • The Dancer’s Body
  • Industry Placement
  • Dance Education – Society and Culture
  • Teaching Dance Technique
  • Popular Dance
  • Principles of Motor Learning for Dance
  • Applied Dance: Community, Production & Administration (Placement)
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapy 1 & 2

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