Top Up


The BA (Hons) Dance Performance top-up course is structured around the needs of the professional performing dancer in a diverse creative economy. The course will guide you in the development of your technical and performance skills to a high professional standard. Working with leading professionals across the dance industry, you will train in styles such as commercial, contemporary, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre. While the focus of the course is performance and technical training, you will also expand on your skills in choreography, self-promotion, and academic writing to prepare you for the ever-changing demands of the professional dance world.

This programme aims to further your understanding of dance performance, allowing you to become a dance practitioner with comprehensive knowledge of the cultural, creative, and technical elements of your art form. If you are a committed performer that enjoys the challenges of creating and performing innovative dance, then this course is for you!

This programme is an intense year of study, consisting of four modules designed to equip you with the transferable skills required for professional dancers. There are multiple opportunities throughout the year to perform and showcase your own choreography. Each year will feature a performance project led by an industry professional in which you will be directly involved in every stage of development from the initial conception to the final

Our BA Hons (Top up) in Dance is run in partnership with University West London

Course Price


Additional Costs

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

Entry Requirements

HND in Dance or Level 5 Equivalent 

Assessment Models

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

Progression Route

In addition to preparing you for your professional career as a dancer practitioner, the BA (Hons) Dance Performance top-up will allow you to progress to post-graduate qualifications such as MA, PhD, and teaching courses such as the PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and the CertEd (Certificate in Education).  
This course is fully funded by Student Finance England and a discretionary maintenance loan can be applied for to support living expenses.  

The course is validated by University of West London