Before You Apply

Courses overview

All of our courses are managed by Addict Dance Academy in partnership with Stamford College, University Centre Peterborough or the University of West London. On each course page, you will see which college or university the courses are working with. The partnerships mean that you get access to different services and benefits, including but not limited to digital resources, software, and bursaries.

Addict Dance Academy offers Further and Higher Education courses specialising in Dance and Musical Theatre. The courses offer a mixed genre approach to vocational training equipping students with the necessary skills to work in multiple disciplines.

How to Apply

Addict Dance Academy do not charge you to audition for ANY of our courses. The process for application begins with an application through our website. Once your application has been received it will be processed by ourselves and you will be sent an audition date with requirements of what to prepare. At the Audition, you will have the opportunity to see the facilities and meet staff as well as undertake an interview. If for any reason the date/time/process of the audition needs to change, you will be contacted directly.

Applications are accepted all year round, but please follow Addict Dance Academy on social media or contact us via the webform for more details.

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FINANCE

When applying for a course at Addict Dance Academy you will be responsible for financing your studies. On the course pages, any fees are clearly identified along with the uniform and enrichment fees which are the same for all students.

Full-time courses for students aged 16-18 are free, but the rules around fees are complicated and depend on age, prior learning, and personal circumstances. When you apply for the course it’s important to have a conversation with us so we can assess your circumstances. If you do not meet the requirements for a free place, you will have to find a way to pay the full course fees, which might include an Advanced Learner Loan. For more information on Advanced Learner Loans please visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

If you are applying for the HND courses then you will need to apply to Student Finance England for funding. Our courses are fully funding by Student Finance England and a discretionary maintenance loan can be applied for to support living expenses. For more information about fees, funding and the bursaries available for students visit www.ucp.ac.uk/fees-2021/22 

Similarly to the HND, for students applying for the BA Hons (Top-up, finance can be applied for from student finance.

BURSARIES

For English students applying for the HND, University Centre Peterborough has information about bursaries available to you, subject to meeting criteria. **Please note these bursaries are for students on the BTEC HND Performing Arts (Dance) Level 4 and 5** For more information please visit www.ucp.ac.uk/bursaries

SCHOLARSHIPS

Addict Dance Academy award a limited number of scholarships, covering a range of courses and costs. For more information, please contact us directly.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Each course has a minimum entry requirement, but that doesn’t mean we won’t accept your application. We judge all of our applicants in the same manner and use the audition process to level the playing field.

If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements, contact us to discuss what options are available.

EU and overseas students qualifications will be matched against the entry requirements using the UK NARIC system.

Some people will not have the minimum requirements for the course but put in a context of experience and training we may be able to offer a place based on Accredited Prior Learning. When you apply, it’s important to make it clear what qualifications and experience you have to help your case for the course.

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED?

All of our courses are 100% course work which will be a mix of workshops, rehearsals, portfolios, presentations and writing.

For students applying for our level 3 courses, there may an option for you to resit Maths and English GCSE which will be discussed at your interview.

EXTRA ACADEMIC SUPPORT

We want you to achieve! As we are a vocational performing arts course, we know that students want to work practically in their learning. We have extensive experience of supporting students who struggle with academic work. On your application form, please indicate if you have any needs to disclose so we can discuss a plan for support.

WELFARE AND HARDSHIP

The welfare of all our students is paramount and we work closely with a range of partners to help solve a variety of issues. Through our partners, we may be able to offer limited financial support for students facing hardship whilst studying. Stamford College and University Centre Peterborough help with the managing of a hardship grant and should you enrolled on one of their shared programmes, may be able to access this support. If you are struggling with finance whilst studying, you are encouraged to speak to us as soon as possible.

DISABILITY SUPPORT AND ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS

At Addict Dance Academy, we work with a variety of partners to support students whilst studying with us. If you have any long-term medical conditions, mental health difficulties, physical disability or learning difficulty which impact on your studies, we will need to discuss what they are and how we might support you.  You will need you to disclose and provide evidence of your disability, learning difficulty or long-term medical condition in order for us to be able to provide you with support. Please contact us to discuss how we might help. 

If you are a HND or BA student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability or long term health condition that impacts on your study. DSA is paid on top of your other student finance and it helps pay the extra costs you may have because of your disability. They don’t have to be repaid. How much you get depends on your individual needs – not your household income. For more information on DSA have a look on the government website https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowance-dsa

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