Diversity is at the heart of Kingston University's Dance BA(Hons).
Our students are from a diverse range of backgrounds, and come with a variety of previous dance experiences.
We study a diverse range of styles including street dances (hip hop, krump, house, popping, locking), Bharatanatyam, Odissi, pan-African and African diasporic dances, popular dances (salsa, lindyhop, ragtime, tap, ballroom, commercial, Jamaican dancehall, burlesque) and Western theatrical dance styles (eg classical ballet, Cunningham, Graham, release, jazz).
The course capitalises on the vibrant and multi-cultural dance scene in London.
Kingston is just 30 minutes from central London, a major centre of dance in the UK and home to major international centres such as the South Bank Centre, Sadler's Wells and The Place.
The course focuses on developing an understanding of theory through dance practice.
We use a range of teaching methods such as practical workshops, lectures, independent research and seminars.
Assessment methods include:
logs and portfolios.
Supportive staff help you develop to your full potential.
Optional modules in the second and third year allow you to follow your own interests and career goals.
The course's broad focus means that graduates might choose to go into:
dance performance; and
further professional training or academic study.
However, all employers will value the skills fostered by this type of study, which include: