B.P.A. Dance

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Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance is an undergraduate Acting, Dance & Drama course. Dance is a series of movements that match the speed and rhythm of a piece of music. Course focuses on developing your dance technique and knowledge of dance history, gaining embodied and theoretical experience of cultural forms, developing creative skills and increasing your knowledge of anatomy. In third year you will work with a professional choreographer to create and perform a new work, and will work with a supervisor to create a piece of research (this might be practice-led). A variety of exciting option modules allows you to focus on areas of interest such as choreography, dance on screen, intensive technique, popular dance techniques, contemporary techniques, cultural dances, teaching and professional career development.

How is B.P.A. Dance Course Beneficial?

The course is beneficial to provide you with the best opportunities for gaining and sustaining employment in the commercial dance/entertainment sector. Graduates can find employment in musical theatre and current West End and touring productions, commercial film, television and music videos, as well as work with established reputable dance companies. This degree enables you to develop your own dance identity as well as learning new dance techniques and forms. Course is suitable to provide you with the technique, creativity, understanding and professional awareness to sustain a career in commercial dance.


  • Students who have successfully passed 12th Standard/HSC/10+2 (or equivalent Level of Examination) from any recognized Board

B.P.A. Dance Syllabus

Syllabus of Dance as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Subjects of Study

Choreography 1: Constructing the Body – An exploration of a range of choreographic principles, performance practice, research, and analysis and study skills.

Movement Techniques: Codified Practice Level 1 – Principally incorporating the techniques of Cunningham, Limon and Release, as well as other contemporary styles from guest tutors.

Movement Technique and Improvisation: Somatic Practice – An introduction to anatomy and body-mind techniques, such as Alexander Technique & Shin Somatic.

New Media and Performance Practice – An introduction to a range of digital software and practical projects exploring their use in dance performance.

Collaborative Practice 1 – An investigation into collaboration and creativity in dance performance.

Choreography 2: Body as a Conscious Site – Developing choreography through Cultural and Experiential memory, creating group and solo work.

Movement Techniques: Codified Practice Level 2 – Principally incorporating the techniques of Cunningham, Limon and Release. Other contemporary styles from guest tutors.

Movement Techniques: Contact Improvisation – An exploration through improvisation of dynamic and weight interchange between two or more practitioners.

Dance on Camera: The practice of screen dance – Exploring the relationship between dance and the lens.

Collaborative Practice 2: Sound and Site – Working with composers and musicians from the school of music, plus professional site specific performance making.

Choreography 3 – Your final independent project - written or practical.

Movement Techniques: Codified Practice Level 3 – Principally incorporating the techniques of Cunningham, Limon and Release. Other contemporary styles from guest tutors.

Movement Technique & Improvisation: Somatic Research – Further development of somatic skills focusing on self enquiry, movement therapy and the creative and performing body.

The Company – Formation of a company to work with a professional choreographer.

Professional Portfolio: The Enterprising Artist – Work placement, and the construction of your professional portfolio.


B.P.A. Dance Colleges

  • Arunachal University of Studies, Lohit
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • Amity University - Lucknow

B.P.A. Dance Course Suitability

They should have an understanding and practical experience of creating opportunities for learners to develop dance skills; awareness and understanding of safe dance practice. Students should also be able to promote discussion and debate about dance issues throughout the dance curriculum as it will hugely help them. Other things students required to possess are confidence; self-presentation; teamwork and collaboration; time management and organisational skills and self-awareness. Applicants should also have self-discipline; an open mind; ability to move beyond boundaries and experiment with different ideas; communication skills; analytical, critical and research skills; the ability to cope with criticism and learn from it; and stamina. Candidates willing for further Dance related studies also can go for this course.

 Job Types

  • Dance Teacher
  • Sales Executive - Music & Dance Firm
  • Dance Expert
  • Activity Teacher - Dance
  • Freelance Dance Performance Artist
  • Music, Dance & Theatre Team Member

Advance Courses in B.P.A. Dance

  • M.A. (Dance)
  • Ph.D. (Dance)
  • D.Litt. (Dance)

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