Dance Level 3

Start Date

Mon Sep 05 2022

Day / Time



2 years


Baltic Campus

Gateshead’s innovative new Dance programme provides you with a strong foundation of all the essential techniques to build a strong core in dance with the opportunity to choose your own specialist pathway from Contemporary, Commercial or Music Theatre.

Informed by our production partners, our ground-breaking programme gives you control of your own development, whilst tapping in to your potential and giving you the confidence to ultimately seek employment in this exciting vibrant industry. Studying this course enables you to explore the full breadth of dance and to work creatively within a pathway that challenges and excites you.


Our vocational programme mirrors current working practices of the dance industry and focusses on building your skills and knowledge across dance genres specifically, through technique, choreography and performance. The course provides workshop opportunities with prominent industry dancers and choreographers, both in college and at external venues; with opportunities to visit key dance events throughout the academic year such as ‘Move It’ and ‘Can You Dance?’.

Our highly trained and experienced team, work on up-skilling all aspects of your training regardless of your specialism, through core weekly classes in ballet, jazz technique, contemporary/lyrical, performance and choreography. Additional optional classes in tap, urban, singing and audition prep are available to take in order for you to create a unique and personalised timetable. Supporting practical elements, you will also learn about dance business and study progression routes in to higher education and dance employment.

You'll choose one of three specialist strands to focus on:

Commercial Dance

This practical and physical programme will develop your commercial performance skills across urban / commercial, jazz, lyrical, ballet and choreography.

Contemporary Dance

Our contemporary course focuses on building technical skill and knowledge of the industry through technique, creativity and performance. Participation in contemporary, classical ballet, and technical jazz specialised classes is compulsory, along with the option to take additional classes in commercial and stamina classes.

Musical Theatre

This specialist pathway within dance will focus on the skills required in Musical Theatre performance. You will combine in-depth vocal and acting training with dance techniques in this unique pathway, tailored to explore material from the world of professional theatre.


Baltic Campus