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  • Department of Dance

    Be part of one of the world’s largest and most vibrant university dance departments, rated as the best for research in the UK.

    You will enjoy a perfect blend of choreography, performance and world-leading thinking in dance. We attract dance academics, professionals and students from around the world, so you can be sure you will excel in this creative and supportive environment.

    Our long established department has an international reputation for research from a variety of staff, to give you a rich learning experience. You will learn about different contemporary dance perspectives and how dance influences society.

  • Courses

    Explore your enthusiasm for dance by developing your performance, techniques and critical thinking. You can shape your own course drawing on diverse artistic and multicultural contexts. There is a perfect mix of practice and theory, with techniques taken from a range of contemporary styles and ballet.

    We have created courses that are unique worldwide such as our MA in South Asian Dance Studies.

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  • Teaching

    Our teaching is informed by outstanding and globally recognised research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Lecturers are active researchers, so they bring a wide range expertise to their teaching.

    From leading scholars in dance anthropology to internationally active choreographers, they have respected research profiles and are strongly active in the professional dance sector.

     

  • Research

    The department has an internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research (CDR) that represents a range of exciting dance projects from students and scholars around the world. Some of our areas of expertise include professional choreography and in historical, analytical, anthropological, philosophical and cultural studies.

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  • What our students say

    Emily Jane Robinson, BA Dance Studies

    "There's an interesting variety on this course; it not only nurtures your own needs as a dancer but also challenges you."

    Emily Jane Robinson
    BA Dance Studies
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