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Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance

The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance is a comprehensive, diverse and industry-reactive programme that prepares the individual for a sustainable career in the global dance industry through training in technical and artistic dance skills.

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Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance

The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance is a comprehensive, diverse and industry-reactive programme that prepares the individual for a sustainable career in the global dance industry through training in technical and artistic dance skills.

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Programme Overview

The SPAA Dance Programme students will be technical, creative, powerful dance artists who will shape, inform and inspire the dance profession. They will understand the infinite possibilities of their physique and their minds, and will also identify the endless opportunities a career in dance can offer both in the industry and far beyond the studio.

SPAA will create dancers who have a sense of mind, body and spirit, leading the way in wellness and emotional intelligence, creating a culture of change for mental and physical awareness within the dance profession, informing a refreshed sense of mindset and empowerment for a profession often lacking in such qualities.

Our position in the MENA region gives us access to world talent both for students and practitioners, and the diverse and dynamic market in the UAE specifically, offers immediate access to employment exposure and rich collaborations.

Onsite auditions will consist of 2x dance classes in Ballet and Jazz followed by an interview. Students should also prepare a Dance Solo in any style they are comfortable in that showcases their talent. This should be approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds long. Music should be prepared on a mobile device. Speaker system will be supplied on the day. Please wear suitable clothing which should include fitted dance wear, ballet shoes and trainers are optional also.

For all Academy programmes, students must be proficient in English. A minimum standard is required in any of the following:

  • EmSAT which is the national system in the UAE, with a score of 875-1225 (B1) or above
  • TOEFL PBT with a score of 5.5 or above
  • The Cambridge Test of Advanced English, with a score of 160 or above, OR,
  • The City & Guilds International Test of English for Speakers of Other Languages TESOL (IESOL), with a score of B1/B2 or above, OR,
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), with a score of 44 or above.

 

How to Apply

To be considered for the Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance, all candidates must send their expressions of interest via email to [email protected] to register for a dance audition. Auditions will be held onsite at SPAA throughout the month of June.

 

What to Prepare

Onsite auditions will consist of 2 x dance classes in Ballet and Jazz, followed by a face-to-face interview.

Students should also prepare a dance solo in any style they are comfortable in to further showcase their talent. This should be approximately 1 minute 30 seconds long. Please bring your own music which should e prepared before the audition on a mobile device. A speaker system will be supplied on the day.

* Please wear suitable clothing which should include fitted dance wear, ballet shoes and trainers are optional also.

 

Eligibility

Dance students must be at least 16 years old. No formal qualifications are needed however students must be fluent in English and have a minimum of three years' training in at least one dance discipline. All dance genres will be considered; a natural aptitude and clear passion for a career in dance is essential.

Start Date

September 2021

Contact Hours

TBC

Programme Fees

AED 55,000 per year

Scholarships

One x fully funded Dance scholarship available per year (students may apply for scholarships upon acceptance into their programme). Means tested fee help is also available at the discretion of the Academy.

Programme Length

3 years full-time