Professional Dance Programmes

Our courses respond to employer demand to combine study with practical realistic work experience.


Our programmes aim to:

  • Create graduates who meet the need for adaptable and transformative employee
  • Empower students from a variety of educational backgrounds to fulfil their academic potential and develop industry relevant skills in a supportive and safe environment.
  • Equip students for a range of career opportunities within the field of dance and increase their learning potential
  • Offer a practice based BA (Hons) with streamed choices focusing on specific career aspirations
  • Develop industry standard practioners with a strong academic focus
  • Develop keys dance skills

Overview of our courses & student journeys

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BA(Hons) Dance With Foundation

This four year programme has been designed to ensure students have the technical knowledge, emotional reslience and academic ability to study at vocational/professional level. This allows our Students to graduate and succeed in the highly competitive creative industries – forging lifelong
careers. The course offers two streams: JBP Commercial stream or Jazz stream.

This enables students to focus their training with greater specificity and therefore better support their progress into their chosen career.

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A man and woman - ballet dancers

BA(Hons) Dance

This is a three year programme and brings together our highly successful Foundation Degree & BA (Hons) Dance -Validated by University of West London. This will allow new students to have uninterrupted, professional and clear path in their studies. The Creative Academy prides itself on its holistic and professional training working with the best companies, dancers and choreographers in the industry. Every dancer is individual and this programme promotes individuality, innovation, empowerment.

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Master of Arts (MA) Dance

The Creative Academy Masters programme is uniquely placed within the academic and professional creative industries to offer a programme that ensures diversity and industry experience, whilst accessing individual training opportunities. From performance to arts administration, community arts to theatrical producing this Masters caters for those currently working in the industry to gain relevant qualifications; or those looking to train further from vocational.

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Creative Academy graduates pursue various career paths within the creative industries. Students go on to have successful careers in performing, choreographing and teaching.


A small selection of our graduate successes is listed below:

Beyonce Exp, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Jay Sean, Kanye West, Keisha, Kim Petras, KS, Kylie Minogue, Mabel, Mary J Blige, Pink, Pixie Lott, Rina Sawayama, Rod Stewart, Sean Paul, Stormzy, Snow Patrol, William, Years & Years and Zac Abel

Angel’s Dance Company, AVA Dance Company, Avante Garde, Boy Blue Entertainment, Bring It On, 9 to 5, Dreamgirls, Flashdance, Forbidden Nights, Hinged Dance Company, JV2, Lido de Paris, Moulin Rouge, RIFCO Arts, Sapnay

Dance Company
Secret Cinema, StopGap Dance Company, Thriller and Live Vegas Showgirls. Cruise Ships Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Cunard Cruises, Fred Olsen, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Peel Entertainment, P&O (Headliners), Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Thompson Cruises and Sea Cruises UK. Hotels Disney, Liberty Hotels, Octopus Entertainment Parkdean Resorts, Potters Theatre, TUI Magic Life, Sea Cruise UK and Potters Theatre Company

On Screen
Aladdin, BCT, Bridgerton, BRITS, Cinderella, EMA’s Etemals, Got to Dance, Love Island, Strictly Come Dancing XFactor and various advertisement campaigns

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