Higher National


In Performing Arts (Dance) Level 4 + 5

Addict Dance Academy delivers a Higher National Diploma in dance, a full time dance course designed for training performers who want to pursue a career within the dance industry. This popular course provides professional dance training in commercial dance, urban, jazz, cabaret, musical theatre, ballet, tap, singing, acting, choreography, community dance, pointe work, pas de deux and heel class. All of these classes are taught professionals currently dancing in the industry with Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Mariah Carey, and Nick Jonas or working on The Voice, X Factor, Jasmine Vardamon company, CATS the musical, New Adventures and The Royal Ballet.  

We have very close links to the industry and its employers, as a result of which all of our graduates are now working all around the world in professional dance companies, on cruise ships, freelancing, teaching, dancing on X Factor and even developing singing careers in Los Angeles! 

This intense full time course is full of professional opportunities such as performing in UK pantomime productions, termly performances, agency auditions, dancing on X Factor (both UK and European), performing in dance videos and working alongside professionals to gain experience and industry insight.

If you are dedicated and passionate about dance and think you have what it takes to become a professional dancer, then this course will provide you with all the opportunities for a professional career in dance!  

Jazz, Ballet, Commercial, Tap, Acting, Singing, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Urban, Performing Arts Industry, Contemporary, Professional Development, Popular Entertainment. Levelled classes for technique.  


Our Higher National Diploma in Dance is run in partnership with University Centre Peterborough  



Additional Costs

Uniform Fee: £165
Enrichment Fee: £200 per year

Entry Requirements

Prior knowledge & skill in Performing Arts


If your application is approved you will be invited to an audition which will include a commercial, jazz and ballet class, and a one to one interview. 
If you wish to prepare a song then this is optional, not compulsory.  

Assessment Models

Assessments will be conducted through real life experiences with professional choreographers and employers as well as performances, workshops, mixed media, portfolios, presentations and reflective writing.  

Progression Route

On completion of the course you could progress onto a third year of a BA Hons course at the discretion of the University you apply to or enter the industry as a professional dancer, dance teacher, fitness instructor or a community dance practitioner or an events manager. We have graduates who have successfully gained employment with Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, Black Eyed Peas, Camila Cabello, Dubai Entertainments, as a Professional Singer in LA, Thriller Live, Stefflon Don, Jack and Jack, Wand many more. See alumni.  

This course is fully funded by Student Finance England and a discretionary maintenance loan can be applied for to support living expenses.  


This course is 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