Coventry University Dance

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Coventry University Dance

Coventry University Dance

Dance BA (Hons)


This course runs in 2017/18. 

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your own artistic practice, through a study of dance technique, performance, choreography and the history of dance, in a professional environment informed by world leading research.


This course has a long-standing reputation for helping to prepare dancers for the world of professional contemporary dance. Your classes will take place in one of our fully equipped dance studios, as well as some contextual studies in lecture theatres and seminar rooms. Throughout your time with us we will support you in your journey to realise your full potential in dance. If you choose this course you may benefit from:

  • regular technique classes throughout your three years of study;
  • an outstanding staff team who are all practicing professional dancers, choreographers and researchers with national and international reputations;
  • a rich schedule of classes, workshops, performances and talks from internationally renowned guest artists and visiting teachers/choreographers to complement your studies;
  • visiting professors of Dance who in the past have included Siobhan Davies, Helen Poyner, Miranda Tufnell and Caroline Bowditch;
  • links with many Universities across the world and the opportunity to apply for exchange programmes during your studies;
  • a dance research centre with staff of international standing, producing world-leading research.;
  • regular performance opportunities;
  • a professional dance organisation, Decoda, based at the University offering many additional opportunities.


The course encourages creativity, exploration and a professional approach to contemporary dance. On our course you will have the opportunity to develop your own artistic practice through the study of dance technique, performance, choreography and contextual studies. The core course content includes the following subject areas:

  • Regular contemporary dance technique classes, and supporting studies such as yoga, pilates, ballet and experiential anatomy;
  • choreography and devising dance;
  • performance skills in a range of settings, and the chance to work as a company during year two with visiting professional choreographers;
  • improvisation, including contact improvisation;
  • dance history and theory with an emphasis on current dance practise;
  • optional studies in dance film, projects in teaching and community settings supported by theoretical   studies, and placements with regional and national dance organisations;
  • the chance for your final practical project to take place within a festival of dance.