UCS BA(Hons) Dance Showcase

Building on the success of last year’s sell-out event, the showcase will feature a selection of exciting original dance pieces. Students across all three years are presenting their own choreographies and films exploring a range of themes and dance styles. The students are also performing two commissioned works, including Candoco Dance Company Repertoire and a choreography by professional dance artist Jorge Crecis.

While the dance degree at UCS trains the students to dance and perform, it also prepares them to become confident thinkers, capable of articulating their practice of dance and lead innovative dance projects in a range of contexts. Dance at UCS places its focus on creating employable, creative and versatile dance professionals and offers a balanced approach to practical experience and academic study. The learning in the studio is underpinned by theory modules including dance analysis and dance anatomy. In addition, we work closely with key dance organisations within the region, as well as nationally to secure opportunities for our students to gain hands on work experience. This year, the students have assisted in a range of health-focused projects including Dance for Parkinson’s (a joint initiative between the English National Ballet and DanceEast) and a music performance project at Westbridge Pupil Referral Unit.

I have gained much confidence not only as a dancer, but as an individual too. I made a close-knit group of friends (and lecturers) and learnt so much about myself and my strengths. I now have the confidence to face the professional world and it is all with thanks to the great support and experience from studying dance at UCS.
Alexandra Stephens 2014 graduate

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