Dance: Urban Practice

Course introduction

BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice, is a forward-thinking course that continues to increase in popularity nationally and internationally since it started in 2007. This vibrant and distinctive course offers students the chance to study with a dynamic and specialist skilled dance team in a great location that is the cultural hub of East London.

We cover hip-hop, club, social and popular dance styles, with contemporary techniques from across Europe, Africa and Asia. Whether it is popping or locking, contemporary or capoeira, afro-house or bharata natyam, our course continues to be the first of its kind to offer a degree in dance without borders or limitations.

You will have great opportunities to perform your work in our annual student-led festival, studio sharings and external events. The dance team will support and guide you to develop your skills as a researcher, choreographer, performer and in events management whilst giving you networking opportunities from our varied and exciting industry links.
We help create dance all-rounders preparing you for a portfolio career in the arts. So you will theorise dance, create dance, collaborate in dance managing yourself and others and, well, you will discover and dance many various types of dance.

Course modules

Year 1:
Choreographing the Body, Staging the Body (core)
Moving Bodies, Exploring Space (core)
Locating Dance Cultures, Making Dance Cultures (core)
Reading the Body, Preparing the Body (core)

Year 2:
Site-Specific Contexts (core)
Screening Dance, Dance on Screen (core)
Thinking Bodies, Sharing Space (core)
Crossing Borders, Hybrid Forms (core)
Producing Dance, Staging Events (core)

Year 3:
Final Project (core)
Performing Bodies, Shaping Space (core)
Practicing Research, Researching Practice (core)
Placement: Dance in the Community, Working in the Community (core)

Start date


Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 European Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 Home Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12100 Overseas Fees