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Dance Student

I hope what I’ve written will be helpful to other students looking to do a dance career.
I did mainly ballet when I was younger but it wasn’t until I was 16 when I considered looking into dancing as a career option for when I left school at the end of 6th year.  There are soo many courses available nowadays that you are sure to find something that appeals to you.  You can even audition for some that require no previous dance experience or you can do at any age.
The course I decided on was at Telford college.  This was an NC course which covers ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and even choreography.  This is a 1 year course where you get to experience all forms of dance and get assessed throughout the year.  Its really good if you aren’t quite sure what style of dance you are really interested in or if its teaching, performing or even becoming a choreographer that you are interested in.  It’s really good for dancers who want to have a year to improve their technique or decide exactly which way they’d like to take their dancing. 
After this course you have an opportunity to audition for two types of HND courses, Professional Stage Dance covers commercial dance, singing and acting.  Dance Artist is more to do with teaching and choreography but both do the same amount of ballet, jazz and contemporary technique.
Other places you might like to consider are Anniesland, they have only 3 hours of practical a week though and are more jazz orientated.  If you are more interested in contemporary then there is a contemporary school in Dundee which has had very good reviews.  Also you might even try Reid Kerr in Glasgow, I think they run courses for becoming a dance artist but have a look at their website.  Most of the dance courses also have acting courses as well if this interests you.
Some useful websites you might like to have a look at:

North Berwick S5 30/05/2008

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.

Below are the websites and packages we will be using today and I will direct you to them as necessary.

First up for all your career planning needs and note your parents can use this site as well.  Take your time and have a good look around this site it has loads of information and advice on it.

 Next stop this is a great site and contains information on careers and courses at Scottish instutions and we will spend sometime getting to know this site.

Pathfinder is located on the school server under Applications, look for the yellow icon.

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